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Today's News

  • Times are always special during the holiday season

     FRANKFORT - It may seem to start a little earlier every year, and it may fatten our waistlines while it thins our wallets, but there really is no time more special than the holidays.

    That is especially true here in the Commonwealth, where there is always something to do to get in the spirit of the season, from Christmas parades and concerts to numerous events at our churches, schools and state parks.

  • Local boy scouts collect for less fortunate

     Boy Scout Troop/Pack 8481, based at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, hosted clothing and toy giveaway for area families.

    This is the third year for the event, previously hosted at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

    The Scouts were able to assist 52 families this year, including 145 children and 108 adults, with their collected donations.

  • Cole helps to improve life at MW Elementary

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East sophomore Travis Cole has always enjoyed doing hands-on projects ever since he joined the Boy Scouts at the age of six. 

    So it was a great fit for him when he got the chance to build a desk, bookshelf and repaint the conference room and principal’s office at Mount Washington Elementary School last spring.

    Cole, of member of Troop 100, said he sent donation letters out to family, friends and local businesses to help gather the materials needed. He raised about $300.

  • Hebron Estates signs on to work with Pioneer Village

     HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates has partnered with nearby Pioneer Village in recent years, most notable on an agreement for law enforcement patrol.

    The city is partnering again as a result of changing state regulations involving street signs.

    Cities now have until 2018 to come into compliance with new road sign regulations involving issues such as sign color, lettering size, height, and break-away polls.

  • FOP Lodge brings some Christmas joy to area youngsters

     HILLVIEW - They protect and serve, and sometimes they spread extra holiday cheer.

    Members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 42 gathered at the Hillview Wal-Mart to assist selected Bullitt County children in their Shop with the FOP Lodge 42 program.

    Lodge president Doug Walls said names of families being assisted were collected through Bullitt County Sheriffs Dep. Jeff Schank, who worked with the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  • Party change must be done by Dec. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there is still over a month before the Jan. 28 filing deadline, candidates continue to get a pre-holiday jump on their campaign efforts for the 2014 elections.

    But if candidates, or voters, are inclined to change party affiliation, the deadline is just days away.

    According to Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Secretary of State, anyone who wishes to change party affiliation or to change to independent must do so by Dec. 31.

  • Comic business serious stuff for young area entrepreneur

     HILLVIEW -- It was a childhood memory that helped inspire Jerry Webb Jr. to create his first comic book series--Vengeance.

    “When I was really little, I played with action figures and I had one character who didn’t belong to any other set,” he said. “I would make him do amazing things. I called him Vengeance.”

    Last January he was visiting some family in Albany, Ky., when he came up with the idea.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Christmas

     This Christmas The Pioneer News does not forget our beloved long-time cartoonist, Paul Coyle, who always enjoyed spreading holiday cheer. We offer a Coyle Christmas panel from 2010 as a gift to our subscribers this season.

  • Santa Barr pulls something out of hat at last minute

     With the hours suddenly becoming minutes, it is time for Santa Barr to leap into action.

    Feeling like Mike Farner and waiting until the final moment to write this annual column, I quickly forced down a Snickers bar.

    I am back to normal. And Farner is still normal as he procrastinated even longer than I. But not only did he run out of time but he also found himself out of space.

    Without further delay, the deer have been fed and my belly is full for a long night of delievering packages to the good little boys and girls.

  • East Running Club has a powerful season

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – To build a top-flight athletic program, you have to start young.

    Bullitt East track and cross-country coach Lenny Raley saw that up close when he was an assistant basketball coach in the Lady Charger program a few years ago. Wanting more for his runners, Raley dropped the basketball gig and started the East Running Club.

    The early results have been impressive as a lot of young runners have joined the program and the results on the course have been strong.