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Today's News

  • Mount Washington pleased with upgraded bond rating for city

     Even though the economy seems to be at a standstill for most, one city has been able to rise above.

    The city of Mount Washington’s series 2012 general obligation refunding bonds was recently raised from “A+” to “AA” by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. This is one step below the highest rank of “AAA.”

    The rating measures a city’s financial health and S & R have determined it to be “stable.”

  • Higgins believes things could be done better in District 3

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the past few years, Mike Higgins has had the time to attend many governmental meetings.

  • Final 'draw' Wednesday on smoking

     HEPHERDSVILLE -- Those wishing to learn the fate of the county's proposed smoking ban in government buildings owned or leased by Bullitt Fiscal Court will have to return a week later.

  • Dishon indicted once again on sex-related allegations from '80s

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man already indicted for the murder and kidnapping of his niece is now facing his third sex-related charge.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 13, 2014

     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.

     

    Jefferson County:

  • Oldham man gets 18 months for bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An Oldham County, Kentucky man was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a $114,936.98 in restitution yesterday, by U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II, for defrauding five banks located in Oldham County announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    James Distler, age 45, pleaded guilty to a five count federal grand jury indictment on September 20, 2013. The charges included three counts of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud.

  • Comments on land-use plan being sought until Jan. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county has been working on revising its comprehensive land-use plan for the better part of the past decade.

    So, with questions and concerns being raised, there’s no sense getting into a hurry.

    That was the consensus of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Although several individuals were in the audience, Bullitt County planning chairman Daryl Lee said the December meeting would not be opened up for public comment.

  • Positive 2013 signs in state as session begins

     FRANKFORT - As the General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Tuesday this week, it is worth taking one last look back at 2013, to review some of the issues my legislative colleagues and I have been studying in recent months.

    We call this period the interim, and it begins each year during the late spring and continues through the holidays.

  • UPDATE: Police find missing teen

      UPDATE (1/11): Lane Hall, the 16-year-old reported missing since Novmber 13, has been found.

    He was located by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office in Jefferson County.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office released a statement earlier this week asking for assistance in locating Hall.

    Check Monday' s edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for further information.

  • Budget to be key issue for General Assembly

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When legislators braved the cold to venture to Frankfort for the start of the 2014 General Assembly, there were plenty of burning questions that will await the representatives and senators.

    But none will be more burning than the main goal of the legislators - to approve a balanced biennium budget.

    State Rep. Russell Webber, who was elected as the legislator for District 49 but will be part of District 26 under the new redistricting plan, said he knows the budget will be the biggest challenge.