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  • Southeast Bullitt allowed to expand territory in Belmont

     LEBANON JUNCTION – While Bullitt Fiscal Court members had no interest in adjusting the 1982 boundaries set up as the Lebanon Junction Fire Protection District, they did accept a petition allowing another existing district to expand.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 18

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 18:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 44:  Delays possible between Bullitt Lick Creek and Saltwell Road in Shepherdsville (mile points 10.3 to 11.7) due to sidewalk repairs and improving ramps to ADA compliance.  Motorists should watch for flagging operations Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Jefferson County:

  • Spring forest fire hazard season has begun

         FRANKFORT – Kentucky law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season.  During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.

  • A GALA of LOVE

     The annual Valentine Gala, sponsored by the American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties, brought out one of its largest crowds ever Saturday night to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    There was plenty of dancing - by young and not-so-young - to the music of the Wulfe Pack, featuring Sherry Edwards.

    There were lots of gift packages won by ticketholders.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Group works to mend those with heart ailments

     LOUISVILLE - They are the mended hearts who are helping to mend hearts.

  • Cemetery proposals has MW residents worried

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - No matter the religion, no matter the reason, a proposed cemetery has drawn concerns from local residents. 

  • Statistics show high alcohol use by those under 21

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Ask the national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and she’ll tell you underage drinking is not just a youth problem, it’s an adult problem. 

  • County agrees to contract for consultant to begin work on land-use plan

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a quick night for members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission in January.

         With only two rezoning requests on the docket, planners had time to thank county officials for their acceptance of a proposal to have Kriss Lowery and Associates begin work on updating its comprehensive land-use plan.

         Planning attorney Tammy Baker is still working on a revised contract to be signed by all parties. The contract would include the scope of work.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 11

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 11:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 44:  Delays possible between Bullitt Lick Creek and Saltwell Road in Shepherdsville (mile points 10.3 to 11.7) due to sidewalk repairs and improving ramps to ADA compliance.  Motorists should watch for flagging operations Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Jefferson County:

  • Self-defense course offered to public

          MOUNT WASHINGTON – Being aware of your surroundings has never been more important in the world.

         And Bullitt County sheriff David Greenwell is hoping that a free self-defense program will present citizens with another way to protect themselves in case the need arises.

         Teaming with sheriff’s deputy John Fowler, Greenwell is sponsoring the simple, easy and effective self-defense techniques seminar at Three Dragons Martial Arts Academy on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m.