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Today's News

  • Southbound I-65 lane closure April 11

      LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane closure on southbound Interstate 65 at Lebanon Junction (mile point 104.6).

    The right lane will be closed on Saturday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to allow for bridge deck repairs.

    This work is part of a project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement on I-65 in Bullitt County.

  • Work done by pantry in MW earns top marks

           MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Hard work and dedication has paid off for Mount Washington Community Ministries. 

    The 31-year-old organization was recently named the Kentucky Pantry of the Year by Dare to Care at the 5th Annual Presentation of the Dare to Care Food Bank 2015 Bobby Ellis Awards.

    “I think this is an indication that the community appreciates the volunteers and their time and the organizations who contribute funds,” said Ralph Clark, co-director of the Mount Washington Community Ministries.

  • Fishing tournament by MW FOP to again benefit Kosair Charities

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Take the bait—save the date... for the annual Fishing For Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament Saturday, April 11, at Taylorsville State Park.

    The day, sponsored by the Mt. Washington FOP Lodge #82, will begin at 5 a.m. with registration at Briar Ridge General Store, 21 Old Briar Ridge Road.

    Entry cost is $50 a boat.

    The fishing fun begins at 7 a.m. at the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp. 

  • Political forum to feature statewide office seekers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the candidates for statewide office have to say about the upcoming election?

    What do they promise that would make the lives of people in the Commonwealth better?

    Those will be just some of the comments made on Thursday, April 23.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum for candidates in the eight Constitutional offices, which will be on the ballot in May and November.

  • Softball teams still looking to get handle on the weather

     HEBRON ESTATES – Both North Bullitt and Bullitt East played two softball games last week, unfortunately, they didn’t get to play each other.

    The only meeting of the regular season between the two county rivals was scheduled for Mount Washington on Thursday, but a heavy downpour at mid-afternoon that day washed out any hope of the game being played even with the fact that it had rained the previous night.

  • BEDS ARE GONE: KentuckyOne will return CON to state

     HILLVIEW -- In 2008, officials with Jewish Hospital had every intention on utilizing the 60 beds it had secured through the state’s certificate of need process.

    It is not an easy process to apply and to receive approval for hospital beds.

    At the end of that process, Jewish Hospital, which is now part of KentuckyOne Health, received approval to open a hospital facility in Hillview.

    That was met with much excitement from residents in the largest county in Kentucky without its own hospital.

  • Let the hunt begin...

     Youngsters came out to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday to do a little Easter Egg Hunting, enjoy some lunch and have an opportunity to get their faces painted and their pictures taken with Harvey.

    This was all part of an event coordinated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Explorers Post.

    See more photos of the event by Thomas J. Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Start time looks safe for 2015-16 but group seeks input from board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Any fear that the current schedule for start times in the Bullitt County Public School System  is changing next fall should be eliminated.

    A committee looking at making recommendations to the Bullitt County School Board will meet on April 13 during the monthly work session.

    At that time, the committee will discuss some of its findings and then seek guidance from board members.

    There is a possibility that the study will cease at that point.

    A recent survey open to the public produced over 6,500 responses. 

  • Oops, stuff happens. Second season on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Oops.

    Sometimes the timing is just not right in a twice weekly newspaper.

    That was certainly true in Monday’s edition of The Pioneer News as the second page of the sports section had the quarter-page advertisement for the pre-sale of the book that the Cats’ Pause publication was selling about the University of Kentucky’s ‘remarkable’ basketball season.

  • East splits games in Kentucky

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Before heading out for their annual spring break trip to Florida, the Bullitt East Chargers split a pair of baseball games early last week, beating Southern 16-0 before falling at Christian Academy 6-0 a day later.

    A game on Thursday against a visiting team from Wisconsin was rained out.

    Competing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, on the property of Walt Disney World, the red and gold got the week off on the right foot on Sunday, beating Passaic Valley High School out of New Jersey by a 6-1 count.