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  • CATS to be replaced with new exam

    FRANKFORT - The testing animal that has led education in the commonwealth of Kentucky over the past 28 years has run out of lives.

    The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, known more commonly as CATS, will basically go away with this spring’s testing cycle.

    Students will still be tested in subject areas as reading, math, science, social studies and writing. Other areas will be optional.

    While many praised the intent of the education reform act of 1990, the CATS portion of the assessment drew much criticism.

  • On-line training may save time, money for city

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sending employees to distant locations for required training can be expensive and inconvenient.

    But the city of Shepherdsville may have found a way to solve both of those situations.

    City clerk Maxine Jeffries said she is working with an on-line university program to allow employees to pick up training at $7.50 per person for many of the classes. Many of the courses are less than amount.

    Some of the classes would be 30-60 minutes long and all would require an on-line test. Employees passing the class would receive certificates.

  • Judicial Center briefly evacuated

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Circuit Court cases were interrupted along with other business as usual Tuesday when the Bullitt County Judicial Center was evacuated.

    Shepherdsville Police Maj. Terry Whittaker said SPD and Shepherdsville Fire units responded to the Judicial Center at 1 p.m. Tuesday due to a fire alarm and a report of smoke.

    Whittaker said the smoke was noticed in the rear lower level of the building near the elevators.

    Everyone was evacuated while Shepherdsville Fire units examined the building.

  • Police investigate rash of break-ins

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the past few weeks, thieves in the Shepherdsville area have hit an increasing number of vehicles.

    If you don't believe it, look at the number of theft by unlawful taking reports in the weekly crime section of The Pioneer News for the Shepherdsville City Police.

    Sgt. Jeremy Meyer, a detective for the Shepherdsville Police Department, said investigations are on-going after the rash of vehicle break-ins at homes and local hotels.

    "More than 20 vehicles have been targeted in the past several weeks," Meyer said in a release.

  • Hasch conviction appealed; bond request approved

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman found guilty of reckless homicide in the shooting death of her husband could be released from jail as she awaits an appeal of the jury’s decision.

    However, if Janice Hasch is to be released from custody, it would require a $500,000 cash bond.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress listened to arguments Tuesday afternoon.

    Defense attorneys Butch Turner and Fredrick Friske requested a $25,000 cash bond for the Class D felony.

    Prosecutor Michael Mann requested the bond be increased to $1 million cash.

  • MW fire looks to regain Crusade trust

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Mount Washington Fire Protection District is working to regain the community’s trust as collection efforts gear up for the annual Crusade for Children.

    The department is recovering from a scandal involving the alleged mismanagement and misuse of funds uncovered by Mount Washington police last September. Departmental funds and Crusade for Children charity money were both involved in the accusations which resulted in charges against Chief Michael Dooley and former Capt. Anthony Judd. Both cases that are still pending in court.

  • Gates locked at Integrity; ZAP has new manufacturer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police were called to the Integrity Manufacturing facility on a recent Friday afternoon.

    The concern was the employees might become upset when payroll checks at the local metal fabrication business were not available.

    While no trouble arose on that particular day, gates are now locked to the facility that once employed over 300 workers.

  • Shepherdsville Police investigating vehicle break-ins

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Shepherdsville Police is requesting your help in the case of many recent car break-ins.

    Over the past two weeks several cars in the local area have been broken into and various belongings have been taken.

    These break-ins have taken place all over the city and primarily in the industrial park area.

    The suspect vehicle is a late model (possibly 90s) Ford Explorer or Chevy Blazer. The vehicle is dark in color, possibly green. The vehicle is usually occupied by more than one white male and has a possible decal on the driver's side.

  • Few voice opinions on MW rate hike

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — If Mount Washington residents are concerned about the sewage treatment plant upgrade or the proposed rate hikes planned for this year and next, few have let their voices be heard.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun and city council members were surprised that only five residents attended last Wednesday’s public hearing created to answer questions and address concerns surrounding the $15 million sewer plant expansion.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of March 22

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of March 22:

     

     

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

     

     

    Jefferson County: