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  • District to MAP out new way to assess progress

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While no scores were revealed, Lorraine McLaughlin felt pretty good about her performance on a sample test Tuesday evening.

    The member of the Bullitt County Public School Board took a sample of the new Measures of Academic Progress assessment program, which will make its local debut this year.

    Taking a reading exam for those in the 10th grade, McLaughlin laughed that the exam re-introduced her to some old friends, such as Shakespeare and Beowulf.

  • Fifth person charged in counterfeit check scheme

    HILLVIEW - Five individuals have been arrested and the police are searching for another man of interest.

    The individuals are charged for their roles in allegedly writing and passing counterfeit employment checks under the name of Do It All Floor and Wall Covering.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, the agency got a call on Monday from Bullitt County Supermarket on Highway 245 about nine counterfeit checks returned for over $2,000.

    The suspects tried to cash more when they were detained.

  • Hot time in the city

    It was a  hot time in downtown Shepherdsville as the classic cars returned for the second annual Hot River Nights/Blastin’ Down Buckman Street.

    This year’s event went from the park to Buckman Street and classic cars and trucks were lined up and down the main drag.

    Car owners occasionally cruised through the large crowd that gathered.

    Over 150 cars were registered for the event.

    See page A-12 of The Pioneer News for more photos, as well as the photo galleries at www.pioneernews.net.

  • MW may raise payroll tax to fund sewers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Three Mount Washington city councilmen have devised a proposal that could prevent the city’s water and sewer rates from increasing another 17.5 percent in 2010 ee" but it would require a 1 percent hike in the city’s occupational tax and reallocating additional funds from water and sewer tap-on fees.

    Councilmen Dale Walter, Larry Porter and Dennis Griffin all agree there is an alternative way to fund construction of the city’s new $15 million sewage treatment plant other than raising rates again in 2010.

  • Two killed in wreck on I-65

    CLERMONT - Two Casey County men were killed in an early morning accident on Interstate 65.

    According to Deputy Sheriff Carl Trent, a Chevy Trailblazer driven by Jackie R. Luttrell, 29, of Windsor, Ky., was going southbound.

    Just south of the Highway 245 overpass, Luttrell’s vehicle struck the back of a flat-bed tractor trailer carrying construction equipment.

    Luttrell was pronounced dead at the scene by deputy coroner Morris Proffitt.

    Also pronounced dead at the scene was Elijah Akau, 27, of Liberty, Ky. He was in the rear seat behind the driver.

  • Streets dominate Fox Chase discussions

    FOX CHASE - The streets of Fox Chase dominated discussions during the city’s July council meeting.

    Mayor Alice White announced that curb work was ready to begin along Fox Chase Drive during the month of July.

    She said the work’s original starting point was delayed due to inclement weather.

    In June the council accepted a bid from Dirt Design of Shepherdsville to raise the roadway shoulder and add an erosion control mat.

  • Man arrested in act of alleged crime

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A Lawrenceburg man who fell unresponsive after being tasered by Mount Washington police early last week at the scene of a burglary is now in jail on multiple charges.

    Det. Buddy Stump said Daniel E. Meade, 26, of Lawrenceburg is the main suspect in a recent rash of burglaries plaguing the city.

  • Check out what's going on today at the Kentucky State Fair!


    KET Day


    * The Mrs. Wyndall Smith Quilt Award Presentation

    * “Something to Crow About” Rooster Crowing Contest

    * Evan Williams Bourbon Cooking Competition

    * Paid concert: Journey with special guest Heart

    * Free concert: The Commodores


    * 4-H/FFA Youth Dairy Cattle Show ee" Jersey & Holstein

    * Dairy Goat Show ee" Jr. Does

    * 4-H Rabbit Show

    * FFA Awards Program

  • Planners drop impact fees for storm water

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Richard Miles and other developers should be feeling pretty good - even in the tough economy.

    After pleading their case about new impact fees proposed by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission for the federal storm water program, their concerns were heard.

    Originally planning to charge roughly $1,000 an acre for impact fees to handle future storm retention basins issues, the planning commission turned a complete about face just a week later.

  • Rescue at Jim Beam

    CLERMONT - Firefighters rescued a construction worker near the Jim Beam Distillery Wednesday afternoon.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield said firefighters dug the worker out from underneath a collapsed wall near a creek on the Jim Beam property.

    The location of the incident was in a valley off of Highway 245. The area is near the site of a future Jim Beam visitors center.

    A dozen Southeast Bullitt firefighters responded along with Bullitt County EMS units.