http://www.pioneernews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Progressive Dinner http://www.pioneernews.net/content/progressive-dinner <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5807.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="180" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;For the second year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a Progressive Dinner.</p> <p> Guests started with a salad at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and then went to Forest Edge Winery for some wine and appetizers. They finished up at the Jim Beam Stillhouse for dinner and live auction.</p> <p> Sponsors were Jim Beam, Park Community Credit Union, L&amp;N Federal Credit Union and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.</p> <p> See more event photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.</p> Former officer, school administrator, pleads guilty to sex abuse http://www.pioneernews.net/content/former-officer-school-administrator-pleads-guilty-sex-abuse <p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE, Ky. &ndash; A Grayson County, Kentucky, former police officer and school administrator pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to violating federal and state sex abuse laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.</p> <p> Stephen E. Miller, age 45, pleaded guilty to four counts in a superseding information, on July 30, 2015, and this week Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for November 2, 2015 at 11:00am in Louisville.</p> Upgrades continue at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre http://www.pioneernews.net/content/upgrades-continue-paroquet-springs-conference-centre <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They&rsquo;ve spent money updating the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.</p> <p> They are now in the process of transforming the exterior of the multi-use facility.</p> <p> In the near future, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission would like to complete a long-awaited project -- paving its auxiliary parking lot.</p> <p> The large parking area to the east of the facility is a little bit concrete, a little bit holes and a whole lot of gravel.</p> Four buildings for distribution facilities receive board’s approval for variances http://www.pioneernews.net/content/four-buildings-distribution-facilities-receive-board%E2%80%99s-approval-variances <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is no shortage of new construction for warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.</p> <p> Besides the publicized plans by Browning Industries just east of Interstate 65 at Cedar Grove Road, four new buildings were under consideration by the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.</p> <p> Each asked for typical variances to handle a reduction in the number of parking spaces and a reduction in the actual size of the parking spaces, as well as front setback amendments.</p> Nothing normal when property at Bardstown Junction zoned http://www.pioneernews.net/content/nothing-normal-when-property-bardstown-junction-zoned <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What a difference a couple of years can make in terms of a rezoning request.</p> <p> While the official recommendation of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will not come until Aug. 27, it appears property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 is well on its way to being rezoned.</p> <p> The only hitch during the rezoning hearings for property owned by the Oma L. Shaw Estate and by Zoneton Developers came when a semi-truck clipped a pole and and knocked out power for the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.</p> Louisville man arrested for child porn possession, distribution http://www.pioneernews.net/content/louisville-man-arrested-child-porn-possession-distribution <p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE <em>&mdash;</em>&nbsp;On August 27, 2015, at approximately 11:37 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown and the Louisville Metro Police Dept., arrested Jeffrey T. Martin, 45, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.</p> Operator asks to abandon plant: PSC to determine fate of Hunters Hollow facility http://www.pioneernews.net/content/operator-asks-abandon-plant-psc-determine-fate-hunters-hollow-facility <p> &nbsp;HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Much about the fate of an ill-fated sewer treatment system could be determined on Thursday.</p> <p> The state Public Service Commission will host a hearing at 10 a.m. in Frankfort to consider a petition for abandonment filed by the owners of Bullitt Utilities.</p> <p> Carroll Cogan and family own the treatment facility off East Blue Lick Road in northern BUllitt County.</p> <p> Last March, the facility&rsquo;s main tank exploded allowing raw sewage to run onto the ground and into Brooks Run.</p> School board takes tax hike to continue to fund projects http://www.pioneernews.net/content/school-board-takes-tax-hike-continue-fund-projects <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County school officials will have a little more money to spend over the next year thanks to a tax increase approved Monday night.</p> <p> The Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to approve the 4 percent increase which will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $20.</p> <p> The board approved the recommended increase to 66.2 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real estate and tangible property.</p> <p> Motor vehicle tax rates will remain at 47.7 cents.</p>