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Today's News

  • Holiday event kicks off season in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- He’s making a list, checking it twice. Gonna to find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus will be coming to town very soon.

    Traditionally, each of the major municipalities host holiday events.

    That will again be the case this year, starting with the Hillview Winterfest celebration this Saturday night.

     

    Shepherdsville

    After hosting a Christmas parade to lead into its light up ceremony, Shepherdsville will see a major plan of attack this holiday season.

  • You might have money coming your way

     On October 31, 2014, the Bullitt Circuit Court Clerk turned over $32,232.95 in unclaimed funds to the Kentucky State Treasurer. 

    If you are one of the people listed below or know one of these people, please let them know that funds have been submitted to the Secretary of State in their name.  The funds turned over as unclaimed funds included bail bonds which had previously been released and checks had been returned, restitution payments previously mailed which had been returned, and overpayments of fees for which the checks were not cashed.

  • Flaherty continues in her mom’s pageant footsteps

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One little girl will be following in her mother’s footsteps this holiday season.

    Nine-year-old Evelyn Flaherty, the daughter of Robert and DeeAnn Flaherty, was recently crowned Miss American Crossroads Sweetheart and will be competing in the National Miss American Coed Pageant in Florida next week.

    Evelyn’s mother, DeeAnn, said her daughter became interested in pageants after watching some old videos of her competitions about five years ago.

  • You can bank on financial, funding information

     How much does a school system need to do a great job providing opportunities for all our kids?

    That is a very difficult question and I’m sure there are a wide variety of answers crossing thousands of minds as this is being read.

    Part of your thought process depends on whether or not you have kids in the schools, if you ever had kids in public schools, how you liked school yourself, and even your own level of education and employment. 

  • Mount Washington Middle School honors Omer Stallings with plaque

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Oct. 30, Mount Washington Middle School placed a plaque in the gym to honor Omer Stallings, who passed away over the summer.

    Mount Washington Middle School teacher Doug Soards said a few words at the event which was attended by members of the Stallings’ family. Soards message that night is included below.

     

    As many of you are aware, on July 2nd of tis year, we lost a vital part of no only our Mount Washington community, but our Lady General family.

  • WINTER MAKES EARLY APPEARANCE

     Much to the joy of local students, the snow on late Sunday night and early Monday morning was enough to cancel classes

    The weather posed few problems but it did strain an already tight salt supply for many agencies.

    Classes were back in session on Tuesday.

    See more wintry photos from Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  • MW looks to expand parks system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Swimming, tennis, baseball, oh my. Very soon Mount Washington might be on its way to having a recreation center of its own.

    At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun proposed utilizing 33 acres of the land near the business park near Flat Lick Road for the project.

    The council seemed please with the idea.

    “You know I have been looking for land for quite some time now,” she said.

  • Murder under investigation as man dies from gunshot

      NICHOLS - Investigators have released little information surrounding a fatal shooting on Saturday morning in western Bullitt County.

    According to Mike Murdoch, spokesman for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, the agency is currently investigating the death of Donald Hagan, 41, as a homicide.

    At around 10 a.m. on Saturday, there was a call to dispatch about a man who had been shot on Cow Branch Road.

    A female drove the victim to Jerry’s Drive-In Liquors on Dixie Highway at Highway 44 West.

  • Company’s donation in honor of Bob Combest allows for center’s transportation of seniors to continue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a time when many of the regulars attending the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center made the trip to see Bob Combest.

    Now, thanks to some special assistance, many will travel to the senior center again because of Bob Combest.

    The eBay Foundation, Inc., GIVE Team made a donation of $10,000 for transportation to the senior center thanks to a letter written by team member Katherine “Kippy” Combest, Bob’s daughter-in-law.

  • Whatever happened to hiring best for the job?

     Sometimes there are things that hit you the wrong way.

    As much as we have heard about Jefferson County education woes, something hit me the other day.

    Saw in a story in The Courier Journal about the need to diversify the teaching forces.

    With 52 percent of the students in the very large school system listed as minorities, I understand it.

    There is a need for role models.

    There is a need for students of all types of minority to see teachers of their own to be in the classroom and in administrative positions.