• Boy Scout honors vets as Eagle Scout project

         MOUNT WASHINGTON— A Mount Washington Boy Scout designed a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans at the Louisville Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
        Serving as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout, Tyler Prell first came up with the idea after visiting the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. five years ago.
        “We spoke to a lot of veterans who told us how they were spat on and called ‘baby killers’,” he said.

  • Rasner has plan to get city moving in better direction plan to get city moving in right path

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Depp Rasner believes the current status of city government in Shepherdsville is a bit dysfunctional.

    With his business experience, his college degree and his time in county government, Rasner believes he can be the person to make a positive change in Shepherdsville.

    Rasner will be one of six candidates vying for the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term as mayor.

  • Shepherdsville honors its youngest ‘police’ officer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department’s newest member is by far their youngest.
        At nine years old, Hayden Heck is also the department’s favorite officer.
        Heck was sworn in as a special deputy for a day, and given his own uniform, all as a result of his random act of kindness toward the department.
        The Pioneer News ran a story in July about communities showing support for local police officers following fatal police shootings throughout the country.

  • Embry refurbishes Hillview pavilion as part of Eagle Scout certification

     HILLVIEW -- The Eagle Scout candidate was searching for a project that might help the community.

    When Gavin Embry spoke with Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens, recreation director Terry Bohannon and public works director Jim Bohannon, it was suggested that he look at the pavilion, which sits outside the community center on Prairie Drive.

    The structure had been vandalized and was in need of repairs.

  • Armstrong, former county judge, dies at 80

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- He was remembered as a man who was liked by all.

    Glenn Lewis Armstrong, 80, of Mount Washington, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

    Armstrong served one four-year term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive (1990-93).

    “He was a good guy,” said James “Butch” Sweat, who served as magistrate of the Fourth District with Armstrong.

  • Hogan gathers supplies to help his Roby mates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone likes to help students be prepared for the first day of school.

    One classmate went above and beyond to help as much as he could.

    Roby Elementary fifth grader Bryce Hogan, 10, sells candy bars and collects donations to help others. This year he helped 20 other Roby students with a donation of backpacks filled with supplies to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    The son of Jacqulyn and Mike Hogan, Bryce began his efforts two years ago, following an incident with his father.

  • Dana Brown will lead Overdale Elem.

        HILLVIEW -- Dana Brown has been named Overdale Elementary School Principal following the departure of Adrienne Usher as the district Director of Elementary Education.
        “I am honored that the Overdale Elementary School community has chosen me to be their new principal,” Brown said. “I am also very excited about the journey we will take together to further the wonderful things already taking place there.”

  • Tinnell seeks third term as mayor of Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He spent nine years in the mayor’s seat and Sherman Tinnell is looking to return to his old office.

    Tinnell became the third candidate to put his name into contention for the mayor’s office in Shepherdsville.

    An election on Nov. 8 will determine who will fulfill the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term. Ellis resigned in February and Brian James was selected as the interim.

    “Right now everyone is confused,” Tinnell said of the mayor’s situation.

  • CHASING THE DREAM: Bickett works to keep baseball dreams alive

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- After sitting on the bench for most of his high school varsity career, Evan Bickett packed up his glove for what was presumably the last time. 

    The plan was simple: go to Indiana University Southeast and earn a criminal justice degree. 

    No more baseball, strictly academics.

    In the back of his mind, though, Bickett knew there was a chance to do something more.

  • Good deed by store employee turns into Facebook video going viral

        BROOKS - It was late on the eve of their first anniversary, and Brooks resident Karen Dickerson-Burt was last-minute shopping.
        Her husband, David Sr., bought a Mystery Machine van for the anniversary. He mentioned wanting a Scooby Doo stuffed animal and a balloon to go with it.
        So Burt headed to the Meijer store on Preston Highway just north of Hillview to see what items they might have.
        The fateful trip would turn fruitful for Burt thanks to the kindness of a Meijer employee.