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Today's News

  • Distillery knows how to throw a birthday party

    CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.

    Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company's fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.

  • Scouting for a successful deer hunt

     FRANKFORT - Work, family and school commitments can leave little free time in a day, but hunters can help themselves by carving out some time to scout an area.

    Kentucky’s archery season for deer is underway with the crossbow, youth-only firearm, muzzleloader and modern gun deer seasons still to come. So there’s time to find a place to hunt and scout it.

  • McCorkle in weekend convention

     LOUISVILLE - Bullitt County author Amy McCorkle will make a special appearance at an upcoming writer’s convention in Louisville.

    Imaginarium will take place Sept. 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. The event is a creative writing convention.

    McCorkle will be featured as a guest speaker during the premier of her film, “Letters to Daniel,” based on her book of the same title. The event will include a Q&A session with McCorkle, who will also sign copies of the book.

  • SPECIAL SALUTE to 9/11

     Each year, the North Bullitt JROTC program hosts a remembrance to the 9/11 tragedy.

    For the first time, this year’s remembrance was held in front of Hebron Middle School.

    With the assistance of Zoneton Fire Department and Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, the ceremony was held with the American flag hoisted high above the crowd.

    Lt. Col. Cody Niece gave the keynote address and Maj. Jeremiah Chowdhury welcomed the audience. Maj. Robert Hughes accepted the memorial wreath from the representatives of the funeral home.

  • It was a perfect weather weekend for football

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season, The Pioneer news will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • BE’s homecoming clash is big; Central really goes on the road

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – One of the biggest football games in the area this weekend will be in Mount Washington as undefeated Central Hardin visits to take on Bullitt East and its three-game winning streak.

    Adding to the festivities in Mount Washington is the fact that it will be homecoming for the Charger Nation.

  • Church bookkeeper charged with embezzling funds

     LOUISVILLE - The former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School was charged today, by federal grand jury, with embezzling $83,191 in funds from the Louisville parish by means of wire fraud announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • East and North beat the elements before BE wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – What has been a tough first-part of the season for both teams, got a little better for the Bullitt East Chargers on Thursday as they turned back North Bullitt 2-0 in boys’ soccer action.

    The contest was almost not played as heavy rains the previous night hit the area, but as Bullitt East head coach Mike Brangers noted, his field was so dry that it just sucked up the rain. There was also intermittent drizzle the afternoon of the game, but it stopped 10 minutes before the start of the game and did not return.

  • Big work still in progress at Bullitt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s first, and oldest, high school facility is in the process of a facelift worth bragging about.

    Construction is underway for a new campus building and other various improvements that will almost double the school’s building size.

    Bullitt East and North Bullitt have already received new college and career centers. Like Bullitt Central, each has a multi-purpose area and flexible classrooms.

    In addition to the similar upgrades, Bullitt Central also received a major renovation.

  • Parents can learn more about children’s meals at school thanks to new software

     Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.