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Today's News

  • Pioneer Village brothers team up to provide help for homeless

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A pair of local brothers have decided to let others in need know they have their back.

    Brandon Elder and Shawn Mix have organized Backpacks Giving Back, an attempt to raise funds for the purchase of backpacks full of much-needed necessities for homeless individuals.

    “My brother and I talked about wanting to make a difference,” said Elder. “We’re just so blessed with material things.”

  • Hebron Estates residents to see big change in trash

     HEBRON ESTATES - A new contract will lead to a change in trash collection for Hebron Estates residents.

    The city’s current collection contract with Rumpke runs out at the end of September. The city commission accepted bids for a new four-year contract.

    Two bids were received, from Rumpke and Waste Management.

    Rumpke’s bid included a slight rate increase of $12.36 per month for weekly curbside service, with a $3.50 charge for an additional cart rental. No recycling option was offered.

  • Hart Co. man charged with consumer product tampering

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, man was charged, under seal, by grand jury indictment on September 14, 2016, with one count of consumer product tampering, announced United States Attorney, John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Shepherdsville cancels again

      UPDATE (09/20): The Shepherdsville City Council will not host a special Wednesday meeting that was scheduled on Wednesday to replace the postponed special meeting that was originally scheduled for Monday.

    That special meeting was scheduled after the council failed to host a quorum on at its regularly-scheduled meeting on Sept. 13.

    The pupose of the meetings would be to discuss the vacancy of the mayor's seat. The council has 30 days from the time of officially accepting the resignation of former mayor Scott Ellis to fill the void.

  • County to keep its tax same for real property

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s great news for property owners in Bullitt County -- if your assessments did not go up.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court passed a resolution keeping all tax rates the same for the coming year.

    However, in terms of revenue for the county and the services it provides, there will be a drop in revenue when tax bills are collected later this fall.

  • Hillview, MW police earn accreditation

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two local police departments have always felt that they were doing a good job.

    Now, an outside team of evaluators have certified that the Hillview and Mount Washington police departments are, in fact, doing a good job.

    Both the Mount Washington and Hillview police departments received their accreditation in early August at a ceremony in Bowling Green.

  • Easement maintenance woes in Hunters Hollow

        HUNTERS HOLLOW – The Hunters Hollow City Commission has dealt with more than its share of ditch and drainage issues in the past.
        Recent issues have included a failed sewage treatment plant, as well as back flow issues at various residences.
        Though some of the problems involve events that the commission or residents may not be able to control, there are certain things residents can do to assist with drainage flow.

  • Federal student loans offers deferments

     If you are having trouble repaying your Federal Stafford Loans, you may be able to take advantage of a deferment, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    A deferment lets you postpone paying your loans if you meet certain criteria. You can get a deferment if you are:

    *Still in college at least half time.

    *In a rehabilitation training program.

    *Unemployed.

    *Having economic hardship.

    * In the military.

  • Thank goodness for the ‘mercy’ rule in BE rout

        BARDSTOWN -- The only group that may have been unhappy with Bullitt East’s 69-0 victory over the Nelson County Cardinals was the school’s cheerleading team.
        The score meant that the cheer squad had to do 376 jumping jacks -- one for each point scored by the Chargers.
        On the field, head coach Mark Sander has been getting the feeling that his young squad and the new coaching staff are starting to put it all together.

  • Eagles make just enough big plays to halt BC

        HEBRON ESTATES – Coming up big on defense, including stopping Bullitt Central three times on fourth down inside their own 25-yard line over the final 16 minutes of the game, the North Bullitt Eagles held on Friday to beat the Cougars 21-14 in the 41st renewal of The Game.