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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Pension talks top discussion

     Over the course of the last few weeks, I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns with regard to our public pension systems. 

    I realize that the recommendations that were submitted last week to the General Assembly by the consulting group who reviewed our retirement systems were troubling and unsettling.

    I know that there are many of you who have dedicated many years of public service to our communities and our state. 

  • Tipton to run for re-election in 53rd

     FRANKFORT – Rep. James Allen Tipton announced that he will run for re-election to the Kentucky State House of Representatives. 

    Tipton, a farmer and realtor who was born and raised in Spencer County, has filed his letter of intent to run for re-election for House District 53 – which includes Anderson and Spencer counties and part of Bullitt county. 

  • Mercy Week! NB and BE to battle

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The post-season hierarchy will come into focus in Sixth Region girls’ soccer action over the next week as both North Bullitt and Bullitt East will get a regular season shot at five-time defending champion Mercy.

    (Mercy actually has a longer regional title stretch than that, but the local teams only consider it over the five years since Bullitt County was added to the Sixth Region in 2012.)