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Today's News

  • Protection provided despite lack of formal contract

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For three hours, some of which turned out to be a bit combative, attorneys from two fire factions were at odds.

  • Hatfield retires after 27 years

     CLERMONT -- With 27 years of service to the community, Julius Hatfield has retired from the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

  • City begins appeal on flood maps

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Playing "the game" with the federal government is never easy.

    There are rules to follow, and even then those rules could change in a moment's notice.

    The Shepherdsville City Council decided to play when they began a process to challenge Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to change flood plain regulations, preparing an official appeal.

    Meanwhile, the official deadline for the appeals process was moved forward, much closer to the time it will take for a response to the Shepherdsville appeal.

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Super Rain or Super Snow

     LOUISVILLE - While many people are making plans for Super Bowl Sunday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance personnel are planning for super rain or super snow.

    District 5 engineers are monitoring forecasts from the National Weather Service and local meteorologists to determine when rain will move into the Louisville area and if it will change to snow.  They will use this information to determine when road crews should report for duty.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: FEBRUARY 2015

     Bullitt County Public Schools' Calendar of Events for February 2015. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

    HOLIDAYS

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    GROUNDHOG DAY – Monday – NO SCHOOL

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  • Hunters post Kentucky’s second-highest deer harvest on record

     After two seasons of record harvests, Kentucky’s deer hunters kept the pace up this past season.

    The 2014-15 season closed on Jan. 19 with 138,892 deer checked; the second highest total on record and third consecutive season with a harvest exceeding 130,000 deer.

  • Social media helps track down who stole charity collection jars

     Unfortunately, the new year started out with an uncharitable act in Mount Washington.

    The Mount Washington Police Department was recently called to investigate a theft inside the Circle K. The stolen item was a collection jar for March of Dimes.

    Officials reviewed the video but we were not able to identify the suspects so they took to social media for help.

    “Within 41 minutes we had the suspects identified,” said Sgt. Tim Morris.

  • Homecoming games split at Bullitt Central on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The weather outside was frightful with snow falling, but the Bullitt Central Cougars got to celebrate the 2015 Hoops Homecoming in front of a strong crowd that saw a split of the two games.

    The second game went down to the wire before DeSales rallied with the last five points of the game to escape with a 36-34 victory. It wasn’t a win, but it was a strong showing for the Cougars as the visitors had been seeded sixth for the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament, an event that Bullitt Central failed to make.

  • Regionalized sewage treatment plan too rich for blood of communities

     LOUISVILLE - While a luxury car might be preferred, a consulting firm looking at possible sewer facilities in a tri-county area has recommended something similar to what is now being driven.

    Strand Associates Inc. made its recommendation to members of the Salt River Regional Wastewater work group recently.

  • UPDATE: Better be quick to predict next move

     UPDATE (Feb. 2): At approximately 2:12 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, Nichols Nick, the official Bullitt County Groundhog, contacted The Pioneer News in regards to his prediction.

    According to the local seer of seers and prognosticator of prognosticators, it was not until the afternoon hours that the Sun creeped through the clouds covering Bullitt County all morning.

    With that little bit of sunlight, Nick declared that he did indeed see his shadow, signifying six more weeks of wintry weather expected for Bullitt County.