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Today's News

  • Hillview tax rates will seek slight rise

        HILLVIEW - Tax rates will go up slightly for property owners in the city of Hillview.

        After having a real property tax of 11.45 cents per $100 of assessed value, the Hillview City Council unanimously agreed to take the compensating rate of 11.61 cents.

        As a result, a person with a $100,000 home would see an increase of $2.60 for the new year.

        The city council could have approved a rate of 12.07 cents without fear of voter recall.

  • Families use genealogical event to learn about tracking 'trees'

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a certain pride in knowing your family tree.

    Those interested in sharing or gathering genealogical information met at Ridgway Memorial Library for the second annual Family Fair, presented by the Bullitt County Genealogical Society in conjunction with the Bullitt County History Museum.

    Genealogical Society president Barbara Bailey said all were welcome to attend, not just those with Bullitt County connections. She displayed memorabilia from the history of The Pioneer News, with which her ancestors played a major role.

  • J.D. Shelburne to be in concert at the lake in Bernheim Forest

         CLERMONT - Bernheim’s Concert by the Lake, sponsored by Jim Beam, will rock your evening on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5-9 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheatre on Lake Nevin.

        Local favorites and rising stars J.D. Shelburne and Erica Martin will deliver high-energy rock and country, each with their own exciting personality.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rates to go lower when bills sent out

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Public service companies who pay taxes to the city will find an increase in their tax rates when they receive this year’s tax bills.

    During the City Council’s September regular meeting, members voted unanimously to adopt three ordinances setting 2010 city tax rates on real property, personal property and public service companies.

    The new rate for personal property and public service companies was set at 34 cents on each $100 of value of all taxable property.

  • Hard work pays off as Grace wins driving title

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Don Grace doesn’t play basketball, football, baseball or golf, but he does have a sport - competitive commercial truck driving.

        Since 1999, Grace has competed in four Kentucky Motor Transport Association Truck Driving Championships, giving him the opportunity to exhibit his commercial driving skill.

        Along the way he picked up second- and third-place honors in various categories, but despite his best efforts he never could nab first place.

        That is until this year.

  • Bugs and stuff

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest recently held its annual BugFest weekend.

    A lot of youngsters got a chance to see bugs up close, as well as some other creatures in nature.

    More photos by Stephen Thomas are available in the photo galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • East flashes soccer lightning

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It took three hours to play 50 minutes of soccer last week before the Bullitt East Lady Chargers derailed North Bullitt by a 10-0 score.

    This was quite a turnaround from last season when the two teams tied at 1-1 in the regular season and then played a spirited game in the district tournament that Bullitt East won 1-0.

  • Walking encouraged this Sunday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For three years the Second Sunday Kentucky organization has emphasized family fitness and fun throughout the Commonwealth.

        Each year Bullitt Countians have been offered an opportunity to participate and do something healthy on the second Sunday of October.

        Hoping to grow each year, two Second Sunday locations were hosted in Bullitt last year. This year a third site will be included. Participating Second Sunday locations will be hosted in Hillview, Shepherdsville and Mount Washington.

  • Hebron Estates commissioners keep tax rate same for year

    HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates may collect less tax revenue over the next few years, but local taxes will not be increased.

    Real and personal property tax rate ordinances were approved during the city’s September meeting. Both rates were set at 9.2 cents per $100 of property.

    City attorney Mark Edison noted that the same 9.2 rate was used in 2009.

    With gross and net income down from the previous year, a potential tax rate increase was non-existent. He said staying at 9.2 was the maximum the city could implement without facing a recall vote.

  • School district moves up in race to improve test scores

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Overall, educational leaders in Bullitt County were pleased with the federal No Child Left Behind marks released on Thursday.

        But they said there is so much work to be done to make Bullitt County the best school district in the state that there is really no time to enjoy the progress made.

        In the transition index, a listing of how districts are doing in terms of academic trends following the elimination of the traditional CATS scoring, Bullitt County continued to make major strides.