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Today's News

  • Old Mill students get look at life on the farm

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Kentucky may be farmland to the rest of the country but that doesn’t mean every kid has seen one work firsthand.

    Seeing the enthusiasm from her own students after an Agriculture Literacy Training event a few years ago, second grade teacher Amanda O’Bryan got to work designing a way to share that enthusiasm with the rest of Old Mill Elementary students.

    Thus, Agriculture Day was born.

  • Local church gets volunteers to help fix up public areas in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In The Bible, in the Book of James, it reads, “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”

    Journey Christian Church in Shepherdsville showed their faith by their deeds, hosting the Journey Big Sunday, an event to give back to its surrounding community.

    Minister Jeremy Willis said the church decided upon various service projects, then selected a day for everyone participating to work together on completing the projects.

  • County asked to disband its parks board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  The board hasn’t met for the past year.

    So Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts felt it was time to disband the parks board.

    However, Bullitt Fiscal Court took no action on the suggestion. Wooldridge said he would research the situation.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill inquired why the parks board should be disbanded.

    Roberts said that members were disappointed that fiscal court didn’t supply funding.

  • Big crowd listens to candidates

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- There were no major revelations in the first of four political forums in advance of the Nov. 6 general election.

    But a standing-room only crowd at the Mount Washington City Hall Annex got to see some lively conversation among the candidates.

    Each candidate got to answer two questions in the forum sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

     

    County Judge/Executive

  • $400,000 could be saved if deal refinanced

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The debt will continue for another 17 years but the city could save over $400,000 over that period of time.

    Ruth Webb and Stan Kramer of First Kentucky Securities dangled a very lucrative carrot in front of members of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    However, the council made no decision citing a need to take a legal look at the possible refinancing.

    Webb said the city has 2006 bonds which can now be refinanced. 

  • Fox Chase getting ready for winter snow removal

     FOX CHASE - With hurricanes cooling area weather conditions, the Fox Chase City Council began preparing for winter.

    The council unanimously agreed to renew an interlocal snow removal agreement with the city of Hillview.

    Mayor Owen Taylor suggested that the council approve the agreement, which was the same as last year’s deal.

    Fox Chase agreed to pay $2,500 to Hillview, while its city public works department will salt and plow Fox Chase streets.

  • Troop Still Providing Life Lessons After 50 Years

     OVERDALE - Troop 20 celebrated 50.

    Boy Scout Troop 20 hosted a reunion party for all of its present and past members and their families.

    The event doubled as a celebration for former Scout Master Joe Ball, who served Troop 20 as its leader for 50 years.

    Ball was pleased to see many familiar faces at the turnout. He mentioned that the troop has hosted 45 Eagle Scouts, the first being Alex Harper, with six Eagles in Ball’s first year.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of October 7, 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.

     

  • City gets grant for park plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With over 110 acres in its possession, the city of Shepherdsville officials have made strides over the years to develop a park.

    In fact, the First Street Park and the Frank E. Simon Park were developed at different times but are linked by a common road.

    With the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Shepherdsville officials will have the resources available to develop a master plan for the entire property.

  • MW, developer work to bring $10 million senior facility to E. Sanders Lane

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A $10 million senior care facility is looking to locate in eastern Bullitt County.

    And developers are getting a little assistance from the Mount Washington City Council.

    DMK Development is moving forward with plans to open a 99-bed senior care facility at the corner of East Sanders Lane and Highway 44 East.

    The company has gotten needed variances from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments and a site plan approval from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.