http://www.pioneernews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en FLASHLIGHT EASTER EGG HUNT http://www.pioneernews.net/content/flashlight-easter-egg-hunt <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/aaaaaasorting_eggs_father_daughter.jpg" alt="Colby and Hannah Jewell sort through the eggs and the candy after the hunt" title="Colby and Hannah Jewell sort through the eggs and the candy after the hunt" align="left" hspace="6" width="86" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Members and visitors were welcomed to Kings Baptist Church for a flashlight egg hunt.</p> <p> Before it got dark, the group ate dinner and the children crafted reminders of what the Easter season is truly about.</p> <p> Pastor Derrick Ousley delivered an Easter message before beginning the hunt outside where all age groups were welcome to find the candy-filled eggs.</p> <p> Several baskets were also given away to different age groups, including a Vacation Bible School preview basket.</p> St. Clair enters plea agreement in ‘91 case http://www.pioneernews.net/content/st-clair-enters-plea-agreement-%E2%80%9891-case <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/st.clair6-20.jpg" alt="Michael St. Clair during one of his early appearances in Bullitt Circuit Court" title="Michael St. Clair during one of his early appearances in Bullitt Circuit Court" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;ELIZABETHTOWN &mdash; A man who is already on death row in Kentucky for the 1991 murder of a Bardstown man recently entered a guilty plea on charges which occurred in Hardin County.</p> <p> Michael Dale St. Clair, who has also been convicted of murder charges in his home state of Oklahoma, accepted a guilty plea in Hardin County, according to state Attorney General Andy Besmear.</p> <p> On April 12, St. Clair entered a guilty plea to kidnapping, attempted murder, two counts of receiving stolen property and facilitation to arson.</p> KSP make arrest in Grayson Co. murder of LJ man http://www.pioneernews.net/content/ksp-make-arrest-grayson-co-murder-lj-man <p> &nbsp;LEITCHFIELD&nbsp;&ndash; Kentucky State Police Post 04 Detectives are conducting a murder investigation in Grayson Co.</p> <p> On April 19, 2017 at approximately 12:46 PM EDST KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown was contacted by the Grayson Co. Sheriff&rsquo;s Office asking for assistance on a death investigation involving the body of a deceased male found off of Frontage Rd.</p> <p> Through investigation, Detectives were able to determine that Robert D. Hayes (56) of Lebanon Jct. had died as the result of a homicide.</p> Bojangles newest national chain to land in Shepherdsville http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bojangles-newest-national-chain-land-shepherdsville <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Another restaurant chain is looking to continue its trek north with a new eatery in Bullitt County.</p> <p> Bojangles, which has over 600 restaurants, including 11 in Kentucky, will build its northern-most eatery the Commonwealth in Shepherdsville.</p> <p> The company secured a variance for five smaller-than-allowed parking spaces, as well as its site plan review, on Thursday.</p> <p> Attorney Eric Merlino, representing the company based in Tennessee, said that the restaurant is to be located on Conestoga Parkway adjacent to the PBI Bank facility.</p> Residents ‘hear’ cell tower coming http://www.pioneernews.net/content/residents-%E2%80%98hear%E2%80%99-cell-tower-coming <p> &nbsp; SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you hear me now?</p> <p> For residents along McElvain Lane in southern Bullitt County, they heard what they didn&rsquo;t want to hear.</p> <p> The Bullitt County Planning Commission gave approval to a revised plan by Capital Telecom Holdings and Verizon to install a 190-foot cellular tower.</p> <p> While not totally opposed to the need for the cellular tower, residents were hoping that planners would force the company to move the facility into wooded areas which would make it less visible.</p> Sanitation District to begin quest to upgrade current facilities http://www.pioneernews.net/content/sanitation-district-begin-quest-upgrade-current-facilities <p> &nbsp;HILLVIEW &mdash; The&nbsp; hard work of meeting the promises made to the state Division of Water has now begun for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.</p> <p> Approval was given to begin the first phase of its plans to get rid of smaller treatment plants and constructing a larger regional facility.</p> <p> The sanitation board voted unanimously to allow district manager Jerry Kennedy to borrow up to $775,000.</p> <p> The first phase of the $18 million project will include obtaining a loan from the Kentucky Rural Water Finance corporation.</p> Shepherdsville man pleas guilty to sex charge http://www.pioneernews.net/content/shepherdsville-man-pleas-guilty-sex-charge <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/jonathenhowerton_0.jpg" alt="Jonathen Howerton" title="Jonathen Howerton" align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;FRANKFORT &ndash; Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Shepherdsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for seeking sex with a minor.</p> <p> Jonathen Howerton, 25, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced last week in Louisville by United States District Court Judge David Hale. As part of his plea agreement, Howerton must register as a sex offender upon release.&nbsp;</p> Education Foundation fund-raiser takes on new twist on April 28 http://www.pioneernews.net/content/education-foundation-fund-raiser-takes-new-twist-april-28 <p> &nbsp;The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hopes a few tweaks to their annual spring fundraiser increases participation and revenue.</p> <div> <p> After several years of featuring a Kentucky Derby themed gala, Foundation members are going west (but remaining in Bullitt County).</p>