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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BE's Bogard signs with Midway to play softball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East softball program doesn’t need any holp from its county rivals, past or present, but that doesn’t mean the program and players won’t take a little when it is offered.

         Bullitt East senior Jeri Bogard got a nice assist from former Bullitt Central head coach Buddy Gallemore this spring as the first-year assistant coach at Midway College reached out to her and offered a spot in the Eagles’ program.

  • Blue Lick U-14 eliminated in state after three setbacks

    BRANDENBURG--The Blue Lick All-Stars returned to the state tournament for a second straight year.

    And the reception was about the same.

    The local team was eliminated on Saturday afternoon by Logan County 13-0 in five innings.

    Having won its district title, Blue Lick advanced to the state tournament where it played three games in pool play.

    The team, coached by Jeff Hornak, fell to the host Meade County and then to West Louisville, which was an opponent in the district tournament.

  • Owner to bring unique taste, style to MW eatery

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A new restaurant is coming to Mount Washington. One that owner Ron May hopes will bring a “unique” flavor to the region.

    Bullitt’s Pizza Restaurant and Pub is set for a grand opening the beginning of August. It will be located in the old Kettle Creek building along with two other businesses, he said.

    A fairly new resident to the county, May said he wanted to “bring a high-quality of pizza” to Bullitt County by using top-grade fresh ingredients, but without the high price.

  • Local golfers excel this summer

    LOUISVILLE – The summer golf circuit, the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour conducted by the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation, came to positive finish last week for a number of local athletes.

         At the Tour Championship on Monday and Tuesday at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville, Mount Washington’s Ethan Breeden finished second with a 152 total, finishing just four strokes off the pace of winner Oliver Whatley of Louisville in the 15-16 boys’ division.

  • Music on Main canceled Friday in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Music on Main event scheduled for Friday night has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

    The series is held every third Friday of the month at the fountain. The next one will be Aug. 15.

  • Kindergarten students at LJES experience growing lessons in the garden

     Kindergarten students in Rita Taulbee’s class at Lebanon Junction Elementary School started two outdoor gardens during 2013-2014 school year.

    “They have a salad garden which contains tomatoes, lettuce, chard, carrots, onions, and radishes…everything you would find in a salad,” Taulbee explained.

    With assistance from the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service, students used unique ways to get seeds to germinate before transplanting them.

  • Bullitt County certified as Storm-Ready community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  Forget about Tornado Alley.

    During a stretch of time in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, Bullitt County was becoming the poster child for disasters.

    It ranged from snow storms to blizzards to floods to wind storms to tornados.

    Throw in a train derailment or two and Bullitt County was the mecca of disaster.

    Over the course of that time, Bullitt County emergency responders have learned a lot.