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  • Views vary on results from Tuesday's elections

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The question of whether the voter dissatisfaction with politics in Washington would trickle down to the local level may have been answered loud and clear in Bullitt County last Tuesday.

        As a result, there will be unprecedented change in local positions when officials take office in January.

        Out of the 29,794 votes cast in Bullitt County, 34 percent went with a straight ticket. And of that number, 4,917 filled out the Republican box and the remaining 3,063 selected the Democratic box.

  • Slaughterhouse 5, Opposition 6

        BROOKS - If a slaughterhouse in northern Bullitt County is to be expanded, expanded, it will take the approval of fiscal court.

        By a 6-5 vote, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission adopted a recommendation to not rezone 22 acres owned by Virgil Warren Jr.

        Warren was applying to rezone the property off Brooks Hill Road from Agricultural to IG Heavy Industrial.

  • Opponents to smoking ban have say at Choice forum

        HILLVIEW - In response to the Bullitt County Health Department’s proposed countywide smoking ban, a group of citizens have joined forces to argue the consequences of smoking bans and present alternative solutions to government regulation.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME this weekend

        Daylight Saving Time will take place over the weekend.

        The official moment takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

        The Pioneer News reminds everyone to set their clocks back one hour. At 2 a.m. Sunday it will officially become 1 a.m.

        Everyone is also encouraged to check or change batteries in their home fire alarm systems and other emergency devices.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 1

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of November 1:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (John Harper Highway):  Lane closures and delays possible between Blue Lick Road and KY 61 (mile points 11.7 and 12.9) for roadway resurfacing.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Anonymous letter questions salary for MW worker

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Councilman Dale Walter said he had received an anonymous letter alleging that Mayor Joetta Calhoun had given a city employee a salary increase of over $10,000 during the past year.

        Walter said he had confirmed that indeed a city employee had received a substantial pay increase.         He stated that the increase was excessive and he wanted to know where it came from.

  • Settlement appears close in fire tax case lawsuit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eighteen months ago, Garland “Corky” Miller came to the Shepherdsville City Council.

        He was upset that nothing had been done about the litigation with two fire taxing districts. For some residents in the city who are still in fire districts, they are paying both real property taxes for Shepherdsville, as well as fire taxes in either Southeast Bullitt or Nichols fire protection districts.

        At that time, Miller was told that a settlement was near.

  • Beam selected to state tourist board; local voice to be heard on agency

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission Executive Director Troy Beam recently received some news that could mean a greater voice for the county when it comes to state tourism.

        A few weeks ago Beam was nominated to serve on the board of directors for the Kentucky Tourism Council, a group of around 400 member entities that span across the state representing the tourism industry.

  • Shumaker hopes to get write-in nod for mayor's position in LJ

        LEBANON JUNCTION - She always told her children to stand up and support what you believe in.

        Kimberly Shumaker believes Lebanon Junction should be able to return to its days of glory. To return to the days of multiple grocery stores, retail shops and a movie theater, Shumaker is making a bid to become the next mayor of Lebanon Junction.

        Despite the long odds of winning, Shumaker believes she can’t lose by making a write-in candidacy for the office.

  • Ray challenges Mooney for county clerk

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not that Kim Ray believes the current county clerk is doing an awful job. However, there are some things she would do differently to improve the office.

        But incumbent Kevin Mooney is proud of the improvements made in his first term and looks forward to finishing some of the current projects.

        Mooney, the Democratic nominee, will face the Republican, Ray, in the Nov. 2 general election.

       

    Kevin Mooney