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Today's News

  • Hebron Estates residents to see big change in trash

     HEBRON ESTATES - A new contract will lead to a change in trash collection for Hebron Estates residents.

    The city’s current collection contract with Rumpke runs out at the end of September. The city commission accepted bids for a new four-year contract.

    Two bids were received, from Rumpke and Waste Management.

    Rumpke’s bid included a slight rate increase of $12.36 per month for weekly curbside service, with a $3.50 charge for an additional cart rental. No recycling option was offered.

  • County to keep its tax same for real property

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s great news for property owners in Bullitt County -- if your assessments did not go up.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court passed a resolution keeping all tax rates the same for the coming year.

    However, in terms of revenue for the county and the services it provides, there will be a drop in revenue when tax bills are collected later this fall.

  • Hillview, MW police earn accreditation

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two local police departments have always felt that they were doing a good job.

    Now, an outside team of evaluators have certified that the Hillview and Mount Washington police departments are, in fact, doing a good job.

    Both the Mount Washington and Hillview police departments received their accreditation in early August at a ceremony in Bowling Green.

  • Easement maintenance woes in Hunters Hollow

        HUNTERS HOLLOW – The Hunters Hollow City Commission has dealt with more than its share of ditch and drainage issues in the past.
        Recent issues have included a failed sewage treatment plant, as well as back flow issues at various residences.
        Though some of the problems involve events that the commission or residents may not be able to control, there are certain things residents can do to assist with drainage flow.

  • Federal student loans offers deferments

     If you are having trouble repaying your Federal Stafford Loans, you may be able to take advantage of a deferment, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    A deferment lets you postpone paying your loans if you meet certain criteria. You can get a deferment if you are:

    *Still in college at least half time.

    *In a rehabilitation training program.

    *Unemployed.

    *Having economic hardship.

    * In the military.

  • Tracking the start of autumn

     CLERMONT — Retired Mount Washington postman Tom Greenwell is using his days in retirement to the fullest. On Sept. 22, the first day of autumn, Greenwell set up a “Dome of Eighths” statue at Bernheim Forest to help show the autumnal equinox. The statue is one of Greenwell’s creations.

    At every half hour, he used sidewalk chalk to mark where the middle circle in the statue reflected onto the concrete padding underneath.

  • THE WAR!! - Again! So much on the line in a big game

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There will be no shortage of important things to play for on Friday when Bullitt East rolls into Shepherdsville for the 28th renewal with Bullitt Central of The War.

    Of course, the simple fact that it is Bullitt East against Bullitt Central will bring emotions boiling to the surface. The Chargers have a 19-8 lead in the series. During one stretch, the red and gold won ten straight meetings. Now, over the past nine seasons, the Chargers have only a 5-4 edge.

  • NB set for homecoming Friday

     HEBRON ESTATES – It will be Football Homecoming 2016 at North Bullitt on Friday as the Eagles play host to Class 5-A, District 3 rival Oldham County.

    Every high school football coach wants his plays to enjoy the events leading up to Friday night, but they all worry that a lack of focus can derail big things.

    North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings said he just had one simple message for his team on that topic early this week.

  • Youth football squads pass midway mark

     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.

  • Strategies for taking a youth hunting

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky offers youth hunters an assortment of special seasons in the fall and winter months.

    In the mind of a young hunter making the transition from observer to participant, these opportunities to hunt deer, elk, furbearers, small game and waterfowl are milestones never to be forgotten. As such, adult mentors know it falls on their shoulders to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience that leaves their young companion wanting to return to the field another day. It can be a lot of pressure.