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  • Arrest, seizure results from tip to authorities

     HILLVIEW - A call to the Bullitt County tip line resulted in an arrest and a seizure of drugs last week.

    According to Lt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, a tip was received and turned over to the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

    The investigation led them to the Tyler Apartments on Old Preston Highway near Hillview.

    Deputies stopped a vehicle that had just left that location.

  • On-line tracking service paying big dividends

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lt. Mike Murdoch could not calculate the hours law enforcement officers would spend tracking down stolen items.

    Daily trips to local pawn shops and scrap yards were common.

    But a couple of years ago, Murdoch said the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was able to get fiscal court to pass an ordinance.

    That ordinance required pawn shops, scrap metal yards and anyone who bought items of value for resell to participate in a program, Leads-on-Line.

  • PIP looks to regain funds lost as grant runs out

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention are ready to partner up a little more following the loss of a five-year support grant.

    The Kentucky Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support grant was awarded to PIP on a five-year cycle in 2009, through 2013.

    Efforts to receive a continuing five-year grant fell short, according to PIP chairperson Chad Lynch.

  • UPDATE: Parade gets start to Shepherdsville holiday season

     UPDATE (12/6): The 2013 Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade in Shepherdsville has been canceled due to inclement weather.

    A make-up date for the event has not been announced.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again this year, the streets of downtown Shepherdsville will be a sight to be seen.

    From dump trucks to VW Beetles, vehicles and people will be adorned with lights Friday night as part of the Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade.

  • LIGHT UP LEBANON JUNCTION

     It was a perfect night in Lebanon Junction on Saturday as Mayor Butch Sweat and Santa Claus were joined by a lot of others to light up the holiday display.

    The festivities started at the town square and continued to the light display at the city park.

    Look for more photos by Thomas Barr, as well as photos and videos of other holiday events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • City adds no new debt; pays off $1M on loans

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a day, not long ago, that the word "audit" was a bad word in the city of Shepherdsville.

    Today, that's no longer the case: The Shepherdsville CIty Council welcomed a new audit, one that shows no new acquired  debt.

    Jason Strange,  representing Smith & Company CPA's, PLLC, presented the city's official audit to the council.

  • UPDATE: Holidays... MW to light up downtown area

     UPDATE (12/6): Due to poor weather conditions, the city of Mount Washington has canceled this year's Light-Up Mount Washington festivities.

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    The trains are coming, get on board Mount Washington. Next stop: Light Up Mount Washington Dec. 6.

  • Proposal made to get tracks in shape

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They listened.

  • Scouting for Food

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- More than 15,000 canned and boxed food items were collected during the Scouting for Food drive in the Mount Washington area alone. Those items are used by the MW Community Ministries to provide for those in need throughout the year.

  • New traffic pattern suiting Hebron Estates just fine

     HEBRON ESTATES -- One of the routine concerns in a city which has two schools which use East Hebron Lane is speeding.