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  • Lackas appears in court

     HILLVIEW -- A man who moved to Florida after being indicted for his alleged role in the death of another man has been returned to Bullitt County.

  • Alli's Project to help Community Action Agency thanks to assistance from Bullitt Countians

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Roby Elementary first grader hopes to make a difference this holiday season, with community assistance.

    Alli Kemper is hosting Alli's Project, a collection of donated items to make Christmas a little brighter for area residents.

    In its second year, Alli's Project has adopted the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency as its recipient. MPCAA assists with low-income and at-risk families.

    At age 5, Alli began her project last year with assistance from her parents, collecting items for the American Legion Post 157.

  • Happy Holidays with The Pioneer News

     Each year The Pioneer News does its best to capture the spirit of the holiday season at each public school, as well as other areas of the community.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos and video of various community holiday events.

    This year we ask our subscribers to share their holiday experiences with us. Please feel free to send your favorite holiday photos to editor@pioneernews.net.

  • Smoking ban in county buildings up for vote

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There were no smoke-filled rooms needed to produce a proposal to regulating smoking inside county government facilities.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 16, 2013

     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. 

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may 

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and 

  • St. Aloysius looks to get into community after closing of school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the decision was made to discontinue its school, the St. Aloysius parish was left in shock.

    It lost some of its members and it lost more of its identity in the community.

    For Deacon Ted Luckett, his role at the parish is to help heal some of those wounds and help rebuild the church.

    A mission of the church to begin that process is to become more involved with the community.

  • Bullitt County Farm Bureau honored by state organization

     The Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the annual meeting of Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    The local group was honored for its outstanding membership and program achievement during the past year.

    David Bates accepted the recognition from Brad Smith, executive vice president of KFB insurance companies, and David S. Beck, KFB executive vice president.

    The local chapter was honored with the 2013 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence.

  • Flu vaccination week stresses shot’s importance

     FRANKFORT - State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

  • Liberty Tax Parade rescheduled for Friday night

     The Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m.

    The parade was originally scheduled for Dec. 6 but was canceled due to severe winter weather.

    The City of Shepherdsville approved a parade permit, pending a state encroachment allowance, at Monday night's council meeting.

    The encroachment was necessary to allow the closure of Hwy. 61, a state road, for the parade route.

  • LWC offical straightens out some questions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A heated discussion at a previous Shepherdsville CIty Council meeting pertaining to water bills led to a visit from the water providers to address issue points.

    Louisville Water Company Vice President Amber Halloran said inaccuracies were represented in regards to customer water bill collections.

    According to Halloran, Shepherdsville LWC customers are billed based on water consumption, that being based on rates provided by the city.