Local News

  • St. Mary purchase will boost Hillview annual budget

        HILLVIEW - The upcoming annual budget for the city of Hillview will take a significant jump for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

        But most of that increase will involve the purchase of the St. Mary Catholic Church property.

        With $1.23 million built into the budget to make the purchase and renovations, the Hillview City Council approved its $3.99 budget for the coming year.

        This compares to the revised budget of $3.1 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

  • Educators need good about MAP

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – One year ago the Bullitt County School Board made the decision to spend approximately $12 a child – or $139,900 – on a learning assessment tool titled Measures of Academic Progress created by the Northwestern Evaluation Association.

        District Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Greg Schultz believes that was money very well spent when it comes to improving individual student learning.


  • County will seek help from summer jobs program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a federal summer jobs program available to put hundreds of young people to work, Bullitt County government hopes to take advantage of the free offer.

        Worknow Kentucky is a federal program for income-eligible young people ages 16-24.

        With a recommendation from the Bullitt County parks board to find some summer assistance for assistant director Ed Etherton, fiscal court members said they were all in favor of seeking help.

  • Civil service to be eliminated for new hires to Hillview Police

        HILLVIEW - The first municipality in Bullitt County to enact a civil service ordinance for its police department may soon drop that plan.

        The Hillview City Council listened Monday as a repeal of its 1985 civil service ordinance was presented. A vote could some during a special meeting, which may be held within the next week or so.

        However, those who are currently employed by the city would continue to be protected under the ordinance.

  • Major roads slated for repairs

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two major roads will receive attention this summer thanks to funds made available through the state’s Rural Secondary program.

        Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District Five of the state transportation cabinet, made the annual presentation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        With the roughly $900,000 available to do work in the county, the state is recommending resurfacing of two major thoroughfares, as well as another on the Spencer County line.

  • Field fire taken under control quickly

        Shepherdsville firefighters were busy on Saturday afternoon battling this field fire off Cedar Grove Road at Buffalo Run Road.

        No one was hurt and the firefighters were able to contain the fire to grass area north of Ridgeview Greenhouse and on what used to be the Buffalo Run golf range.

        The fire may have been sparked by a hay baler that was working in the area.


  • 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.