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Today's News

  • Friday night lights has a full slate of three games

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With Bullitt East back in action this week, the high school football schedule is back to full speed ahead with three games.

    In Class 4-A, the district race continues as North Bullitt plays host to LaRue County while it will be homecoming in Mount Washington as Bullitt East takes on Marion, the only undefeated team left in the district.

  • Bullitt Central's Lewis Clark is honored as a top assistant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Long-time Bullitt Central assistant football coach Lewis Clark was recently given the Walter Underwood Award by the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association for his work with the Cougar program.

    The award is basically an induction into the GLFCA Hall of Fame for assistant coaches.

  • Quick turnaround suits Lady Eagles just fine over East

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Nine days can make a lot of difference in the life of a high school volleyball team - just ask the squads at North Bullitt and Bullitt East.

    On Thursday, the two squads squared off against each other in Mount Washington just nine days after playing an epic match that wasn’t decided until North Bullitt scored the final four points of the match to win the third game 26-24. In the quick rematch, it was all North Bullitt as coach Jennette Pryor’s team rolled to a 25-20, 25-10 victory.

  • Hillview tax rates will seek slight rise

        HILLVIEW - Tax rates will go up slightly for property owners in the city of Hillview.

        After having a real property tax of 11.45 cents per $100 of assessed value, the Hillview City Council unanimously agreed to take the compensating rate of 11.61 cents.

        As a result, a person with a $100,000 home would see an increase of $2.60 for the new year.

        The city council could have approved a rate of 12.07 cents without fear of voter recall.

  • Families use genealogical event to learn about tracking 'trees'

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a certain pride in knowing your family tree.

    Those interested in sharing or gathering genealogical information met at Ridgway Memorial Library for the second annual Family Fair, presented by the Bullitt County Genealogical Society in conjunction with the Bullitt County History Museum.

    Genealogical Society president Barbara Bailey said all were welcome to attend, not just those with Bullitt County connections. She displayed memorabilia from the history of The Pioneer News, with which her ancestors played a major role.

  • J.D. Shelburne to be in concert at the lake in Bernheim Forest

         CLERMONT - Bernheim’s Concert by the Lake, sponsored by Jim Beam, will rock your evening on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5-9 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheatre on Lake Nevin.

        Local favorites and rising stars J.D. Shelburne and Erica Martin will deliver high-energy rock and country, each with their own exciting personality.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rates to go lower when bills sent out

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Public service companies who pay taxes to the city will find an increase in their tax rates when they receive this year’s tax bills.

    During the City Council’s September regular meeting, members voted unanimously to adopt three ordinances setting 2010 city tax rates on real property, personal property and public service companies.

    The new rate for personal property and public service companies was set at 34 cents on each $100 of value of all taxable property.

  • 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.