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Today's News

  • Happy Birthday Bernheim

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest celebrated its 80th Anniversary July 12 with a community wide bash for the whole family.

     

    Look for more photos inthe galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Victor Lee Victorious in 11th Annual Bluegrass 50 at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - The O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Graphic Impressions was in action on Saturday evening at Bluegrass Speedway for the 11th Annual Bluegrass 50 and Victor Lee of Stanford, KY would nip Terry English coming off turn four to the checkered flag to capture the $5,000 payday. Other feature winners included Pat Hagan of New Haven, KY in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman and Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY in Modifieds.

  • Blue Lick 13 All-Stars finish 1-2 in district

    OKOLONA - It was a tough night all the way around for the Blue Lick 13-year-old All-Stars.

    With the first game running long, Blue Lick and Prairie Village had to wait around an hour past the original 8 p.m. start time. And then they had to move from one field to another.

    And at the end of the evening, there was even a little bad blood between the teams.

    Prairie Village broke the game open with seven runs in the second inning en route to a 12-1 five-inning victory.

    The victors did have 10 hits but also capitalized on five Blue Lick errors and four walks.

  • Dolphins overcome early questions in season

    HILLVIEW - A common word in the sports world is ‘rebuilding.’

    For the Bullitt County Dolphins, the 2009 summer swim season will best be known for the word ‘relocating.’

  • School energy teams honored for savings on utility expenses

    Student energy teams at seven Bullitt County Public Schools were recognized May 18 for promoting awareness and reducing energy consumption.

    Overall since the district started implementing energy conservation efforts over two years ago, there has been a cost avoidance exceeding $250,000 in annual energy costs.

    Bullitt East High School student earned the Overall Gold Award for their year end report and additional activities related to energy conservation.

    District Energy Manager Andrea Rock lauded the efforts of Bullitt East students.

  • Scouts, Woman's Club help to landscape jail

    Local Boy Scouts teamed up with the Bullitt County Woman’s Club to do some landscaping at the Bullitt County Detention Center on Saturday, June 6.

    Scouts from Shepherdsville Boy Scout Troop 868 and Cub Scout Pack 868 turned out early Saturday morning to construct four flower beds at the front of the jail.

    A landscaping plan had been prepared by the Bullitt County Woman’s Club in consultation with the local Master Gardener Association and the Bullitt County Extension Office.

  • Could the Sixth Region soon be in Bullitt's rearview mirror?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Let the rumors begin!

    Earlier this summer, the grapevine was ripe with news that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association was beginning the process of realigning the state’s 16 regions for girls’ and boys’ basketball, baseball and softball.

    The KHSAA did the same thing about six years ago and that led to Bullitt County’s move from the Eighth Region to the Sixth Region. That has been the law of the land for the past four years.

  • Help for past due tax bills running out of time

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to House Bill 262 and the decision of Bullitt County officials to serve as part of a pilot program, individuals who still have not paid their 2008 property taxes have a little bit longer before they are sold.

    But the time to make steps to avoid the bills being sold is quickly arriving.

    According to Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney, tax bills will be sold on Aug. 12. And those bills could be purchased by a third party, which could ultimately wind up in the property facing foreclosure down the road.

  • Hillview gets request for Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - Several business owners would like to have the opportunity to increase their customer base by selling alcohol on Sundays.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens and city council members plan to discuss Sunday liquor sales at their August business meeting.

    Phil Harris and Thomas Philpot, representing Papa Borromeo’s and Brooks Liquors located in Brooks Plaza, attended the July meeting to ask about the procedures involved in potentially legalizing Sunday sales.

  • Eastside Edge Camp

    There was plenty of basketball to be played last week at the annual Eastside Edge Hoops Camp.

    The morning and afternoon sessions attracted nearly 100 young players.

    The camp was conducted by Eastside coaches Josh Meredith and Brian Smith.