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Today's News

  • Mike Keffer new police chief in LJ

    LEBANON JUNCTION--With the new year, the city of Lebanon Junction will also be starting under new leadership at the police department.

  • After 15 years, Jessica's uncle admits role in her 1999 death

    BARDSTOWN -- It was on a Friday morning on Sept. 10, 1999, that Jessica Dishon would be seen for the final time.

  • Valentine Gala tickets on sale; basket tickets available

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight. The Wulfe Pack will perform.

    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.

  • Farner inducted into state baseball coaches’ Hall of Fame

     LOUISVILLE - On Saturday, long-time Pioneer News Sports Editor Mike Farner was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

    In a luncheon that was part of the group’s winter convention, Farner was inducted along with six others into the Hall of Fame. The KHSBCA has had a Hall of Fame class every year since 1997, honoring coaches, umpires, college coaches and scouts as well as media members.

  • Pioneer Village welcomes new councilman, new P&Z member

      PIONEER VILLAGE - Pioneer Village will gain a city council member they already had, while not exactly losing the one that is stepping down.

    Former council member Denver Matthews was sworn in as one of the six members representing the city beginning in January.

    Matthews joins five returning members, replacing Tony Thompson, who ran for the county judge/executive’s office.

    Meanwhile, Thompson was unanimously approved by the council to become the city’s representative on the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Board.

  • Physician charged in deaths resulting from prescribed medicines

     LOUISVILLE - A Kentuckiana physician was charged today by a federal grand jury with prescribing pain medications that resulted in the deaths of five patients, health care fraud, and unlawful distribution or dispensing of controlled substances announce Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • City tables decision on lowering tax on workers

       SHEPHERDSVILLE - For now, the occupational tax rate in Shepherdsville remains the same.

    By a split vote, the Shepherdsville City Council tabled the first reading of an ordinance to repeal the rate, two weeks after a split vote during a special meeting approved keeping the current rate.

    The rate in question, set at 1.5 percent, was first approved by the council in 2011 as a way to help tackle a $5 million dollar city debt. The rate was raised from 1 percent.

  • Troops will remember Leslie for years thanks to her donation

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Vina Leslie gave her all to make the world a better place for wounded veterans.

    She gave until she couldn’t give anymore. And then from there she gave again.

    The Shepherdsville resident passed away in August 2013. In her will, she left a bulk of her estate to the Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) program, a total of $111,989.

  • Time to forget past, get down to business

     It’s been about three months ago that voters went to the polls and made their selections.

    In the city of Shepherdsville, a mayor and six councilmembers were elected.

    They took office earlier this month and have already had one meeting.

    We hope none in the future follow that initial gathering.

    Meanwhile staff writer Stephen Thomas composed a column that outlines some of the allegations and accusations thrown about at the Jan. 12 meeting.

  • Fight card full for first city meeting

      For many Bullitt Countians, Monday nights mean tuning in for their favorite television wrestling program. 

    These days the only fighting I get to see on Monday night is at the Shepherdsville city council meetings.

    As a reporter it is my job, to the best of my ability, to report what happens at these meetings, placing the important information into the newspaper so readers may be informed and, if possible, not bored.