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Today's News

  • Burning up the note

      Recently, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mount Washington celebrated a special occasion.

    The congregation had a note-burning ceremony to celebrate the paying off of the mortgage on their new church in about four years.

    The Rev. Dale Cieslik, the church pastor, thanked the members for their generosity.

    “It’s through giving back to God through you that this house was built.”

    After the note-burning, parishioners released balloons to symbolize their debt being lifted.

  • Ribbon Cutting: Rogers Photography

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Professional photographer Alexandra Rogers can see her own self-portrait, one that includes a successful business.

    Rogers and her company, Alexandra Rogers Photography, are the newest members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, who hosted a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion.

    A native of Columbia, Rogers earned degrees in photography and cinematography before moving to the United States.

  • Why don’t many people believe in marriage?

     It’s disturbing to me as a young woman, that no one seems to believe in getting married anymore. People just seem to have kids left and right with numerous partners at their own discretion. When did that become the norm?

    I look forward to the security that comes with having a husband and a house for my children one day. It gives a family stability.

    For a population that is so used to wanting everything right away,  it makes sense they just leave a relationship when it gets hard. They’re not married so they don’t feel an obligation.

  • Blue Lick 11s advance to state tourney semi-finals

      BRANDENBURG - With a single swing of the bat, the post-season run of the Blue Lick 11 All-Stars basically came to a close.

    Jumping out quickly in the semifinal clash of the West Kentucky State Tournament Sunday in Brandenburg, Blue Lick had the early momentum.

    However, when Meade County cleanup hitter Justin Stowe stepped to the plate, a two-strike connection over the center-field fence reversed that momentum.

    The host team would go on to a 13-5 victory.

  • Tough state tourney for MW U-15 team

     GERMANTOWN – After going 2-2 and finishing third in the Combined District 8, 9, 10, 11 Tournament a week earlier, the Mount Washington U-15 All-Stars found life a lot more difficult last week in the West Kentucky State Tournament hosted by the Germantown Youth League.

    In three games, coach Mark Deetsch team struggled against good teams, failing to win a game in three tries.

  • Status of hospital beds sought

     HILLVIEW - When Jewish Hospital Medical Center South opened its door to the community in 2006, the ultimate goal was to have more than an emergency room and diagnostic testing facility.

    The hope was that the largest county in Kentucky without a hospital would someday be removed from that list.

    Now, with no signs of any movement toward fulfilling the 60 beds approved through a certificate of need process, there is a push to find out what is actually going on with the hospital’s plans.

  • No solutions yet on future of treatment plant facility

     HILLVIEW - After more than three hours of discussions, the fate of the damaged sewage treatment plant in northern Bullitt County seems no closer to a resolution.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation Board hoped to have some news to report from a meeting held earlier that day in Frankfort.

    In March, the privately-owned Bullitt Utilities treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road had a major failure in its tank.

    While the pumps continued to operate, the sewage went directly into the ground and nearby stream.

  • Kindergarten ROCKS

     The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

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

  • Some want to know if CON for hospital beds still has a pulse

     Back about 10 years ago, it was an exciting time.

    Through a lot of work in Frankfort, it was announced that Jewish Hospital would build an emergency room, have diagnostic testing facilities and bring out specialists to occupy a wing of medical offices.

    There was also the announcement of someday having a hospital with 60 beds approved through a Certificate of Need. The approval process for the beds came after the initial plans were announced and the facilities started.

  • 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.