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  • MW City Council to discuss rezoning property along Highway 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Mount Washington City Council will discuss at this evening's meeting a proposal to rezone residential properties along Highway 44 within the city limits to B-1 Highway Commercial.

    The proposal was introduced by Councilman Dennis Griffin, who claims the future of business growth in the city is along Highway 44.

    The proposal would affect all residential property owners within the Highway 44 corridor from city limit to city limit within 350 feet of the highway.

  • Ceremony to remember 9/11 tragedy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those wishing to remember and reflect upon the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, will have an opportunity to do just that on Friday.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said the courthouse would be the site at 6 p.m. of a ceremony to honor the American heroes who lost their lives that day.

    The ceremony will run from 6-6:45 p.m. and will be conducted on the inside steps of the courthouse.

    There will be a prayer, followed by the ringing of the bell and the pledge.

  • Consultants continue to accept input on Highway 44 projects

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Widening heavily traveled Highway 44 from Bardstown Road to Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville is a project that many Bullitt Countians think should have been completed years ago.

    The project may be closer than ever to becoming a reality, but citizens shouldn’t get too excited. Unless some large sums of money come the state’s way, it could still be years before any noticeable work is done.

  • Three arrested, officer cited in raid

    HILLVIEW - What started out as an answer to a burglar alarm has resulted in 16 people being charged in an illegal gambling operation off Bells Mill Road.

    Three men were arrested on Tuesday evening and 13 others were cited. Among those cited to Bullitt District Court was an off-duty police officer for the city of Shepherdsville.

    According to Hillview police spokesman Roy Raines, officers had gotten some information about a possible casino/gambling operation going on in the city.

  • Bank seeks to have suit dismissed over stolen county funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bank officials who have been sued by Bullitt Fiscal Court over the cyber theft of over $415,000 this summer have fired back in their response to the lawsuit.

    In fact, the bank’s response from attorney William T. Repasky points the finger directly back at county officials for the loss of the funds in late June.

    The bank is seeking dismissal of the county’s complaint in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Voters to return to paper in '10 election

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The world of how you vote in elections will come full circle next spring.

    When voters go to the polls in May, they will be using a thing of the past - paper ballots.

    The Bullitt County Board of Elections has voted to change its system of voting machines as it has also split three precincts due to the number of registered voters.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney said the board has opted to go with the Hart Intercivic eScan system at its 48 precincts and the in-office absentee machine.

  • Unloaded gun reported on NB campus

    HEBRON ESTATES - For the second time in the past week a Bullitt County high school student was found with a gun on campus.

    North Bullitt principal Tracey Lamb informed parents and guardians via email that a student informed a teacher that another student was carrying a gun in a purse.

    The incident was reported near the end of the school day on Thursday.

    Lamp said law enforcement officials resolved the issue within five minutes. She said an unloaded gun was found in a purse.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for September 11

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for September 11

     

    THE WAR: BULLITT CENTRAL 20, BULLITT EAST 14

    Woodford County 28, NORTH BULLITT 14

     

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full stories on each game.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 6

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 6:

     

    Bullitt County:

  • Escaped state inmate caught in Shepherdsville

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An escapee from a private prison facility was recaptured without incident Thursday in Bullitt County.

    According to Capt. Ken Bernardi, public information officer for the Shepherdsville Police Department, officers received a tip on the possible location of Thomas Manning.

    Manning escaped from the Marion County Adjustment Center on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    Officers went to an address on Boardwalk Avenue in Shepherdsville. They took Manning, of Louisville, into custody.