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Today's News

  • School district investigates bus incident

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Board of Education is investigating why a railroad crossing arm struck a bus Monday afternoon.

    Superintendent Keith Davis confirmed a parent's call to The Pioneer News saying that her daughter's bus, No. 51, was sitting on a railroad crossing at Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

    Davis said the district is investigating the cause of the mishap or malfunction before determining what course of action should be taken.

    He said a substitute driver would be on duty Tuesday.

  • Boy Scouts help to improve pool

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Jacob Carter and Jacob Franklin knew there was work to be done at the Mount Washington pool long before the city made needed repairs earlier this summer.

    Franklin and Carter, both of Mount Washington and Boy Scout Troop 333, enjoyed going to the pool as young boys. Although they couldn’t make some of the most expensive repairs, they recognized a need for additional picnic tables and the restrooms to be renovated.

  • Hunters Hollow residents upset with installation of speed humps in city

    HUNTERS HOLLOW – The Hunters Hollow city commission has discussed speeding issues for many years.

    After years of warnings to no avail, the council investigated the possibility of adding speed humps along city streets. The humps were installed last year.

    The humps have finally hit a bump, with Mayor Linda Parker receiving a petition from city residents demanding the humps be removed.

  • Parents fight against proposed school redistricting plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Parents made emotional pleas Tuesday evening to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    They didn't want to see their children forced to attend a new school beginning next fall due to a massive redistricting plan proposed.

    The board listened as parents presented reasons why the boundaries should not be changed, made threats of pulling kids out of the public school system and offered suggestions on how to equalize the population in the schools.

    Some questioned whether the board had already made up its mind.

  • Looking both ways over school year

    Summer time is in full swing and our kids are taking it a little slower.  At least, they aren’t going to school every day.  Instead of being a slow time for young people, many now are attending camps of all kinds - academic, social, and athletic, vacation bible schools, family vacations, summer reading programs at the library - the list goes on and on.  In most cases, the lazy days of summer are just a myth.  That is certainly the case with your school system.  Though staff members are squeezing in well-earned vacations, time is very short, and there is much t

  • Tips to prevent prescription drug abuse

    Think about your home. What prescription and over-the-counter (OTC drugs do you have? Where are they kept? Would you know if some were missing?

    The good news is that you can take steps immediately to limit access to these drugs and help keep your teen drug free:

  • Gambling we need a better answer

    As a standing member of the Bullitt County community I, as much as anyone else, want the best for this area and everyone in it.

    Bullitt County has problems just like any other area. Some problems are the same in other places. Some are unique to us.

    In past editorials I have suggested ideas for our local officials as far as ways to improve this glorious place.

    However, the officials may not have taken me very seriously. For example, the Highway 44 monorail system between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington remains to be planned.

  • WEEKEND FOOTBALL UPDATE: Chargers kick off season with a win

    Thanks to three second-quarter touchdowns, the Bullitt East Chargers kicked off the football season with a convincing 35-7 victory over Paul Dunbar of Lexington in the Joe Jaggers Classic at North Hardin High.

    Jonathan Bernard led the ground attack with 168 yards, including touchdown runs of 72 and 2 yards. See game details in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News, your only source for in-depth coverage of every game in the football season.

  • Young professionals encouraged to get involved

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce is looking to harness some new energy and it is going to come from the area’s young business professionals.

    The Chamber’s newest organization is the Bullitt County Young Professionals — a group that will focus on 21 to 40 year olds working within the county.

  • How old is really old in today's world?

        Lately I’ve been wondering just how old I really am.

        Maybe it’s because I almost broke a toe and have been moving around like an old man. Maybe it’s because I see old friends and to me they look really old.

        The general term of discussion here is determining what old is.

        There are many folks in the community that fall under the elderly category, but some that seem younger than I am.