https://www.pioneernews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Bullitt County’s Relay For Life https://www.pioneernews.net/content/bullitt-county%E2%80%99s-relay-life <img src="https://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/gggtungate2.jpg" alt="Rita and Tim Tungate" title="Rita and Tim Tungate" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;HEBRON ESTATES &mdash; For many, cancer never takes a holiday. But for some, a holiday celebration was hosted during the 2019 Bullitt County Relay for Life.</p> <p> The theme this year was &ldquo;Celebrate a Cure&rdquo; and featured team booths decorated for various holidays.</p> <p> The first-ever scheduled indoor Relay (with a Kids Zone outside) was successful, collecting an overall grand total of $56,903.99.</p> Residents want process re-started https://www.pioneernews.net/content/residents-want-process-re-started <p> &nbsp; CEDAR GROVE &mdash; Opponents to a 12-mile natural gas line going through many of their properties are upset.</p> <p> While they know Louisville Gas &amp; Electric is currently working on getting easements, they are asking local officials to make a plea to start the permitting process from scratch.</p> <p> Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers met with a group of concerned citizens who fear the pipeline will harm their land, decrease their property values and possibly cause physical danger to those in the area.</p> Louisville teen charged with making BCHS threat https://www.pioneernews.net/content/louisville-teen-charged-making-bchs-threat <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &mdash; A teenager from Louisville faces felony charges after allegations were made about a possible attack at Bullitt Central High School.</p> <p> According to Shepherdsville police, officers received a tip around 8 p.m. on May 16 that a student made threats on social media. The threat was to bring a firearm to Bullitt Central for an attack.</p> KSP charges teacher with improper actions minor https://www.pioneernews.net/content/ksp-charges-teacher-improper-actions-minor <p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE &mdash; A teacher at a private school in Jefferson County has been charged with having inappropriate discussions with a minor.</p> <p> Andrew Richard Wilkerson, 28, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.</p> <p> The undercover Internet Crimes Against Children unit resulted in the arrest. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering&nbsp; the suspect communicating with a juvenile online.</p> Sewer issues take over at Hunters Hollow meeting https://www.pioneernews.net/content/sewer-issues-take-over-hunters-hollow-meeting <p> &nbsp;HUNTERS HOLLOW - In recent months the Hunters Hollow City Commission has been focusing on parking and traffic regulations.</p> <p> Despite some complaints from a few residents, the subject was a change of pace from years of discussions pertaining to sewage issues.</p> <p> Unfortunately, the sewage talk has returned.</p> <p> City attorney Mark Edison mentioned during the meeting that a hearing took place in Franklin Circuit Court earlier that day regarding a requested surcharge increase on customers connected to the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant.</p> LJ fire looks at member fees for non-residents https://www.pioneernews.net/content/lj-fire-looks-member-fees-non-residents <p> &nbsp;LEBANON JUNCTION &mdash; Within the past year, the Lebanon Junction Fire Department has raised its run total by 100.</p> <p> By the end of the 2019-20 fiscal year, Fire Chief Josh Coleman expects that number to be up by 200.</p> <p> With that much of an increase comes a stretched budget that had much smaller numbers in mind.</p> <p> Coleman proposed the idea of adding some type of a membership fee to those outside the district who might rely on Lebanon Junction in the event of an emergency.</p> State offices on ballot Tuesday https://www.pioneernews.net/content/state-offices-ballot-tuesday <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Poll workers will be there from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday.</p> <p> The question is how many voters will take the time and make the effort to cast their ballots.</p> <p> This Tuesday&rsquo;s election will be strictly for the contested Constitutional offices in the state of Kentucky.</p> <p> For Democrats, the biggest race will be to determine the challenger for the governor&rsquo;s race.</p> <p> Incumbent Matt Bevin faces Republican opposition from Robert Goforth, Ike Lawrence and William Woods.</p> Communication issues discussed by council https://www.pioneernews.net/content/communication-issues-discussed-council <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &mdash; Brad Reading was just looking for a place to dispose of waste collected by his business.</p> <p> He didn&rsquo;t know the discussion would lead to a stink between the mayor and members of the city council.</p> <p> An undercurrent of dissatisfaction with Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury came to light during the discussion on whether to allow Bullitt Septic Service to dump its customers&rsquo; waste into the city&rsquo;s sewer plant.</p>