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Today's News

  • Status of hospital beds sought

     HILLVIEW - When Jewish Hospital Medical Center South opened its door to the community in 2006, the ultimate goal was to have more than an emergency room and diagnostic testing facility.

    The hope was that the largest county in Kentucky without a hospital would someday be removed from that list.

    Now, with no signs of any movement toward fulfilling the 60 beds approved through a certificate of need process, there is a push to find out what is actually going on with the hospital’s plans.

  • No solutions yet on future of treatment plant facility

     HILLVIEW - After more than three hours of discussions, the fate of the damaged sewage treatment plant in northern Bullitt County seems no closer to a resolution.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation Board hoped to have some news to report from a meeting held earlier that day in Frankfort.

    In March, the privately-owned Bullitt Utilities treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road had a major failure in its tank.

    While the pumps continued to operate, the sewage went directly into the ground and nearby stream.

  • Kindergarten ROCKS

     The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • What is the future of the Clermont Post Office?

     CLERMONT - Neither snow nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, holds back the work of the Postal Service.

    What an act of God can't stop, an act of Congress can apparently slow down.

    The Clermont Post Office appears destined for major changes, including a cutback in operating hours and a loss of its postmaster position.

    USPS announced in 2012 that its strategy was to keep smaller post offices in business while achieving significant overall cost savings to achieve sustained financial stability.

  • Tinnell joins Ellis, Portman in mayor's race

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Sherman Tinnell had a list of things he wanted to see accomplished.

  • Hillview approves new budget as fiscal year begins

    HILLVIEW - Pending litigation aside, the Hillview City Council still makes certain the bills are paid.

    The council approved the city's 2014-15 fiscal year budget ordinance, in effect as of July 1.

    The council also approved an amended budget ordinance for the 2013-14 fiscal year ending on June 30.

    The city will claim just over $3 million in total resources available for appropriations, including an amount of over $303,000 carryover from the amended 2013-14 budget.

  • Police will be watching in Hebron Estates

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Residents have long complained about the drag strip more commonly known as Burkland Boulevard.

  • Pirtle selected director of secondary education

     Brenda Pirtle has been named District Director of Secondary Education. She succeeds Robb Smith who takes over as Bellevue Independent School’s Superintendent July 1.

    This is Pirtle’s fifth leadership role in Bullitt County Public Schools. She was both assistant and principal at Brooks Elementary School, a district monitoring administrator, and principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center and the Riverview Opportunity Center.

  • Agencies join forces to benefit welfare of others

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County agencies show more strength when working together for the common good.

    A number of local organizations provide representatives to the Council for Families and Children, a non-profit that pools local resources toward improvements for local residents.

    CFC will conglomerate with a Seven Counties Services organization, the Adult Local Inter-Agency Council (LIAC), to form a larger body as the Bullitt County Inter-Agency Council.

  • BBB Tips: Purchasing PGA Tickets

      As the PGA Championship approaches, many consumers will be starting to look for last minute tickets. BBB warns consumers of scammers taking advantage of anyone looking for a great last minute deal.