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Today's News

  • Louisville woman sentenced for social security fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman was sentenced today in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 15 months in prison and pay $194,787.92 in restitution for committing several offenses involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, for which she was not qualified announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 5, 2017

     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 highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Power of the presses beats power of the Press

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Don’t get me wrong. Nobody is more disappointed than me that this issue of The Pioneer News only has the semi-final round game from the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament included in the sports section.

    Yes, the regional final was played on Saturday night. That contest with Bullitt East taking on defending state champion Butler will be fully covered in Wednesday’s edition.

  • East again has more than enough for North

     VALLEY STATION – Second verse, same as the first.

    Bolting to a 25-10 advantage after just one corner, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled to a 66-38 victory over North Bullitt on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Class Act Girls’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

  • Familiar Face Back in Sheriff’s Seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had a long list of individuals who were interested in serving the next 21 months as sheriff.

    In the end, Roberts looked to an individual with over 34 years in law enforcement.

    Donnie Tinnell, who served four years as sheriff, will fill out the final two years of David Greenwell’s term.

    Greenwell retired on Tuesday and Tinnell was appointed by Roberts to complete the term.

  • MW makes investment to bring new business to community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Although it’s not new in other parts of the state, Bullitt County has its first city to double as a landlord.

    The Mount Washington Family Diner and Ice Cream restaurant, located at 1150 North Bardstown Road in Mount Washington officially opened for business on Feb. 7. Its landlord is the city of Mount Washington.

    According to mayor Barry Armstrong, he heard repeatedly from people in town and online that there was a lack of places to sit and have a family meal, outside of fast food and pizza.

  • Bridal Season in Full Swing

     Paroquet Springs Conference Centre was the site of a bridal fair on Sunday.

    Dozens of brides or ladies who were thinking about that special occasion were at the fair.

    They got to sample goodies, as well as see models display some of the latest fashions.

    There were also dozens of vendors at the fair to provide information to those in attendance.

  • Three schools, Three dramas all in one night

     Recently, students with all three high schools presented one-act plays for a very receptive audience.

    Bullitt Central’s auditorium was home to two nights of drama.

    Bullitt Central’s drama department presented Drop Dead, Juliet.

    According to teacher Sara Anderson, the play is a take-off of the William Shakespeare class.

    The Bullitt East Thespians Society 5689 performed Cagebirds by David Campton on Friday and Harlequin Holds the Bag by David and Susan Grote on Saturday, according to drama teacher Daniel Barrett.

  • Johnson pushes for industrial hemp bills in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has filed multiple pieces of legislation aimed at expanding Industrial Hemp production across the Commonwealth.

    Both House Resolution 63 and House Bill 448 seek to accomplish this goal. 

    HR 63 would urge the U.S. Congress to redefine industrial hemp, allowing the product to contain up to one percent delta-nine THC. 

    Currently, hemp is defined as having a THC level of .3 percent, on a dry weight basis. 

  • Legislative pace quick this session

     FRANKFORT- The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and floor votes have gone by. We have passed a variety of bipartisan legislation that will go far in increasing government transparency and caring for the most vulnerable among us. 

    At the end of last week, we passed an amended version of Senate Bill 2, which will go back to the Senate for concurrence and then on to the Governor for his signature.