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Today's News

  • French-Henry knows value of veterans

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Though the war may be over, for some the battle has just begun. After serving our country, many military service members have a hard time transitioning back to civilian life. Especially if they were in combat.

    Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, shared how she was personally affected by this battle with members of the Mount Washington AARP recently.

    The 2000 Miss America’s father served in the Marines during Vietnam where he became disabled.

  • Snowy week results in productive week at home

     We started the week of February 16 with the record-breaking snow levels in some parts of the state, and it ended with record low temperatures in others.

    In between, we endured more snow and saw the emergency workers and road crews of the state working hard to keep us safe. 

    With 100 Representatives covering all corners of the state, and the state police and transportation officials encouraging motorists to stay off the roads, House Leadership exercised caution and delayed legislative proceedings for the House of Representatives. 

  • Students have choice of reaching greatness

     One of my favorite leadership researchers is Jim Collins, who wrote a classic business book called Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t.

    In that book, you can find the following sentence: “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.

    This can be applied to far more than making a business successful.

  • East and North swim teams get regional points

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Both Bullitt East and North Bullitt scored team points in the recent Region Two event at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

    Bullitt Central also competed in the Region Two event, but has only two swimmers and failed to score.

    Unlike any other high school sport in Bullitt County, the three Bullitt County High Schools have one overall coach and the teams practice and train together. However, when it comes to meets, the swimmers compete only for their area school.

  • MADNESS INTO REGIONALS: TOURNAMENT SCORES

     A list of updated scores from the 2015 6th Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Tournaments, as well as the 23rd and 24th District Basketball Tournaments involving Bullitt County schools. For full coverage continue to check upcoming issues of The Pioneer News and online at www.pioneernews.net.

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    TUESDAY, MAR. 10:

    Boys' 6th Region Tournament at Valley HS:

    Doss 65, BULLITT EAST 61

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  • Boil water advisory in effect for some Mt. Washington residents

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- A water main break on Highway 44 has left many without water.

    Public Works Director Ronnie Fick said the break will affect customers who live from Bethel Branch to Halls Lane.

    Water is expected to be turned back on within the hour. All customers should boil their water until further notice, he said.

  • Local archers shine in NASP regional

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County archers did well recently in the NASP Region Five event at Central Hardin High School.

    The event, which qualified archers for the National Archery in Schools Program Kentucky State Tournament, had 40 teams and over 1,000 students taking part, making it the largest Fifth Region event ever.

  • County agrees to add $300,000 for sheriff’s budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one will know what might have occurred if there had really been a “standoff” between the Bullitt County Sheriff and Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But both sides will admit that the negotiations over funding were intense to say the least.

    Under the 2015 budget approved by fiscal court, sheriff David Greenwell’s office will receive additional funding to the tune of $297,350 this year.

    It is a far cry from what Greenwell said is needed; however, it is also better than he has received in the past.

  • VALENTINE RECORD

     There was an overflowing crowd at the annual Valentine Gala, which benefits the Bullitt and Spencer County service centers of the American Red Cross.

    With the Wulfe Brothers again providing music, the dance flows was filled throughout the night. There was over 500 who attended the annual fund-raiser.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos and video by Thomas Barr.

  • Mahoney could be next police chief in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- For the past couple of years, Sgt. William Mahoney has been an active voice in working on getting improvements made to the radio communications for first responders.

    More specifically, Hillview police officers often have trouble communicating with Central Dispatch if they are inside certain type of buildings.

    During those discussions, Mahoney has served as a representative of the Hillview Police Department.

    Now, he will be representing the officers as their interim chief of police.