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  • New firehouse closer for Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Knowing there was a need for a firehouse south of the Salt River, Shepherdsville officials have been talking about such a facility for several years.

    And, money has been set aside in the budget to get the process moving.

    In 2018, it appears, reality will happen.

    Utilizing a tract of property which had been donated to the city years ago by the developers of the Cedar Grove Business Park, plans are now underway and bids will soon be solicited for the project.

  • LJ resident hopes resources can turn lives around

     LEBANON JUNCTION—A new information station has landed in Lebanon Junction and is already helping improve the lives of the city’s residents.

    Designed to help turn resident’s life around through the use of education, the aptly named Turnaround Resource Center, located at 11980 South Preston Highway, officially opened in November.

  • Johnson, Belcher in special election

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The day after the death of her husband, Rebecca Johnson said that she intended to run for his seat in the state House of Representatives.

    Johnson will get that opportunity as the Bullitt County Republican Party voted Thursday evening to nominate her for the Feb. 20 special election.

    The Bullitt County Democratic Party nominated Linda Belcher as its candidate.

    Johnson and Belcher will face off on Feb. 20 in a special election to fill the 49th District House seat vacated when Dan Johnson died last month.

  • Christmas comes to the Senior Center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - No one was more excited to celebrate Christmas this year than the folks attending the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center.

    The Bullitt County Providers Coalition hosted a Christmas party for the center, filled with singing, games, treats and gifts, as well as a visit from Santa Claus.

  • Officials roast Mayor Parker

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - When you’re the mayor, you’re always in the hot seat.

    But when you’re in the hot seat at a mayors meeting, you’re roasted.

    Linda Parker found herself in the hot seat at the December mayors meeting, which doubled as a roast.

    Parker served 30 years as the mayor of Hunters Hollow, a position she is resigning as of Jan. 1.

    The rest of Bullitt County’s mayors decided to give a fond farewell to Parker with a roast that included state Rep. Russell Webber and county magistrate Joe Laswell.

  • Talk begins on four-county loop

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you asked 100 residents of Bullitt County, a vast majority would place the widening of Highway 44 on their wish list.

  • Lives of 49 lost in wreck remembered in ceremony

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was at the exact same moment, in basically the exact same spot.

    And exactly 100 years later, to the second, 100 people showed up to recognize the event.

    A Centennial Commemoration of the 1917 train wreck, which resulted in the loss of 49 lives, was presented at the Ridgway Memorial Library, which stands just across the parking lot from the location of the train tracks where the wreck occurred.

  • Survey for older adults designed to assess social service needs

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior citizens who live in Jefferson and surrounding Kentucky counties are encouraged to take a brief survey online or over the phone to help analyze social service needs for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

    For the second year, the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging will conduct a community needs assessment on behalf of the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA). 

  • Deadline to change party registration Dec. 31

     FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding registered voters who wish to vote in another party’s May 2018 Primary Election or be a candidate as a member of another political party in the 2018 elections that they must change their registration no later than Dec. 31, 2017. 

  • The reason for the season...

     Our annual look at the live nativity and Walk Through Bethlehem as presented by the Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Over 5,000 people attended the three-day outdoor tradition.

    See photos from the event here and see photos and videos from many of Bullitt County's Christmas events in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.