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Today's News

  • Leaders at all levels need to learn to be true leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past several years, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a luncheon featuring U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    The 2015 version of the gathering occurred on July 20 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    A nice crowd but not as many elected officials as one might think.

    However, in reality, they didn’t miss much.

    Yes, it would be nice in terms of respect for the nation’s highest ranking Republican.

  • TAKE AIM

     HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary students got to the point during one of the school’s summer camps.

    The Family Resource Center sponsored an archery camp for students in grades 3-5, led by instructors April Sharpe and Lisa Jett.

    The camp was designed as a way to increase student interest in the school’s archery program and hopefully find some new team members for the upcoming school year.

    See more photos of the Freedom Archery Camp in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 5th, Cedar Grove 8th in World Archery

     NASHVILLE -- Six teams from Bullitt County went to Nashville over the weekend to participate in the NASP World Archery Championships.

    Bullitt East placed tied for fifth out of 78 teams in the high school division and had one who placed fifth overall in the boys’ competition.

    Morgan Vaughn tied with five other shooters for third place. Out of 2,633 male shooters, the 11th grader placed fifth overall after a shootout.

    For 11th graders alone, Vaughn was second out of 165 competitors.

  • Mayor indicted for misdemeanor; could face up to 90 days in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of an eight-month period, the mayor of Shepherdsville allegedly promoted or commanded a person to engage in the business of prostitution.

  • Contribute to the kids of Kosair

     The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring.

    The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather.

    (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.

  • Research providers

      The Bullitt County Genealogical Society hosted a book fair at the Ridgway Memorial Library.

    Local authors of history publications were invited to attend, as well as representatives from various genealogical societies and other history organizations.

    Representatives came from as far away as the Green County Historical Society.

    Along with books and publications, patrons discussed family tree research and special researching techniques.

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

  • Pioneer Village works out deal to purchase additional property

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Becknell Hall campus in the city of Pioneer Village will now be expanded.

    The city council approved a resolution for a loan through Community Bank and Trust to purchase over eight acres of property connecting to the current city hall property.

    The resolution allows for an annual loan, totaling $180,000, to be issued by mayor Gary Hatcher.

    According to Hatcher, the adjoining property would allow for expansion of both government facilities and the city police headquarters, as well as more room for play areas and civic events.

  • NB literacy pieces become whole book

     HEBRON ESTATES - One who is established in news print rarely has an opportunity to tackle creative writing, much less Greek mythology.

    Some of the creative minds at North Bullitt High School challenged their inner artists for an opportunity at appearing in professional print, thanks to Periphas, a collection of pieces published into small book form.

    The book’s title comes from a legendary king of Attica who was turned into an eagle by the jealous god Zeus, only after Apollo asked Zeus to spare the life of Periphas.

  • It Happened in July

     We will look back 10, 20, 40, and 80 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of July.

     

    2005 - 10 Years Ago.

     

    Sara Miller of North Bullitt High School and Tina Stottman of Hebron Middle were among 17 students autographing their own posters during a reception. They were selected to be on posters due to their high standards and community service.

  • No one hurt as ‘drive thru’ created at Salt River office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Salt River Electric’s office building on Highway 44 East was damaged on Wednesday when a vehicle drove through the front door.

    Randy Burba, Salt River vice-president of customer service and marketing, said the accident took place after 12:30 p.m., when a customer pulling into the parking lot came over the sidewalk and made contact with the entrance.