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Today's News

  • Explorers Post gives youngsters taste of life as sheriff's deputy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office looks for future hires, hopefully they won't have to explore further than the county itself.

    The Explorers Program, offered by the Sheriff's Office through the Boy Scouts of America, allows students to participate in an organization designed to offer and promote law enforcement experience.

    Special deputy Dirk "Mac" McCoy serves as Explorers advisor. He said the program was designed to offer participants an opportunity to seriously explore the career field at a higher level.

  • Injuries are a very frustrating part of the game

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The three Bullitt County high school football coaches don’t agree on much, and right now they aren’t agreeing on much at all, but the one common thing they can agree on is that injuries affect your season more than any other aspect.

         Worse, no matter what you do, you can’t plan for them and you can’t prevent them.

         Injuries just happen. Sometimes they happen in practice and other times in games. Injuries can happen before the season starts or in the final game.

  • Affordable home insulation tips

     Freezing weather predicted over the next few days is a good reminder to prepare for winter.

    Frozen pipes are the second most common cause of home insurance claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute. Pipes that are either inadequately insulated or exposed to outside temperatures can freeze, rupture, and cause costly damage.

  • Monday morning Courthouse evacuation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Sheriff's units evacuated the Judicial Center area in downtown Shepherdsville Monday morning.

    The surrounding area was evacuated around 10:15 a.m. An all-clear began around 11:30 a.m.

    The Judicial Center has been evacuated three times in the past two years due to bomb threats. The cause of Monday's evacuation has not yet been revealed.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates.

  • Without key weapons, Cougars' season ends

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Cougars’ dream season came to a sudden end on Friday night with a bad five-minute span to end the first half that the maroon and gray could not overcome in a 14-0 loss to Iroquois.

         The setback closed Bullitt Central’s season at 9-3 and was the final game as head coach for veteran Danny Leasor who before the campaign had announced that this would be his last season at the helm.

  • Honoring Our Veterans

     LTC David Walker was the special speaker at the annual North Bullitt JRTOC Veterans Day assembly.

    Cadets demonstrated the proper way to fold the American flag.

    WWII veteran Charles Howlett and VFW Post 5710 commander Danny Morrison were both in attendance for the ceremony.

    Look for more photos from the North Bullitt Veterans Day event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Fox Chase hopes to work out snow removal deal with Hillview

    FOX CHASE - It doesn't show signs of stopping, so the council got to popping.

    Fox Chase City Council members approved a proposed interlocal snow removal agreement contract with the city of Hillview through May 1, 2015.

    The agreement would allow the Hillview Public Works Department to plow Fox Chase streets, as well as speeding salt at intersections and on hills at Fox Chase Drive and Idylewild Drive after consulting the Fox Chase mayor.

  • LJ others ready as snow in early future

    LEBANON JUNCTION--Old Man Winter is coming and Lebanon Junction is prepared.

    Public Works Director Chaz Sullivan told the council at a recent meeting that he was able to secure about 21 tons of salt for this winter.

    This year it was pricey though, at $165 a ton compared to the $62 a ton they paid last year. Mayor Butch Sweat said they used funds in the road aid to pay for it.

    “They’re trying to cut out some of these smaller towns,” Sweat said. “We just wanted to get Lebanon Junction some.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 17, 2014

    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.

  • LIHEAP subsidy program to help low-income households in need of energy assistance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. began the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 3rd, 2014.

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!