Today's News

  • Pioneer Village tax rate will inch up slightly this year

    PIONEER VILLAGE - When does it become necessary for a city to raise taxes?

    No one ever wants to, but members of the Pioneer Village City Council are responsible for setting the annual rates.

    Real property tax rates were increased this year, albeit slightly.

    City attorney Mark Edison said last year’s real property tax rate was set at 12.65 cents per $100 of property.

  • Resident ready to fly with new use of property acquired by Pioneer Village

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It remains unknown whether or not a Pioneer Village resident’s idea will fly with the city council.

    And with a recent drone shooting over a neighboring city, it’s uncertain as to whether or not the council will shoot down the proposal.

    In recent months Pioneer Village officials purchased acreage located adjacent to Becknell Hall, where the city offices and police headquarters are located.

  • Wall Street Park will be busy as annual festival set for Leb. Junction

    Fall into autumn this weekend at the 2015 Wall Street Park Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    Warm up your Friday night with a chili cook-off at the fire department from 5-6. Afterwards, enjoy a musical performance by “Smoke” from 7-11. while the kids bounce for $10 in the inflatables sponsored by S.O. Construction and the Wall Street Park.

  • Offenses rule and so does Spencer County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Is the glass half full or half empty?

    Is it good offense or bad defense?

    There was plenty of that to mull over in the aftermath of one of the highest producing offensive high school football games in Kentucky history on Friday, a game that Spencer County won 77-42 over Bullitt Central despite the Bears throwing just two passes.

    In the end, the two offensive juggernauts combined for 1,338 yards of total offense. Spencer County set a new state record with 734 yards on the ground.

  • Third quarter sinks BE’s hopes for upset victory

     SHELBYVILLE – Inconsistency continues to consistently haunt the Bullitt East Chargers this season.

    After battling undefeated Shelby County to a 7-7 tie at halftime, the Chargers turned the ball over three times in the third quarter, allowing the Rockets to score four times on drives of less than 30 yards. That was more than Bullitt East could overcome as Shelby County recorded a 35-7 win.

    The loss dropped Bullitt East to 0-5 entering district play this week when they take on visiting Nelson County. The Friday night game will also be homecoming.

  • Good Knight for King James, Eagles

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The worst thing that could have happened to the Marion County Knights happened.

    North Bullitt got beat pretty handily by an undefeated Shelby County team the prior Friday night.

    The second worst thing to happen was that Eagle senior Logan James was back to nearly 100 percent after being injured the previous two games.

    Combine those two things, along with the excitement of a big homecoming crowd, North Bullitt sailed to an easy 40-6.

  • Ethic charges dismissed against men

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than an hour, a three-member tribunal unanimously voted to dismiss allegations of ethical misconduct by two Shepherdsville city councilmembers.

    On Tuesday evening, the Shepherdsville Merit Board dismissed charges against Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown.

    The allegations were brought by fellow councilmember Gloria Taft after events surrounding an Aug. 11 meeting of the city council.

    “It was the only thing we could do,” board chairman Jamie Weck said after the decision. “There was nothing.”

  • Whicker back to work with lessons learned from attack

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Pleasant Grove Elementary principal Melissa Whicker felt tightness in her chest as she walked across the parking lot in May, she assumed she had pulled a muscle coughing during a recent sinus infection.

    When she had the doctor’s check for her on Friday, they gave her the all clear.

    It wasn’t until she was watching TV with her husband and son Saturday night that she realized what was going on.

  • SE Bullitt ISO improvements could help on insurance costs

     CLERMONT -- With all the negative things surrounding the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, there might be a silver lining.

    And that silver lining could provide a bit more green in the pockets of property owners in the fire tax district.

    Southeast Bullitt became the third fire department to see a reduction in the International Standards Organization (ISO) classification rating.

    By virtue of going from a Class 6 to a Class 4, property owners in the district could see a reduction in their insurance premiums.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 21

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.