Today's News

  • FIRED...Old Mill teacher had series of incidents

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A teacher at Old Mill Elementary was fired Oct. 18 but a recent incident was just the latest in a series of personnel issues for the instructor.

        Dale Beasley, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at Old Mill, was terminated following an incident on Oct. 14 in which he pulled a female student to the front of the room to get a pencil.

        However, under information received by The Pioneer News on an open records request, this is just the latest in a number of incidents.

  • Ellis to be next mayor in city of Shepherdsville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One major city in the county will be under new leadership in January but two others will remain with the same mayor in charge.

        In Shepherdsville, Scott Ellis found his rematch against incumbent Sherman Tinnell to be a more favorable outcome.

        The Republican, who is currently concluding his first term on the city council, defeated Tinnell 1,496-1,409.

  • Speedy Western next hurdle for powerful Eagles

        HEBRON ESTATES - For the third time in as many seasons, North Bullitt’s post-season route will go through the Western Warriors.

        The two teams split the first two contests (NB won 18-6 before Western turned the tables 24-8 last season) and the rubber match will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Western.

  • Nusz finishes 33rd at state golf

        BOWLING GREEN - The third time was the charm for Bullitt East’s Katie Nusz as she senior made the opening day cut and played a second round at least week’s Leachman Buick Girls’ Kentucky State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.

        Nusz finished with a 170 total which tied her for 33rd overall. That is the best finish ever by a Bullitt Countian in this event.

  • Riverview helps mom, daughter finish school

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Educational opportunities have come full circle for a mother and daughter thanks to Riverview Alternative Center.

    Erica Bright began classes at Riverview this fall. She plans on graduating within the year.

    Erica first learned of the alternative school through her mother, Shelia Newton Vires, a former Riverview student.

    In fact, Shelia was one of the inaugural members of Riverview’s Teenage Parenting Program (TAPP). She attended while Bright was still a baby.

  • Young survivor working to help other patients

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Mount Washington Elementary fifth grader Tony Polichetti was just a year old, doctors found that he had an enlarged spleen.

        After Anthony Polichetti took his son to an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York for a bone marrow test he received some devastating news.

        He was told that baby Tony had a rare form of blood cancer known as juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.

  • Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

           SHEPHERDSVILLE - This year’s Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Dinner was a resounding success with over 200 in attendance.

            Local movers and shakers had the opportunity to network and show their support for the chamber as they gathered in Salt River Hall for the annual dinner held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

            During the event, two exceptional individuals were recognized for their contributions to the chamber and the county.

  • Brooks installs rain forest thanks to its volunteers

        BROOKS - School volunteers created a new rain garden at Brooks Elementary.

        A depression area between the school building and parking lot was transformed with the addition of native wildflowers, plants and trees.

        Bernheim Forest helped out with a number of donated native plants and seedlings.

        More plants were donated courtesy of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort. Action Landscaping of Louisville also donated numerous flower beds.

  • Quick moving storm lands tornado in Mt. Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The strong line of storms which swept through Bullitt County around noon on Tuesday caused little damage.

        However, the National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday morning that an F-0 tornado struck off Bogard Lane near Mount Washington.

        Marke Richardson, weather expert for the Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency, said he received a call on Wednesday morning from a resident who reported that a cinder block workshop was destroyed.



        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following area roadwork scheduled for the week of November 15: