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Today's News

  • Woman charged with murder in hit-and-run accident

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Pleasure Ridge Park resident has been charged in the death of a 29-year-old Bullitt County man.

  • Bullitt ATC unveils new state-of-art center to help ‘manufacture’ jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a manufacturing crisis in Kentucky.

    While area manufacturing was an $11 billion business in the area, there was a problem.

    Finding skilled and willing workers was difficult and it was putting local manufacturers in dire straits.

    The Bullitt County Public School System, with its mandate to prepare its students for life -- whether it is through college or through a career -- was doing just that.

  • REDISTRICTING: School system looks to maximize facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Maybe the toughest decision made by a school board member is when the topic of redistricting students from one place to another surfaces.

    Due to the growth of the county, especially in the eastern quadrant, Bullitt County Public School Board members will once again have to tackle the redistricting issue.

    While there are major overcrowding issues in the Bullitt East feeder area, the option determined to be the one for recommendation will affect just about every school in the county.

  • REDISTRICTING: Meeting May 16 to let public have its say

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Trying to find a way to best utilize the space available and still using a crystal ball to predict growth over the next 10-20 years has been the task of a committee studying redistricting in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    On Monday, May 16, residents of Bullitt County will have an opportunity to voice their opinion and may give some suggestions on ways to meet the system’s goal.

  • State approves road projects along Highway 480, city loan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With funding in place and a bid secured, construction on the new connector road from Cedar Grove Road to a new I-65 interchange can begin.

    On Monday, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to accept a $3.3 million bid to construct Alpha Way.

    And, on Thursday, the state Economic Development Finance Authority approved a $3.5 million loan to complete the project.

    The Cedar Grove improvement project includes several parts.

  • Hillview settles on fireworks ordinance with $1,000 permit

    HILLVIEW -- After several months of discussion, Hillview officials finally reached a resolution to the issue of fireworks.

    More specifically, the issue of temporary fireworks stands.

    By a 4-2 vote, with councilmembers JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, the council approved its new ordinance.

    The major issue for operators was the $100 per day fee to be charged for a 14-day period.

    While the council listened to the concerns, members did lower the amount required for a permit.

  • New jobs coming to seat firm supplying Ford plant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hoping to secure more manufacturing jobs, the Shepherdsville City Council has agreed to provide incentives for an expansion of an existing facility.

    The council voted 2-0, with two members not voting, to allow 1 percent of the current 1.5 percent occupational tax to be rebated back to Magna Seating of America, which is based in Troy, Mich.

    The company, which is a seat supplier for Ford Motor Co., is located in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

  • Options Unlimited van stolen, suspect sought

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Options Unlimited is seeking the community's assistance in finding an individual who stole a company vehicle.

    Director Willie Byrd said an individual stole a wheelchair-accessible van from the property around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    Byrd contact police and offered a surveillance video that included a man walking around the property for about 30 minutes.

  • Political forum May 5 for primary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s not the main event but rather a preliminary race to set up the battle in the fall general election.

    While many may not realize it, there will be a few races on the May 17 primary election ballot.

    To let the voters get a sense of where the candidates stand on the issues, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will host a special forum on Thursday, May 5.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Bullitt Central High School.

  • Hillview goes forward with financing to settle debt in lawsuit

     HILLVIEW -- The Hillview City Council moved forward with something no one wanted to do but they all knew that they had to do it.

    The council approved Kentucky League of Cities coordinating the $5.5 million bond sale.

    The money will go to pay off the debt of over $15 million.

    In order to generate enough revenue to guarantee the annual bond payments, the city previously increased its insurance premium tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.