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Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 12, 2017

     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.

     

  • Major residential development possible for ‘sod farm’

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Another residential development could be in the works within the city of Mount Washington.

    A rezoning request was presented to the city council for the 229.45 acres, owned by Larry and Carolyn Helm, located at 12462 Highway 44 East, 343 Waterford Road and a parcel along Highway 44 East.

  • MW council overturns P&Z; rezones Bells Mill tract

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Land on the corner of Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 could some day be the home of commercial development.

    The Mount Washington City Council approved the change at the last council meeting, unanimously voting to reject the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s unfavorable recommendation of rezoning of the land from Agriculture to B-2 Business.

    Owner A.C. (Happy) Cahoe requested the zoning change.

  • Cougars frozen out at Covington Catholic

    COVINGTON – On Friday night in the second round of the Class 5-A, Region 2 play-offs, the Bullitt Central Cougars won the coin flip before the start of the game against Covington Catholic.

    Taking on the number one team in the state, a squad ranked even above traditional Kentucky powers like Trinity and St. Xavier, the Cougars had to savor every positive, no matter how small in taking on the Colonels in a game planned in below freezing temperatures in a steady breeze.

  • Over 500 acres may be opened up for new industry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If light industrial customers are looking for a place to relocate, the Shepherdsville City Council just opened up over 530 acres for development.

    The council unanimously voted to rezone 532 acres from Agricultural to Light Industrial around the future interchange on Interstate 65.

    The property could not be developed — other than site work preparing for infrastructure — until bids are let on the interchange, which is just south of the current Exit 116 at Cedar Grove Road.

  • City to have four trash bids to consider

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four bidders hope to gain the sanitation business over the next four years in the city of Shepherdsville.

    And this comes even though the current carrier has filed a lawsuit against the city due to over $150,000 being owed in delinquent payments.

    Shepherdsville City Council members did not make any decision after bids were opened from the four companies.

    A major change made by the city a couple of months ago may have given the current bidders reason to consider providing service.

  • Young Athlete Dies Doing What He Loved

     BELMONT - A Bullitt County native who lived his life to the fullest died last week doing what he loved doing most.

    Nathan Hall, 21, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident during a Motocross training session at a track in Louisiana.

    Family, friends and those in the motocross community are all mourning the loss and hundreds would converge in his hometown to express their sympathies.

    Nate was a Belmont resident, the son of Paul and Tonya Hall, and attended Bullitt Central High School, Bernheim Middle and Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  • Court withholds payments to state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County officials made a deal with the state revenue cabinet and former sheriff David Greenwell to help pay off a debt.

    However, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to withhold payments for the months of September, October and November.

    That $638,860.87 debt was incurred by the sheriff’s office when the system of funding changed.

    As part of the agreement, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to pay $14,000 per month to the state through December 2018, when a final payment of $162,860.87 would be due.

  • Louisville business owner convicted for Food Stamp fraud

     LOUISVILLE – The former owner of a Louisville neighborhood specialty food store was convicted in United States District Court yesterday, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, of Food Stamp fraud, following a four day jury trial announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Championship teams are now decided

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.