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Today's News

  • Christmas Miracle

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--It was no short of a Christmas miracle.

    On Friday afternoon, Crossroads Elementary fourth grader Andrea Miracle received the best present of all-- her brother, Jake.

    This was going to be the first year Jacob Miracle, 19, was not going to be able to be home for Christmas with his family. He recently joined the Army and has been stationed in Italy.

    It has been almost nine months since he last visited home.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 22, 2014

     ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 22, 2014

    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.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and

  • Hatfield to take paid leave as fire chief

     CLERMONT - Admitting that the negative publicity which has occurred the past month has distracted from the important work to be done by the firefighters, Julius Hatfield submitted a request for a leave of absence as chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

  • Fire board begins work under new leadership; comments are heard

      CLERMONT - In its first meeting without Julius Hatfield leading the meeting, the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board of Trustees listened to several comments in regards to recent events.

    But the mood was fairly calm as board members began to figure out what happens next.

    Hatfield, under fire for comments made to a television reporter and on a deputy sheriff’s body camera, resigned last week from his position with the fire board. He remains fire chief.

  • UK students map out proposals for series of possible hike, bike trails

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What is the best way to relax and enjoy Bullitt County?

    How do locals get their exercise in? How does the county intrigue tourists to visit the area?

    These were some of the many questions addressed by students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Landscape Architecture class during a presentation at the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service Office.

    Eighteen students participated in the Greenway Project Proposal: Envisioning the Future Connectivity of Bullitt County.

  • Company settles alleged false claims violations

     RMD Holdings, Ltd d/b/a Nationwide Fence and Supply Co. (Nationwide) agreed to pay a $1,750,000 to settle allegations that it circumvented the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise requirements in federally funded construction projects. Of that amount, $416,000 will be paid pursuant to a stipulation of settlement being submitted for Court approval today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

  • Bullitt East exchange students give back to the community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School foreign exchange students wanted to do something for the community, says Polly Suttiponpisarn from Thailand, “because the community has done so much for us.

  • Santa goes to the museum

     The Mount Washington Historical Society hosted a gala Christmas celebration at its Lloyd House museum.

    The community was invited to come by the historic home on South Bardstown Road.

    While there, they were invited to tour the facilities. 

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were their to greet youngsters. And there were plenty of photos taken.

    A storyteller entertained the youngest guests.

    There were refreshments.

  • Drive through Bethlehem

     Cedar Grove Baptist Church offered a unique opportunity for visitors to drive through Bethlehem as Jesus was born on Christmas.

    There were various stops throughout the route and visitors heard various Biblical tales.

    They went through the market where merchants were willing and eager to tell them items.

    The evening concluded with refreshments and music inside the fellowship hall.

  • Santa Barr brings a few gifts for local officials

     Like so many things that come just once a year, it is time for ole’ Santa Barr to take over this space.

    Leaving the lyrics and humor to staff writer Stephen Thomas, this year Santa Barr will try to present a few gifts to local officials and leaders. All will be genuine; some will be spiced with a bit of bite.

    To all the newly-elected public officials - an olive branch, a little time reading through the pages of The Pioneer News and a peck of patience.