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Today's News

  • Shelter group will look at fees before vote taken on ordinance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The animal shelter committee will have another item on its agenda to consider at its May 10 meeting.

    A decision is needed on what fees will be charged for various services provided by the shelter.

    Angie Greenup, assistant animal control district direcotr, told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court that she didn’t agree with proposed changes in the fees.

    She did research with other facilities and listed suggestions. County attorney John Wooldridge offered alternatives.

  • Paroquet Springs hosts health fair this Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It’s a health event designed for all ages and it’s happening in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Health Fair will be at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Previously, the health fair was organized by the county chamber, but it has been several years since they hosted one and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing felt it was time to bring it back.

  • Spending Time on the Farm

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The weather held out for a beautiful day on the farm… or the educational equivalent.

    Students attended Farm and Agricultural Field Day, hosted by Bullitt County Farm Bureau and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers from Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Schools.

  • Bullitt East splits pair of district contests

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After needing two days to defeat district rival Fern Creek, the Bullitt East Chargers put themselves behind the eight-ball as far as district play is concerned as they dropped a 3-2 decision at Jeffersontown on Thursday.

    The Chargers then did get to play on Friday night, beating North Oldham 10-4 in a game that was halted after six innings because of darkness.

    That action left Bullitt East with a 13-8 record overall heading into the final month of the regular season.

  • Eagles need 11 innings to defeat Mustangs 5-3

     HIGHVEIW -- If anyone in the local baseball world was shocked by Moore’s recent defeat of Bullitt Central to open district play, they should be surprised no more.

    It took everything the North Bullitt Eagles had to pull out a 5-3 victory in 11 innings.

    The victory left the Eagles in great shape to do what they’ve done since joining the 23rd District -- win the championship.

    After Dylan Kleitz pitched 9-plus spectacular innings, Alec Lush had to work out of a one-out jam in the 10th to keep the game going.

  • Cougars get key victory by beating Southern 3-1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Desperately needing a win in district play, the Bullitt Central Cougars picked up a very important victory last Tuesday when they slipped past Southern 3-1.

    Bullitt Central put the ball in the hands of junior pitcher Garrison Ijames and he came through with a complete game victory, allowing just two hits and a solo run in the fifth inning. Ijames, who had struggled a week earlier in a district loss to Moore, struck out eight in this game and walked four.

  • It Happened in APRIL

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of April.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Laurie Geary’s fifth grade class at Mt. Washington Elementary challenged the Mt. Washington City Council to pass an ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants in the city. Katie Whicker and Phillip Burress were among those who presented their request to the council.

  • Derby City strides to be winner in pizza race

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new pizzeria in Mount Washington is inviting people to dough, baby, dough.

    Derby City Pizza Company offers fast-casual meals, including toasted subs, salads, pasta, lasagna and, of course, pizza.

    “I believe that our product speaks for itself,” owner Larry Davis said.

    He uses the phrase “southern-style, thin and crispy crust” to describe his pizza, adding that the consistency in the quality of the food is what helps his restaurants stand out among the others.

  • Pioneer Village, Hillview to work together to get rid of pest — mosquitoes

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Residents in Pioneer Village hopefully won’t have as many mosquitoes to worry about this summer.

    The Pioneer Village City Council agreed to enter an interlocal agreement with the city of Hillview for mosquito prevention spraying.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher previously discussed the agreement with Hillview mayor Jim Eadens. Hillview currently owns a mosquito repellant sprayer, and Hilllview Public Works director Jim Bohannon is trained to apply the spray.

  • Shepherdsville miniature horse to be part of KET’s show this week

     KET’s next Kentucky Life spotlights Patrick, a 22-year-old miniature horse  with an international social media following; Second Stride, which gives  Thoroughbreds a new life following racing retirement; and the National Farm  Machinery Show.