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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Parade gets start to Shepherdsville holiday season

     UPDATE (12/6): The 2013 Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade in Shepherdsville has been canceled due to inclement weather.

    A make-up date for the event has not been announced.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again this year, the streets of downtown Shepherdsville will be a sight to be seen.

    From dump trucks to VW Beetles, vehicles and people will be adorned with lights Friday night as part of the Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade.

  • LIGHT UP LEBANON JUNCTION

     It was a perfect night in Lebanon Junction on Saturday as Mayor Butch Sweat and Santa Claus were joined by a lot of others to light up the holiday display.

    The festivities started at the town square and continued to the light display at the city park.

    Look for more photos by Thomas Barr, as well as photos and videos of other holiday events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • BC bowling starts fast

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central bowling teams have gotten off to a quick start this season through the first three weeks of the regular season.

    After the first four matches, the Cougars stand at 3-1 while the Lady Cougars are 2-2.

  • Chargers start fast, then roll past Mustangs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers raced out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back on Monday as they opened the 2013-2014 season with a 66-53 victory over visiting North Oldham.

    It was just the start that former head coach/new head coach Bob Blackburn was looking for as he takes over a team that returned no starters from a year ago. The starting line-up for the Chargers included one senior, one junior and three sophomores as the team looks to build a rotation and a chemistry for what is most certainly a new era in Bullitt East basketball.

  • Pancake breakfast more than a fund-raiser

     In the world of reporting, it is not unusual to see tears shed.

    But you normally don’t see that happen at a youth baseball all-star game. And, when it happens, the tears normally flow from an upset child after a loss or an angry parent who believes his or her child didn’t get enough playing time.

    On this particular Saturday afternoon, it was a coach shedding tears and apologizing to one of his players.

    He was upset the young man had not gotten into the game. 

    His displeasure in himself led to tears. His own tears.

  • Chargers ready to begin bright new winning era

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There are few basketball programs in the long history of the sport in Kentucky that will look more different from year to the next than this year’s Bullitt East Chargers.

         First, gone are all five starters from last season’s team that posted a 29-5 record and was ranked as the number one team in the state at times before being upset by Pleasure Ridge Park 40-38 in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament. That group of players had reached the two previous Kentucky State Basketball Tournaments.

  • City adds no new debt; pays off $1M on loans

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a day, not long ago, that the word "audit" was a bad word in the city of Shepherdsville.

    Today, that's no longer the case: The Shepherdsville CIty Council welcomed a new audit, one that shows no new acquired  debt.

    Jason Strange,  representing Smith & Company CPA's, PLLC, presented the city's official audit to the council.

  • UPDATE: Holidays... MW to light up downtown area

     UPDATE (12/6): Due to poor weather conditions, the city of Mount Washington has canceled this year's Light-Up Mount Washington festivities.

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    The trains are coming, get on board Mount Washington. Next stop: Light Up Mount Washington Dec. 6.

  • Holbrook's senior project helps keep others warm

     Dakota Holbrook wants those receiving her hand-made knitted scarves to feel hope for a brighter future in addition to the warmth they provide during the cold.

    The 18 year-old daughter of Melanie and Tim Holbrook has knitted 30 scarves as part of a required senior project for North Bullitt High School.

    Inspired by a friend’s suggestion, Dakota is donating all of her scarves to Shepherd’s Shelter, an agency who advocates for the homeless in Bullitt County.

  • Over Five Years, District Energy Savings Exceeds $1.46 million

     Diligence at the district and school level has resulted in energy savings of $1.46 million over five years.

         The dollar figure was a key element in an Impact of Performance Contracting and Intelligent Services report by Kyle Johnson of Harshaw-Trane at the October Bullitt County Board of Education meeting.

         Johnson said an energy consumption analysis was performed for the period of January 2009-August 2013 for phases 1, 2 and 3.