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Today's News

  • Blue Lick U-11 All-Stars find trouble in opener

     VALLEY STATION - Drawing Prairie Village in the first round is not a pleasant thing when it comes to post-season baseball action.

    And then you have to play them on its home field.

    On Tuesday, the Blue Lick 11-year-old All-Stars ran into a big hitting machine in the opener of the Cal Ripken district tournament.

    Nate Jones did it on the mound and at the plate for Prairie Village.

    Jones threw three shutout innings and stroked a long two-run home run to power a 10-0 five inning victory.

  • MW U-8 All-Stars finish 2-1 during state tourney

     FERN CREEK – A week after finishing third at the district level, the Mount Washington U-8 All-Star team was back in action last week at the West Kentucky Cal Ripken State Tournament at Fern Creek Park.

    Once again, coach Josh McGoff’s team had to battle both some strong opponents as well as Mother Nature. Both pool play and bracket play in the 26-team event had schedule changes because of all the rain in the area last week.

  • More All-Star action planned for this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A lot of summer All-Star baseball has already been played and is included on this page and there is a lot more still to be played including a number of tournaments this week.

    As of Tuesday, this is what we know about.

    U-18 All-Stars at Okolona

  • Quick action shows that you can make a difference

     You can still make a difference.

    When state highway officials mentioned that they would possibly not fix Old Preston Highway in northern Bullitt County, people came alive.

    Business owners, residents and motorists began to light up the phone lines to state Rep. Linda Belcher and magistrate Joe Laswell.

    They, in turn, called state transportation officials about their possible inclination to keep the road closed due to the broken culvert.

    A little pressure from this newspaper may have added to the fuel.

  • Thanks for so many great experiences in the county

     The time has come for farewell. 

    Friday will be my last day working at The Pioneer News.

    This transition will be bittersweet for me.

    I will be moving back to northern Kentucky to be closer to my family, but I am also sad to leave a lot of great people I have met here.

    I will miss Bill Harned’s jokes and Vivian Adams’ taco salads at the AARP meetings. 

    Jenny Estepp’s warm nature and smile. John Snider’s humor. 

    Barry Armstrong’s professionalism. 

  • Dukes of Hazzard wrong focus of very stupid act

     Fear not, Dukes of Hazzard fans: I have found a way to keep your beloved show on television.

    In recent weeks the TV Land television network has decided not to air episodes of the show. Some major businesses have refused to sell Dukes merchandise.

    The reasoning was based on an issue that arose following a recent tragedy, where a lone lunatic went into a church and murdered nine people.

    The lunatic’s reasoning was based upon racial bias and hatred that collected in his own mind, then was carried out through his physical actions.

  • Catholic elementary school tuition assistance funding rockets to record $5 million

     The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville (the “Foundation”) and the Archdiocese of Louisville today jointly announced that tuition assistance for Catholic elementary school families across central Kentucky will reach new heights when the fall school term begins in August.

  • Court affirms judge's firing of employee at animal shelter

    CLERMONT -- After meeting in executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court members affirmed a decision made the previous month to fire an employee with the county's animal shelter.
        By a 4-0-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court did not change the previous firing of Delsie Williams.
        Magistrate Joe Rayhill said that after listening to Williams' attorney make his case in closed session, he felt the court should uphold County Judge Melanie Roberts' decision to terminate Williams.

  • MW U-10 All-Stars finish third in district tourney

    JEFFERSONTOWN-- It was a long week for the Under-10 Mount Washington Baseball All-Stars, but the team claimed a pair of victories before finishing third in the Cal Ripken District 10 and 11 Tournament at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown.
        The team entered District play after finishing second in a pre-tournament event, the Firecracker. After the third place finish in the District Tournament, Mount Washington earned a spot in the Metro State Tournament which will start on Tuesday and will also be played at Skyview Park.

  • Western Kentucky signs pair of BC cheer bases

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--When Western Kentucky University needed some big, strong 'bases' for their cheerleading program, they knew exactly where to look-- Bullitt Central.
        At the end of the school year, the Hilltopper's cheerleading coaches got a lot stronger as they signed Cougar seniors Sterling Rayhill and David Greenwell to join their program starting in the fall.