en Public invited to view ‘new’ Mt. Washington Elem. Sunday <img src="" alt="School board chairperson Debby Atherton and central office staff were led on a sneak preview" title="School board chairperson Debby Atherton and central office staff were led on a sneak preview" align="left" hspace="6" width="153" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &mdash; After braving renovations for 16 months, Mount Washington Elementary School is ready to show off what they&rsquo;re made of.</p> <p> According to Principal Terri Lewis, one of the largest changes visitors will see is the enclosed floor plan.</p> Pioneer Village in store for new location of storage units <img src="" alt="Mayor Gary Hatcher and Darlene Herps" title="Mayor Gary Hatcher and Darlene Herps" align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;PIONEER VILLAGE - While police continue to investigate recent thefts at a local storage facility, future units could be on their way to Pioneer Village.</p> <p> City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a proposed rezoning ordinance for 6.5 acres of property located off John Harper Highway from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business.</p> New Hope looking for new facility in Bullitt <img src="" alt="Guest speaker Jeffrey Dean and board members" title="Guest speaker Jeffrey Dean and board members" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE&mdash;A big move will bring big advances for local pregnant women. For four and a half years, A New Hope Pregnancy Center has worked diligently out of a formerly foreclosed house to bring pregnancy resources to those who asked for it. This spring, the organization will move to a spot in the Cedar Grove Center off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.</p> State Police investigating local death <p> <em>&nbsp;The following is a statement released by the Kentucky State Police Thursday morning, Jan. 19:</em></p> <p> Kentucky State Police Post 04 Trooper/Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Bullitt County.</p> <p> On January 18, 2017 at approximately 11:24 PM EST, the Shepherdsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Landmark Ct. in Shepherdsville.</p> <p> Shortly after, Shepherdsville Police Officer Matthew Johnson saw a man matching the description that was given, walking in the vicinity of the initial call.</p> Bullitt EDA to expand efforts to bring message to potential developers <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- John Snider can&rsquo;t go across the country promoting the virtues of economic development in Bullitt County.</p> <p> But, he can be part of the bigger picture.</p> <p> Having attended about half of the 16 trips with Kentucky United, Snider would like to have the opportunity to have an even bigger role in 2017.</p> <p> And the members of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority agree.</p> <p> Previously committing $6,250 to Kentucky United, the board approved spending up to $8,400 for Snider to attend more trips.</p> STEM students get to display ‘eggsiting’ experience to public <img src="" alt="Hebron’s Maraya Brush and Shelby Koch look at their egg carrier" title="Hebron’s Maraya Brush and Shelby Koch look at their egg carrier" align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County Public Schools students received an opportunity to branch out and come out of their shells thanks to a new STEM challenge at the 2017 District Science Fair.</p> <p> The district hosted its first district-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge at Hebron Middle School for teams of students from BCPS middle and high schools.</p> Council jumps into budget questions <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &mdash; In their first meeting, council members in Shepherdsville jumped right into several budget issues.</p> <p> Most importantly, council members wanted answers.</p> <p> Bob Ryan, the city&rsquo;s watchdog on the finances, was in the firing line of questions.</p> <p> Mike Hubbard inquired about the city&rsquo;s financial ability to handle insurance coverage to council members.</p> <p> By law, council members are eligible to be covered by the city&rsquo;s insurance policies.</p> Smoking ban in cars may be repealed <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The ordinance which held occupants responsible if they were smoking with a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle could be in jeopardy.</p> <p> Stacy Dawson Cline, in her first meeting back on the Shepherdsville City Council, asked whether the ordinance passed over the summer could be repealed.</p> <p> City attorney Walter Sholar said that all he needs is direction from the council and one of the six must sponsor the ordinance.</p> <p> Cline said she would request Sholar look at repealing the ordinance.</p>