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Today's News

  • Court cases recently settled in Bullitt Circuit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following cases were recently settled in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Brooke Graf — entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of a controlled substance.

    The one-year sentence would have pre-trial diversion for two years.

    Graf, 25, of Mount Washington, had the final sentencing completed at the same time.

    *Christopher A. Shaffer — entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance.

    Shaffer, 40, of Louisville, would have his two-year sentence probated for two years.

  • Two local residents die in separate out-of-county accidents

     Two Bullitt County residents were killed in separate auto accidents over the past week.

    On Tuesday, a 31-year-old Shepherdsville man died in a single-vehicle accident in Oldham County.

    According to reports from the Oldham County Police Department, Francisco Morales was driving southbound on Interstate 71 on Tuesday.

    At around 7 p.m., his vehicle left the roadway and went into the center median, where several trees were struck.

  • It Happened in JUNE

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of June.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Collectively, Herschel and Pat Ricketts, Lonnie and Myrtle Washburn, Billy and Wanda Cox, Everett and Nettie Coy, Clarence and Lillian McDonald, Donald Kenneth and Ramona June Kerr, and Bob and Jane Harned had totaled 350 years of married life as each couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

  • Mixed review for past year of work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It wasn’t a bad evaluation as superintendent Keith Davis did not receive any low marks.

    However, in several categories, the latest evaluation from Bullitt County School Board members were not quite as high as in 2016.

    The board unanimously approved the evaluation during a special meeting on Wednesday.

    “It was a good evaluation,” said chairperson Debby Atherton. “He is very good at some things and needs to work on a few areas.”

  • Conservation District returns money to county for junk days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this year, Bullitt Fiscal Court will get some reimbursement on its annual junk pickup program.

    Lewis “Spud” Larimore of the Bullitt County Conservation District presented the county with a check for $7,500 to assist with the annual junk pick-up days.

    Over the past five years, the district has been able to return about $52,000 to offset county expenses for the popular project.

    The district has also secured about $37,000 over the past five years for dead animal removal.

  • Sen. Paul looks for ways to help businesses be even more successful

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was in Bullitt County on Monday to look at an existing business and see how he could make it even better.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul spent time at Gordon Food Service on Monday.

    The way to deal with major national issues, such as health care, is to grow existing businesses and make it easier for new ones to start up.

    His mission on Monday was to see what makes Gordon Food Service so successful and discuss ways the government can make it easier to do business.

  • KORT to build new facility; MW also getting new Dollar General

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A couple of businesses that local residents are already accustomed to seeing will be building new facilities in the coming months.

    E&S Developers received site plan approval for a new KORT rehabilitation center in Mount Washington.

    According to Denny Whitley, the company will build an 8,400-square-foot facility next to the Dollar Tree off the Bardstown Road bypass.

    There will be 53 parking spaces.

    The company currently has a facility in Mount Washington but will move to the new site once it is completed.

  • KPSC rules in the LG&E, KU rate review

     LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued its ruling today in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff guilty of embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former Larue County Sheriff pleaded guilty in United States District Court today before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • MW officials look to state to assist in traffic congestion

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — With little room to improve Highway 44 East, the city of Mount Washington is looking for advice on how to help the city’s sub-streets.

    The Mount Washington City Council held a special meeting recently to bring the status of the city’s roads to the attention of the higher-ups, in hopes of getting answers on what needs to be done to correct them.