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  • City, police settle OT issue

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For a seven-year period, police officers for the city of Shepherdsville were required to report 15 minutes early for work.
        For the officers, those were unpaid minutes that they didn't feel were right.
        As a result, the officers filed a complaint with the state Department of Labor.
        With the case still pending in Frankfort, the Shepherdsville City Council has opted to reach an agreement with the officers.

  • Giving Thanks

     While many were enjoying the Thanksgiving day holiday at home, dozens of volunteers gathered at First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville and at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington.

    The mission of this day was to make sure several hundred families had a hot, delicious Thanksgiving meal.

    For years, volunteers at both churches, along with groups like Scout Troop 848, have worked to prepare meals for those in need in the community.

  • MW clarifies policy on police car usage

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Mount Washington City Council recently approved a resolution that will allow officers slightly more flexibility with regard to the police department’s vehicle policy.

  • Scouting for Food

     Dozens of volunteers recently gathered at the Mount Washington City Hall Annex Building to help sort, box and ship food items collected during the Boy Scouts of Amercia’s Scouting for Food drive.

  • Three vehicle accident on 44

                MOUNT WASHINGTON – A rear end collision turned into a three-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

                Around 4 p.m. Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputies, Mount Washington Fire units and Bullitt County EMS responded to the scene in the area of Highway 44 and Greenbriar Road.

    It was there that a blue Dodge Charger, a gray Pontiac and a white service van sat battered following the collision.

  • Hebron Estates threatens lawsuit

    HEBRON ESTATES - If an outside storage unit is not removed by a local business, the Hebron Estates City Commission has authorized taking the matter to court.
        Mayor Jerry Clark said Notebook Learning had been notified that the PODS unit in the parking lot must be removed.
        There was discussion about allowing compromise where a privacy fence could cover the storage unit.
        Commissioner James Tucker said if one exemption was allowed, others would follow.

  • Sanitation district will seek hike in user fee

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sewer customers who are part of the Bullitt County  
    Sanitation District could see a rate increase in the coming months.
        The Bullitt County Sanitation District board will meet on Tuesday  
    and is expected to approve a resolution asking for an average 3  
    percent service fee increase over each of the next three years.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court, which set up the sanitation district in 1997,  
    would then consider the proposal.

  • Judge OKs jury ruling: St. Clair should die

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - After listening to Michael Dale St. Clair go through several motions on Wednesday, special Circuit Judge Geoffrey Morris did something he thought might pose him some problems from the bench.
        Morris affirmed the jury's recommendation to sentence St. Clair to death for the 1991 murder of Frank Brady of Bardstown.

  • Appeal denied on fire tax suit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The lawsuit involving two fire taxing districts and the city of Shepherdsville may have moved a little closer to resolution last week.
        The three-member Court of Appeals panel dismissed a claim by the Southeast Bullitt and Nichols fire tax districts asking for a reconsideration of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress' ruling.
        Burress ruled that the city of Shepherdsville had a regular fire department and had the right to acquire territory through annexation.

  • Shepherdsville burglary suspect dies following shooting

     UPDATE (11/22): The suspect was pronounced dead on Monday at U of L Hospital.

    He was identified as Eddie Robinson, 25, of Shepherdsville.

    The investigation will now be handled by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. No charges have been filed.

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Shepherdsville Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in the Sycamore Bend Neighborhood in Shepherdsville.