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  • Walks to bring focus on heroin

      CORRECTION: The following group, Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County, was incorrectly mentioned as Loved Ones Against Drugs (LOAD) of Bullitt County in the May 13 edition of The Pioneer News. The following online version has been corrected.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lori Pile and Frances Sprinkles want to offer a load of assistance to the community.

  • Construction will cause relocation of voting polls

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some voters in next Tuesday’s primary election will have a new place to cast their ballots for state offices.

    With major renovation work planned for two elementary schools, Bullitt County Board of Elections officials have decided to make the move to new locations sooner rather than later.

    Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said those who normally vote at Maryville Elementary and Mount Washington Elementary will have new places to go on May 19.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Revamped event set for this Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES - Every year, on a Friday night, Bullitt County gathered some of its biggest heroes to honor their lives.

    Now, for the first time ever, the gathering will happen on a Saturday, and will include many more heroes in the celebration.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life, presented by the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 6 p.m. to midnight at North Bullitt High School. This year's theme is "We Can Be Heroes" featuring superhero characters.

  • Fate of new interchange, better traffic flow rests on city council

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, when road projects have been discussed in Bullitt County, Highway 44 has always been the first one mentioned.
        But, in terms of economic future of the community, another transportation issue has risen to the forefront.
        And, John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, believes he might have an answer to the issues on Cedar Grove Road.

  • Eastside earns $20,000 grant to help inspire using innovative ideas

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Eastside Middle School has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to implement the PLTW Gateway program.

                This grant will be implemented as $10,000 installments over the next two schools years. The money is made possible by a generous donation from the Bemis Company, Inc.

  • Senior Fashions for all

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Ralph Lutes Senior Citizen Center in Mount Washington hosted a fashion show with lunch provided.

    The annual fundraiser for the senior center featured models showing designs presented by Christopher Banks and Missy K's Boutiques and Consignment.

    Jonathon Rideout provided musical entertainment

  • Spring weather boosts tourism

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the weather got better, so did the numbers for local merchants associated with the tourism business.

              Troy Beam, executive director of the Bullitt County/Shepherdsville Tourist, said that lodging deposits in March has increased about $3,000 from last year.

              Local attractions have also picked up in attendance as the weather has continued to get warmer, he said.

  • Local businesses still reap benefits of Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby betters weren't the only ones getting lucky from the festivities last weekend, so did Bullitt County. This year's Derby set a record attendance of more than 170,000 people.

    It's no secret Derby-goers flood to Bullitt County during Derby-week, whether it's for Jim Beam, cheaper hotel prices or “charming” hospitality said Troy Beam, executive director of tourism.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 11, 2015

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

  • I-65 construction in Hardin could affect Bullitt traffic

     I-65 repair work northbound between Mile Points 102 - 104 was completed late Thursday, ahead of schedule. No northbound construction delays are expected in Hardin County on Friday.

    With northbound work finished, southbound will be affected beginning Sunday night, May 10th.

    The interstate will be reduced to one lane between Mile Points 104 - 102 at 7pm as contract crews make concrete repairs from the Hardin-Bullitt County line to the KY 313 interchange.  The center and right lanes will be closed.