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Today's News

  • Board members face ethic charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A councilmember who was not informed of actions recently against the mayor of Shepherdsville has filed an ethics complaint against two of her colleagues.

    Gloria Taft, in her second term on the Shepherdsville City Council, filed complaints against Larry Hatfield and Bernard Brown, also councilmembers, on sections of the city’s code of ethics.

    The complaints revolve around alleged events which occurred prior to the Aug. 11 meeting of the Shepherdsville City Council.

  • Injured party says settlement offers made to city

     HILLVIEW -- After considering one last-ditch settlement offer, the Hillview City Council moved forward Thursday by filing for protection through Chapter 9 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    The council unanimously voted on Monday to file bankruptcy, according to the Aug. 19 issue of The Pioneer News.

    But less than 24 hours before a hearing was to be held in Bullitt Circuit Court, councilmembers were meeting once again.

    After meeting 30 minutes in executive session, no action was taken.

  • Amazon brings more the smiles to pair of local elementaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a Brad Paisley or Taylor Swift concert, but the students and teachers at Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary still received a special surprise.

    Corporate employees from Amazon.com fulfilled teacher wish lists and personally delivered items to the schools as part of the company’s Teacher’s Classroom Wishes Come True program.

    The event was a total surprise at each school, with the company secretly working through Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Coordinator Traci Gould to plan individual school assemblies.

  • Contestants sought for annual Farm Bureau youth contest

     We will be holding the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on September 19.

  • Former Louisville pastor charged with viewing child porn

     LOUISVILLE – The former pastor of a Louisville, Kentucky parish was charged by criminal complaint with knowingly accessing with intent to view images of child pornography during 2015, on two computers located in the office and rectory of St. Margaret Mary Parish, located at 7813 Shelbyville, Road in Louisville, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 23

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Hillview files for bankruptcy

     HILLVIEW - Facing a judgment of over $15 million and growing every day, the Hillview City Council voted Monday to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

    But city officials said that residents will not notice any change in the services offered.

    The council unanimously approved the resolution to allow mayor Jim Eadens to sign paperwork required for the federal bankruptcy protection.

    The council also approved retaining DelCotto Law Group to represent Hillview in the Chapter 9 proceedings.

  • Martin Hill bridge slowly making progress

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Early spring rains caused havoc with several bridges and overpasses in the region.

    While much of the attention has been placed on Brownsboro Road’s closure in eastern Jefferson County, a similar situation occurred in western Bullitt County.

    As Brownsboro Road’s dilemma was solved just prior to last week’s opening of school, residents who used to travel Martin Hill Road are also waiting for a solution.

  • Not guilty plea entered for local mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A not guilty plea was entered in Bullitt District Court on the Class B misdemeanor charge against the mayor of Shepherdsville.

    Attorney John Cook entered the not guilty plea on behalf of Scott Ellis, who has been indicted on a single count of solicitation to prostitution.

    The charge is punishable by 90 days in jail, a $250 fine or both.

    Special prosecutor Mark Shouse, an assistant Hardin County Attorney and former assistant Bullitt County Attorney, will be required to release evidence in the case to Cook.

  • Homemakers come together for fun, business

     The Bullitt County Homemakers held their annual meeting recently at the Bullitt County Extension Service in Shepherdsville.

    There was some information discussed, some awards given and plenty of food and fellowship.

    See more photos from Homemaker Day by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.