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Today's News

  • Top homebuilder will change hats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As Richard Miles was looking to retire from his job as a regional manager for Wal-Mart, he thought he would build a little subdivision.

    When he developed Dogwood Run on Beech Grove Road in the late 1980s, his intent was to complete that subdivision and then retire all together.

    Well, things didn’t work out that way and thousands of homeowners are glad.

    But, this time, Miles is really looking to slow down a little.

  • Two Mount Washington residents will have horse in Breeders’ Cup race on Saturday

     By Griffin Coop | Special to the Pioneer News

           Two Mount Washington residents are headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Thanks to one of the year’s biggest upsets, Mount Washington’s Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins will start five-year-old gelding Bullards Alley in the $4 million Longines Turf at Del Mar Race Course on Saturday. 

           Post time is 7:37 p.m. EDT for the race, which will air on NBC Sports Network.

  • Human trafficking is real

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—At 38, Summer Dickerson has worked as a call girl, had guns to her head, been buried alive, seen friends killed in front of her, been purchased by a pimp and been exploited. Most importantly Summer Dickerson has survived.

    Dickerson is a product of human trafficking and a new coalition in Bullitt County has made it their goal to ensure no one else has to experience the life Dickerson has lived.

    Dickerson shared her story with the coalition in hopes of helping bring awareness to the reality of human trafficking.

  • It Happened in OCTOBER

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of October.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago.

     

    The Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days festival parade featured two grand marshals: Robley Rex and Danny Fackler. Mr. Rex, a veteran of World War I, was instrumental in starting several Kentucky VFW posts, and had been honored for volunteering more than 7,500 hours at the VA Medical Center. 

  • Sweet-smelling ‘bombs’ hit MW business scene at Serenity Grace

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—A bomb of scents and fizz has hit Mount Washington.

    Located near St. Francis Xavier Church at 10239 Highway 44 East, Serenity Grace Bath Bombs and Soaps carries over 50 scents in the form of laundry sniffs, room sprays, salt scrubs, handmade soaps and, of course, bath bombs.

    “We started in the kitchen, probably back in March, just out of curiosity,” co-owner Pam Brown said. “We both love bath bombs and got tired of paying the expensive price for them.”

  • Signups now for those taking circuit clerk’s test

     Prospective candidates for the office of circuit court clerk must register for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk 2018 Election Qualifying Exam between Oct. 16 and Nov. 8, 2017. 

    The exam will take place Dec. 2, 2017, at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. This is the only date and location for the exam. 

    The elected office of circuit court clerk will be on the ballot for all Kentucky counties in 2018.

    Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 1.060, anyone who wants to run for the office must score at least 70 percent on the exam.

  • Fitness testing kids donated to Bullitt County schools

     Fostering the belief physical fitness is essential to a well-rounded education, over $15,000 in materials has been donated to Bullitt County Public Schools.

    PE educators from each facility picked up their Fitnessgram Testing Kits during September’s Teacher Planning Day.

  • PVA certification testing changes location; will be held on Nov. 17

     FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) has announced a location change for the Nov. 17, 2017 Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator examination for prospective 2018 candidates.

    Due to a scheduling conflict, the exam site has been moved to the Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222. It was originally to be held in Frankfort.

    The 3.5 hour exam begins at 9 a.m. Sign in and onsite registration begins at 8 a.m.

  • Retired Teachers host activities

    The Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association observed a special statewide week in honor of all retired teachers on Oct. 16-20.

    A book drive was held and items collected at Old Mill Elementary on Thursday, Oct. 19. Also, on that day, a health and benefits fair was held at Bullitt Central.

    Community service chairperson Regina Jones delivered several boxes of school supplies to Lebanon Junction Elem.

  • UAW works on Bowman Valley School