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Today's News

  • Leaders at all levels need to learn to be true leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past several years, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a luncheon featuring U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    The 2015 version of the gathering occurred on July 20 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    A nice crowd but not as many elected officials as one might think.

    However, in reality, they didn’t miss much.

    Yes, it would be nice in terms of respect for the nation’s highest ranking Republican.

  • TAKE AIM

     HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary students got to the point during one of the school’s summer camps.

    The Family Resource Center sponsored an archery camp for students in grades 3-5, led by instructors April Sharpe and Lisa Jett.

    The camp was designed as a way to increase student interest in the school’s archery program and hopefully find some new team members for the upcoming school year.

    See more photos of the Freedom Archery Camp in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 5th, Cedar Grove 8th in World Archery

     NASHVILLE -- Six teams from Bullitt County went to Nashville over the weekend to participate in the NASP World Archery Championships.

    Bullitt East placed tied for fifth out of 78 teams in the high school division and had one who placed fifth overall in the boys’ competition.

    Morgan Vaughn tied with five other shooters for third place. Out of 2,633 male shooters, the 11th grader placed fifth overall after a shootout.

    For 11th graders alone, Vaughn was second out of 165 competitors.

  • Contribute to the kids of Kosair

     The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring.

    The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather.

    (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.

  • Research providers

      The Bullitt County Genealogical Society hosted a book fair at the Ridgway Memorial Library.

    Local authors of history publications were invited to attend, as well as representatives from various genealogical societies and other history organizations.

    Representatives came from as far away as the Green County Historical Society.

    Along with books and publications, patrons discussed family tree research and special researching techniques.

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

  • It Happened in July

     We will look back 10, 20, 40, and 80 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of July.

     

    2005 - 10 Years Ago.

     

    Sara Miller of North Bullitt High School and Tina Stottman of Hebron Middle were among 17 students autographing their own posters during a reception. They were selected to be on posters due to their high standards and community service.

  • BCHS FFA leaders attend summer camp

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt Central FFA Chapter participated in FFA Camp in Hardinsburg from June 22-26.

    Eleven girls attended camp. We hope to use our new skills in making a difference in our FFA Chapter. During camp we grew stronger as a chapter and became closer with each other which will help us improve as a whole. 

    During the day we attended classes, learning how we can improve on discipline, communication, responsibilities, positivity, and a few other personal growth skills.

  • Hitting the spotlight: Sale ready to perform at national event

     HURRICANE HILLS, TENN. -- Hillview’s Devin Sale recently made his dream come true.

    The 15-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Sale took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,482 qualifying positions. This will be his fourth year to qualify.

  • Camp Cloverville

     Some local students were lucky enough to find their way to Camp Cloverville.

    The three-day summer camp, hosted by the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H program, was available to 20 students.

    Each students was selected for the camp through the Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Family Resource Centers.

    Camp Cloverville projects included projects in photography, quilting, leather making and cupcake making.

  • Husband, wife team up for a tasty new business in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Tummy rumbling for breakfast? 

    Try out Mount Washington’s newest go-to breakfast and lunch spot -- Maggie Mae’s Cafe.

    Run by the husband-and-wife team, Jordan and Taylor Hughes, the cafe opened last month and serves breakfast, lunch and lattes.

    Taylor said she was at a transition point in her life.

    “I worked a sales job for six years and made decent money, but I hated it,” she said.