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Today's News

  • Project hopes to raise the awareness of homelessness

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Saving the refrigerator box won’t just help a bored child build a rocket ship anymore: it can help bring awareness to homelessness. At least, that’s the idea behind Box City.

    “Our main goals were to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in our community and to raise funds to aid Room in the Inn in our work with the homeless community,” said Pam Rogers, co-organizer of Heart of my City, said.

  • Lack of any elections may give chance to focus on issues

     In all practicality, there is never a time when there isn’t an election looming for somebody.

    But, for 2017, there will be no elections on the ballot in Bullitt County -- or Kentucky, for that matter.

    Why is that important?

    It should give elected officials at least a few months before they start worrying about how their decisions will affect their next test from the voters.

    Ok, so what does that mean to us, the people?

  • A casual look at the first six months

     On Monday, you got a chance to look at several of the top, top stories of the past year.

    Over the next two Wednesdays, we’ll take a casual look at some of the headlines that hit the front pages of The Pioneer News.

    When looking back, it is hard to believe how many things actually occurred.

    The first headline dealt with the Southeast Bullitt Fire conflict. I guess it was a busy year when the years-long battle between the fire district board and the fire department didn’t make the top list.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s January 2017 Hot Topics

    1. A local consumer reported almost falling victim to a Craigslist scam involving a “too good to be true” deal on a car for sale. The scammer said she was in the military and needed to sell the vehicle quickly because she was being deployed. She requested payment with gift cards through the fake “Amazon Payment” program.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 1, 2017

     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.

  • Eagles struggle on the road at Spencer tourney

     TAYLORSVILLE – Three days in Taylorsville before the holidays didn’t put the North Bullitt Eagles in a very festive mood.

    At least not as festive as they were a year earlier.

    Returning to the Nick Burns Memorial Tournament after winning the title each of the past two seasons, the Eagles dropped all three games in 2016. That included an opening loss to Shelby County, the team they had beaten two years earlier in the title game.

  • Winterfest at Mount Washington Elementary School

     Mount Washington Elementary hosted its Winterfest celebration.

    The second grade students sang Christmas carols to the audience on the school’s brand new stage.

    There were also games to play, Santa to talk to and plenty of other holiday activities.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: SHAKE UP in SHEPHERDSVILLE

     So, where do we start?

    In the middle of his second term, mayor Scott Ellis was part of an investigation that seemed to go on for quite some time.

    An indictment was finally issued as Ellis was charged with a misdemeanor. 

    It involved alleged activities between the mayor and a woman and some of the events apparently happened at city hall.

    However, before the matter ever went to trial, the charge was dismissed.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: SHOW ME THE MONEY

     When David Greenwell took office, the state of Kentucky threw a curveball. Since the county’s population had reached a certain figure, the way fees offices like the sheriff and the county clerk changed.

    In 2015, that new accounting procedure caught up with the sheriff and with Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: SETTLED

     A lawsuit taking back to 2004 was finally settled in the city of Hillview.

    After having filed for bankruptcy for protection against an $11 million debt, the city of Hillview was able to finally work out a deal with its victim.

    Truck America had filed suit in 2004 when the city would not accept its offer to pay $800,000 for 40 acres of property off Interstate 65.