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  • Bullitt County Clean Up days on April 28, May 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- This Saturday will be the first of two very popular days in Bullitt County.

    The annual clean up days in Bullitt County will be held on April 28 and May 12.

    Solid waste director Larry Hatfield said the dates have been negotiated and agreed upon by the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The dates and locations for the annual Clean Up Days will be:

    *Saturday, April 28 -- North Bullitt High School and Bullitt East High School

  • Seed and Plant exchange Saturday at Hillview public library branch

     Bullitt County Public Library will be hosting its annual Seed & Plant Exchange from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 28.

    Gardeners of all ages are encouraged to bring seeds, cuttings, and transplants to trade and share. Available seeds will include milkweed seeds obtained from the Save Our Monarch Foundation.

    Materials for sharing and repotting will be provided to participants, and kids can enjoy the children’s gardening and craft area. 

  • Temporary closure of Conestoga Parkway at KY 61

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the upcoming closure of Conestoga Parkway in Bullitt County. This road will be closed at the intersection with KY 61 (Preston Highway) to allow for connection of this route to the newly added lanes of KY 61.

    The closure of Conestoga Parkway is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 30 at 7 a.m. This intersection will be closed for approximately two weeks. Motorists can detour the area via Adam Shepherd Parkway and then reconnect with KY 61.

  • Louisville man arrested on child sex offenses

      LOUISVILLE  On April 24, 2018, at approximately 3:44 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Johnathan P. Hoyer, 41, on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/ peace officer regarding sex offense.

  • We all Love a Parade

        The Blue Lick Optimist baseball and softball organization hosted its opening day parade through the streets of Hillview.

    Then they returned to Challis Ford Park for games, food and fun.

    See more parade photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net by clicking here.

  • Candidates talk issues at gathering

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the first of four public forums, candidates for office filled the Ronnie Fick City Hall Annex on Thursday.

    While the mood was fairly tame, there were a few shots fired.

    County Judge/Executive

    Incumbent county judge Melanie Roberts said the top duties of her office were the spend the tax dollars wisely, ensure safety and security for the residents and serve with transparency.

  • Pension repayment phased in for local agencies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Much of the pension talk revolved around how individuals would be affected by the actions of the General Assembly.

    For local governments, the most important part of the pension discussion centered around whether making the system whole would come in single lump payments or by increments over a 10-year period.

    If the former occurred, there could have been smaller entities facing bankruptcy.

    According to Keith Griffee, the chief finance officer for Bullitt County government, the latter occurred.

  • Alvey, Taylor seek to be top prosecutor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Two lawyers will battle for the position of commonwealth attorney this spring.

    The winner will not face a Democratic challenger in the fall.

    Shelly Alvey has served as the county’s top prosector since her appointment in December.

    Bailey Taylor is a retired district judge who is seeking a return to public service.

    Shelly Alvey

  • Shepherdsville police confiscate guns, drugs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — The Street Crimes Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department seized drugs, guns and ammunition on April 20.

    With a search warrant in hand, the unit investigated a home in the 200 Block of Seminole Court. They seized over four pounds of marijuana, multiple vials of steroids, assorted items of drug paraphernalia, firearms and several hundred rounds of ammunition.

  • Emergency closure of Highway 434 due to embankment slide

     LEBANON JUNCTION - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that KY 434 (Colesburg Road) in Bullitt County is being closed Monday afternoon due to an embankment slide.

    The road will be closed to traffic at the bridge over the Rolling Fork Creek near the Bullitt/Hardin County line (mile marker 0.0 to 0.3). This closure is located approximately one mile south of Lebanon Junction.