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Today's News

  • Pioneer Village police add three new cruisers to its patrol fleet

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department has three new vehicles thanks to the city council.

    Those vehicles will soon be completed with additional radio equipment and paint. Chief D.J. Reynolds told the council at the December business meeting that the cars could be ready for service by year’s end.

    City clerk Ricki Daniels said the city accepted a vehicle loan from Commonwealth Bank and Trust to finance the vehicles.

    According to Daniels, Commonwealth offered a five-year loan with a 2.27 percent interest rate.

  • MW’s Romine advances in world auctioneer competition

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jay Romine, a resident of Mount Washington, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events on Monday, Jan. 11.

    A total of 28 contestants competed for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the 2016 WLAC at Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky.

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Romine decided to become a livestock auctioneer in Kentucky. 

  • PSC advises caution during winter storm

     FRANKFORT – In anticipation of possible electric outages during a coming winter storm, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    A major storm is expected to bring heavy snow across much of Kentucky, with significant ice accumulations also possible in the southern part of the state. The wintry precipitation, accompanied by strong winds, could bring down trees, limbs and power lines.

  • Felony expungements studied

     While our main responsibility this 60-day session rests with creating the state’s next two-year spending plan, each meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly brings with it a vigorous discussion of issues, both old and new. This 2016 session is no exception.

    For almost 15 years, the legislature has considered expungement legislation. Often, what begins as a youthful mistake for these individuals becomes a life sentence as opportunities for employment, education and housing disappear with the acknowledgement of a past felony conviction.

  • Man indicted for robbery of convenience store

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been charged in the Sept. 30 robbery of a local convenience store.

    Elesasar Morales has been indicted for robbery by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    On that date, the indictment alleges that Morales went into the BP station at the Brooks Road interchange. While there, he used or threatened to use physical force against a woman in the store.

    The action was a way to accomplish the theft of items from the store.

    That is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • SMILE KENTUCKY: Long-running dental care program returns to county

     HILLVIEW - Smiles at five local elementary schools will be brighter this holiday season thanks to the Smile Kentucky! Program.

    Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Crossroads, Freedom, Maryville, Nichols and Roby Elementary received free dental screenings courtesy of the program.

    The Bullitt County students in need of further dental assistance received a free trip to one of two locations. Crossroads, Freedom and Maryville students visit Generations Family Dentistry in Hillview, hosted by owner Dr. Darren Greenwell.

  • Developer believes East Sanders zoning solves major issues

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Stephen Brooks believes he has a solution to a problem created years ago.

    However, residents surrounding his proposed rezoning request near East Sanders Lane feel differently.

    The Mount Washington City Council is expected to make a final decision on the rezoning request of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home at its Jan. 25 meeting.

    A prior developer had plans to have a commercial and residential development off Highway 44 East. Part of the plan was to relocate the dangerous East Sanders Lane intersection.

  • Making the Grade?: School system seeks input from entire staff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do employees of the Bullitt County Public School System think about their district and their bosses?

    Soon, the certified and classified employees will soon have an opportunity to say what they think.

    As a part of the district’s development of a strategic plan, one element that is a part of that package is a survey on issues from the teachers and staff members.

    During its recent work session, superintendent Keith Davis said Patron Insight, located in Kansas, had been selected to conduct the survey.

  • Opponents will get chance to talk about Hardy Lane rezoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- With the ongoing growth in the city of Mount Washington, more and more housing developments are being proposed to help accommodate the newest citizens.

    Landowner and real estate agent Nathan Jones believes a new townhouse development could help provide those who cannot or do not want to own a house a chance to live in a sophisticated home. 

  • Two Fish Ministry getting lot of help to provide meals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -“If you give some of your own food to those who are hungry and to satisfy those who are humble, then your light will rise in the dark.”

    The above Bible verse from the Book of Isaiah holds true for the volunteers at the Two Fish Ministries and the Full Gospel Christian Center, where over 40,000 free meals have been provided to the community over the past eight years.