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Today's News

  • Couple indicted for selling drugs

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After months of investigation and surveillance by police a Mount Washington couple has been charged with trafficking and complicity to trafficking in a Controlled Substance.

        On March 26 Roy J. Skaggs was indicted on two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree and one count of Complicity to trafficking in a Controlled substance in the first degree.

        He was also charged with being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

  • Budget brings lively discussions

        FRANKFORT - After seven weeks of grinding effort, scouring state government for savings, casting a wide net to find more revenue without raising taxes - and under the gun of writing a state budget footer-to-roof beam in limited time - the House this week passed its version of a two-year spending plan for state government.

        The climax came on a near-party-line vote of 65-33 Wednesday after three hours of lively, sometimes contentious, floor debate.

  • Senate takes many items out of budget

        FRANKFORT – As expected, the final full week of the 2010 Regular Session ended with the focus returning to the General Assembly’s top priority, the two-year state government budget.

        House and Senate leaders began working toward common ground on Wednesday afternoon, and if all goes as scheduled, a compromise should be ready for a final vote this coming week.

  • Easter Hunt

    Youngsters in Hillview participated in the annual Easter Egg hunt.

    Things don’t take too long, even when over 6,000 eggs are at stake.

    Youngsters from all age groups quickly found the eggs hidden outside the community center.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Maryville class gets some crime prevention tips as new program started

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Dana Bischoff recently visited Jennifer Cornell’s AM and PM class at Maryville Elementary School.

    Bischoff’s desire is to work with elementary-aged children to help with crime prevention.

    Bischoff, who is also a college instructor, stated, “My heart is in education, I believe it truly helps generate productive citizens.”

  • Tour de Hillview Saturday

        The second annual Tour de Hillview will be held on Saturday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m.

        Over 300 participants are anticipated for this event, which will include live music, catered delights by Calistoga Restaurant.

        There will be safety tips offered.

        The bike ride will be through the streets of Hillview.

        Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, call 957-5280.

  • TORNADO WATCH FOR BULLITT COUNTY

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a tornado watch for Bullitt County until 10 p.m.

    The main hazards from these storms will be wind damage, tornadoes and large hail. Heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning are likely as well.

    For more information go to www.weather.gov.

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  • Shepherdsville to honor Joe B.

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Retired University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall got his start at the old Shepherdsville High School.

        To honor Hall’s start in what would turn out to be a very successful coaching career, city officials will honor the successor to Adolph Rupp in a special ceremony on Friday, April 16.

        At 3 p.m., the public is invited to attend a ceremony at Shepherdsville City Government Building on Conestoga Parkway.

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