Today's Features

  •  HUNTERS HOLLOW - Over the past decade, there have been numerous television programs dedicated to the science of paranormal investigation, translating things that go bump in the night into possible evidence of afterlife.

    The programs range from the serious scientific approaches to the sensationalization of finding a ghost every two minutes.

    A Hunters Hollow couple is hoping to take their interest in the paranormal and lean it toward a more scientific approach, for the sake of learning more about the unknown, rather than seek fame and fortune.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County just got a lot brighter with the addition of Brite Wholesale Electric Supply.

    Brite originated in Elizabethtown in 1984 with five employees. Today, the main store is still in Elizabethtown, but the numbers have grown to over 25 employees at three additional locations in Leitchfield, Bardstown and, as of June, Shepherdsville.

    “We are locally family owned and operated,” salesperson Dwight Morgan said. “Most of our employees grew up and live where they work.”

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Thousands of blue corduroy jackets are back in town for the National FFA Convention Wednesday, Oct. 28‚ through Saturday, Oct. 31.

    The convention attracts more than 60,000 attendees and generates $40 million of economic impact for the city of Louisville and the state.

    This closed event will utilize all the space at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Kentucky International Convention Center as well as the KFC Yum! Center.

    Beyond the economic benefit, the convention will make an impact in the Louisville community. 

  •       The girl scouts turned lids into seating in their latest community service project.

          Girl Scouts Service Unit 667 donated a 6-foot bench to St. Francis Xavier Church made out of 400 pounds of plastic bottle lids they collected.

        After being approached with the idea by troop leader Angela Wells-Vereb in 2014, the Troop 1219 put together a plan to collect enough plastic to make a bench.

  •             FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County's finest instructors attended a gathering of the Commonwealth's best at the State Capitol Rotunda.

                Brooks Elementary's Gina Beasley and Bullitt Lick Middle's Meredith Patton were finalists in the 2016 State Teacher of the Year Award presented by Ashland, Inc.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A gathering of local fire officials took place at the Bullitt County Courthouse in honor of National Fire Safety Week.

    Representatives from five area fire departments met with Bullitt County judge executive Melanie Roberts as she presented a proclamation recognizing the week of Oct. 4-10 as Fire Prevention Week in Bullitt County.

    The representatives included Nichols FD chief W.D. Coy, Lebanon Junction FD Sgt. Steve Geoghegan, Southeast Bullitt FD Maj. Wayne Bowles, Shepherdsville FD Maj. Ted Calvert and Zoneton FD Maj. Kevin Moulton.

  •  FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $2,692,136 for 14 agricultural diversification and rural development programs across the Commonwealth during its October board meeting.

    Technical Assistance for Agribusinesses.

    The County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) offers 10 investment areas that give Kentucky agricultural producers the ability to increase net farm income, add value to their products and diversify their operation.

  •  It was a great weekend of weather for the various activities in Bullitt County.

    One event was the annual Mount Washington Fall Festival, held in the downtown area on Friday and Saturday.

    The Mount Washington Lions and Lioness Clubs sponsor the event.

    From a shootout with the cowboy posse to singing to good food to plenty of games, it was a good time for all.

    See more photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  •  Proud family and friends gathered for the unveiling of the 2015 Very Important Partner (VIP) Youth Poster Campaign at Bullitt Central High School’s College and Career Center gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2015.

    The official unveiling was co-sponsored by Bullitt County Partners in Prevention.

    The youth poster campaign recognizes individuals who model a drug-free life. The youths are nominated, required to write an essay, go through an interview and vetting process, and then chosen for their example of drug-free choices.