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Today's News

  • Cougars barely hang on to beat Oldham

     BUCKNER – Too much celebrating by Oldham County allowed Bullitt Central to celebrate a key district win on Friday as the Cougars held on down the stretch to secure a 21-19 victory on the road.

    The Cougars had scored on three of their first four possessions of the game and led 21-6 at halftime. That all changed in the second half when Bullitt Central’s offense sputtered as Oldham County was heating up.

  • County, MW at odds on larger facility permits

    MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Currently, Bullitt County has the ability to inspect larger non-residential buildings no matter the location.

    But, the city of Mount Washington would love to have the opportunities to perform that service for its incoming businesses.

    For the city to assume the classification of having expanded jurisdiction, the state Department of Housing must give its blessing.

    And, in order for that to happen, Bullitt Fiscal Court must give up its current powers for the incorporated area only.

  • City audit getting closer to final report begins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A more extensive look at the city of Shepherdsville finances for the 2015-16 fiscal year might be coming to a close.

    At least that is the hope of current members of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    The previous council commissioned the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly to conduct a “forensic audit” due to concerns about some of the spending practices.

    The council approved a fee of up to $10,000 for the audit.

  • THINK PINK: Annual awareness to broaden scope to all varieties of cancer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE—October may signify the return of pumpkin spice lattes and sweater-weather, but it also serves as a month of breast cancer awareness.

    Each year, the Bullitt County Health Department, the Kentucky Cancer Program and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service work to ensure residents “think pink” by hosting the annual Think Pink evening at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 17, both men and women are invited to attend the free event from 5-7:30 p.m.

  • Who Killed the Witch of the East?

     The fourth annual Dancing for the Arts fundraiser took a different road this year…the yellow brick road.

    “I think this year’s event was a huge success,” said Bullitt County Arts Council President Terri Amody. “It brought smiles to face from 9 years of age to 91.”

    Performing a twist on “the Wizard of Oz”, community members spent eight weeks learning not only to dance but to act, too.

  • It will be road warrior week for area football teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The last two undefeated teams in Class 5-A, District 3 will clash on Friday when Bullitt East goes on the road to battle two-time defending district champion South Oldham.

    In fact, all three Bullitt County football programs will be on the road this week in district play. In addition to Bullitt East, Bullitt Central will be playing close by as they will be in Buckner playing Oldham County. North Bullitt will make the short trip south to take on Nelson County.

  • Beautiful weekend results in great contests

      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.

  • Crossroads, Freedom receive Dollar General literacy grants

     Crossroads and Freedom Elementary Schools have been awarded Dollar General Store Literacy grants.

    The total amount awarded was $2,500. Crossroads received $1,000 with Freedom getting $1,500.

    Both principals said the funds will greatly benefit services to students.

  • GRAND OPENING

     The noise-limit levels were raised at the Mount Washington Public Library for the long-waited ribbon cutting of the new building.

    Accompanied by food, freebies and wax hands, residents and local politicians joined the celebration of the grand opening.

    Board President Sherry Parker, who was involved in the building process from the beginning, cut the ribbon.

    The new building features tall windows, numerous study spots, several private rooms and, as always, plenty of books, audio books, movies and more to borrow.

  • NB rallies past BC in net play

     HEBRON ESTATES – Consider it more a preview than a showdown.

    Yes, North Bullitt and Bullitt Central clashed for the second time this regular season on Monday in the Lady Eagles’ nest and the green and gold came away with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 victory, but of the three meetings that the two teams will in all probability have this fall, this was the least important.