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Today's News

  • Hard work pays off as Grace wins driving title

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Don Grace doesn’t play basketball, football, baseball or golf, but he does have a sport - competitive commercial truck driving.

        Since 1999, Grace has competed in four Kentucky Motor Transport Association Truck Driving Championships, giving him the opportunity to exhibit his commercial driving skill.

        Along the way he picked up second- and third-place honors in various categories, but despite his best efforts he never could nab first place.

        That is until this year.

  • Bugs and stuff

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest recently held its annual BugFest weekend.

    A lot of youngsters got a chance to see bugs up close, as well as some other creatures in nature.

    More photos by Stephen Thomas are available in the photo galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • East flashes soccer lightning

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It took three hours to play 50 minutes of soccer last week before the Bullitt East Lady Chargers derailed North Bullitt by a 10-0 score.

    This was quite a turnaround from last season when the two teams tied at 1-1 in the regular season and then played a spirited game in the district tournament that Bullitt East won 1-0.

  • Walking encouraged this Sunday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For three years the Second Sunday Kentucky organization has emphasized family fitness and fun throughout the Commonwealth.

        Each year Bullitt Countians have been offered an opportunity to participate and do something healthy on the second Sunday of October.

        Hoping to grow each year, two Second Sunday locations were hosted in Bullitt last year. This year a third site will be included. Participating Second Sunday locations will be hosted in Hillview, Shepherdsville and Mount Washington.

  • Hebron Estates commissioners keep tax rate same for year

    HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates may collect less tax revenue over the next few years, but local taxes will not be increased.

    Real and personal property tax rate ordinances were approved during the city’s September meeting. Both rates were set at 9.2 cents per $100 of property.

    City attorney Mark Edison noted that the same 9.2 rate was used in 2009.

    With gross and net income down from the previous year, a potential tax rate increase was non-existent. He said staying at 9.2 was the maximum the city could implement without facing a recall vote.

  • School district moves up in race to improve test scores

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Overall, educational leaders in Bullitt County were pleased with the federal No Child Left Behind marks released on Thursday.

        But they said there is so much work to be done to make Bullitt County the best school district in the state that there is really no time to enjoy the progress made.

        In the transition index, a listing of how districts are doing in terms of academic trends following the elimination of the traditional CATS scoring, Bullitt County continued to make major strides.

  • Neel takes over top spot for Lady Cougar soccer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Patrick Neel wasn’t a soccer player during his school days, but he became familiar with the sport when his son, who is now 9-years old, starting competing in the game.

    That led to Neel becoming an assistant soccer coach at Bullitt Central three seasons ago under then head coach Neal Cox. When Cox stepped down in the spring, Neel took over the job at the top of the largest of the Lady Cougars sports programs.

  • Remembering 9/11

    Most Americans will never forget the tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001.

    To commemorate 9/11 and give honor to those who lost their lives on that day folks all over the country participated in various events in remembrance.

    As a way of thanking military, police, fire and EMS personnel for their service the Mount Washington Valu Market observed the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by offering them a 10 percent discount on all items in the store.

    “It’s our small way of giving them some recognition,” store manager Dan Kelty said.

  • First half miscues costly for North on Friday

    HEBRON ESTATES - The final stat sheet will show Martha Layne Collins High School pulling away from North Bullitt with 27 points in the second half, but this game was decided in the first half when the Eagles squandered two golden scoring opportunities that could have put them in the driver’s seat at halftime.

    Instead, North Bullitt was down 14-13 at the intermission. With 20 points in the third quarter, the Titans, the state’s 8th-ranked team in Class 4-A, rolled to a 41-13 victory.

  • Accident on Highway 44 in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Traffic was backed up along Highway 44 and Old Bardstown Road this afternoon following an accident that resulted in minor injuries.

    Mount Washington Police, Fire and Bullitt County EMS responded to the scene around 3 p.m. after a white Buick sedan and a red Ford Ranger pickup truck collided in the 10000 block of Highway 44.

    The incident occurred as the Buick was traveling in the westbound lane and the Ranger was headed East, according to MWPD Patrolman Michael O’Donnell.