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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville looks at request to take over care of Saltwell Drive

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Saltwell Drive has long been a location of potholes, cracks and other issues.

    Although the roadway has received much-needed improvements, the area is still bumpy for some nearby residents.

    Local attorney Tom Givhan owns the Reserves of Thomas Glen apartment complex located off of Saltwell. He announced to the Shepherdsville City Council that Saltwell was now under Housing and Urban Development compliance.

    Givhan inquired about the city accepting the roadway now that its improvement demands have been met.

  • Lawson believes his ability to work on solutions key as magistrate

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the past 30 years, Gary Lawson has been in the tire and automotive business.

  • Public to have chance to vote on favorite artwork

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--When Susan Gardner heard about the ARTfest contest last month she knew instantly she wanted to participate.

    “I’m a big fan of the Bullitt County Public Library,” said the Shepherdsville resident.

    The festival was started this year, said Patrick Yaeger, who works in the outreach department of the library, as a way for the community to display their art while celebrating National Women’s History month.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 24, 2014

     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.

  • New tennis courts at Central get first tests

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In what may appear to be a rebuilding year for some local tennis teams, competitors took to the courts last week despite some trying weather conditions. Just don't try to tell the Bullitt East boys that there is any rebuilding to do.

  • County funds to ensure drug testing, dog will continue

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Through her experience serving as county attorney, Monica Robinson understands that there is a problem with juveniles using drugs.

  • Chargers finish seventh at state archery finals

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Chargers were in the last flight and made a strong run on Monday in the KHSAA State Archery Tournament at on the Commonwealth Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

    Bullitt East was one of 24 teams that qualified for the state finals after they finished first in the Fifth Region Tournament in the middle of February. It was the fifth straight regional power for the red and gold and the second won by the program in KHSAA competition.

  • North Bullitt earns state powerlifting recognition

     HEBRON ESTATES – For the second straight year, North Bullitt hosted the Kentucky State Powerlifting Championships.

    The event was held in the Eagles’ Nest on Saturday, March 8 and it was a good day for the host school as the Eagles came out on top, winning for a second straight year.

    North Bullitt finished with 74 points in the varsity competition and that was ten points better than runner-up Madisonville. St. Xavier was third with 48 points while Carroll County was fourth (20 points) while Trinity was fifth (13).

  • Budget will need lot of work this year

     FRANKFORT -- The top duty of the Kentucky House of Representatives, pass a two-year budget for Kentucky, finally came to fruition this week, some eight weeks after the Governor first proposed a budget plan.

    I, like many of my colleagues, take seriously the responsibility to pass a fiscally sound budget for the citizens of Kentucky.

    While the vote to pass the budget in the House was 53 yeas and 46 nays, it was not without much debate.

  • Don’t try to overthink comprehensive land-use plan

     Over the past quarter-century, The Pioneer News’ editorial page has been filled at least once a year with something to the tune that Bullitt County needs more planning.

    That interest in planning for our future in an organized manner has not changed.

    And that is more than the common thought of planning and zoning land-use decisions.

    Yes, we do need to plan.

    And, yes, the revision of the comprehensive land-use plan, which hasn’t had a thorough study since 1997, is important.