https://www.pioneernews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Promoting Bullitt County at the State Fair https://www.pioneernews.net/content/promoting-bullitt-county-state-fair <img src="https://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/fair_pixmg_7604.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Butch and Yvonda Rash volunteered their time to help promote Bullitt County during the Kentucky State Fair.</p> <p> The county booth was part of the Pride of the Counties display in the South Wing of the fairgrounds.</p> <p> Throughout the week, local individuals assisted the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission to promote the area.</p> Council won’t approve minutes https://www.pioneernews.net/content/council-won%E2%80%99t-approve-minutes <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE&nbsp; &mdash;&nbsp; How often do you recall seeing the minutes of a governmental meeting being rejected?</p> <p> Look no further than the approval of the minutes for the July 22, 2019, of the Shepherdsville City Council.</p> <p> Upon the routine passage of the minutes, Shepherdsville council members began to discuss the issue surrounding the sewer rates.</p> Sanitation district appeals federal judgment https://www.pioneernews.net/content/sanitation-district-appeals-federal-judgment <p> &nbsp;HILLVIEW&nbsp; &mdash; The operations of the Bullitt County Sanitation District continue to move forward despite losing a lawsuit in U.S. Bankruptcy.</p> <p> The district has appealed the April 30 ruling that it was responsible for paying fees of over $2.7 million to creditors of the now-defunct Bullitt Utilities.</p> <p> In the ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Joan Lloyd, she determined that two companies which provided service when the Hunters Hollow sewer treatment failed in spring 2014 should be paid for delays by the local sanitation company.</p> Attorney general wants to be part of case on new gas line in county https://www.pioneernews.net/content/attorney-general-wants-be-part-case-new-gas-line-county <p> &nbsp;FRANKFORT -- Following the recent devastating pipeline explosion that took the life of one Kentuckian in Lincoln County, Attorney General Andy Beshear wants greater scrutiny of the planned Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&amp;E) Bullitt County Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Project.&nbsp;</p> Labor Cabinet rules teacher sickout was illegal stoppage; no penalty assessed this time https://www.pioneernews.net/content/labor-cabinet-rules-teacher-sickout-was-illegal-stoppage-no-penalty-assessed-time <p> &nbsp;FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary David Dickerson announced that the Cabinet&rsquo;s Office of Inspector General has completed the investigation into whether Kentucky teachers engaged in an illegal work stoppage, also known as a &ldquo;sick out,&rdquo; during the 2019 session of the General Assembly.&nbsp;</p> <p> The investigation found that 1,074 teachers did violate Kentucky law, which clearly prohibits work stoppages.</p> CASA’s Summer Night of Fund-Raising Fun https://www.pioneernews.net/content/casa%E2%80%99s-summer-night-fund-raising-fun-0 <img src="https://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/ddddimg_2825_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;It was a Summer&rsquo;s Night Out for the community as they came out to show their support for the Bullitt County CASA program. This annual event is a major fund-raiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in the county.</p> <p> A dinner and auction were recently held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.</p> <p> Funds raised at the event helps to provide services for children who are in the court system for things that are not of their own doing.</p> City to host forum regarding park's future https://www.pioneernews.net/content/city-votes-down-minutes-due-dispute-over-sewer-rates-0 <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE - One meeting down, two to go, and still time for citizens to share their thoughts and ideas regarding an upgrade of Frank E. Simon Park and the Shepherdsville City Park.</p> <p> Public forums will be hosted on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Shepherdsville Government Center, where city officials and project planners will discuss data and information collected from the first public meeting.</p> Could deal fuel new hospital talks? https://www.pioneernews.net/content/could-deal-fuel-new-hospital-talks-0 <p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE&nbsp; &mdash; The proposed purchase of the KentuckyOne properties by the University of Louisville brings excitement to the heart of Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers.</p> <p> One of the top priorities of Summers during his first eight months in office has been to improve the public safety for the community.</p> <p> And one way to do this is to locate a hospital in the community.</p>