Local News

  • Property owners can vote for fire board in Zoneton, Mount Washington

        ZONETON - Residents who live in the Zoneton or Mount Washington Fire Protection Districts will have an opportunity to play a role in who will serve on the board of directors.

        One position for the residents will be open on Saturday, June 26, in both fire districts.

        For the Zoneton Fire Board seat, two men have filed for the office.

        Thomas Jean, who formerly served on the board as an appointment of the county judge and fiscal court, will seek to return to the fire board.

  • LJ budget has few changes

        LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s official; Lebanon Junction has an annual budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

        During the June meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to adopt the city budget ordinances for the coming fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

        City attorney Mark Edison, who prepared the water and sewer, and city annual budgets, said there were no surprises in the new budgets, adding that there were no spending cuts. However, he did say there was no new spending.

  • Bullitt Blast 2010

        From eating pies to watching fireworks in the sky, the ninth annual Bullitt Blast was another rousing success.

        See www.pioneernews.net for more photos over the coming weeks from this special annual event at Paroquet Springs.


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


    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 61 and KY 1604 (mile points 0.0 and 5.1) for roadway resurfacing. Lane closures are scheduled weeknights from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

  • Bullitt County Public Library to unveil new Lebanon Junction branch

        The Bullitt County Public Library will be hosting a grand opening event on Sunday, July 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. when the new Lebanon Junction branch will be unveiled to the public.  

        A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1:30. Afterward, patrons will be allowed to tour the recently constructed facility, which features meeting space, a study room, activity areas, and an outdoor reading area.

        The new facility has been stocked with thousands of new books, CDs and DVDs.

  • 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.


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


    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.


    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.