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  • Local hotel, restaurant business still growing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Whether it's a sign of a local or national economic trend, one thing is for sure, more people are eating at Bullitt County restaurants and staying at Bullitt County hotels than last year. 

    During the September regular meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, commission treasurer James Watkins reported that the amount of motel and restaurant tax revenue the commission received rose from 2011.

  • Apartments may be built; roadwork to be required

          HILLVIEW - David McMullan has seen too many vehicles leave the road at a sharp curve on East Blue Lick Road.

         In fact, he keeps pictures on his cell phone of the various accidents.

         Now, a developer is looking to add nearly 200 apartment units just south of the curve.

         With promised road improvements, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to rezone 8.5 acres from B-1 Highway Business to R-3 Residential.

  • Council OKs hiring of one officer in Shepherdsville

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's not perfect but it will be better.

         Shepherdsville city leaders approved the hiring of an additional police officer due to concerns over the lack of manpower on some shifts.

         While speaking to the Shepherdsville City Council, chief Doug Puckett knew he only had two officers on duty to cover the entire town. That is not a situation which makes him feel comfortable for either his officers or for the residents.

  • BEHS teacher killed in Monday morning crash

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt East High School teacher was killed in a car crash early Monday morning. 

    Brian Walters, 38, of Spencer County died shortly after the accident that occurred just before 7 a.m. on Dale Lane off Wilsonville Road in northern Spencer County.

    According to Shannon Brock of The Pioneer News' sister paper, The Spencer Magnet, Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers identified Walters and, from the information he collected, said Walters was on his way to work when the accident occurred.

  • Diabetes Walk for Fitness

     Several dozen walkers of all ages came out recently to participate in a walk around the Cedar Grove Business Park to raise awareness to the fight against diabetes.

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition sponsored the Tri-County Walking Challenge started at the Anytime Fitness facility in the shopping center.

  • THE BOOM IS BACK: Access found, Knob Creek event is back

     WEST POINT - Considering the area lost millions when a collapsed bridge forced the Knob Creek Gun Range to cancel its Spring Machine Gun Shoot, local officials and business leaders alike held out hope that a new bridge would be constructed in time for the fall shoot. 

  • State watching meningitis issue

     FRANKFORT- The Kentucky Department for Public Health has been notified of five recent cases of fungal meningitis in Kentucky residents who received medical care in Tennessee. 

  • Two hospitalized in Wednesday morning crash

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two Taylorsville residents were hospitalized following an accident at the intersection of Fisher Lane and Highway 44 East late Wednesday morning.

    Mount Washington police and fire units responded to the scene around 11:47 a.m.

    Officer Mike Huffman of the Mount Washington Police Department said the the crash occurred when a van was turning left onto Highway 44 from Fisher Lane. 

    Huffman said the van, driven by a Shepherdsville woman, failed to yield right of way and crashed into the car traveling west on Highway 44. 

  • Coming back home to Lebanon Junction

     The Old Fashion Days festival in Lebanon Junction had some cool but dry weather over the weekend.

    One of the highlights of the two-day event is the parade on Saturday morning.

    From a four-wheeled dune buggy to a four-legged horse-drawn carriage, a large crowd turned out the parade.

    Check The Pioneer News next week for pageant winners, and check for more photos from Alex Wimsatt in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • No children hurt in bus/car accident

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County Public School bus was involved in a rear-end collision Monday afternoon.

    Becky Sexton, BCPS support services director, said seven children were aboard the bus at the time. No students were injured.

    The accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. Monday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 61 and Holbrook Avenue, the entrance to the Ruhl Acres subdivision.