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Today's News

  • Now it’s time to GO VOTE

        The time has come.
        Forget all the rhetoric.
        Forget all the direct mail pieces and the media ads.
        The time is approaching.
        Next Tuesday, it will be your time to tell everyone in the country who should be the next president.
        It will be time to elect members of the state legislature and the local council races.

  • Area teams could be very competitive this November

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – I’ll be the first to admit that no Bullitt County football team has really jumped up and grabbed the imagination of their fan bases this fall.

  • Ten candidates battle for six MW council seats

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- There will six incumbents running to retain their seats on the Mount Washington City Council.
        But, on Nov. 8, there will four candidates who will be looking to make the top six and earn a spot at the council table in January.

        Troy Barr
        As a lifelong resident of Mount Washington, Troy Barr has a tremendous knowledge of and love for his hometown.

  • Accountability is tough subject to fully understand

        The dictionary definition of accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
        While this definition certainly applies (or should apply) in our politics, our families, or our churches, the word is used differently when it comes to what is known as school accountability.
        In education, school accountability revolves almost exclusively around student testing and is really a synonym of the word “rating.”

  • Seven Counties to become Centerstone of Kentucky

         Centerstone and Seven Counties Services announced Monday that they have finalized an affiliation that will combine their operations, creating a five-state, non-profit behavioral health organization serving more than 150,000 people of all ages annually. The affiliation was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both organizations.

  • Excess fees from clerk helps cash flow for county government

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s tax time in most communities.
        It is a time when cash flow is pretty good as property tax dollars are collected.
        But there is also additional revenue.
        Recently, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney presented a check for $118,150.63 in excess fees from the office to Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        In other business:
        *Jimmy Waters was honored on his retirement after 36 years.

  • Semi-final pairings now set for the play-offs

         SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.
        The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Interstate 65 lane closure in Bullitt County scheduled for November 4

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2016) –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane closure this Friday, Nov. 4 on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance crews will be performing concrete pavement replacement. The right lane of I-65 South will be closed between mile points 121 and 122. The exit to Brooks (Exit 121) will remain open.

     

    This work is scheduled to start at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 3 and continue until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4.

     

  • SPD need help locating man

    The following message was sent out by the Shepherdsville Police at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016:

    Shepherdsville Police Department is needing your help in finding Chad A. Vittitow.  If you have information in regards to his whereabouts contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000 or the anonymous tip line at 502-215-1588 or call 911.

    WANTED

  • Refinancing might save $2 million

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Thanks to the bond market, Bullitt County Public Schools could have a few extra dollars to spend over the next few years.
        Over the course of the next few years, the refinancing of bonds originally taken in 2008 for the construction of two elementary schools may yield the district nearly $2 million.
        Both the school board and the school’s finance corporation approved resolutions allowing for representatives of Hilliard Lyons to pursue the refinancing of bonds.