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Today's News

  • Counseling conference in Louisville

     FRANKFORT --  Frank Kros, president of the Upside Down Organization in Baltimore, will keynote at the opening session of the 56th annual conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville Nov. 5-7.

    UDO seeks to improve children’s behavior and learning by expanding the knowledge and transforming the thinking of the adults and organizations‚ that help children, according to the organization’s mission statement.

    Kros has written 25 UDO workshops and made presentations to some 50,000 people.

  • MW contractor indicted by AG in Grayson County

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection announced that a contractor accused of failing to complete construction work for a Grayson County resident, despite being paid to do so, has been indicted on one count of theft by deception over $500, a class D felony.

    A Grayson County grand jury returned the indictment on 42-year-old Kevin Carter, of Mount Washington on Monday.

    Carter was the owner of Carter Home Improvements.

  • October starts with plenty of youth football action

     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.

  • Miracles help church have rebirth in Salt River

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Work is underway to restore a former church in hopes of restoring broken lives.

    The Apostolic Church of Restoration has opened at 233 Fifth Avenue in Shepherdsville, a former day care facility that began originally as a church.

    Pastor David Mackowiak and church administrator Roy L. Darst are still in the process of renovating the facility, but they are ready to help community members now.

  • Mount Washington Light Up to be expanded in ‘14; event cancelled last year

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The chilly weather already has some thinking about red-and-green.

    At a recent Mount Washington city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun announced the Light Up Mount Washington celebration will be expanded this year.

    Last year the event was canceled due to a prediction of bad weather.

    Scheduled to be the first Friday in December, Calhoun said the city has partnered with First Baptist Church Mount Washington to have a live nativity scene and other activities.

  • Smokin’ good time in Mount Washington

      The second annual Mount Washington BBQ festival was a major success.

    The benefactor of the fund-raiser was the CASA program of Bullitt County.

    From classic cars to pumpkins to BBQ to even a few politicians, the event held at ValuMarket was popular.

    Even Blake Shelton appeared, although he didn’t say anything.

  • Second round of county volleyball matches continue trend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The second rotation of intra-county volleyball match-ups has turned out to be much like the first as both North Bullitt and Bullitt East got the best of Bullitt Central over the past week.

    That sets up a meeting next Thursday, on the final night of the regular season, with North Bullitt playing host to Bullitt East.

  • Lady Eagles to go for district three-peat starting Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The post-season soccer tournaments will start next week at various sites with many of the local teams having a chance to advance to the Sixth Region Tournament which will be played the following week.

    One unusual twist came about last week in the lead-up to the Girls’ 24th District Tournament at Whitefield Academy.

  • Remember Bill Breeden

     A man with a tremendous heart

    By MARY BARCZAK

    What can I say about a man that meant so much to so many. 

    I only had the honor of knowing Bill Breeden for a short time, but it didn’t take long for him to touch my heart.

    He was the man that knew everyone and knew how to get things done. I always admired his selflessness. He loved this community and gave all he had to it.

    He treated me like one of his own. 

  • Lane shifts on Northbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane shifts on northbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Beginning Wednesday, October 8 at 9:00 p.m., northbound traffic will be shifted to allow for work in the right and center lanes between mile points 112 and 118.

    Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.  A temporary median cross-over will be used to shift one lane of traffic to the southbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the northbound lanes.