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Today's News

  • Summer All-Star action hits high-gear Saturday

     Blue Lick Optimist Baseball and Softball League

    Cal Ripken 7-Under Machine Pitch:

    Players – Austin Adams, Austin Bennett, Taylor Coffman, Brady Dawson, Andrew Day, Caden Dorsey, Andrew Guiterrez, Carter Hardy, Jacob Hodge, Landon Smith, Noah Smith and Brady Wooldridge.

    Manager – Chris White. Coach – Tracy Key.

  • Americana!! Summer All-Star games are just that

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Fourth of July on Friday.

    The start of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth All-Star Baseball and Softball Tournaments on Saturday.

    You can’t get much more Americana than that.

    I’m not as young as I used to be and I’m not as old as I will be, but I probably sound like a 13-year old when I say that this might be the shortest summer in history. So, we have to take our traditional summer events where we can get them. This weekend provides a double dose of tradition.

  • A little jumpy at the fair

     One of the longest running events at the Bullitt County Fair is the Kentucky State Frog Jumping Championships.

    Competitors of all ages were invited to see how far their frogs could jump.

    The techniques were quite different.

    See the mlultimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the frog jumping competition, Haystack Hunt and other fair events.

     

    Frog Jump Contest Winners:

    1st: Avery O’Bryan, 4, Mount Washington

  • Cities get high rankings in surveys

     HILLVIEW - Several local municipalities scored well in a pair of on-line analysis studies.

    And, the city of Hillview captured to top spot in one survey naming it the best in Kentucky for homeownership.

    NerdWallet looked a cities with over 5,000 people and a total of 82 municipalities were part of the study.

    In its study, NerdWallet looked at three areas:

    *Are homes available?

    *Can you afford to live there?

    *Is the area growing?

  • Amazon adds 500 full-time jobs to Shepherdsville operations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The jobs creation train continues on a steady track in the city of Shepherdsville.

    On Monday, officials with Amazon announced that 500 new full-time positions would be created at its Shepherdsville fulfillment facilities off Cedar Grove Road.

    The hirings are due to a need to meet growing customer demand.

    The jobs will offer competitive wages, as well as a sound benefits package.

  • School employees to see 2.5 percent increase in salaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will receive pay raises in the coming year.

    And, for some educators, there will be extra pay for duties they have already been doing.

    Mandated and funded by the state of Kentucky to provide a 1 percent increase, Bullitt County Public School Board approved an additional 1.5 percent increase.

    This will cover all certified and classified employees, according to superintendent Keith Davis.

    This is in addition to any step increases teachers will receive.

  • Mayor gets to break tie vote on new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By the skin of its teeth, the Shepherdsville city budget passed.

    A split vote by the city council was broken by Mayor Scott Ellis’ approval vote, putting the budget ordinance into place for the 2014-15 fiscal year beginning July 1.

    The council hosted special budget workshop meetings in April with leaders of various city agencies to determine individual budgets. By the night of the second reading and vote, however, not all council members were pleased.

  • Best of Paul Coyle

     This Coyle's Corner, originally published June 30, 2010, was a classic Coyle tongue-and-cheek look at politics in the media, focusing on an Independence Day visit by Rand Paul to Bullitt County.

    The Pioneer News wishes everyone a fun and safe Independence Day weekend and holiday.

  • What will the final six months bring to county?

     At the first of each year, people like to prognosticate on what will happen for the new year.

    Sometimes those predictions are accurate. Sometimes they are not.

    Now that we’ve cut out the first six months of 2014, maybe we can sharpen our scope and see what happens for the final half-dozen months.

    First, we have the election fields narrowed down with a flurry of primary races decided in May.

    It was the first time there were more Republican primary races than Democratic contests in Bullitt County history.

  • Funds run out for dead animal removal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The service is so good that the money has run out for a few months.

    The Bullitt County Conservation District has received $5,000 in grant money every year for the dead animal removal program.

    However, in the past year, the program has been so needed that the grant has been spent - as well as $2,000 from the conservation funds.

    Because of the lack of funds, the dead animal removal program ceased on July 1. 

    Anyone needing those services through Bluegrass Recycling will be responsible for their own costs.