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Today's News

  • Full steam ahead for fun festival

     LEBANON JUNCTION—All aboard as the Fall Festival Express stops in Lebanon Junction this weekend.

    The train-themed fun will run Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Wall Street Park.

    “Let’s face it: this is a railroad town,” park committee member Allie Phillips said. “Always has been, always will be.”

    Games, booths and live music from Junction Creek will take place Friday night at the park.

  • Skillet put on back burner awaiting funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Fiscal Court will not consider voting on its tax rates until a special meeting is held on Monday, Sept. 24.

    But that didn’t mean that taxes couldn’t be part of the discussions on Tuesday.

    A public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by a meeting to adopt the rate.

    The county is proposing to keep the same real property tax rate of 9.6 cents per $100 of assessed property. If you own a $100,000 home, the county’s portion of your tax bill will be $96.

  • Forums set for political contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Looking for a little information on who to vote for in the November general election?

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will once again team up to host four political forums.

    The forums will be similar to past events with doors opening at 6 p.m. for candidates to mingle with the public.

    Questions will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    The events will be presented on Facebook live by both the Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

  • Townhome project gets no support from P&Z

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Scott Hall’s company would like to build rental townhomes next to an existing apartment complex his firm operates.

    However, in order to make that happen, the Shepherdsville City Council will have to reverse a recommendation given by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The commission voted 6-3 to send an unfavorable recommendation to the city council on the request by A&H Lakeview Land LLC to rezone 7.7 acres from R-1 Residential to R-3 Residential.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of September 23, 2018

     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.

  • St. Francis ladies give prayer blankets to MW Police

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Hiding under a blanket as a child kept the monsters away and made everything better.

    As adults, the comfort of a blanket still brings a form of reassurance in times of distress. 

    A blanket that had been made and consistently prayed over can be especially comforting to those in the community who have dedicated their lives to keeping everyone safe from monsters.

  • Serial bank robber sentenced to federal prison

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Johnnie B. Day, age 53, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, to 37 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for multiple bank robberies.

    The Court ordered Day to pay restitution of $3,942.

    The Court sentenced Day for four bank robberies committed from January, 2015 through November 2016.

  • School officials get close up look at what UPS can do for students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Officials with Bullitt County Public Schools know what brown can do for their students.

    United Parcel Service is working with the BCPS College and Career Readiness Program to promote its School to Work program, which allows senior high school students to work during part of the school day while also acquiring college course credits.

    BCPS College and Career Readiness director Lee Barger credited School to Work with connecting all of the same dots that the school system hopes to match.

  • Man charged with trying to kill wife several times

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A man has been accused of trying to kill his wife on several occasions in the past month.

    Stevan Lawrence Carr, 57, of Mount Washington, is being housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $300,000 cash bond.

    According to a citation filed by the Mount Washington Police Department, Carr has been charged with attempted murder/domestic violence, assault/domestic violence, intimidating a witness in a legal process, unlawful imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Two arrested after vehicle investigation, pursuit

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police Department:

    On September 18, 2018 at 2:23pm a Shepherdsville police officer observed a vehicle being operated in the 500 block of W. Blue Lick Road with expired registration.