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Today's News

  • Bells Mill zoning request draws ire of citizens

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— In a stretch of residential homes in the Pleasant Grove area of Mount Washington, one corner lot could be rezoned to allow businesses to begin.

    The Mount Washington City Council heard some pros and a lot of cons to a request by Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe to rezone 5.022 acres located at the intersection of Highway 44 East and the eastside of Bells Mill Road.

    Currently the land is zoned AG Agricultural and R-1 Residential. The ordinance request the land be rezoned B-2 Central Business.

  • BE’s Woods selected merit semifinalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    The 17-year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mount Washington is one of 16,000 semi-finalists across the nation and now pursues becoming a finalist and, ultimately, the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was excited to receive the letter,” Sean said. “I told my parents, starting with my Dad, and they were excited for me as well.”

  • Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

     KNOB CREEK—With over 11,000 visitors from around the world, the bi-annual Knob Creek Gun Range Machine Gun Shoot was right on target.

    Throughout the weekend, machine gunners aimed at burning cars, old refrigerators and clock-stopping targets while participating in a variety of events like the Jungle Walk through the woods and the assault rifle relay competition.

    Those looking to add to their collections were able to purchase anything from custom dog tags to rifles with all the accessories.

  • Exit Realty joins Chamber, opens Shepherdsville office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Exit Realty Heartland celebrated its newest office location in Shepherdsville.

    Formerly located along John Harper Highway, the offices are now hosted at 314 S. Beckman St., Suite 2, in SHepherdsville, next to the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    “We put the heart in real estate,” said branch owner and principal broker Vickie Grimes.

    “Vickie examplefies leadership in this area and is helping to grow the Exit brand throughout the Bluegrass State,” said Exit Southeast regional owner Stacy Strobl.

  • Plans continue on renovation of Bullitt Lick Middle School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The physical process of upgrading Bullitt Lick Middle School is underway.

    Principals at both Bullitt Lick and neighboring Shepherdsville Elementary warned families that the road between the campuses would now be closed to thru traffic, as construction is set to begin on the front of the BLMS facility.

    Cate Ward, representing Studio Kremer Associates, confirmed to the Bullitt County Public School Board that construction was underway.

  • Post-season seedings hinge on Oldham at BE

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While South Oldham has already wrapped up the number one seed from Class 5-A, District 3, the other three spots are still up for grabs between Bullitt East, Bullitt Central and Oldham County.

    At this point, North Bullitt and Nelson County are out of play-off contention no matter the outcomes on Friday.

    The key game this week is now Oldham County visiting Bullitt East. At the same time, Bullitt Central will be playing host to Nelson County.

  • Just one week remains in the regular season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • MW residents like sod better than homes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Another controversial rezoning request will head to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The request received a favorable recommendation from Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning, though not unanimously, and coming after lengthy discussion.

    The request was made for 229 acres of property along Highway 44 East, backing up to Waterford Road, known locally as the sod farm.

    Owners Larry and Carolyn Helm hope to rezone the property from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential, with plans to create a new subdivision.

  • Mystery Theatre

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Patrons at the latest Bullitt Lick Middle School Drama Club play couldn’t see how much fun they were going to have.

    The Drama Club’s dinner theater event presented “Invisomercial,” an interactive production by Kamrom Klitgaard featuring an informercial turned into a mystery.

    Following dinner provided by Jenni’s Kitchen of Hillview, the show began, with the villian disappearing thanks to an invisible spray.

  • Fern Creek shuts down BE

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s dreams of a 24th District soccer title came up short last week, but the Chargers played well enough to advance and battle anther day in this week’s Sixth Region Tournament at DeSales High School.

    Forced back a day because of wet conditions, the Chargers battled Fern Creek in the championship game on Thursday. That ended up being three days after the Chargers had defeated Whitefield Academy 4-0 in the opening game of the three-team event.