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Today's News

  • Woman killed in accident on I-65

        HILLVIEW - An accident early Saturday morning left a Bullitt County woman dead and her husband in the hospital.

        According to police, Anthony Abell was driving his pickup truck southbound on Interstate 65 just a mile from the couple’s home.

        The truck went off the road to the right and when Abell tried to get the truck back onto the roadway, the driver lost control and it flipped several times into the median.

  • Belcher files bill on regional sewer panel

    FRANKFORT - Rep. Linda Belcher (D, 49th District) introduced legislation in the Kentucky House of Representatives to authorize the creation of regional wastewater commissions to promote the sharing of costs of wastewater handling and treatment among government entities.

    Belcher introduced similar legislation during the 2009 session.

  • Shepherdsville Elementary peanut butter drive for Haiti

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students and staff at Shepherdsville Elementary are collecting peanut butter in conjunction with Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

        Shepherdsville Family Resource Center coordinator Traci Gould said high protein and non-perishable food items were suggested by a ministry in Haiti that assists with orphanages. The ministry said peanut butter was an ideal choice.

        Classrooms will challenge one another in a friendly competition for the most jars collected.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 18

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 18:

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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.

  • 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.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • 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.