• Hebron Estates motorists now have smoother roads to travel

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Motorists in one northern Bullitt County will soon have smoother travels.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission voted recently to spend over $156,000 to resurface three roads this summer.

    The commission selected Hall Contracting of Kentucky to mill down and resurface Scenic Drive, Scenic Trail and Burkland Boulevard.

    Of the three bids, Hall Contracting had the lowest estimate of $156,203.

    Riverside Paving submitted a bid of $160,000 for all three streets and Louisville Paving priced the work at $188,875.

  • Tire disposal days return to Bullitt Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Need to get rid of some old tires?

    Bullitt County will again host a tire amnesty disposal event on Sept. 28-30.

    Tires can be disposed of at property at the corner of Highway 245 and Highway 61.

    Solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said over 35,000 tires were collected during the last event.

    Tires can be brought down from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28-29. On Saturday, the hours will be from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Lebanon Jct. alters ranges for police pay

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Lebanon Junction City Police will soon have a little more wiggle room for possible raises.

    An ordinance read for the first time at the August meeting unified and raised the maximum allotted payrates for the department.

    The previous ordinance stated that the maximum salary the Lebanon Junction Police Chief could receive was $37,500 a year. An assistant chief could earn $32,000 a year, a police lieutenant could earn $27,500 a year and a detective could earn $18,000 a year.

  • BBB warns of Hurricane Harvey scams

     With the effects of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Texas, many people are opening their hearts and wallets to try to help the victims in the area. Unfortunately, events like these provide an opportunity for scammers.

  • Carryover or no carryover: that is the city’s issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How often does a budget get more discussion after it was passed than during the process?

    In the city of Shepherdsville, town leaders engaged in a discussion recently about whether the new annual budgets should include any carryover amount.

    “That’s wrong,” city attorney Walter Sholar said when he learned that the 2017-18 Shepherdsville budget contained a carryover amount of $0.

  • ‘Trash’ talk to begin again on ordinance, bids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council shall give an opportunity to rebid on the city’s trash collection contract to all companies.

    A special meeting was held Wednesday to select which company would become the city’s next collection provider. However, the council unanimously rejected all bids due to a glitch in the process.

    Council members determined to throw out three bids received due to a technicality in the city’s new ordinance pertaining to trash collection requirement for customers with delinquent bill payments.

  • BBB: Phony Landlords Rent Too-Good-to-Be-True Apartments

      Looking for an apartment? Watch out for this con using the Airbnb name. Phony landlords post photos of too-good-to-be-true rentals and claim the property will be managed by Airbnb. In reality, both the property and the relationship with Airbnb are fake.

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  • MW buys vacant building in its business park

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— One important portion of the Mount Washington Community Park is officially ahead of schedule thanks to a recent purchase made by the Mount Washington City Council.

    The council motioned to approve the $600,000 purchase of a building located at 131 Gardiner Court. United Construction previously used the building.

    According to mayor Barry Armstrong, the building will be used as the park’s operations and management building in lieu of having to build their own.

  • Job Fair Thursday set for Shep. City Hall

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Looking for a job?

    Are you looking to find a job that can lead to a career?

    Do you have friends who are looking for a job?

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and The Pioneer News have combined to provide opportunities for anyone who may have answered “yes” to any of the above questions.

    The first annual Bullitt County Employment Expo will be held at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway this Thursday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Forensic audit team reveals no revelations during update

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Within the next month or so, city officials might have a document outlining any concerns found in a more in-depth audit of the city of Shepherdsville.

    Not calling it a forensic audit, Jonathan Eade, of the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly, said that the study of financial records from the fiscal year of 2015-16 was more of a look at the procedures used by the city of Shepherdsville.

    Areas of particular concern of the committee members appointed were the proper use of procedures.