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Today's News

  • Watch out for those flying eggs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s Bullitt County’s newest version of the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

    The second annual Helicopter Egg Drop lured about 6,000 egg seekers to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The helicopter dropped bags full of empty plastic Easter eggs onto a field for children to collect. The eggs were late redeemed for Easter candy.

    The family-friendly event included fun activities, food, and rides on a small scale working train.

  • Sheriff's office makes four arrests in pay fishing lake bust

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A nine-month investigation by various agencies has led to a major catch of stolen merchandise and illegal drugs at a northern Bullitt County pay fishing lake.

  • Lebanon Junction festival scene will be a little different come this fall

     LEBANON JUNCTION - The month of September usually heralds the return of the annual Old Fashioned Days Festival.

    However, this year it will be nowhere in sight for patrons... for that month anyways.

    Last month, OFD committee president Terry Stovall resigned. 

    Lebanon Junction resident Paula Ballard replaced him as the new leader. She was previously on the OFD committee for three years before taking last year off.

  • Huntin’ for Eggs in Hillview

     The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Operation Santa, was held on Saturday at the Hillview Government Center.

    Hundreds of youngsters hit the trail to find eggs and even a few special prize eggs.

    See more pictures from Thomas Barr, as well as other Easter photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Brooks writer has story published in latest Chicken Soup book

     BROOKS - A local author knows how to make others feel better with a serving of miraculous chicken soup.

    Jean Thompson Kinsey’s most recent published work is a short story included in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen,” a collection of short stories based on various miraculous occurrences.

    Kinsey’s story, and miracle, “But Now I See,” is a autobiographical story. It centers around her husband, Glen, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at one point but survived it.

  • Shepherdsville writer pens novel dealing with vampires

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A quality Catholic education contributed to a new novel about vampires.

    Local author David Patrick, a former student at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Shepherdsville, is releasing his first novel, “Nero Demare and the Legend of the Vampires.”

    It wasn’t the Catholic Church that developed interest in a vampire novel, but Patrick’s development of writing skills at St. Aloysius eventually led him to completing his first full work.

  • Special judge assigned to handle charges against Stanley Dishon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A special judge has been appointed to handle a pair of sex-related cases against Stanley Dishon.

    After both circuit judges - Rodney Burress and Elise Givhan Spainhour - disqualified themselves from sitting on the case, Charles Simms III was assigned to hear the cases.

    Simms is already hearing the murder case against Dishon. He is charged with kidnapping and killing his niece, Jessica, in 1999.

    The recent cases deal with sex allegations several years ago.

  • Maria Long excited about being next Bullitt Countian at Gatton Academy

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Next fall, 15-year-old Maria Long will start a new journey.

    Instead of heading back with her peers to Bullitt East to begin her junior year, she will be a student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    “I think it will give me the opportunities to get ahead at my age and know more of what I want to do with my life,” she said.

  • Residents will have place to dispose of junk this spring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County residents get your junk ready.

    The annual spring clean up days, sponsored by Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be held on Saturday, April 26, and on Saturday, May 10.

    According to Larry Hatfield, director of the county’s solid waste program, the dumpsters will be at several locations from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Road department employees, as well as inmates with the Bullitt County Detention Center, will be on-hand to assist residents in placing the junk items into dumpsters.

  • District won’t get too deep in help

     HILLVIEW - In the time of an emergency, the Bullitt County Sanitation District was ready to help out the owner of a private treatment facility.

    However, that lending of a hand will not go any further until a long-term solution to the problem surrounding the failure of the Hunters Hollow treatment facility is developed.

    On March 29, a failure in the wall of the Bullitt Utilities treatment facility led to over 300,000 gallons a day of raw sewage being dumped onto the ground and into a tributary of Brooks Run.