• Fox Chase to consider budget at next meeting set for May 8

     FOX CHASE - There was more excitement prior to the Fox Chase April council meeting than during it.

    Council member Mike Higgins was selected to run the meeting in place of mayor Owen Taylor, who was absent due to illness.

    Higgins said Taylor called him an hour before the meeting, noting physical ailments and requesting a ride to the emergency room. Higgins added that Taylor was fine, but was unable to attend the meeting.

  • LJ moving forward with new curfew

     LEBANON JUNCTION— In a day where mom rarely cares if her child is home by the time the streetlights come on, the Lebanon Junction City Council is doing what it can to ensure any child is somewhere safe come nightfall.

    An ordinance was read for the first time establishing a curfew and imposing a penalty for violators and their guardians.

  • Second forum brings different responses

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The community center was packed as the second of four political forums was held on Thursday evening.

    Candidates from various races were on stage at the Lebanon Junction Community Center to field questions in a forum sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.



    For the second time in as many weeks, incumbent Melanie Roberts and challenger Jerry Summers told voters why they should be the next county judge/executive.

  • Lynn purchased by Midwest native

     HILLVIEW -- Ed Graves, a Midwest native and Army veteran, recently became the new owner of Lynn Moving and Storage in Louisville with the approval of the Department of Defense.

  • Truck terminal looks to add perk for new trainees

     HILLVIEW — Looking for ways outside the conventional “box” to lure individuals into the truck driving profession, a company has been approved for a new incentive.

    Summitt Trucking, which bought an existing driving school last fall, will soon be offering lodging for individuals participating in the training courses.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional-use permit to allow up to 24 rooms of the old Brooks Elementary School to be used for lodging.

  • Shepherdsville to reuse gates as part of ‘welcome to city’ signage

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s hard to throw away a good piece of gate.

    So, two gates which were used at the Frank E. Simon Park will be repurposed as entrance signs.

    Shepherdsville council member Lisa Carter unveiled a plan to use the two security gates which were rammed at the park as “welcome” to the city on Highway 44 West and Highway 61 South.

    The council approved spending up to $3,500 on the sign project.

  • Local groups receive tourism grant funds

      SHEPHERDSVILLE— If it helps bring tourists to the county, chances are there is money to support it.

    The annual Bullitt County Tourism and Convention Commission’s grant committee has announced its awards for 2018.

    The grant committee consists of commission members Gina Carnell, Scott Turner and Jay Patel, as well as tourism director Troy Beam.

    Of the requested $16,500, the committee awarded $13,000, leaving $1,500 in the annual budget for projects that may come up later in the year.

  • Waters not smooth on swimming facility; funding still studied

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—The survey has been taken and the numbers have been crunched but not everyone is in agreement with an indoor aquatic center.

    Resident Geneva Mahoney stated her stance to the aquatic center committee quite bluntly:

    “I will do whatever it takes to stop this from happening,” she told them.

    Mahoney argued that, if the Bullitt County YMCA wanted an indoor aquatic center, then it should be the one to pay for it. The county’s money should go into repairing the three pools the county already has.

  • One-stop LabCorp opens in Hillview

      HILLVIEW - LabCorp, a company specializing in medical lavatory tests and servies, opened its newest location in Hillview.

    It is located at 170 Dr. Arla Way, Suite 4, within the Bullitt County Family Practitioners facility.

    LabCorp provides esoteric testing, genomics, clinical and anatomic pathology, according to regional manager Stephen Hale.

  • Pioneer Village police full strength

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department is now fully staffed.

    The city council will now help the full staff patrol streets with a new cruiser.

    The council authorized police chief D.J. Reynolds to order a new 2018 Ford Explorer.

    Reynolds mentioned it would take anywhere from two to three months for the vehicle to be ready for police use.

    Depending on the police package added to the vehicle, the cost to lease it would be anywhere from $5,000 to $6,000 per year.