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Today's News

  • Zappos helps make getting back to school little easier for local families

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some Shepherdsville Elementary students took a confident step into school this year in their new shoes.

    Zappos.com’s second annual Back to School Supply Drive featured two pairs of suitable school shoes for 25 Shepherdsville students, along with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

    Stefanie Walls, a solutions supervisor with Zappos.com, said employees and customers funded all Supply Drive donations.

    “Each customer received a 10 percent discount on a purchase if they brought in school supplies,” Walls said.

  • School tax rate to rise on next bill

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County taxpayers will be contributing a few extra dollars to the coffers of the public school system when bills are sent out this fall.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved the increase allowed to generate 4 percent more revenue than the previous year.

    The real property tax, which includes a “double nickel” for construction projects only, will go from 52.3 cents per $100 of assessed property to 52.9 cents.

    In other words, a $100,000 home would see a $6 annual increase from $523 to $529.

  • Time running out for water subsidy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since merging with the Kentucky Turnpike Water District in September 2000, Louisville Water Co. has had an aggressive goal.

    The goal was to provide service to all areas of Bullitt County, excluding those being served by the cities of Mount Washington and Lebanon Junction.

    With two years left on the plan, the list of unserved roads is quickly vanishing.

    But to serve those roads, there must be a desire of residents to hook up to service and the financial subsidies offered to lower the cost will also go away in two years.

  • Grice likes his fit into role as principal at Little Flock school

    PIONEER VILLAGE — There is a new principal at Little Flock Christian Academy and he wants to raise the bar in academics and accountability.

    South Louisville native Rick Grice was hired in June in place of former principal Brian Trees.

    Grice comes to the private Christian school with 11 years experience as a biology teacher in Hardin County Schools and most recently served as Beth Haven Christian School’s headmaster for two years. He holds a master’s degree in teaching.

  • Mullins selected to be in national program

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Anthony and Jennifer Mullins of Mount Washington are proud to announce that their son Chris has been selected, due to his academic performance, to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C. this fall.

    This accomplishment is afforded to less than 1 percent of all high school students in the nation.

  • THE PIONEER NEWS WARNS OF AD SCAMS

    The Pioneer News warns that an unidentified business not affiliated with the newspaper is contacting businesses that advertised in last year's Bullitt County Directory.

    The newspaper's advertising department learned Tuesday morning that the scam was contacting other businesses that advertised in a previous directory. The scam includes requesting ad renewals for the upcoming directory, asking businesses to pay immediately via credit card.

  • County banks on change for fiscal accounts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It probably won’t come to the surprise of many that Bullitt County government will change its financial institution.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to change its banking services from First Federal Savings Bank to PBI Bank.

    This comes as a lawsuit has been filed by fiscal court against First Federal in the cyber-theft of over $400,000 in June. The county was able to recover over $100,000 in funds that had not been accessed by the various fraudulent accounts and another $160,000 from its insurance carrier.

  • Special CASA supporter

    Patrick Henry Hughes was the special guest singer at the second annual Summer’s Night Out dinner and concert.

    The nationally-known singer brought his special music to Paroquet Springs as part of a fund-raiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

    Hughes is a senior at the University of Louisville.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Hebron Estates expects traffic woes will speed up as school year begins

    HEBRON ESTATES - Things have been slow over the summer for the two sheriff’s deputies contracted to patrol the streets of Hebron Estates.

    But, with the Aug. 11 opening of the school year, Det. Mike Cook and deputy Leroy Lerding expect the pace to pick up.

    Lerding said he would meet with North Bullitt High officials to have them notify students that there will be a zero tolerance to speeding in the city.

    East Hebron Lane and Burkland Boulevard are traditionally the prime trouble areas for speeders.