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Today's News

  • Boil water advisory in effect for some Mt. Washington residents

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- A water main break on Highway 44 has left many without water.

    Public Works Director Ronnie Fick said the break will affect customers who live from Bethel Branch to Halls Lane.

    Water is expected to be turned back on within the hour. All customers should boil their water until further notice, he said.

  • VALENTINE RECORD

     There was an overflowing crowd at the annual Valentine Gala, which benefits the Bullitt and Spencer County service centers of the American Red Cross.

    With the Wulfe Brothers again providing music, the dance flows was filled throughout the night. There was over 500 who attended the annual fund-raiser.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos and video by Thomas Barr.

  • Abbreviated sports page due to fire, snow

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The last issue of February is not exactly the time of year when the Sports Editor puts out an abbreviated sports page, but the past week has been like no other over the past 38 years.

    Sure, there have been numerous times in my career where school and ball games have been cancelled for an entire week during a season. You live with it and move on. The sports page in those times are a little smaller. Life works that way sometimes.

  • Local archers shine in NASP regional

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County archers did well recently in the NASP Region Five event at Central Hardin High School.

    The event, which qualified archers for the National Archery in Schools Program Kentucky State Tournament, had 40 teams and over 1,000 students taking part, making it the largest Fifth Region event ever.

  • Thanks for agencies for their help in time of need

     A wild week to say the least.

    First, you get the snow and the cold.

    That is always a situation of chaos.

    Then, fire strikes the back portion of our business.

    The important part of the incident is that no one was hurt.

    The inventory and the building structure can be replaced. Lives can’t.

  • Hill enjoys opportunity to expand role in schools as new MW resource officer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Sgt. Becky Hill has had a passion for teaching the DARE program for many years, recently she was given the opportunity to focus on it full-time.

  • Woman found dead in creek

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--A woman was found dead in a creek off Martin Hill Road in western Bullitt County on Thursday afternoon.

    Her discovery came two days after Jennifer Pettjohn Pike, 30, and an unnamed man apparently went to the creek to avoid the police.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, the victim's boyfriend contacted the police on Thursday. He said the last time he saw Pike was on Tuesday.

    At this stage, Murdoch said it was an open investigation.

  • State wrestling postponed by winter weather

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament, which was scheduled to include 12 from Bullitt County, was postponed over the weekend because of the cold and snowy weather conditions.

         The decision was made on Wednesday as the KHSAA would have had to start preparation for the event at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park the following day. The actual wrestling was scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

  • District hoops action starts Monday...weather allowing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the cooperation of Mother Nature, one of the most exciting times of the high school sports season will start this week with district basketball tournaments across the state.

         For Bullitt Central and North Bullitt, that means 23rd District action. This year’s event will be in the Big House as Bullitt Central will be hosting despite construction at the school.

  • Smith ready to anchor Ky. Wesleyan's offensive line

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers were looking for big linemen in their 2015 recruiting class and coach Brent Holsclaw signed one of the biggest recently when Bullitt Central’s Zack Smith signed with the school in Owensboro.

         At 6-3 and 305 pounds, Smith was one of the biggest and best offensive lineman in the area.