Today's News

  • Last big bounce favors Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Rare are the times when a soccer ball bounces over a goalie’s head and goes into the netting.

    However, that event happened not once, but twice, on Wednesday in the only regular season meeting this season between Bullitt Central and Bullitt East. Each team scored a goal on the odd occurrence minutes apart in the second half.

    It was the second one, with just 5:30 remaining in the game, when Bullitt Central scored, that ended up being the most important as the Cougars pulled out a 3-2 win.

  • Hillview tax rate rises as way to add revenue to pay debts

     HILLVIEW - In an effort to prove that it is trying to generate funds in order to pay off a $15 million lawsuit, Hillview city officials agreed to take the 4 percent increase allowed by law.

    But the vote was not unanimous.

    Councilmembers Kim Whitlock, David Conn, Lisa Boggs and Randall Hill voted to increase the real property tax rate. Councilmembers Karen Johnson and JoAnn Wick were opposed.

    Under the approved proposal, the real property rate will be 12.14 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Lebanon Junction Wall Street Park Festival

     A few clouds couldn’t keep away a big crowd for the Wall Street Park Fall Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    The highlight each year is the parade on Saturday.

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

  • Greenwell’s humor, personality will be missed at Mount Washington post office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  • Voices can make change in community

     Is there a need for more rehabilitation work done in the area of drug abuse?

    There is no question that the answer is yes.

    But, does anyone want such a facility in their back yard?

    The answer to that is also simple -- no.

    What local businessman Kenny Hester quickly learned was that rumors spread quickly.

    When he heard that a proposed 10,000 square foot building he would build and lease could house a methadone clinic, Hester went on the offensive.


     HILLVIEW -- Many years ago, there was a program in Jefferson County schools called Scared Straight.

    Students would listen to people who were responsible for bad things -- most times fatal traffic accidents -- because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    The goal of any program is to bring a little reality to a possible situation if they make bad choices.

    Through the years, individuals have come to schools across the country to give similar testimony on why drinking and driving do not mix.

  • Thanks for efforts to make Chamber, county better place

     It is with much sadness that we bid farewell to Jenny Estepp, executive director of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Over the past two-plus years as director, Estepp has brought a certain energy to the efforts.

    Much work has been done to get more people involved in the various Chamber activities.

    More networking opportunities have been developed to get some of the non-traditional Chamber regulars more involved.

    It is a younger, more vibrant Chamber than in years past.

  • Back-to-back! Chargers return to state golf

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All season long, Bullitt East boys’ golf coach Kyle Downs has been working with his team on how to handle themselves when they don’t get off to good starts in matches.

    It must have worked.

    Down and trailing the top teams at the turn on Monday in the Fifth Region Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Chargers battled back over the back nine and passed all the teams except Elizabethtown to claim the second and last qualifying spot for next week’s Kentucky State Golf Tournament in Bowling Green.

  • Blood drive, bone marrow donor event at NBCC

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local residents can do their part to help others in two different but equally important ways.

    North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and a Be The Match Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Sunday, October 4, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

    No appointment is necessary for the bone marrow drive. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44. The donor will complete a brief medical history and conduct a cheek swab, which will be processed and added to the donor registry.

  • Trial date in November for mayor’s case

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The date has been set for when a six-member jury panel will decide the fate of Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis.

    Special Judge C. Derek Reed, who presides in LaRue and Hart counties, set a date of Friday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m.

    Ellis was indicted for a misdemeanor charge of soliciting prostitution.

    During a brief pre-trial conference on Tuesday morning in Bullitt District Court, special Hardin County prosecutor Mark Shouse and defense attorney John Cook said that negotiations on a settlement had been held.