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Today's News

  • More restrictions added to Bleemel request

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Local subdivision developers with Paragon Homes will have to wait a bit longer to find out the fate of their contended rezoning request involving 19 acres on Bleemel Lane.

    The Mount Washington City Council was supposed to have a second reading and vote on the request to rezone the tract from agricultural to R-3 residential Dec. 28, but ultimately had another first reading after it was noted that a stipulation had been omitted from the ordinance.

  • Website seeks alcohol opposition as many actions to correct

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - John David Bradshaw was sitting around recently wondering what he could do to help prevent the Shepherdsville City Council from deciding to allow Sunday alcohol sales.

    Being a website creator, Bradshaw quickly jumped into action. Within several hours, www.NoBooze.org was created.

    And Bradshaw is hoping those who didn’t vote in the mock election last month would weigh in on the website.

  • Arrest made in auto theft, shoplifting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - During the early morning hours of January 5th, the Shepherdsville Police Department arrested an adult male for receiving stolen property under $500 that had been taken from a tow truck owned by A&M Towing, as well as theft by unlawful taking under $300-shoplifting from the Circle K Store at 1492 KY 44 West.

    Officers responded to a report of a suspect removing items from the tow truck and fleeing in a vehicle.

    The caller gave a description and license plate to the 911 Dispatch Center.

  • Passion of Greenwell is to serve as next sheriff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - David Greenwell enjoys knowing most of the residents in Pioneer Village on a first-name basis.

    He enjoys patrolling the neighborhoods as police chief.

    Because of the police department’s relationship with the community, Greenwell believes it is a reason that crimes that do occur are solved quickly.

    The native of Bullitt County would like to take that community policing philosophy to the sheriff’s department.

    The Republican has filed to run for the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

  • Making that list and checking it twice

    First grade student Brennan Thomas made sure Santa had the correct information for his Christmas wishes.

    Brennan, 6, brought his wish list to Nichols Elementary Saturday morning and thoroughly discussed the items with Santa during the PTA’s annual Breakfast with Santa.

    By the end of the discussion, Santa said he felt good about the list.

    To track Santa’s trip, go to www.pioneernews.net all week for our special tracker.

  • Governor Beshear issues ban on text messaging by state employees driving government vehicles

    FRANKFORT – With families preparing to hit the road for the holidays, Governor Steve Beshear joined Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock today to announce an innovative step toward ensuring the safety of Kentucky drivers.

    In response to the growing number of drivers who text-message while driving, Gov. Beshear launched his Eyes on the Road effort - an executive order prohibiting text messaging by state employees who are driving government-owned vehicles

  • Cities will put doors off limits to solicitation under provision

    The reasons are varied but the bottom line is that there might be fewer solicitors knocking on doors in several northern Bullitt County communities.

    And it poses an interesting dilemma for people who make a practice of soliciting door-to-door.

    The cities of Hillview, Hebron Estates and Fox Chase are in the midst of passing ordinances that would place some stiff standards on for-profit operations that like to knock on doors.

    The school groups, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and other non-profit groups will be OK.

    Others may not be so lucky.

  • Legislators must look for budget solutions

    Our first coffee for this year is Saturday at the C & C Restaurant, just off Louisville Road across from Busy Bee.  We’ll be there at 10:00 and continue for an hour or so.  I’ll bring information on bills that have been filed, but we can talk about anything you’d like. These are great meetings, my chance for one-on-one with you. I’ve always encouraged you to call me at home or in Frankfort and I’m sincere about that.

    These Saturday gatherings might be even better. The coffee is free, and I hope to see you there.

  • Bounty of Hope

    Around 300 meals were served on Christmas Day as part of the second annual Bounty of Hope hosted by St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

    Volunteers prepared the meals which were first delivered to around 80 people.

    Then, the gym at St. Aloysius was host over 200 people who came in to enjoy a Christmas meal.

    The main sponsors of the event were JOM Pharmaceuticals and Jim Beam Brands.

  • Praise to the community

    It has been a tough year for many people in our community and in the nation. At no time has more help been needed for so many.

    Once again, the community has come forward during the holiday season.

    Throughout the next few weeks, you’ll see some of the pictures of those working to help others.

    From the 60-plus food baskets collected by the Bullitt Central JROTC  to the 300 baskets given out by the Shepherdsville Food Basket program to the 400 distributed by Operation Santa, this is a giving community.