Today's News

  • Pioneer Village raises rate to offset assessment

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Cities throughout the county are facing a common problem - decreasing real estate values, especially when homestead exemptions are taken out for older residents.

    In the city of Pioneer Village, the adjusted assessments on real estate dropped over $1.4 million for the current year.

    Pioneer Village city officials opted to take the compensating rate on real property as a way to generate about the same revenue as a year ago.

  • Same team, better results for Rockets

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers will go from the frying pan into the fire on Friday as the tough early season slate for the red and gold takes them to Shelbyville to take on Shelby County.

    While the two schools have scrimmaged at times in the past in football and often play each other in other sports, this will be the first meeting between the two schools on the football field.

  • Masonic Lodge hosts MW fall festival Saturday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The Salt River Masonic Lodge is ushering in the fall season stylishly this Saturday by sponsoring the third-annual Mount Washington Fall Festival.

    This year’s festival is themed “A Fun Day at Crossroads” and will reflect upon the city’s history.

    Lodge member Bryan Gifford said that Mount Washington was once referred to as Crossroads because of its location between Taylorsville, Louisville, Bardstown and Shepherdsville.

  • For a change, BC is underscheduled

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past few years, there have been obvious situations where the Bullitt Central football team was overscheduled.

    With that in mind, fans shouldn’t be too put out that for once the Cougars will be underscheduled this Friday when they travel into Jefferson County to take on Atherton. The Rebels are in the midst of a horrible start to the season that has them at 0-4.

  • East quickly jumps ahead in district volleyball chase

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - To the surprise of no one, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers got an early jump on the top seed for the post-season district tournament as coach Michelle Gajdik’s team opened the season with a 3-0 record.

    Two of the wins were district wins as the red and gold beat Spencer County in three games and then rolled past North Bullitt 25-14, 25-14 on Thursday. Spencer County has two district wins as they have beaten both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central.

  • LJ to propose some water, sewer increases

    LEBANON JUNCTION — After years of little or no rate increases, Lebanon Junction water and sewer customers will most likely be seeing a change in their bills soon.

    For several months council members have discussed the need to increase rates so the city’s municipal water and wastewater companies are self sufficient. In the past, the city has relied upon transfers from the its occupational tax fund for operating expenses — a practice that city attorney Mark Edison said is frowned upon by bond issuers.

  • School redistrict plan may be altered

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - School board members will have a slightly altered redistricting plan when they meet on Tuesday evening.

    And although Pat Smith-Darnell, director of pupil personnel, is sure the revised proposal won’t please everyone, she knows that a lot of time and consideration has been taken.

    She said her office, as well as board members, received much feedback over the past couple of months over the initial plan that would affect almost every school in the district to some degree.

  • Good numbers have BC girls thinking big in '09

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An influx of players has Bullitt Central Lady Cougar soccer coach Neal Cox thinking big heading into the 2009 season.

    The maroon and gray have struggled in the past to have enough players to field a competitive team and also build for the future. This season, there are 30 players in the program and 22 dressing for varsity games.

    In addition, many of the players spent time together in the off-season playing indoor soccer at Mockingbird Valley. That has not only increased their soccer skills, but also their knowledge of playing together.

  • NB is in no position to overlook anyone

    HEBRON ESTATES - While the North Bullitt Eagles have done some good things - and some not so good things - through the first three weeks of the season, veteran head coach Brett Newton has one simple point to make before the team takes on winless Waggener this Friday in Jefferson County.

    “We’re not in position to take anyone lightly,” the coach said on Monday.

    North Bullitt has some tougher games on the horizon so this is a good chance to gain some much-needed confidence while getting the record back to the .500 mark at 2-2.

  • Four arrested in west Bullitt raid

    NICHOLS - Four people were arrested in the 39th methamphetamine lab raid of the year.

    According to Kenny Hardin, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, a tip was taken about a possible meth lab on Ash Hollow Road off Knob Creek Road.

    When members of the task force and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department arrived on Aug. 27, they found an active lab in operation.

    Robert Atkinson, 39, of Shepherdsville, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, along with Johnathan Ernspiker, 26, of Lebanon Junction.