Today's News

  • Shepherdsville continues path to getting rid of homes that have become dangerous

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past several years, Bill Holland and his neighbors have watched things going on at a vacant structure on Sixth Avenue.

    Some of the things Holland has seen haven’t been pleasant.

    But, thanks to a new initiative by the Shepherdsville City Council, the property at 240 Sixth Avenue is the fourth structure to be demolished.

    Under the new nuisance abatement ordinance approved by the city council, code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said it has been much easier to remove abandoned property.

  • MW Under-10 All-Stars age well, win with undefeated mark

    FERN CREEK - Heading into last week’s Under-10 Cal Ripken District 2 Tournament hosted by Fern Creek, Mount Washington head coach Norm Terry had a few questions about his team.

    By Saturday night, all of those questions had been answered in a very positive way.

    Mount Washington won the four-team tournament going away, beating Fern Creek 17-5 in the championship game. That win qualified the team for this week’s East Kentucky State Tournament in Lexington.

  • Marking the Fourth

    Residents of the Stoney Ridge subdvision off Cedar Grove Road held their second annual parade in honor of the Fourth of July holiday. There was plenty of participation and even a little food at the end of the walk through the residential streets.

  • Mt. Washington sends zoning back to commission

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s taking more time than expected to get the rezoning of a land parcel approved so a local auto care center can move into town.

    Ken Towery of Ken Towery’s Autocare Supercenter intends to be a part of the booming growth taking place along Bardstown Road in Mount Washington and wants to locate his business on Oakbrooke Court. But his goal of having construction finished by November has been threatened.

  • Young MW teams to state

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A pair of younger Mount Washington All-Star teams reached their district finals on Saturday, but lost. Still, both teams played well enough to advance to East Kentucky State Tournaments this week.

    The Under-8 Mount Washington All-Star team beat Fern Creek Black 7-6 in the loser’s bracket final, but then dropped a tough 8-6 decision to Fern Creek Orange in the championship game on Saturday night.

    Mount Washington was hosting that event.

  • 'Farner Dreams' - What is on your mind?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a perfect world, the ‘Farner Dreams’ would already be a reality.

    Unfortunately, this is far from a perfect world. That is why we all have our dreams. While seeing all of our dreams fulfilled will never happen, it sure does feel good when one of them comes true.

    This third and final installment of the summer ‘Farner Dreams’ series will continue to look at those major items that Bullitt County could use to be a better place in terms of sports and recreation.

  • Budget committee should continue its work year-round

    Bullitt Fiscal Court felt that the upcoming budget would be a difficult one due to the economic shortfalls in several revenue-generating areas.

    While a committee worked on the budget last year, the process incorporated this time around was much better.

    The meetings were planned in advance and members of the public were even invited to attend. Not only is this a better atmosphere, it is also the legal way to conduct committee meetings.

  • Bullitt Lick process works to perfection

    When a reporter from The Pioneer News shows up at a school-based council meeting, it usually isn’t good.

    Not that we wouldn’t like to attend every school’s council meetings but manpower doesn’t allow that to happen.

    When we do, a problem has normally arisen.

    Bullitt Lick Middle tackled a very interesting issue lately - whether it should change its name.

    This could be a very emotional issue both for those who attend the school now and those who have attends since its opening over 30 years ago.

  • Statewide technology seminar comes to county

    HEBRON ESTATES - Technological advancements often coincide with educational improvements.

    Bullitt County did its part to keep pace with those advancements, playing host to Kentucky’s tech-savvy educational leaders.

    The three-day Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference took place at North Bullitt High School.

    The event included Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Todd Leatherman, Executive Director of Consumer Protection with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, as featured speakers.