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Today's News

  • Nelson man arrested on child porn charges

     BARDSTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 04 Troopers, along with Investigators from the KSP Electronic Crimes Branch, arrested a Nelson County man on child pornography charges.

    On Aug. 16, Joseph B. Smith, 53, of Bardstown was arrested and charged with 20 counts of possess/view matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.

  • Maryville opens to concerns as work continues

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- On the outside, it probably doesn’t look like a place where children can get an education.

    There are storage units and construction debris. Doors are blocked and new ones are in use.

    But, superintendent Keith Davis is convinced that students can learn, albeit in less than a perfect situation.

    Delayed three days in opening, students at Maryville Elementary entered a building Monday that was missing ceiling tiles and floor tiles. 

  • Hearing set on annex questions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a trial date looming over the annexation of property owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises, attorneys will return to court on Wednesday.

    The action brought by the Southeast Bullitt Community versus both the city of Shepherdsville and Miller seeks to have an annexation of the property ruled to be illegal.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland has filed a motion seeking dismissal of the case.

  • Rasner has plan to get city moving in better direction plan to get city moving in right path

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Depp Rasner believes the current status of city government in Shepherdsville is a bit dysfunctional.

    With his business experience, his college degree and his time in county government, Rasner believes he can be the person to make a positive change in Shepherdsville.

    Rasner will be one of six candidates vying for the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term as mayor.

  • Six to battle for Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the filing deadline complete, voters in Shepherdsville will have plenty of candidates to choose from in local races.

    Six candidates have filed for the mayor's office with another 14 hoping to land one of the six council seats.

  • Four tips for a better dove season

     FRANKFORT The heavy dew that soaks your shoes in the early morning is often accompanied by thick fog, signs that summer is losing its grip. Fall will be here soon, a hunter’s favorite time of year.

    The start of the fall for outdoors enthusiasts coincides with the opening of dove season each Sept. 1. Here are five things to keep in mind to place more doves in your hunting vest this coming season.

  • Bike and Skate Rally... Part One

     The city of Hillview recently hosted a bike and skate rally.

    Several youngsters brought their bikes to engraved for identification.

    Others got to select a bike from those which had been recovered or abandoned.

    There was food and music available.

    However, due to a low turnout, there will be a second opportunity.

    The next bike and skate rally will be on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m. At Noon, there will be a bike ride led by the police department.

  • Week 2 offers traditional rivalry football contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The long running rivalry for a Bullitt County football team outside of playing each other will be renewed on Friday when North Bullitt makes the short trip up Preston Highway to battle the Southern Trojans.

    Fans heading to this game should realize that the game will start at 7 p.m. in Okolona. Some Jefferson County teams have started kicking off games earlier than in the past.

  • Rain falls on second week of youth football action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Shirley Lakes’ hosts annual piano recital

     On July 31, Shirley Lakes presented her annual summer piano recital at Vine Hill Baptist Church in Clermont.

    Volunteers particitating included Audrey Greenwell, Jazmin Colville, Lilah Cash, Isabella Cape, Sarah Simpson, Daniel Bandy, Brian Simpson, Hannah Hatfield, Tatum St. Clair, Hannah Kingrey, Rachel Hasty, Emily Bickel, Riley Delk, Travis Ray, Caroline McCrorey and Rachel McCrorey.