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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Skate Park Honoring Prescott to open

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.

  • Freedom teacher takes lessons learned to help show new ways to foreign educators

      HEBRON ESTATES - A teacher is a teacher the world over.

    A local educator, hoping to see all teachers find similar success through shared platforms, ideas and resources, travelled to Africa during Spring Break to kickstart that success.

    Freedom Elementary instructor Lauren Vining co-founded and established Pink Elephant, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring and supporting teachers worldwide, especially in disadvantaged communities. 

    “We want to connect all teachers in a global support system,” she said.

  • Good things continue to happen for Bowman Valley restoration

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Patience is a virtue.

    Just ask the committee members working to restore the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The core group has spent over six years trying to preserve and to restore the last schoolhouse for African American students in Bullitt County.

    In the last year, the work has allowed the schoolhouse to be moved from its original location to property next to the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center and it is now secured from the weather.

  • Lithuanian man guilty of warehouse distribution conspiracy

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. –United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a Lithuanian man to a single charge of conspiracy for his role in the theft of interstate shipments from warehouses and distribution facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia.

  • Two pools spruced up; other still in doubt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The waters were calm and there were no signs of storms Tuesday as county officials moved forward in their quest to get at least two of the public pools open for business in May.

  • County seeks crossing safety improvements

     BROOKS -- Residents living near the railroad crossing at Highway 1020 and East Blue Lick Road have become accustomed to emergency lights.

    Over the years, collisions between trains and vehicles have been common.

    Some have resulted in death, as recently as the past month.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell is hoping that more attention will be placed upon crossings throughout the county.

    However, his top priority is the East Blue Lick Road crossing.