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Today's News

  • Union Co. judge/executive charged with scheming to defraud

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky.  – The current Union County Judge/Executive was charged today by grand jury indictment with scheming to defraud the citizens of Union County of their right to honest services announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Remember 9-11

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three giant American flags were raised in front of the Judicial Center for a Sept. 11 commemoration on Sunday.

    Deemed the Bullitt County Annual First Responder Heroes Honor Day, the event gathered first responders from Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington, Nichols, Shepherdsville and Southeast Bullitt, as well as numerous city and county officials, veterans and residents.

    Organized by state representative Dan Johnson, Johnson shared his 9/11 experience, having been in New York City during the attacks.

  • Libraries are Alive: MW library finally ready for use

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In a digital world, many may fear that libraries are dead.

    The recent completion of the Bullitt County Public Libraries branch in Mount Washington proves otherwise.

    No longer just a place to pick out a book and leave, the new building, located at 214 North Bardstown Road, offers a wide variety of spaces to allow patrons to feel at ease. That feeling is one director Joe Schweiss describes as third space: a comfortable place someone can go that isn’t work or home.

  • Nichols will have new library next to school within year

     NICHOLS -- A battle that has lasted for years may soon be over.

    After a community meeting last fall, June Dawson was sure that the Bullitt County Public Library System would build a branch in her community.

    As a long-time advocate of the Nichols community, Dawson was overwhelmed by the turnout supporting the construction of a branch library.

    Dennis Mitchell, another long-time advocate of the community, also felt that a facility would be built after seeing the widespread support last fall.

  • BBB Tips for the Equifax Data Breach

     BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is alerting local consumers about the latest data breach announcement. Equifax, one of the three credit reporting bureaus, announced that personal information may have been exposed for about 143 million Americans.

  • City officials work out way for return of Pow Wow

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Indian Pow Wow will continue to be held each June in the Shepherdsville City Park.

    But, it took a solution from the Shepherdsville City Council to make that happen.

    Joyce Fisher and Mike Dunn addressed council members after they were told that the pow wow could not be held in the city park if admission is charged.

    For the past three years, the pow wow has been held on the second weekend of June.

    Fisher said she was told that the event could no longer be held.

  • Saying goodbye

     A final goodbye to a person who didn’t make the headlines.

    Sharon Hand was heavily involved in the Scouts and then got involved in the city of Hillview.

    First, she helped on the Hillview Emergency Response Team.

    Then, she was hired as the city’s code enforcement office.

    She wasn’t a person who wanted the spotlight. She only wanted to help her community.

    Sadly, she passed much too soon. Sharon was a true asset to the Hillview community.

    Also passing recently was Carroll Cogan.

  • Plenty of great fall attractions in the region

      Autumn is just days away! Fall in Kentucky is one of my favorite times of the year because we get to see God’s magnificent canvas take color. The leaves are sure to be pretty with all of the rain and cool weather we’ve gotten. I am looking forward to one awesome “firework show” by nature. Autumn is the perfect time to load the family up and road trip. October provides ample opportunities including fall break to road trip. To help you start making plans NOW, I offer a few of my favorite places around the Bluegrass.

  • Mother Nature continues to smile on youth football

      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.

  • So talking is bad?

     So President Trump is getting criticized for talking with leadership in the Democratic Party?

    Maybe that is the epicenter of our problems in government.

    When we elect individuals aren’t we putting them into office to do what is best -- no matter which side of the aisle has the best idea?

    Instead of criticizing the President maybe folks on his side should pay attention.