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Today's News

  • TNT Fireworks Encourages Safety, Fun for New Year’s Celebrations

     As families gear up for celebrations surrounding New Year’s Eve 2015, TNT Fireworks – the nation’s largest distributor of consumer fireworks and sparklers – reminds all Americans to keep safety top of mind as they ring in the New Year.

    “As we celebrate 2015 with consumer fireworks and sparklers across America, the following safety tips from the American Pyrotechnics Association will help us safely celebrate the New Year’s holiday,” says Jason Skipper, spokesperson for TNT Fireworks East.

  • After frigid loss, East bounces back in warm way

     FAIRDALE – After opening play in the Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School with a winning basket by junior Bailey Rakes against Covington Holmes (see last Monday’s edition), the Bullitt East Chargers ended play in the prestigious tournament the say way, with Rakes hitting the winning shot to beat Wayne County 68-67 in overtime.

  • MW, Sheph. to hold special meetings

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--One city will hold a pair of special meetings to consider the fate of its occupational tax.

    Another city will hold a special meeting to discuss a sign ordinance that it passed just a week ago.

    Despite the holiday season, expect some heated discussion on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30, when the Shepherdsville City Council must decide whether it wants the current ordinance to stay intact.

    If that occurs, the 1.5 percent occupational tax on those who work in the city would revert back to 1 percent in January.

  • Board takes steps to make changes

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- David Blakeman has been on the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board of trustees for at least the past nine years.

  • Calhoun pleased with progress in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--After two terms as mayor, it was time for Joetta Calhoun to retire.

    The longtime Mount Washington resident said she learned a lot about herself in this position such as how to work long hours and that she had “skin tough enough” to do the job.

    But she also learned a lot about her city in the process.

    “There is so much red tape involved in the job that you cannot just make a decision and move forward as you could do in other businesses,” Calhoun said.

  • The Reason for the Season

     Each year, the members of the Hillview Community Christian Church come together to bring a live nativity to the area.

    Over the past few years, the church has added several portions to the original live nativity.

    The Walk Through Bethlehem was attended by nearly 4,000 people in just two nights this month.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews for more photos, as well as a video from the spiritual event.

  • WalMart begins process of hiring 300 employees

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The building is coming together and soon the WalMart on Conestoga Parkway will be open.

    But before the Shepherdsville retail store can open, approximately 300 employees must be hired and trained.

    According to an attorney representing the store during a recent Board of Adjustment variance hearing, WalMart is expected to be open early in March.

    The company released information on Friday about the hiring process.

  • Shepherdsville Police honored as PIP community partner of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Partners in Prevention hosted a Christmas lunch celebration in conjunction with its December meeting.

    PIP recognized the Shepherdsville Police Department as the 2014 Partner of the Year.

    Chairperson Sarah Hardin presented the award to police chief Doug Puckett and mayor Scott Ellis.

    SPD was nominated for the award because of its ongoing dedication to the program, along with its collaboration and leadership role.

  • Former PN reporter dies in accident

     KURE BEACH, N.C. - A former reporter for The Pioneer News died in an auto accident last week in North Carolina,

    According to the Island Gazette, Yvonne “Missy” Baxter, 53, died in a single vehicle accident on Monday, Dec. 15.

    Baxter was a reporter in the late 1980s for The Pioneer News and primarily worked out of the newspaper’s Mount Washington office.

  • Bullitt East exchange students give back to the community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School foreign exchange students wanted to do something for the community, says Polly Suttiponpisarn from Thailand, “because the community has done so much for us.