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  • Budget approved with final changes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With some final recommendations from the state Department of Local Government, Bullitt Fiscal Court has approved its 2010-11 budget.

        The budget will exceed $16.4 million thanks to over $1 million in carryover funds from the current fiscal year.

        After state officials saw a couple of changes, Bullitt Fiscal Court members instructed that those alterations be made.

  • MW balances new budget, still has pay increases

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When city council members were recently presented with a $3.5 million General Fund budget for the upcoming 2010-1011 fiscal year, it may have appeared there wasn’t much room for change.

        But after city officials heard from department heads and juggled some numbers during a recent budget meeting, they managed to not only produce a balanced budget and keep most department funding intact, they also doubled street maintenance funding and increased city employee pay raises from 3 percent to 5 percent.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 28:

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    No interstate lane closures July 2-4, 2010 due to the Independence Day Holiday

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road):  Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) due to bridge replacement.  Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Car hits MW home; Mother and son injured

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A six-year-old boy and his mother were injured Wednesday morning after crashing into a home on Bardstown Road.

        The incident occurred at 8:07 a.m. according to Mount Washington police officer Rebecca Troutman.

        Troutman said the mother had dropped one of her children off at Bluegrass Academy Childcare on Apollo Drive prior to the accident.

  • New prescription disposal box located in sheriff's department

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, to provide Bullitt County residents with an option for properly disposing of prescription medications.        

  • Bullitt Blast: Fireworks, day of fun celebrates ninth year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than to enjoy a day of family fun capped off with a fantastic fireworks display.

        The ninth annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast will take place Sunday at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        As always, the event is highlighted with a fireworks extravaganza courtesy of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale, the same company showcased during Thunder Over Louisville.

  • Paul appears at Tea Party event

        Dr. Rand Paul made a brief appearance during a Tea Party rally at Shepherdsville City Park Thursday evening.

        A few hundred patrons attended the event, mostly in support of Paul and the Tea Party.

        Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story on the event.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY

        Louisville Water Company has issued a Boil Water Advisory for approximately 330 customers in the southern part of Jefferson County and parts of Bullitt County who are served by the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Hill elevated tanks.

        The advisory comes after a drop in pressure.  Customers do have water but should follow the precautions in the Boil Water Advisory.

  • UPDATE: Paul appearance time change

        UPDATE, 07/01/10: Due to scheduling issues, Rand Paul's appearance at the Voices of Independence rally in Shepherdsville's City Park has been changed to 6:30 p.m., rather than 7:30 p.m.

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        SHEPHERDSVILLE - What has been dubbed as a celebration of the country’s independence will boast a high-profile guest speaker at its inaugural event.

  • Shepherdsville Police search for burglary suspect

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Between June 5 and June 12, 2010 several burglaries occurred at and around St. Aloysius Church and School.

        Various items and cash were taken from this location as well as 44 Auto Mart, Extreme Auto, and Creations by Barbara.

        Wanted for these burglaries is Brandon Gallihue, a 21-year-old white male with no known address.