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Today's News

  • Limit on spending dropped; budget to be amended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of months into the new fiscal year, Shepherdsville city officials have made it clear — they are concerned about the budget.

    Councilman Mike Hubbard introduced an ordinance that would require any purchase over $5,000 to have the approval of the town board members.

    That ordinance, which would later be dropped, was a surprise to mayor Curtis Hockenbury.

    Under the plan, nothing would be purchased if it exceeded $5,000 without the city council’s approval.

    That immediately drew concerns.

  • Artistic skills needed to paint MW fire hydrants

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Hydrants in Mount Washington are about to get a little more creative.

    The first annual Hydrant Palooza invites residents to paint their chosen hydrant in creative, quirky and just plain fun ways.

    Orgnized by councilmember Alice Harris, the event was created to help the city celebrate City Government Month, which takes place in September each year.

    Harris said the city hosted a similar event many years ago and that she remembers painting a hydrant during it. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 1, 2017

     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.

     

  • Slight increase in tax rate for Lebanon Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION— To keep a town running, the city has to have money. In order to get that money, tax rates have to be set each year.

    Like most years, this year the real and personal property tax and the motor vehicle tax are set at the highest Lebanon Junction can legally approve them.

    Even with an increase, it will amount to $1 a year on a $100,000 home.

  • Farm and Home Safety Day 2017

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local students learned tips from the experts to be safer citizens at the Farm and Home Safety Day, presented by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, the Bullitt County Conservation District, and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Family Resource Centers at Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, and Roby Elementary, with students from each of the schools participating.

  • KSP charges Meade Co. man with child sex offenses

     VINE GROVE  On September 28, 2017, at approximately 7:29 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested David P. Sayenga Jr., 45, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Sayenga was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • North needs a win Friday over Oldham

     HEBRON ESTATES – It is only the second of five straight district games this week for the North Bullitt Eagles when they travel to Oldham County on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. contest, but the green and gold really need to get a victory this week to stay in the mix for a post-season berth.

    Over the past several seasons, the three Bullitt County teams have competed with South Oldham for the four play-off berths in the six-team Class 5-A, Region 3 division. Oldham County and Nelson County in the past have been on the outside looking in.

  • Short and physical is the forecast for Friday

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Friday night’s 29th renewal of The War could be the shortest on record as both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East have found more success this season keeping the ball on the ground than throwing it around the field.

    Frankly, a short game would make both Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn and Bullitt East head coach Mark Sander plenty happy. Both coaches think defense first and much of the offense is based on what the defense can do.

  • Halfway through youth football season...already

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • BE Marching Band wins grand championship

     The Bullitt East Marching Band was named Grand Champion at the 14th Annual Eagle Classic at Eastern High School on September 16th.

    The band competed against 13 other bands in preliminary competition, including 5 other bands in their class, and placed first overall as well as receiving Best Color Guard and Best Percussion in Class AAAAA.

    Advancing to the finals competition, the Marching Chargers competed against nine other bands and placed first overall receiving the Grand Champion award, winning Best Overall Visual and Best Color Guard.