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Today's News

  • The Reason for the Season

     Each year, the members of the Hillview Community Christian Church come together to bring a live nativity to the area.

    Over the past few years, the church has added several portions to the original live nativity.

    The Walk Through Bethlehem was attended by nearly 4,000 people in just two nights this month.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews for more photos, as well as a video from the spiritual event.

  • WalMart begins process of hiring 300 employees

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The building is coming together and soon the WalMart on Conestoga Parkway will be open.

    But before the Shepherdsville retail store can open, approximately 300 employees must be hired and trained.

    According to an attorney representing the store during a recent Board of Adjustment variance hearing, WalMart is expected to be open early in March.

    The company released information on Friday about the hiring process.

  • Shepherdsville Police honored as PIP community partner of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Partners in Prevention hosted a Christmas lunch celebration in conjunction with its December meeting.

    PIP recognized the Shepherdsville Police Department as the 2014 Partner of the Year.

    Chairperson Sarah Hardin presented the award to police chief Doug Puckett and mayor Scott Ellis.

    SPD was nominated for the award because of its ongoing dedication to the program, along with its collaboration and leadership role.

  • Former PN reporter dies in accident

     KURE BEACH, N.C. - A former reporter for The Pioneer News died in an auto accident last week in North Carolina,

    According to the Island Gazette, Yvonne “Missy” Baxter, 53, died in a single vehicle accident on Monday, Dec. 15.

    Baxter was a reporter in the late 1980s for The Pioneer News and primarily worked out of the newspaper’s Mount Washington office.

  • Police investigating death as motorcyclist hit by truck

     CLERMONT - A man died Monday afternoon in an accident along Highway 61.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers were called to the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 245 at around 3:45 p.m. on Monday.

    Dakota Grider, 19, of Okolona, was riding his motorcycle northbound on Preston Highway.

    A male was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck southbound on Highway 61.

    The unidentified man made a left turn onto Highway 245.

  • Clark finds right fit after college with path to U.S. Marines

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The famous path for the U.S. Marines runs from the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.

    For PFC Cody Clark, the road went from Shepherdsville to Campbellsville.

    A 2010 Bullitt Central graduate, Clark recently graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

    Clark first attended Campbellsville University following high school graduation, where he played soccer.

  • City to consider whether sun will set on payroll tax rate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the Shepherdsville City Council approved an increase in the occupational tax rate, there was a deadline.

  • Attorney to look at overall policies, procedures at SEB

    CLERMONT -- For the past several years, Jeffery Freeman has provided legal representation for the Southeast Bullitt Fire District on a limited basis.

  • Chief now on paid leave of absence

    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.

  • RALPH BLEEMEL: Longtime public official dies

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A familiar name in county government circles for many years has passed away.