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Today's News

  • Cities get high rankings in surveys

     HILLVIEW - Several local municipalities scored well in a pair of on-line analysis studies.

    And, the city of Hillview captured to top spot in one survey naming it the best in Kentucky for homeownership.

    NerdWallet looked a cities with over 5,000 people and a total of 82 municipalities were part of the study.

    In its study, NerdWallet looked at three areas:

    *Are homes available?

    *Can you afford to live there?

    *Is the area growing?

  • Amazon adds 500 full-time jobs to Shepherdsville operations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The jobs creation train continues on a steady track in the city of Shepherdsville.

    On Monday, officials with Amazon announced that 500 new full-time positions would be created at its Shepherdsville fulfillment facilities off Cedar Grove Road.

    The hirings are due to a need to meet growing customer demand.

    The jobs will offer competitive wages, as well as a sound benefits package.

  • School employees to see 2.5 percent increase in salaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will receive pay raises in the coming year.

    And, for some educators, there will be extra pay for duties they have already been doing.

    Mandated and funded by the state of Kentucky to provide a 1 percent increase, Bullitt County Public School Board approved an additional 1.5 percent increase.

    This will cover all certified and classified employees, according to superintendent Keith Davis.

    This is in addition to any step increases teachers will receive.

  • Mayor gets to break tie vote on new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By the skin of its teeth, the Shepherdsville city budget passed.

    A split vote by the city council was broken by Mayor Scott Ellis’ approval vote, putting the budget ordinance into place for the 2014-15 fiscal year beginning July 1.

    The council hosted special budget workshop meetings in April with leaders of various city agencies to determine individual budgets. By the night of the second reading and vote, however, not all council members were pleased.

  • Best of Paul Coyle

     This Coyle's Corner, originally published June 30, 2010, was a classic Coyle tongue-and-cheek look at politics in the media, focusing on an Independence Day visit by Rand Paul to Bullitt County.

    The Pioneer News wishes everyone a fun and safe Independence Day weekend and holiday.

  • What will the final six months bring to county?

     At the first of each year, people like to prognosticate on what will happen for the new year.

    Sometimes those predictions are accurate. Sometimes they are not.

    Now that we’ve cut out the first six months of 2014, maybe we can sharpen our scope and see what happens for the final half-dozen months.

    First, we have the election fields narrowed down with a flurry of primary races decided in May.

    It was the first time there were more Republican primary races than Democratic contests in Bullitt County history.

  • Funds run out for dead animal removal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The service is so good that the money has run out for a few months.

    The Bullitt County Conservation District has received $5,000 in grant money every year for the dead animal removal program.

    However, in the past year, the program has been so needed that the grant has been spent - as well as $2,000 from the conservation funds.

    Because of the lack of funds, the dead animal removal program ceased on July 1. 

    Anyone needing those services through Bluegrass Recycling will be responsible for their own costs.

  • Former Teamsters president indicted for embezzlement, fraud

     LOUISVILLE, KY - A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Jerry Thomas Vincent, Jr., age 53, of Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County, on charges of embezzling labor union funds, illegal labor union loans, and criminal recordkeeping violations, David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JULY 2014

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - July 2014:

     

    HOLIDAYS

    4

    4TH OF JULY – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED - FRIDAY

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Convicted felon admits guilt in armed robberies

     The second day of testimony in the jury trial of Troy Lamont Gaines, Jr. ended today, with the defendant’s admission of guilt to the armed robbery of eleven area convenient stores and fast food restaurants in December, 2012 and January, 2013, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.