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Today's News

  • No solutions yet on future of treatment plant facility

     HILLVIEW - After more than three hours of discussions, the fate of the damaged sewage treatment plant in northern Bullitt County seems no closer to a resolution.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation Board hoped to have some news to report from a meeting held earlier that day in Frankfort.

    In March, the privately-owned Bullitt Utilities treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road had a major failure in its tank.

    While the pumps continued to operate, the sewage went directly into the ground and nearby stream.

  • Kindergarten ROCKS

     The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

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

  • Some want to know if CON for hospital beds still has a pulse

     Back about 10 years ago, it was an exciting time.

    Through a lot of work in Frankfort, it was announced that Jewish Hospital would build an emergency room, have diagnostic testing facilities and bring out specialists to occupy a wing of medical offices.

    There was also the announcement of someday having a hospital with 60 beds approved through a Certificate of Need. The approval process for the beds came after the initial plans were announced and the facilities started.

  • Next softball stop for Price is at Western Ky.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – If it worked out once, then try it again.

    That was the thinking of former Bullitt East softball standout Taylor Price as she returned to the Media Center at her former school to sign her second paperwork to continue playing her sport in college.

    In late May, Price signed to play her final two years in college for the Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers.

  • Baseball camps at East and Central focused on diamond basics

       Both the Bullitt East and Bullitt Central high school baseball programs held their annual summer youth camps this year with a good number of young players taking part.

    Both camps worked on getting the basics down pat, covering, base-running, throwing, hitting and even nutrition and weight-training.

    Still, the biggest part of both camps was having fun and there was plenty of that to go around.

    See more photos from Mike Farner in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • BBB Tips: Purchasing PGA Tickets

      As the PGA Championship approaches, many consumers will be starting to look for last minute tickets. BBB warns consumers of scammers taking advantage of anyone looking for a great last minute deal.

  • Agencies join forces to benefit welfare of others

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County agencies show more strength when working together for the common good.

    A number of local organizations provide representatives to the Council for Families and Children, a non-profit that pools local resources toward improvements for local residents.

    CFC will conglomerate with a Seven Counties Services organization, the Adult Local Inter-Agency Council (LIAC), to form a larger body as the Bullitt County Inter-Agency Council.

  • Pirtle selected director of secondary education

     Brenda Pirtle has been named District Director of Secondary Education. She succeeds Robb Smith who takes over as Bellevue Independent School’s Superintendent July 1.

    This is Pirtle’s fifth leadership role in Bullitt County Public Schools. She was both assistant and principal at Brooks Elementary School, a district monitoring administrator, and principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center and the Riverview Opportunity Center.

  • Hillview approves new budget as fiscal year begins

    HILLVIEW - Pending litigation aside, the Hillview City Council still makes certain the bills are paid.

    The council approved the city's 2014-15 fiscal year budget ordinance, in effect as of July 1.

    The council also approved an amended budget ordinance for the 2013-14 fiscal year ending on June 30.

    The city will claim just over $3 million in total resources available for appropriations, including an amount of over $303,000 carryover from the amended 2013-14 budget.

  • New business helps with business card transactions

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Merchant advocate Jennifer Whitt is ready to help local businesses through her own new business.

    TSYS Merchant Solutions serves as an advocate for business owners to assist with credit card processing via mobile solutions, web links or over the telephone.

    TSYS can assist all businesses, big or small, from office buildings to stores.

    Whitt, a Mount Washington resident, grew up in the Brooks area and graduated from Bullitt Central High School. She has 19 years of banking experience with Stock Yards Bank and Trust.