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Today's News

  • Help needed with summer diamond All-Stars

        SHEPHERDSVILLE-- It's here again.
        It is time for the summer baseball and softball All-Star season.
        Normally, my internal clock for covering such things tells me that around the July 4th holiday that All-Star action will begin. Often times, it is the first weekend after the holiday.
        This year, word is trickling in that some leagues and age groups are getting a jump on that, starting play as early as this week.

  • Take safety precautions with fireworks to help prevent eye injuries

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Fireworks are a tradition that go hand-in-hand with the Fourth of July.

    But all too often, that tradition can lead to injury. That’s why the Kentucky Optometric Association is urging families to take precautions to protect themselves and their children against the potential dangers of fireworks.

  • State fire marshal reminds Kentuckians to ‘proceed with caution’ this Independence Day

     FRANKFORT – Kentuckians are encouraged to attend a community celebration this Fourth of July holiday.

    Kentucky State Fire Marshal Bill Swope advises families to let the professionals entertain you.

    “Setting off fireworks at home runs the risk of injury and may also run the risk of violating local ordinances and state law,” Swope said. “Citizens should be aware of potential prohibitions against celebrating with fireworks as local governments can set their own fireworks ban.”

  • KentuckyOne Health Jewish Hospital honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

     LOUISVILLE —Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

  • Seven BE cheerleaders headed to college teams

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Seven Bullitt East High School students will be furthering their cheerleading careers in college.

    Kristen Dadisman and Christina Daugherty will be heading to the University of Kentucky.

    Dadisman said she started cheering in fifth grade at Eastside Middle School and decided to continue in high school.

    “I liked being thrown around,” she said.

    The Mount Washington resident said she selected UK because it has a good cheerleading program as well as nursing, which she plans to major in.

  • Bullitt East PLTW team earns top marks on final exam

    Bullitt East High School engineering students involved in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) performed very well on this year’s End Of Course (EOC) exams.

                The EOC exam for the engineering course is a norm referenced test similar to AP course exams. The scale is from 0-9 with 0-3 considered basic; 4-7 considered proficient; and 8-9 considered advanced which is comparable to K-PREP’s distinguished classification.

  • Weather far from FAIR

    It may have been the wettest edition ever for the Bullitt County Fair. Each day or night was met with rain or at least threatening skies. Still, there was plenty of opportunities to have a good time. See more photos on www.pioneernews.net

  • Local firm not pleased with city's bid process

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Highway 44 sewer improvement project is ready to begin in Shepherdsville.

    The city council unanimously approved a motion to accept QK4, the project designer, to serve as the project inspector to oversee the work.

    The council approved QK4's inspection offer despite receiving a lower offer from Armstrong Engineering.

    Arthur Jones, representing Armstrong, addressed the council just prior to the official vote.

  • MW still looking for way to deal with odor problems

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The stink continues.

    Mayor Barry Armstrong and city engineer Dave Derrick said they hope to have a solution soon that will cure the odor problem coming from the sewer treatment plant.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Armstrong said he and some members of his staff would be traveling to Georgetown, Ind., soon to view its system, which has been rid of odor (for three years).

    “We are dedicated to getting this resolved,” Armstrong said.

  • Shepherdsville police need help to solve death investigation

     The following is an official release from the Shepherdsville Police:

    On June 20, 2015, shortly before 2:00pm, officers responded to Interstate 65 southbound near the rest area located at the 113 mile marker. On arrival, officers found Aaron Jerrell, 45 years old of Tuscumbia, Alabama outside of his vehicle and had suffered from an apparent stab wound.