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  • CHANGE IS HERE: Republicans have good day at polls

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Standing outside Republican Party headquarters, chairman Jose Cubero summed up the evening.

        "It's a good day to be a Republican."   

        And so it was in Bullitt County as only one Democrat survived, preventing a clean sweep for the first time in the history of local elections.

        With over 23,700 voters casting ballots, it was a night where many felt the discontent with national politics trickle down to the local level.

  • FIRED...Old Mill teacher had series of incidents

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A teacher at Old Mill Elementary was fired Oct. 18 but a recent incident was just the latest in a series of personnel issues for the instructor.

        Dale Beasley, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at Old Mill, was terminated following an incident on Oct. 14 in which he pulled a female student to the front of the room to get a pencil.

        However, under information received by The Pioneer News on an open records request, this is just the latest in a number of incidents.

  • Ellis to be next mayor in city of Shepherdsville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One major city in the county will be under new leadership in January but two others will remain with the same mayor in charge.

        In Shepherdsville, Scott Ellis found his rematch against incumbent Sherman Tinnell to be a more favorable outcome.

        The Republican, who is currently concluding his first term on the city council, defeated Tinnell 1,496-1,409.

  • Quick moving storm lands tornado in Mt. Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The strong line of storms which swept through Bullitt County around noon on Tuesday caused little damage.

        However, the National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday morning that an F-0 tornado struck off Bogard Lane near Mount Washington.

        Marke Richardson, weather expert for the Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency, said he received a call on Wednesday morning from a resident who reported that a cinder block workshop was destroyed.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 15

     

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following area roadwork scheduled for the week of November 15:

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  • Info about city sewer line may be enough to answer questions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Coming into Monday night’s meeting, councilman Scott Ellis had heard enough rumors and he was going to ask state auditors to look at the sewer projects currently underway in Shepherdsville.

        However, after hearing some information for the first time, Ellis has at least temporarily backed off of his request for a state audit.

  • J.C. Thompson, former mayor, businessman, passes away

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who served as mayor of the city of Shepherdsville in the 1960s has died.

        Joseph C. Thompson, 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.

        J.C. served as mayor for the city of Shepherdsville from 1962-66. It was during that time that work was done to get sewers for the city.

        He was also known as the owner/operator of a grocery store and retired after many years as owner of an insurance agency in Shepherdsville.

  • Residents will get water but...

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Jim Brammell was very clear in stating that the 14 homeowners along Mount Carmel Church Road would be in line to get water service.

        However, whether the residents will get the “equality” they are seeking has yet to be decided.

        A group of residents from the Mount Carmel Church area spent Monday afternoon with members of the Louisville Water Company’s Bullitt County Advisory board at its quarterly meeting.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 8

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following area roadwork scheduled for the week of November 8:

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    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

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    Jefferson County:

  • Lawsuit filed in jailer's race

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Just hours after a recanvass revealed no change in the vote count, Paul Watkins filed a lawsuit against the Bullitt County Board of Elections asking for a more detailed look at the Nov. 2 general election.

        Just before the 4 p.m. deadline on Friday, Watkins filed a suit asking for a recount of the jailer's race, which he lost by 55 votes to Martha Knox.