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Today's News

  • Boy Scout Troop 8481 collects for those in need of brighter Christmas

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local Boy Scouts do more service than just helping little old ladies cross the street.

    Troop 8481, Based at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, hosted its 6th annual community clothing and toy giveaway in time for the Christmas season.

    During the year scouts collect items for the giveaway, even donating their own toys that they’ve outgrown in hopes that the toys will bring joy to others.

    Along with the clothing and toys, there were youth jackets and footwear available.

  • Lloyd House Christmas

     The Annual Lloyd House Christmas celebration joined forces with the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington Performing Arts Center Piano Recital.

    Sixteen students, taught by Vivian Adams, proved what they had learned, some in as short as 14 weeks of classes.

    The house was also open for visitors to take a tour of the historic home, which was decked out with traditional lights and holiday décor.

  • CHRISTMAS: American Legion Post

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were several hundred youngsters who visited the American Legion Post 157 for the annual Christmas party.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were popular with the visitors, even the youngest.

    Food was provided, as well as presents and activities.

    See more photos from the event, along with photos and videos from various holiday festivities, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Yet another humorous way to look at holiday season of local history

     It’s usually the most wonderful time of the year, but politics can even affect North Pole protocol.

    After hundreds of years of running things on his own, Santa Claus decided to allow for the distribution of North Pole Christmas duties to staff members that would help ease his workload.

    “At the time it was a great plan,” said North Pole spokeself Ivy Dinkelschmirter. “Kind of like Great Britain, we have leaders for various things but Santa was still the royalty.”

  • Hebron wins first ‘A’ title

     BERNHEIM – It was Toney Time on Thursday in the championship game of the 2016 Boys’ Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tourney ‘A’ Division.

    After Eastside had scored the final five points of the fourth quarter within the final 15 seconds, Hebron turned the game over to T.J. Toney in the extra frame.

    The athletic Toney scored nine of his game-high 30 points in the three-minute overtime period and Hebron won what is believed to be its first ‘A’ Division basketball title ever with a 61-56 victory.

  • Eastside grabs ‘B’ division trophy

     BERNHEIM – Holding Hebron scoreless in the third quarter, the Eastside Eagles pulled away from a 25-18 halftime advantage to beat the Panthers 55-28 in the championship game of the 2016 ‘B’ Division of the Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tournament.

    The contest capped the six-team post-season tournament for the area middle schools. The tournament this year was played at Bernheim Middle School.

  • Former LMPD detective guilty of theft

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, in United States District Court, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, to a Felony Information, charging the former detective with theft from interstate shipment.

  • Alleged bomb threat leads to evacuation

     UPDATE (12/21/16, 3 p.m.): The following is a message released from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office:

    On December 21, 2016, at about 12:29 p.m., Bullitt Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a bomb threat to the “Bullitt County Courthouse.”

    Due to the vague statement, both the Judicial Center and the County Courthouse were evacuated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Shepherdsville Police also responded to the scene. Louisville Metro assisted with bomb detection dogs.

  • Community comes to rescue of family that loses its home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County family has been displaced during the holiday season after a fire destroyed their home.

    Marie Knear and Jim Wimsatt, along with their 8-year-old son, Wesley, lost everything in the fire, including two pets.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to the residence at 1239 Pryor Valley Rd. about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Chief Rob Orkies said smoke from the fire could already be seen from the Preston Highway station as firefighters responded.

  • Moral instruction to be allowed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- You might not be able to bring religious-based groups into a public school but you can now take students to the place of worship.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted to allow students from Eastside Middle to participate in an off-campus setting that will allow for moral instruction.

    Hope City will oversee the program and students must have parents’ consent to participate.