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  • MW hires new officer for police department

     Mount Washington’s newest police officer is bringing 20 years of experience with him to the force.

    At the Jan. 13 MW City Council meeting, Police Chief Roy Daugherty told the council they hired Ray Page to complete their roster.

    Page became an officer in 1995.

    One of his friends had started with the Louisville police and suggested he try it.

    Page worked for Shelbyville for three years then Jefferson County for a year before they merged to become the Louisville Metro Police Department.

    He recently retired from Metro.

  • UPDATE: CREW has new approach to help residents lose weight this winter

     UPDATE (Feb. 4): The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (CREW) will extend its annual weight-loss competition to a second weigh-in date due to severe winter weather.

    Those unable to attend the initial Feb. 4 weigh-in may now come to the Bullitt County Health Department Annex Building for the second weigh-in, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Fire destroys house in Taylorsville; weather proves to be an obstacle for responders

    TAYLORSVILLE—Smolders can still be seen coming from 1202 Markwell Lane.

    Monday afternoon the Mount Washington Fire Department was dispatched to a two-story structure fire.

    The house was vacant but firefighters did remove a man from a nearby apartment in case the fire spread said Major Wayne Hodge of the MW FD.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for about five hours.

    Once the house collapsed, Hodge said the “deep seed” of the fire became buried underneath making it even harder for them to completely put it out.

  • Mayor fires chief; fire chief says he can't do it

     Months of disagreement at Lebanon Junction has finally boiled down to a firing.

    After Jan. 6th’s city council meeting, Mayor Butch Sweat gave LJ Fire Chief Mark Shumaker Jr. a letter of termination.

    Sweat said it was in the best interest for the city for Shumaker to resign.

    “He’s not abiding by what the council wants,” he said.

    Per an open records request, The Pioneer News obtained a copy of the letter.

  • UPDATE: Hebron Estates meeting canceled

     The Hebron Estates City Commission will not meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4, for its regular meeting.

    The cancellation is due to possible inclement weather.

    The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m., at the city's community center on Birkland Blvd.

    The public is invited.

  • LJ moves forward in getting handrail over pedestrian bridge

    LEBANON JUNCTION--It was business as usual at the Lebanon Junction city council meeting Monday. And with that, continued the council’s concern about not having a handrail on the walking bridge.

    Council member Tim Sanders said something needed to be done about it.

    “Let’s just do it and be done with it,” he said. “It’s for our own public safety. We’ve waited long enough.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 3, 2014

     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.

  • Flynn Brothers awarded contract to begin Highway 61 road project

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Work will begin on the second phase of the expansion and realignment of Highway 61 in Bullitt County.

  • Dishon won't face death penalty

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While Stanley Dishon will still face murder and kidnapping charges this September, he will not face the possibility of the death penalty.

  • Dishon cases now in April

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No jury panel was needed on Tuesday morning as three cases against Stanley Dishon were continued to a later time.