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  • Sanitation district will seek hike in user fee

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sewer customers who are part of the Bullitt County  
    Sanitation District could see a rate increase in the coming months.
        The Bullitt County Sanitation District board will meet on Tuesday  
    and is expected to approve a resolution asking for an average 3  
    percent service fee increase over each of the next three years.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court, which set up the sanitation district in 1997,  
    would then consider the proposal.

  • Judge OKs jury ruling: St. Clair should die

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - After listening to Michael Dale St. Clair go through several motions on Wednesday, special Circuit Judge Geoffrey Morris did something he thought might pose him some problems from the bench.
        Morris affirmed the jury's recommendation to sentence St. Clair to death for the 1991 murder of Frank Brady of Bardstown.

  • Appeal denied on fire tax suit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The lawsuit involving two fire taxing districts and the city of Shepherdsville may have moved a little closer to resolution last week.
        The three-member Court of Appeals panel dismissed a claim by the Southeast Bullitt and Nichols fire tax districts asking for a reconsideration of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress' ruling.
        Burress ruled that the city of Shepherdsville had a regular fire department and had the right to acquire territory through annexation.

  • Shepherdsville burglary suspect dies following shooting

     UPDATE (11/22): The suspect was pronounced dead on Monday at U of L Hospital.

    He was identified as Eddie Robinson, 25, of Shepherdsville.

    The investigation will now be handled by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. No charges have been filed.

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Shepherdsville Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in the Sycamore Bend Neighborhood in Shepherdsville.

  • Police to be out in force this Thanksgiving holiday

        FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2011) – With the holidays upon us, millions of Americans are hitting the road to visit with family and friends.  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) wants every celebration to be a joyous occasion, so travelers are reminded that state and local law enforcement will be out in force through the Thanksgiving weekend, sending the strong message to “Click It or Ticket.” 

  • Brooks Hill residents again fight to get animal processing facility out of area

     BROOKS - No matter the promises, residents who live around Virgil Warren Jr.’s property on Brooks Hill Road knew that a rezoning request stunk.

  • Shooting of man under investigation in Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A mysterious shooting in Lebanon Junction left a Louisville man hospitalized Monday morning. 

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 14:

    BullittCounty:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    JeffersonCounty:

  • Out-of-state educators impressed with work done by MW Middle School

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a 2010 School to Watch, Mount Washington Middle School is regarded as one of the finest institutions of its kind in Kentucky.

    Hoping to get a glimpse of what has leant to MWMS’s success, educators from across the country visited the school last week while in Louisville for the 2011 National Middle School Association Conference.

    MWMS was among only eight schools in the Louisville area chosen for NMSAC site visits.

  • Hunters Hollow finds the Price is right to fill board vacancy

                HUNTERS HOLLOW - It took a little time but the Hunters Hollow City Commission found a new member to come on down.

                The council approved the addition of city resident Phillip Price as its newest member, joining current members Ronnie Parker, Bonnie Israel and Thomas Cissell.