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Today's News

  • Public comments sought for Main Street program in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Efforts are feverishly continuing this month to get a portion of Old Bardstown Road classified by the Kentucky Heritage Council as an official Kentucky Main Street.

    Newly appointed Main Street Program Manager Dale Salmon said the deadline for the project’s application is quickly approaching and community involvement is needed before the process can be completed by January’s end.

  • Hebron Estates resident concerned with solicitation ordinance impact

    HEBRON ESTATES - Some Hebron Estates residents have not been happy with door-to-door solicitors visiting their homes.

    Mayor Jerry Clark said one resident had a salesperson physically force himself into her house.

    “Personally, I don’t like people showing up at my house at eight or nine at night,” Clark said.

    The city commission had presented a first reading of a new ordinance to prohibit solicitors from visiting city houses without proper permission.

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  • Reason for the Season

    The Hillview Community Christian Church has traditionally hosted a live nativity scene for the Christmas season.

    This year, Walk To Bethlehem provided thousands of visitors with various scenes, including the live nativity, surrounding the birth of Jesus.

    Despite cold weather, record crowds attended the three-night event.

    See more photos from Thomas Barr on-line at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Waiting is a tough virtue to have

    The waiting game.

    I’ve never been good at it.

    Patience is not a virtue.

    But you learn to adapt in certain situations.

    For example, when a governmental body goes behind closed doors to talk about litigation, potential litigation, what they perceive to be possible litigation, personnel issues, land acquisition and collective bargaining issues.

    And whatever other issues may arise, which aren’t legal but seldom proven.

    The audience has little to do but to mill around, share a few rumors and maybe pick up a tidbit of information.

  • Fox Chase city leaders table vote on solicitation regulations

        FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council feels residents do not want door-to-door solicitors visiting their homes.

        Following initial discussions by the Hillview and Hebron Estates councils, Fox Chase discussed the possibility of a new regulation ordinance during their December council meeting.

        The potential ordinance, copied from the other cities, could require solicitors to acquire a permit from the city to visit individual homes.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 11

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 11:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.  

     

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

  • Snow season

    Winter weather hit the area for the first time in the new decade with substantial snow accumulation and cold temperatures.

    Area snowfall began around 6 a.m. Thursday, leading to the closures of Bullitt County Public Schools and the Bullitt County Health Department.

    Shepherdsville resident Donnie Barr spent the afternoon Thursday sweeping his driveway in anticipation of further bad weather throughout the weekend.

    "I drove my wife to work this morning and it's slick," he said.

  • More restrictions added to Bleemel request

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Local subdivision developers with Paragon Homes will have to wait a bit longer to find out the fate of their contended rezoning request involving 19 acres on Bleemel Lane.

    The Mount Washington City Council was supposed to have a second reading and vote on the request to rezone the tract from agricultural to R-3 residential Dec. 28, but ultimately had another first reading after it was noted that a stipulation had been omitted from the ordinance.

  • Website seeks alcohol opposition as many actions to correct

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - John David Bradshaw was sitting around recently wondering what he could do to help prevent the Shepherdsville City Council from deciding to allow Sunday alcohol sales.

    Being a website creator, Bradshaw quickly jumped into action. Within several hours, www.NoBooze.org was created.

    And Bradshaw is hoping those who didn’t vote in the mock election last month would weigh in on the website.