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Today's News

  • Miami man sentenced for cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – A Miami resident from Cuba, was sentenced this week in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 77 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for conspiracy and theft charges stemming from the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • County can swim toward solution with plan of attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The list of repairs is now known for the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central.

    Shannon Padden, owner of American Leak Detection in Mount Washington, took the bull by the horns and got what county officials couldn’t -- the OK from state officials to move forward with pool repairs.

    Due to issues raised a year ago by a state inspector, the Bullitt Central pool did not open this season.

  • Retention of water has leaders looking for state help

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Detention Center was constructed over a decade ago. 

    Located in a very low area, truckloads of shale were brought onto the site.

    The jail opened and water issues have been a regular occurrence at the detention center.

    From mold to sinking floors, many of the problems at the facility can be linked back to moisture and standing water.

  • Masons honor member, citizens

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Each year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization looks to honor individuals.

    The individuals honored are those who happen to be citizens who make the community a better place.

    The organization also honors one of its own.

    Recently, three individuals were honored.

    Starting his Masonic career in southern Indiana, Herman Schlageter crossed the river and settled in Kentucky.

    Eight years ago, he married the former Joan French.

  • Childhood poverty is an issue

     As a school district and community, we believe that all children can learn. 

    As Americans, we stand for equality of opportunity - everyone should have access to the American Dream. 

    Sure, most of us realize that those with wealthy or connected families sometimes get breaks the rest of us don’t get, but that is the relative few.

    Work hard, study hard, make your own luck, take advantage of the blessings of being born in the USA.

  • Congrats to our kids

     Over the past couple of weeks, youngsters from Bullitt County have represented our community well.

    From Florida to Washington, athletes excelled.

    The Mount Washington 8U softball team fought back from a tough regional finish to bring home the Babe Ruth World Series title.

    This is a great accomplishment for the girls, their coaches, the parents and grandparents and those who supported those efforts.

  • Saying Goodbye

     Over the past month, I’ve lost some folks who were pretting important during my tenure at The Pioneer News.

    Thomas Whitt was a very solid member of the community and as a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Well-respected for his work on the fire department board in Mount Washington, Whitt dealt with many tough issues on the school board.

  • Lady Eagles end the curse, beat East 1-0

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The curse is over!

    Well, at least part of the curse is over!

    The North Bullitt Lady Eagles exorcised seven years of frustration on Monday, getting a goal from junior Katlyn Andres with just under 10 minutes of play remaining to beat Sixth Region rival Bullitt East 1-0 in an intensely played contest in Mount Washington.

  • Lady Cougars looking to this season and beyond

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The past few seasons for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougar soccer program has been a mixed bag of highs and lows, wins and losses as well as frustrating turnouts.

    Now, head coach Stephanie Porter is taking the stance of building the program from the bottom up instead of just taking it year-to-year. That said, the coach doesn’t want to bypass any of the older players and weaken their chances at a competitive season.

  • The Mayor of Shepherdsville is... Scott Ellis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When he tendered a letter on Feb. 9, 2016, Scott Ellis intended to resign from the office of mayor.