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  • 120 percent rate hike; Surcharge sought to pay off costs

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - A collapse of a private sewer treatment plant in March could come back to bite the 700 customers.

    Bullitt Utilities, which owns and operates the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, is seeking a surcharge which would add $32.19 per month to the current bills of its residential customers.

    Currently, customers are paying a flat sewer rate of $26.83. That amount would increase 120 percent to $59.02, if allowed by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Light Up Mount Washington 2014

     For the second straight year, Mother Nature played games with the Light Up Mount Washington celebration.

    After cancelling the event last year, activities moved inside this time.

    Inside First Baptist Church, there was plenty of caroling, face painting, cookies and hot chocolate and a visit from Mr. Magic.

    See more photos from Mary Barzcak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.


  • Dishon murder trial set for July

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By this time next year, Stanley Dishon should know his fate.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 8, 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.

    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.

  • Donors invited to contribute to Kosair; see funds matched

    Kosair Charities is excited to continue an initiative dedicated to the non-profits serving children, including some in counties surrounding Louisville.

  • City looks to make sure developers properly install subdivision streets

    SHEPHERDVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council is seeking assurance of its own surety bonds.

    Last month the council agreed to take over maintenance of streets in the Heritage Hill area after the original property owner declared bankruptcy.

    Because the city did not have a concrete surety bond ion place, the company was not required to maintain the streets.

    To avoid similar future issues, the city is now looking at proper surety bond regulations and procedures for future developers.

  • Shepherdsville adds fire truck; new firehouse plans put on hold

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the Shepherdsville Fire Department continues to wait on the return of a damaged firetruck, the Shepherdsville City Council approved the purchase of another used truck.

    The council approved the purchase of a 2001 Pierce Rescue-Engine, at a cost of $200,000, during a special meeting.

    Mayor Scott Ellis said fire chief Layne Troutman was in Pennsylvania visiting Fenton Fire Equipment, who was selling the truck.

    According to Ellis, the original cost of the truck was estimated at $650,000.

  • MW park proposal not welcome by everyone

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Mount Washington city council still has a long way to go before they get a recreation facility.

    At a recent special meeting, a few citizens raised questions about the park concept being placed at the business park.

    Carl Marrilla, a owner at the business park, said he would like to see a park be built but not in that location.

    He said he was asked about 12 years ago to sign agreements stating his land would only be utilized in certain ways.

  • Light Up Shepherdsville

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Shepherdsville City Park on Friday night atop a Shepherdsville fire truck. Despite a constant drizzle, several dozen children came out to see Santa, who was led by Rudolph on this foggy night. This year, only the front of the park will be lit up through the end of the year.

  • Hatfield resigns from SE fire board

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They may not have the ability to remove him as fire chief. However, Bullitt Fiscal Court is taking every opportunity to turn up the heat on Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield.