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Today's News

  • May 27 set as date for graduation ceremonies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The tradition of three Bullitt County graduations at one venue in one day will continue in 2017.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved graduations at Broadbent Arena in Louisville on Saturday, May 27.

    Bullitt East will host the first ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by North Bullitt at 2 p.m. and Bullitt Central at 5 p.m.

    Broadbent Arena is located within the Kentucky Expo Center. Admission to the ceremonies is free, though parking will cost $8.

  • Williams wins 3-2 battle to return to role as animal control director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The new animal control director in Bullitt County is a familiar face.

    By a 3-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court opted to return Mark Williams into the director’s position.

    This came after a closed door session with Williams and his attorney, Mike Lawrence.

    Williams had been terminated by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts on March 22.

    With Kentucky being an at-will state, Roberts gave no reason for Williams’ termination.

  • Would you pay $50 to rent city hall?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a special meeting in which three topics were on the agenda and decisions were made on none of the trio of issues.

    The Shepherdsville City Council met to talk about its pay and job classification ordinance, as well as the hiring of Arthur Jones as its engineer and more discussion on usage of city-owned properties.

    At the end of the two-hour meeting, nothing was voted upon.

    The future of renting the community center off Frank E. Simon Avenue evolved into the need to set rental pricing for the city government center.

  • It Happened in APRIL

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of April.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Laurie Geary’s fifth grade class at Mt. Washington Elementary challenged the Mt. Washington City Council to pass an ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants in the city. Katie Whicker and Phillip Burress were among those who presented their request to the council.

  • Derby City strides to be winner in pizza race

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new pizzeria in Mount Washington is inviting people to dough, baby, dough.

    Derby City Pizza Company offers fast-casual meals, including toasted subs, salads, pasta, lasagna and, of course, pizza.

    “I believe that our product speaks for itself,” owner Larry Davis said.

    He uses the phrase “southern-style, thin and crispy crust” to describe his pizza, adding that the consistency in the quality of the food is what helps his restaurants stand out among the others.

  • Shepherdsville miniature horse to be part of KET’s show this week

     KET’s next Kentucky Life spotlights Patrick, a 22-year-old miniature horse  with an international social media following; Second Stride, which gives  Thoroughbreds a new life following racing retirement; and the National Farm  Machinery Show.

  • Tennis’ regional play just around the corner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Local teams are getting in their final matches as regional action looms on May 8.

     

    NORTH BULLITT

    The Lady Eagles suffered a tough 5-0 loss to Eastern on April 13.

    In singles, Shanna Blocker lost 6-1, 6-2 to Gabby Reyes on court one. Sydney Johnson lost 6-2, 6-2 to Jovita Devasia and Claire Dzan defeated Peyton Coleman 6-2, 6-0.

  • Lady Chargers shine in inaugural Bullitt East Inv.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Have track, will host.

    That seems to be the philosophy of Bullitt East track coach Lenny Raley. The program now has a solid track facility and for the second timie this spring the Charger program hosted a meet on Wednesday.

    This second effort was bigger and bolder with nine teams taking part in what was titled the Bullitt East Invitational. Raley even rented an electronic scoring and timing system that moved the meet along at a much faster pace than the first meet of the season had when there were only five teams taking part.

  • Youth movement in full swing as ARCA heads to Salem

      SALEM, Ind. - If past history is any indication it’s anybody’s race when the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards pays a visit to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.

    And this year will be no exception when the Kentuckaiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 unfolds on Sunday afternoon on the high banked .555-mile paved oval.

  • BC 7th, BE 15th at KHSAA state archery tourney

     LEXINGTON – It wasn’t exactly the score that the team was hoping for, but the Bullitt Central Cougars, with just one senior, finished seventh on Thursday at the KHSAA Kentucky State Archery Tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Academy.

    Led by the team’s lone senior, Andrew Dean who had a 292, the Cougars shot a final total of 3409, a total that was slightly off of the 3416 that the team shot in winning the Region Four Tournament ten days earlier.