Today's Features

  •   A paper helicopter sounds simple on the surface.

    However, when you are up against a deadline, must follow the constraints of using specific building materials and the helicopter must stay in the air a certain amount of time and land closest to a target, then that becomes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge.

    Middle and high school students gathered recently at Eastside Middle School to put their STEM skills to the test.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — No matter where the disaster may strike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there.

    This time, though, the disaster struck a little closer to home to Feeding Coordinator Karen Smith.

    “I wasn’t excited because it means friends are hurting but it feels good that we can provide for our neighbors,” she said.

    The last time the disaster relief team set up in Bullitt County was after the 1996 tornados hit the area.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the biggest something-to-do for kids in Bullitt County, and this year there will be more to do than ever before!

    The 2018 KidsFest, presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Kosair Charities and the Shriners of Bullitt County, takes place Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s event will be different than previous years, with more indoor and outdoor activities added for the kids.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals of Melanie Roberts is to have a safe and secure county.

    As the Bullitt County Judge/Executive the past 11 years, Roberts feels that the community is indeed a secure place to live and to work.

    With the encouragement of a lot of people, Roberts will run for her fourth term in office this May.

    Roberts will be challenged by Jerry Summers in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic nominee Tony Thompson in the fall.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Angie Etherton has pointed her career to an opportunity which she has been presented.

    With Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward retiring at the end of her term, that window of opportunity has been opened.

    “What I have done in my life has put me in the position to seek this promotion in my career,” said Etherton, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years.

    She said her career has been pointed toward seeking the judgeship.

  •  Photographer Wayne Bonnett went airborne to capture this picture of the Salt River at Highway 61.

    You can see that the water is over its banks, nearing the Highway 61 bridge. Preston Highway would be shut down just north of the river.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday due to numerous roads blocked by water.

    Check for more flood photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net, and subit your flood photos to editor@pioneernews.net

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board has made its decision on the district’s new superintendent.

    The board unanimously selected William Jesse Bacon, principal of Simons Middle School in Flemingsburg.

    Bacon was one of four finalists for the position, joined by Matthew Shane Baker, director of district-wide programs for Greenup County Schools, Oldham County assistant principal Willie Foster, and longtime BCPS employee Becky Sexton, currently assistant superintendent of support services.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON — His ultimate goal was to be the sheriff of Bullitt County.

    Mike Cook didn’t exactly know the timetable but he knew that was his dream job.

    In May, Cook will be one of eight Republicans seeking the nomination for sheriff in the May primary.

    “I have a passion to address the needs of the people of this county,” said Cook, who is currently chief deputy under sheriff Donnie Tinnell. “I want to do whatever is possible to make sure people are safe in their homes and businesses.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Tom Huff is not looking to become a career politician.

    Instead, he wants a two-year term and see what he can do as state representative of the 49th District.

    Huff has filed to run for the Republican nomination to the state House seat. The primary winner will face Democratic nominee Linda Belcher in the fall.

    A businessman for over 37 years in the community, Huff said he thought about running for the office for some time.