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Today's News

  • Pioneer Village police stop results in local drug raid

     HEBRON ESTATES -- There is no such thing as a small town any more.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said one of his officers recently made a routine traffic stop.

    The next thing you know, a man is arrested with two warrants outstanding.

    He is also a major drug dealer in the region.

    When stopped, Pioneer Village police seized $3,000 in drugs and another $8,000 in cash.

  • Landlords upset with Hillview’s proposal on rentals

      HILLVIEW -- To have rental properties inspected each time a new tenant moved in sounded like a good idea on the surface.

    But, for those who rent property in the city of Hillview, such an inspection proposal would be a very bad idea.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said his concern is that people will sign the paperwork to rent property and then find out there are internal issues that they didn’t know about.

    Some landlords would take care of the repairs; others would not.

  • Pioneer Village switches garbage collectors for next four years

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Residents in Pioneer Village now know where their trash will be going for the next four years.

    The Pioneer Village City Council approved a four-year bid with Waste Management for trash collection within the city limits from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2020.

    Waste Management was selected over Rumpke, the only other company to submit a bid.

  • City bans smoking in cars with kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Ashley Bratcher was a child, she lived in a smoke-filled home.

  • Hillview looks to annex additional property

     HILLVIEW - Following a consistent barrage of meetings involving heavier issues this year, the Hillview City Council caught a collective breath in May.

    And despite ongoing issues involving bankruptcy debt plans and insurance increases, the city continues to grow.

    The council unanimously approved a proposed annexation ordinance involving 90 acres of unincorporated territory near off of Christman Lane, near Zoneton Road.

  • MW sports complex moving forward in planning stages

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Sports lovers rejoice!

    Designs for the sports complex in Mount Washington are at 90 percent completion.

    Project planner Chad McCormick of Land Design and Development presented an update on the park’s progress.

    The facility plans to include areas for baseball, football, soccer, tennis, basketball and disc golf as well as a couple of playgrounds, a splash park and an amphitheater next to a pond.

  • Lebanon Junction hosts Crusade block party

    Nothing brings people together like helping children and, this year, Lebanon Junction got a head start in the annual Crusade for Children fundraiser with a block party hosted by the fire department.

    Firefighter Mark Shumaker organized the event with the help of donations and volunteers from throughout the city.  The party featured a car show, live entertainment, face painting, snow cones and a bouncy house provided by Vine Hill Baptist Church.

  • Cancer Awareness Day in Hillview

     For the second year, Richard Luce organized a Cancer Awareness Day in Hillview. It featured a model train show, a car show and crafts. Prizes were given away and safety displays from Zoneton Fire were present. Despite a rainy day, a good crowd showed up at the Hillview Community Center to help raise awareness about the battle against cancer.

  • Congratulations to our seniors, best wishes for a bright future

    Dear BCPS Seniors,

    It is now a very short time until graduation day on June 4, and I want to use this space to write to you a little advice. 

    I’m sure you’ve been hearing a lot of it lately and I guarantee you will be hearing a lot more.

    When I spoke to you all during the spring of your 8th grade year, I talked about personal responsibility, making your own choices, about how your family history or financial circumstances need not determine your success. 

  • Part of college planning guide on audio

     FRANKFORT --Parts of two chapters of Getting In, the state’s college planning guide, are now available in audio on the website of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The audio versions include Chapter One and the first part of Chapter Two. Chapter One is a guide to college admissions, while the first part of Chapter Two helps students and parents navigate the financial aid process.