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Today's News

  • Hogue, Wise participate in Governor's School of Arts

    LEXINGTON -- This summer the Kentucky Center hosted over 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth in the heart of the Bluegrass, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 20- July 10.

    During their three-week stay, 224 student artists from 47 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.

  • Pioneer News to be part of Singing in the Park co-sponsor concert

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gospel music will fill the air on Saturday in the First Street Park in Shepherdsville.

    Heart and Soul will host the Gospel Music Jubilee from Noon until 5 p.m.

    The Pioneer News, along with WJCR, will co-sponsor this first-time event.

    There will be free admission for the afternoon of singing. A love offering will be taken.

    Heart and Soul will be just one of the performing groups.

    Others scheduled to take the stage include The Turner Family, Jackie Dixon, Blood Bought, Heavenly Reign and The McCoys.

  • Unofficial Results: 51st Annual Salem Speedway James/O’Connor Memorial

    Unofficial Results: 51st Annual Joe James / Pat O’Connor Memorial

    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, Saturday, August 14, 2010

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    AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series

     

    Fast Qualifier: Tracy Hines, 15.474

    First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Clarke, 2. Hmiel, 3. Hines, 4. Jones, 5. Windom, 6. T. Swanson, 7., Aguilar

    Second Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Coons, 2. Clauson, 3. Gardner, 4. Gerster, 5. Helberg, 6. K. Swanson

  • Fisher takes over major rebuilding job at BE

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The players have changed and the coach is different, but the expectations have remained the same for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers heading into the 2010 volleyball season.

        Few programs have ever suffered graduation losses as great as those of the red and gold since last season. Two of the players are now set to start college volleyball careers, while of those, Jade Troutman, played on six straight district championship teams.

  • Superintendent gets high praise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a common goal to have the best educational district in the state and in the nation, the Bullitt County Public School Board believes it is moving in the right direction.

    And they believe the right person is leading those changes.

    In its annual evaluation of superintendent Keith Davis, board members sent forth a united message - they like what is happening.

    Utilizing a new evaluation process this year, board members spent two hours behind closed doors and then made public its comments about the job Davis has done the past year.

  • Lady Cougars set to rely on seniors and juniors in '10

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Most high school volleyball teams are heavily weighted to seniors and juniors when it comes to the roster. Still, even most of those teams have a sophomore or freshman somewhere sprinkled into the mix.

    Not the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars. Head coach Jennifer Romine will have a mature group in 2010 as her 12-player roster is evenly divided between seniors and juniors. Eight of those 12 players were on the varsity team a year ago.

    Entering her second season as the head coach, Romine is also more mature and knows more of what to expect this season.

  • MW looks to improve path on Snapp

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After receiving complaints from constituents regarding traffic flow and pedestrian safety at Snapp Street and Evans Lane, the city is taking measures to improve the three way intersection behind the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington‘s Christian Life Center.

  • Churches rally to help students be prepared for school needs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - During these difficult economic times it’s hard enough for many parents to pay the mortgage and put food on the table, much less buy school supplies for their children.

    With this in mind several area churches held school supply drives over the past few weeks in efforts to provide local families in need with classroom essentials at no cost to them.

  • Cities must set same rate for public service, personal property

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Governmental entities can levy property taxes on utility companies and their equipment located in the county or municipality.

        As tax rates on real property have fallen through the years due to House Bill 44 provisions, many have kept the tax rate on personal property and on public service companies the same.

        Some have also lowered the personal property tax rate on vehicles and boats.

  • Mount Washington Main Street earns state certification for future efforts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s taken countless volunteer hours, a lengthy application process and over four years of elbow grease, but Mount Washington can now officially call itself a Kentucky Main Street city.

    As one of the newest certified Main Street cities in the state, Mount Washington joins over 100 communities across the state, including Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Frankfort in the nation’s oldest downtown revitalization program.