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Today's News

  • Changing of the Guard

    LEBANON JUNCTION--“I’ve had a good time, but it’s time to move on,” said former Lebanon Junction Mayor Butch Sweat.

    After serving two terms as mayor for Lebanon Junction, he has decided to retire. In January, longtime council member Steve Masden will assume the position.

    Before he was elected mayor, Sweat also served the county as a deputy sheriff for eight years and a county magistrate for 17 years.

    As a lifelong Lebanon Junction resident, Sweat’s fondness for the town lead him to more involvement.

  • New mayors ready to take over positions

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Barry Armstrong is looking forward to his term as mayor of Mount Washington.

    “I was born and raised here, I love my town and I love my community. I want to see my city prosper and grow.”

    He has been on the city council for about 40 years.

    Armstrong said some of his goals during his four years will be to find a location for a new recreation center and alleviate traffic on Highway 44.

    He said the new center could bring more business from other towns to the city if they had a nice complex that hosted tournaments.

  • Eagles collect rare 'in-season' tourney crown

    TAYLORSVILLE – At this rate, first-year North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock will someday be able to retire with a smile on his face and a lot of gray hair.

         In a five-day span last weekend, Craddock’s Eagle team bounced back from a poor overall performance in a three-point loss to Holy Cross, to put together a strong run of performances in capturing the championship of the Brady Bunch Invitational, an eight-team event at Spencer County High School.

  • 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.