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Today's News

  • Louisville man arrested for child porn possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE  On August 27, 2015, at approximately 11:37 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown and the Louisville Metro Police Dept., arrested Jeffrey T. Martin, 45, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Summer history lesson

     Summer camps are usually designed with the students’ futures in mind, but one of them offered a fun glimpse into the past.

    A Kentucky History camp was sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers at Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary.

    Students participated in field trips during the week-long camp, including the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, My Old Kentucky Home and the Stephen Foster Story, Locust Grove and the Louisville Water Tower.

  • Lady Chargers learn they have work to do before post-season

     CEDAR GROVE – It wasn’t exactly the performance that Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Larry Steinmetz was looking for on Saturday in the Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational at Heritage Hill Golf Club, but there were enough bright spots to give the coach hope for the rest of the season.

    The not so good news was that the team finished with a 466 total on the day, well off the winning score of 313 shot by both Elizabethtown and Paul Dunbar. That was only good for 16th in a field of 19 teams.

  • BE playing volleyball in Jaguars’ tall shadow

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers may have thought they were ready to make a move on national power Mercy this season in volleyball, but at least after the first eight days of the season, coach Ed Fisher’s team still has a lot of work to do just to be competitive with one of the top program’s in the country.

  • Operator asks to abandon plant: PSC to determine fate of Hunters Hollow facility

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Much about the fate of an ill-fated sewer treatment system could be determined on Thursday.

    The state Public Service Commission will host a hearing at 10 a.m. in Frankfort to consider a petition for abandonment filed by the owners of Bullitt Utilities.

    Carroll Cogan and family own the treatment facility off East Blue Lick Road in northern BUllitt County.

    Last March, the facility’s main tank exploded allowing raw sewage to run onto the ground and into Brooks Run.

  • Progressive Dinner

     For the second year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a Progressive Dinner.

    Guests started with a salad at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and then went to Forest Edge Winery for some wine and appetizers. They finished up at the Jim Beam Stillhouse for dinner and live auction.

    Sponsors were Jim Beam, Park Community Credit Union, L&N Federal Credit Union and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    See more event photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Clark Teague takes over BC athletic program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After spending 28 years on the sidelines, Clark Teague stepped from the playing field to an office job over the summer, becoming the new athletic director at Bullitt Central.

    Teague takes over for Mike Gossett who stepped down after two years to return to the sidelines as the head football coach at Southern High School.

    Despite the move of Gossett to Southern, his wife, Tiffany, remains at Bullitt Central and is now Teague’s administrative assistant.

  • Parading in the new year at PGES

     Students at Pleasant Grove Elementary ushered in the new year with a parade led by the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    The fourth graders of Pleasant Grove Elementary made sure onlookers knew they were proud of their grade with their banner, their noisemakers, and their “Fourth Grade Rocks!” chant.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Whatever happened to Kate Browning?

     Kate Browning was born in 1869 in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  Her parents were Joseph Browning and Eliza Hilton. 

    The Browning family was extremely poor.  Katie and her family lived in Browning-town, Kentucky. 

    Browningtown is 20 miles outside Louisville, adjacent to the town of Solitude and near the Salt River.  

    The Browning family was the founders of this town and the town was name after the Browning family.  They built houses and the Browningtown Hotel in that area.

  • Volunteers sought for state foster care review board

     FRANKFORT, - Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 35 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. 

    The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.