Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The halls of Paroquet Springs Conference Centre were filled with music as the Salt Lick Bluegrass Festival was held recently.

    The third annual event, hosted by Tommy Brown and the County Line Bluegrass band and Bullitt Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, featured entertainers from throughout the region.

    The largest crowds attended on Saturday as the music went all day long and into the late evening hours.

  •  FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and its partners have selected 41 high schools to receive grants to develop or improve the nutritional, physical activity or tobacco prevention policies at their schools. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It has a rich history which needs to be preserved. And members of a small group is hoping to gather the resources to save and to restore the last African American schoolhouse in Bullitt County.

  •  LEXINGTON, KY – Overdale Elementary School parent, Jennifer Toll of Shepherdsville, was one of 30 parents from across Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, this program is designed and implemented in partnership with the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.

  •  Michael Dooley was honored by the members of the Bullitt County Fire Chiefs’ Association for his long-time work as a member of the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    Dooley was most recently chief of the department. His contract expired at the end of December 2011.

    Dooley received a trumpet from the association and he also received some kind comments from his former associates.

    Dooley thanked everyone and wished his successor luck.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Area youth love a Valentine’s Day gathering.

  •  The Hillview Government Center was the scene of a special Valentine dance and dinner for some special needs students in the county.

    Family, friends, teachers and aides all had fun on the dance floor.

    See more photos from this event and other community Valentine's Day celebrations in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • NICHOLS - The pilot is Bill Hale, a Bullitt County resident who suddenly passed away in October 2010.

    The plane is a 1976 model Antonov An-2, the world’s largest of its kind, according to Hale’s son-in-law, Mike Russell. It will travel to Crestview, Fla., purchased by Vertol Systems Company (VSC) in nearby Destin.

    Hale, a Bullitt County resident for 20 years, last flew the plane 14 years ago. It has been resting in a field on Hale’s property since the last flight.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a way to show your sweetheart and the community some love, the Mount Washington Historical Society has just the thing. 

  •  LOUISVILLE - One of Louisville’s wildest winter events — the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Kentucky — returns for its fourth year at Tumbleweed on the Waterfront on Saturday, February 25. Once again the event is expected to bring more than 1,500 Polar Bears raising a minimum of $75 each ($50 minimum for Junior Plungers under 18-years-old) to take a chilly dip in the Ohio River.