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Today's News

  • Sanitation district will raise rates for ‘18

     HILLVIEW -- It can and it will.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation District earned the ability to impose up to a 12 percent annual rate increase.

    This was allowed by Bullitt Fiscal Court, which still has the right to review the request but has no power to stop it if it exceeds the 12 percent rate.

    At its recent meeting, the sanitation board voted 2-0 to increase the rates 12 percent for a second straight year. The increase will be effective in February.

  • Senior center gets a boost from fiscal court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Myrtle Holthouser likes her visits to the Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens facility in Shepherdsville.

    However, with shrinking funds in the community action agency’s budget, providing transportation services to and from the facility could be in jeopardy.

    A recent plea in The Pioneer News may have resulted in some assistance.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved $1,500 for each of the next two months with a possible $10,000 commitment for the rest of its fiscal year.

  • Schools may be out on Feb. 20 for election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-- When elections are held, Kevin Mooney has access to the schools.

    However, with a special election for the 49th District set for Feb. 20, Mooney was faced with the dilemma -- school was set to be in session.

    Relief may be in sight.

    The Bullitt County Public School will meet tonight at 6 p.m. and one topic will be to shut down classes on that date.

    But it appears there will be no choice but to close classes.

  • Harris becomes treasurer; Maddox on MW council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— As the year comes to an end, so does a long-term councilmember’s reign.

    After a total of 12 years, councilmember Alice Harris has left the town board to become a more permanent member of the municipal government.

    Harris officially resigned after the last regular council meeting to accept a position as the new city treasurer.

    Former treasurer Peggy Brinkman recently retired.

  • Bible Reading Marathon

     The beginning of the year 2018 began with an event of biblical proportions in Bullitt County. The Shepherdsville Government Center hosted a Bible Reading Marathon, part of the Kentucky 120 challenge, with a goal of a similar event in all 120 Kentucky counties.

    Coordinator Depp Rasner said many volunteers from various churches, as well as intrigued individuals, were scheduled to participate. He said everyone was welcome to show up, sign in, and take a turn reading.

  • BC’s Ijames signs with IUS to continue baseball career

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sometimes when it comes to picking a college destination who you know can be an important point.

    That was the case with Bullitt Central senior Garrison Ijames when he selected Indiana University Southeast in New Albany as his college choice. Recently it all became official with the powerful NAIA program when Ijames signed all the necessary paperwork in a ceremony in the Bullitt Central Media Center.

  • Local Farm Bureau earns Gold Star Awards

     Bullitt County Farm Bureau earned numerous Gold Star Awards during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual meeting.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state's largest general farm organization.

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Calvary Christian honors city servants

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—A local congregation set out to ensure city servants knew their dedication was appreciated this holiday season.

    The elders at Calvary Christian Church, located at 11829 Highway 44 East, decided in November they wanted to do something to thank the police officers and firefighters that serve the city of Mount Washington every day.

  • East makes field for next week’s boys’ LIT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament announced shrinking the event field from 20 to 16 teams and after being ranked 14th in the original SETH rankings, the format used for selecting the 16 teams, the Bullitt East Chargers easily made the field in the final call, earning the number ten seed.

    With the seed, Bullitt East will play the final game of the first-round when they take on seventh-seeded Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8:15 p.m. at Valley High School.

  • James Collings -- sheriff, hardware dealer

     The Collings came from Virginia and settled in Kentucky.  James Collings’s grandfather was Abner Collings.  

    Abner was born in 1805 in Virginia or Kentucky.  Abner married Harriett Simmons in 1830 in Bullitt County, Kentucky when he was 25 years old. Harriett was born in 1805 in Virginia or Kentucky.  Abner and Harriett had four children.  They were Mary Jane, William Sanford, Benjamin Franklin and Maria Collings.