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  • LJ gets good financial report in audit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Despite experiencing a decrease in total revenue and an increase in total expenses during the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year, a recent audit shows the city in good shape.

        During the October regular meeting of City Council CPA Cheryle Beauchamp presented the 2009-2010 audit prepared by Stiles, Carter and Associates and while the report recommended city officials remain prudent, Beauchamp proclaimed that Lebanon Junction was financially sound.

  • Despite strides, school system on 'list' of 13 failing NCLB

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Riding on a crest of euphoria after recent test data revealed that the marks were rising, Bullitt County school officials were given a dose of reality on Tuesday.

        Bullitt County joined 12 other school districts targeted by assistance by the state Department of Education.

  • Alcohol back on table in Mt. Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Three years ago the city council considered a measure to allow Sunday liquor sales, but due to a lack of support from council members, the measure died.

        Now Councilman Gary Lawson is asking that the city revisit the issue and at the request of several constituents he has sponsored an amendment to the city’s alcohol license ordinance to permit by the drink license holders to sell liquor by the drink on Sundays after 1 p.m.

  • Police investigate armed robbery

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday at 274 Highway 44 East.

        The incident occurred around 4:30 PM, according to SPD.

        An unidentified male entered the business and fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

        Anyone with more information should call the Shepherdsville Police at 502-921-1000, 957-1001, or the anonymous tip line at 502-215-1588.

  • Views vary on results from Tuesday's elections

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The question of whether the voter dissatisfaction with politics in Washington would trickle down to the local level may have been answered loud and clear in Bullitt County last Tuesday.

        As a result, there will be unprecedented change in local positions when officials take office in January.

        Out of the 29,794 votes cast in Bullitt County, 34 percent went with a straight ticket. And of that number, 4,917 filled out the Republican box and the remaining 3,063 selected the Democratic box.

  • Slaughterhouse 5, Opposition 6

        BROOKS - If a slaughterhouse in northern Bullitt County is to be expanded, expanded, it will take the approval of fiscal court.

        By a 6-5 vote, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission adopted a recommendation to not rezone 22 acres owned by Virgil Warren Jr.

        Warren was applying to rezone the property off Brooks Hill Road from Agricultural to IG Heavy Industrial.

  • 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.