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Today's News

  • Familiar Face Back in Sheriff’s Seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had a long list of individuals who were interested in serving the next 21 months as sheriff.

    In the end, Roberts looked to an individual with over 34 years in law enforcement.

    Donnie Tinnell, who served four years as sheriff, will fill out the final two years of David Greenwell’s term.

    Greenwell retired on Tuesday and Tinnell was appointed by Roberts to complete the term.

  • MW makes investment to bring new business to community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Although it’s not new in other parts of the state, Bullitt County has its first city to double as a landlord.

    The Mount Washington Family Diner and Ice Cream restaurant, located at 1150 North Bardstown Road in Mount Washington officially opened for business on Feb. 7. Its landlord is the city of Mount Washington.

    According to mayor Barry Armstrong, he heard repeatedly from people in town and online that there was a lack of places to sit and have a family meal, outside of fast food and pizza.

  • Bridal Season in Full Swing

     Paroquet Springs Conference Centre was the site of a bridal fair on Sunday.

    Dozens of brides or ladies who were thinking about that special occasion were at the fair.

    They got to sample goodies, as well as see models display some of the latest fashions.

    There were also dozens of vendors at the fair to provide information to those in attendance.

  • Three schools, Three dramas all in one night

     Recently, students with all three high schools presented one-act plays for a very receptive audience.

    Bullitt Central’s auditorium was home to two nights of drama.

    Bullitt Central’s drama department presented Drop Dead, Juliet.

    According to teacher Sara Anderson, the play is a take-off of the William Shakespeare class.

    The Bullitt East Thespians Society 5689 performed Cagebirds by David Campton on Friday and Harlequin Holds the Bag by David and Susan Grote on Saturday, according to drama teacher Daniel Barrett.

  • Johnson pushes for industrial hemp bills in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has filed multiple pieces of legislation aimed at expanding Industrial Hemp production across the Commonwealth.

    Both House Resolution 63 and House Bill 448 seek to accomplish this goal. 

    HR 63 would urge the U.S. Congress to redefine industrial hemp, allowing the product to contain up to one percent delta-nine THC. 

    Currently, hemp is defined as having a THC level of .3 percent, on a dry weight basis. 

  • Legislative pace quick this session

     FRANKFORT- The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and floor votes have gone by. We have passed a variety of bipartisan legislation that will go far in increasing government transparency and caring for the most vulnerable among us. 

    At the end of last week, we passed an amended version of Senate Bill 2, which will go back to the Senate for concurrence and then on to the Governor for his signature. 

  • Lack of a local boys’ team in regional play is a rarity

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While this is certainly ‘Girls’ Basketball Week’ in Bullitt County with the big game on Wednesday, it is also a frustrating week locally with the lack of a boys’ team in the Sixth Region Tournament for the first time since 2009.

  • UPDATE: The stage is set - East vs. North in semis

     UPDATE: Butler proved too much for Bullitt East in the finals of the 2017 Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

    With a final score of 50-42, Butler advances to the Sweet 16 state championship.

    A full story on the game will be available in Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and at www.pioneernews.net.

    Also continue to check upcoming editions for seasons in review by Mike Farner.

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  • Lady Chargers score early and often in routing Doss

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There is a reason that Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings doesn’t schedule Doss during the regular season.

    The reason was on clear display on Monday as the Lady Chargers folded, bent, spindled and mutilated the Lady Dragons 93-27 in an opening round game of the Girls’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

  • Fairdale no match for North

     HEBRON ESTATES – Most high school basketball coaches love to talk about ‘playing one game at a time’ and that often includes North Bullitt head coach David Marion.

    Most of the time, but not all the time.