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  • UPDATE: Police find missing teen

      UPDATE (1/11): Lane Hall, the 16-year-old reported missing since Novmber 13, has been found.

    He was located by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office in Jefferson County.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office released a statement earlier this week asking for assistance in locating Hall.

    Check Monday' s edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for further information.

  • Judicial Center closed Wednesday due to water leak

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Judicial Center will be closed Wednesday due to a sprinkler leak.

    All court events have been canceled due to the leak.

    The Bullitt County Courthouse and Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex remain open for business.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates.

  • DEEP FREEZE: Bullitt County tries to survive record winter temperatures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There’s cold, and then there’s cold.

    In Bullitt County, it has been cold.

    A winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville over the weekend proved to be proper caution, as temperatures in the area dropped below zero early Monday morning.

    Bullitt County Public Schools were closed on Monday, and the decision was made early Sunday evening. Tuesday classes were also postponed by early Monday.

  • LIHEAP signups begin in Bullitt on January 13

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. begins operating the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Jan. 13.

    The program is operated on a first come first serve basis and will continue until March 31 or until all of the agency’s Federal funds are exhausted. 

  • Smoking ban to be discussed at Jan. 15 special meeting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those wishing to learn the fate of the county's proposed smoking ban in government buildings owned or leased by Bullitt Fiscal Court will have to return a week later.

  • City may look to add position in future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new Shepherdsville city position is a step closer to existence following a split city council vote.

    The council approved a new position of a public utilities manager to oversee activities by both the city public works department and wastewater treatment plant.

    Council member Jose Cubero made a motion to approve the position, with a job description and a salary range of $45,000 to $50,000 prepared as early as January for a new hire.

  • Local company takes hunting show to airwaves

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The lights were on for David Dohn, who took advantage with a successful regional television program.

    Dohn is President and co-host of Lights Out Outdoors, a hunting program that airs on and Ion Television.

    Thirteen episodes were recorded for broadcast during Season One. Dohn said the group was preparing episodes for the next season, which will expand regionally on air.

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related felony allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on drug-related charges:

  • Gifted and Talented camps expand in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals for the current school year was to revamp the gifted and talented program for Bullitt County students.

    That would include placing more time and resources to expanding the offerings for those students who are part of the gifted and talented program.

    Director Sarah Coomer said one of the offerings has been  camps based on various themes.

    The fall camps included fourth and fifth graders with the plan to expand to third graders this year. They will return in February.

  • Jail roof talk just jumping off point

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A discussion on fixing leak issues on the roof at the Bullitt County Detention Center ventured off course.