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  • Opponents to smoking ban have say at Choice forum

        HILLVIEW - In response to the Bullitt County Health Department’s proposed countywide smoking ban, a group of citizens have joined forces to argue the consequences of smoking bans and present alternative solutions to government regulation.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME this weekend

        Daylight Saving Time will take place over the weekend.

        The official moment takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

        The Pioneer News reminds everyone to set their clocks back one hour. At 2 a.m. Sunday it will officially become 1 a.m.

        Everyone is also encouraged to check or change batteries in their home fire alarm systems and other emergency devices.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 1

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of November 1:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (John Harper Highway):  Lane closures and delays possible between Blue Lick Road and KY 61 (mile points 11.7 and 12.9) for roadway resurfacing.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Anonymous letter questions salary for MW worker

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Councilman Dale Walter said he had received an anonymous letter alleging that Mayor Joetta Calhoun had given a city employee a salary increase of over $10,000 during the past year.

        Walter said he had confirmed that indeed a city employee had received a substantial pay increase.         He stated that the increase was excessive and he wanted to know where it came from.

  • Settlement appears close in fire tax case lawsuit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eighteen months ago, Garland “Corky” Miller came to the Shepherdsville City Council.

        He was upset that nothing had been done about the litigation with two fire taxing districts. For some residents in the city who are still in fire districts, they are paying both real property taxes for Shepherdsville, as well as fire taxes in either Southeast Bullitt or Nichols fire protection districts.

        At that time, Miller was told that a settlement was near.

  • Beam selected to state tourist board; local voice to be heard on agency

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission Executive Director Troy Beam recently received some news that could mean a greater voice for the county when it comes to state tourism.

        A few weeks ago Beam was nominated to serve on the board of directors for the Kentucky Tourism Council, a group of around 400 member entities that span across the state representing the tourism industry.

  • Shumaker hopes to get write-in nod for mayor's position in LJ

        LEBANON JUNCTION - She always told her children to stand up and support what you believe in.

        Kimberly Shumaker believes Lebanon Junction should be able to return to its days of glory. To return to the days of multiple grocery stores, retail shops and a movie theater, Shumaker is making a bid to become the next mayor of Lebanon Junction.

        Despite the long odds of winning, Shumaker believes she can’t lose by making a write-in candidacy for the office.

  • Ray challenges Mooney for county clerk

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not that Kim Ray believes the current county clerk is doing an awful job. However, there are some things she would do differently to improve the office.

        But incumbent Kevin Mooney is proud of the improvements made in his first term and looks forward to finishing some of the current projects.

        Mooney, the Democratic nominee, will face the Republican, Ray, in the Nov. 2 general election.

       

    Kevin Mooney

  • Mayor's field in Hillview continued to grow in 2010

        HILLVIEW - If current mayor Jim Eadens thought he won re-election by virtue of winning the May primary, he was wrong.

        Former mayor Leemon Powell filed this summer as an independent candidate for the position.

        And Jennifer Hogan recently signed up to run a write-in campaign for the seat of Hillview mayor.

       

    Jim Eadens

        For Eadens, serving the past eight years as mayor has been a pleasure.

  • ELECTION 2010 RESULTS

    STRAIGHT PARTY

    Republican Party: 4,917

    Democratic Party: 3,063

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    UNITED STATES SENATOR

    RAND PAUL (REP): 14,547

    Jack Conway (DEM): 8,608

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    UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 2nd Congressional District

    S. BRETT GUTHRIE (REP): 15,681

    Ed Marksberry (DEM): 7,047

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    STATE SENATOR, 20th District

    PAUL HORNBACK (REP): 13,858

    David Eaton (DEM): 9,146