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Today's News

  • MW balances new budget, still has pay increases

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When city council members were recently presented with a $3.5 million General Fund budget for the upcoming 2010-1011 fiscal year, it may have appeared there wasn’t much room for change.

        But after city officials heard from department heads and juggled some numbers during a recent budget meeting, they managed to not only produce a balanced budget and keep most department funding intact, they also doubled street maintenance funding and increased city employee pay raises from 3 percent to 5 percent.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 28:

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    No interstate lane closures July 2-4, 2010 due to the Independence Day Holiday

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road):  Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) due to bridge replacement.  Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Car hits MW home; Mother and son injured

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A six-year-old boy and his mother were injured Wednesday morning after crashing into a home on Bardstown Road.

        The incident occurred at 8:07 a.m. according to Mount Washington police officer Rebecca Troutman.

        Troutman said the mother had dropped one of her children off at Bluegrass Academy Childcare on Apollo Drive prior to the accident.

  • Henry Mattingly honored for special role as hero during the Civil War at Jonesboro

        LEBANON JUNCTION - It was late summer, 1864 near the end of the Civil War.

        The Union army had pushed the Confederacy to Georgia and General William Sherman was set on capturing Atlanta. With cavalry and artillery, Sherman assaulted the city, but to no avail.

        Failing to secure Atlanta, he set his sights on the Macon and Western Railroad, which Confederate troops in northern Georgia had heavily depended upon for supplies.

  • Avoid moving scams this summer

    May is National Moving Month, the start of the busiest time of the year for changing residences. More than 37 million

    Americans - or about 13 percent - move to a different home every year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau

    statistics. 

     

    Unfortunately, every year, BBB receives extremely serious complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and sometimes unlicensed moving companies. BBB received more than 8,400 complaints against movers in 2009.

  • MW youngster part of national television program

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For a beauty pageant veteran like seven-year-old Chloe Billings, bright lights and cameras seemed like a logical next step in her quest for childhood pageant fame.

    The Mount Washington Elementary School student is familiar with makeup sessions, dress fittings and on-stage appearances.

  • New prescription disposal box located in sheriff's department

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, to provide Bullitt County residents with an option for properly disposing of prescription medications.        

  • Plenty of stories told as Nichols celebrates 50th

        NICHOLS - During the past year the Nichols Elementary School building underwent substantial physical improvements.

        A special ceremony hosted by the school became a personal upgrade for the entire Nichols community.

        More than 500 visitors attended the Nichols School’s 50th anniversary celebration, sharing memories, yearbook photos and smiles.

        Nichols students participated in the event by roaming the school hallways with cameras and clipboards to interview guests.

  • Overdale students have outside classroom

    HILLVIEW - Overdale Elementary students will soon benefit from a newly established outdoor classroom.

    The school was the 2009 recipient of the $5,000 Science Teaching Excellence grant provided by Amgen, a biotechnology company.

    Fifth grade instructor Brian DiEnno acquired the grant. He said the school would wait until the new Overdale facility was completed before implementing grant funding toward the classroom.

  • A unique Derby in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The chill in the air and recent rains haven't chased away the multitudes at Mike Farner Downs for the annual Bullitt County Derby.

        Part of the large crowd is credited to the pre-race card, including primary races featuring enormous fields. Those results will appear in a later edition of The Pioneer News.