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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Leasor stepping down after second BC stint

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – This time, Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor got to go out on his terms.

    Following eight seasons on his second stint as the head coach of the Cougars, Leasor is stepping down after one of the best seasons in the program’s history. Bullitt Central finished this past season with a 9-3 record, tying the mark of the 1990 team, which he also coached, as the most productive for the program since 1979.

    The news that Leasor is retiring is not new news. Leasor had announced before this season began that it would be his last.

  • It will be hard to separate Leasor from Cougar football

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For a coach who would only commit to being on the job for four years when he was hired in 2007, Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor surprised even himself when he stayed eight years at the helm of the Cougar program.

  • Former teacher indicted on rape charges

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former teacher with the Bullitt County Public School System has been indicted.

  • Three indicted for home invasion in Hillview

    HILLVIEW -- Two men have been indicted for the burglary and kidnapping of three individuals in northern Bullitt County.

  • Hunters Hollow officials fear higher sewer rates are looming

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Mayor Linda Parker finally had good news to share with the city commission in regards to sewer issues.

    However, she also discussed potential bad news that awaits in the form of raised rates.

    Parker said the Bullitt County Sanitation District finally had a working agreement with Chris Cogan, representing Bullitt Utilities, to work toward a permanent solution for city residents.