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Today's News

  • Tax hike proposed for school system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When members of the Bullitt County Public School Board meet on Monday, they will have to consider a proposed tax increase.

    The proposal will be to increase the tax rate on both real and personal property from 69.4 cents per $100 of assessed property to $71.4 cents.

    On property assessed at $100,000, the tax could go from $694 to $714.

    Public comments will be held at a hearing, set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at the central office. The board will then vote on the new rate.

  • Carryover or no carryover: that is the city’s issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How often does a budget get more discussion after it was passed than during the process?

    In the city of Shepherdsville, town leaders engaged in a discussion recently about whether the new annual budgets should include any carryover amount.

    “That’s wrong,” city attorney Walter Sholar said when he learned that the 2017-18 Shepherdsville budget contained a carryover amount of $0.

  • ‘Trash’ talk to begin again on ordinance, bids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council shall give an opportunity to rebid on the city’s trash collection contract to all companies.

    A special meeting was held Wednesday to select which company would become the city’s next collection provider. However, the council unanimously rejected all bids due to a glitch in the process.

    Council members determined to throw out three bids received due to a technicality in the city’s new ordinance pertaining to trash collection requirement for customers with delinquent bill payments.

  • A Walk Through Downtown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—With Mount Washington’s ever-changing scenery, sometimes it’s nice to take a walk down memory lane.

    Hosted by the Mount Washington Historical Society, over 30 residents joined in on the first-ever walking tour through downtown Mount Washington.

    Led by local historian Bobby Darnell and historical society president Dale Salmon, participants walked Main Street and viewed pictures of the same spots from up to 100 years ago.

  • BBB: Phony Landlords Rent Too-Good-to-Be-True Apartments

      Looking for an apartment? Watch out for this con using the Airbnb name. Phony landlords post photos of too-good-to-be-true rentals and claim the property will be managed by Airbnb. In reality, both the property and the relationship with Airbnb are fake.

    How the Scam Works

  • Lady Eagles off to a hot start

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Scoring five times in the first 20 minutes of the game, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles showed that they are still the class of the 23rd District on Monday as they rolled past Bullitt Central 10-0.

    In fact, North Bullitt rolled through everyone during the first week of the season. Besides defeating the Lady Cougars, the green and gold also mauled Ballard 8-0 and Butler 9-3. That doesn’t even count a game against Fern Creek in which North Bullitt was up 6-0 just 22 minutes into the contest before heavy rains stopped the game.

  • MW buys vacant building in its business park

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— One important portion of the Mount Washington Community Park is officially ahead of schedule thanks to a recent purchase made by the Mount Washington City Council.

    The council motioned to approve the $600,000 purchase of a building located at 131 Gardiner Court. United Construction previously used the building.

    According to mayor Barry Armstrong, the building will be used as the park’s operations and management building in lieu of having to build their own.

  • Shawn Pickett familiar face as new MWMS principal

     Having spent his entire professional career (26 years) at Mt. Washington Middle School, Shawn Pickett is now the top General following the retirement of longtime administrator Dr. Denise Allen.

    “I am extremely honored to be the principal,” he said. “It’s been a lifelong goal to lead such a wonderful school.”

    On Aug. 9, Pickett greeted returning students in his new role. Despite feeling comfortable in his hometown setting, it was a different opening day.

  • League fights through weather issues to open season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Friday Night Lights!

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Both Bullitt Central and North Bullitt will be at home this Friday night while Bullitt East heads out on the road.

    Bullitt Central will get to face one of the top players in the area on Friday when Spencer County and senior running back/defensive back Kadin Smith, who has already committed to Purdue, comes to town. Smith carried the ball 16 times for 276 yards as he scored four touchdowns as the Bears mauled Bardstown 36-14 last Friday.

    Spencer County has beaten the Cougars each of the past two seasons.