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  • Churchill Downs announces Derby Week parking, traffic plans

     LOUISVILLE – Churchill Downs Racetrack ("Churchill Downs"), home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, announced today its new parking and traffic plan for Derby Week and the launch of kentuckyderbyparking.com.

  • School district hires firm to find ways to communicate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recommendation presented by the superintendent suggested that the school board pay the piper.

    Dr. Keith Davis recently reviewed a marketing and public relations program recommendation with the Bullitt County Public School Board regarding online public relations and marketing consulting through Piper Public Relations.

    Davis completed an in-depth investigation of companies offering the assistance, along with assistant superintendents Becky Sexton and Adrienne Usher, recommending Piper for the program.

  • Forums set in all areas for those in May election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In just over six weeks, Bullitt Countians will have an opportunity to go to the polls.

    Republicans will have primary races in many of the contests on the ballot on May 22. But, the Democratic Party will also have a couple of contested primaries.

    The forums, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, will be held on four nights during April and May.

    The schedule will be to have candidates available to meet with the public from 6-6:30 p.m. each night.

  • Olympic Moment: Olympic experience may have been different but still ‘golden’ one for Amanda Mattingly

     PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - A golden opportunity that turned into a missed opportunity became a special opportunity for one Bullitt Countian.

    Amanda Mattingly, a licensed massage therapist and co-owner of The Radiant Touch, visited South Korea during the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

    Mattingly, a Bullitt County native and Bullitt Central graduate, signed up to volunteer at the Olympics as a massage therapist for athletes. Her long-term goal is to become a massage therapist for Team USA.

  • Police seek missing juvenile

     The following is an announcement from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office regarding a missing juvenile:

    The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office would like to reach out to the public to help in locating a missing juvenile.

    The missing juvenile's name is Lynnlee A. Taylor.  She is a white female 16 years old.  She has been missing since January 17 2018.

  • Book It... Grieser earns Eagle Scout honor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Boy Scout Troop 8481, based at First Baptist Church Shepherdsville, has watched one of its own soar to the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Zachary Grieser, 15, recently received his official status at a Court of Honors. He first qualified for the status in September.

    The son of Scout Master Mark Grieser and troop committee chair Jennifer Grieser, Zachary has worked toward Eagle Scout since first signing up as a 6-year-old Cub Scout.

    “The 6-year-old me thought it sounded neat at the time,” he recalled.

  • Library series for kindergarten readiness

     Bullitt County Public Library is holding a three-part workshop series in April for families with children ages 3 to 5.

    The series will include fun activities, giveaways, stories, and a free family meal. 

    To help make school readiness a household priority, whole families are encouraged to attend, including older siblings. Bullitt County Public School representatives will also be on hand at each workshop session to provide information and to answer parents’ questions.

  • Plenty of spring break activities at Bernheim

     CLERMONT --  Spring has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate Spring Break than enjoying nature’s beauty at Bernheim? 

    Join Bernheim all week long for Spring Break Adventure Week April 2-6. 

    Along with on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife exploration and free play, Bernheim will offer a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate nature. 

          Discovery Stations

  • ROADSHOW for the week of April 1, 2018

       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 highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.



    Each year, the First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville hosts Holy Week services.

    Services are followed by lunch and fellowship.

    On Thursday, the Rev. Beverly McGuffee, pastor of Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church, lead the service.

    Attendees sang under the direction of Laura Haven.

    Ministers from various denominations lead the daily services each year.