http://www.pioneernews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Distillery knows how to throw a birthday party http://www.pioneernews.net/content/distillery-knows-how-throw-birthday-party <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/16_124.jpg" alt="Members of the Noe Family gathered around the new Jim Beam statue." title="Members of the Noe Family gathered around the new Jim Beam statue." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.</p> <p> Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company&#39;s fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.</p> Mother, son indicted for drug trafficking http://www.pioneernews.net/content/mother-son-indicted-drug-trafficking <p> &nbsp; FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictments of a mother and son on prescription drug charges.</p> <p> On Sept. 18, a Johnson County grand jury indicted 63-year-old Mary Lou Chandler, of Paintsville, on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units and two counts of complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units.&nbsp; Both charges are class D felonies.</p> Ramp closure at Interstate 65 North Exit 117 Sept. 26-29 http://www.pioneernews.net/content/ramp-closure-interstate-65-north-exit-117-sept-26-29 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/image002_2.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to KY 44 (Exit 117) at Shepherdsville will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.</p> <p> This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29.</p> <p> Motorists should follow the signed detour via northbound I-65 to westbound KY 480 (Exit 116), northbound KY 61 and then connect with KY 44.</p> Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate http://www.pioneernews.net/content/forum-tuesday-look-pros-cons-newest-debate <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/03kkkkk_2.jpg" alt="Ed Shemelya speaking at last month&#039;s Bullitt County Ministerial Association meeting" title="Ed Shemelya speaking at last month&#039;s Bullitt County Ministerial Association meeting" align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -&nbsp; It&rsquo;s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it&rsquo;s safe enough for legal use.</p> <p> Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That&rsquo;s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.</p> <p> &ldquo;Marijuana: Legalize It?&rdquo; will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.</p> Mount Washington warns that restrictions apply for all signage http://www.pioneernews.net/content/mount-washington-warns-restrictions-apply-all-signage <p> MOUNT WASHINGTON--Here&rsquo;s your sign politicians&mdash;keep them off fences and state right-of-ways.</p> <p> At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Council member Brent Wheeler brought up how he&rsquo;s seen a lot more political signs around town.</p> <p> Being a candiate himself, he said he understands the need to advertise, but he hopes people can do it in a non-cluttering manner for the city.</p> <p> &ldquo;We need to do our part as a council to clean that up,&rdquo; he said.</p> Healthy Walk http://www.pioneernews.net/content/healthy-walk <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/03bkkkkkk.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition held its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk at the Shepherdsville City Park.</p> Mt. Washington to host annual BBQ festival http://www.pioneernews.net/content/mt-washington-host-annual-bbq-festival <p> MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington hopes to again draw a number of visitors hungry for barbecue.</p> <p> The city will have its second annual BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 9 p.m., according to Dan Kelty, one of the event coordinators.</p> <p> This year the festival will be held in the ValuMarket parking lot.</p> <p> Other activities will include bounce houses for children, car shows, chances to dunk some of the Mount Washington police officers and live entertainment.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s proceeds will go to benefit CASA of Bullitt County.</p> Lebanon Junction Park will host festival http://www.pioneernews.net/content/lebanon-junction-park-will-host-festival <p> LEBANON JUNCTION -- Though there will not be an Old Fashion Days this year, there will be an opportunity for the community to celebrate.</p> <p> The&nbsp; Lebanon Junction park&rsquo;s committee will put on a fall festival on Sept. 26-27.</p> <p> The festivities will begin Friday night with the chili cook-off at the fire department from 5 to 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p> There will be live music from the Mt. Moriah Gospel Singers from 6 to 7 p.m. and Junction Creek will finish the night off at the pavilion with music from 7 to 11 p.m. at the park.</p>