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Today's News

  • Vachon sees many changes in education

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beth Vachon has been around education for a long time. 

    Thirty-two years to be exact. And in that time, she’s seen many trends in teaching and learned some lessons of her own, but one thing has always stayed the same: her love for children.

    “Laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh, you got to laugh,” she said. “You’re around kids they’re funny, enjoy it. It’s one of the perks (of the job).”

  • For a better place to live, you must get involved in your community

     We have an opportunity today to bring The Pioneer News into the homes of each student in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    We thank superintendent Keith Davis for that opportunity.

    You will notice a larger than normal number of school-related stories and pictures.

    With nearly two dozen public school facilities, the opportunity is endless when thinking about activities which are going on.

    I thought I would take a little space today and talk about two things - the school system and The Pioneer News.

  • East sweeps county rivals; NB and BC meet Thursday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Coming off a disappointing effort four nights earlier, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers got back in winning form on Monday as they rolled past a struggling Bullitt Central team 25-9, 25-12, 25-12.

    The win came six days after Bullitt East had gone on the road and beat North Bullitt in five games, taking the final game 15-13. In that match, the Lady Chargers played without two key starters. That led into a district loss to Whitefield Academy on Thursday in Jefferson County by a 25-10, 26-24, 25-13 count.

  • Smith to make 'pro' MMA debut at card Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is hard to imagine an athlete turning professional at the age of 34.

  • Exit ramp signal lights will be full-time

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces changes to the traffic signal operation at the interchange of KY 245 and Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Later this week, the signal will change from part-time operation to full-time operation.

  • Baseball's Patton decides early on Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East baseball standout Chase Patton didn’t waste any time when it came to confirming his college destination.

         Last week, just three weeks into senior year of high school, Patton sat in the Media Center at Bullitt East and in front of family, friends, coaches and teammates, conducted a ceremony that has him playing baseball at Spalding University starting in the fall of 2014.

  • Charger offense shifts into high gear

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It is often hard to get a coach to smile.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 16, 2013

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory 

    nature and is subject to change with no notice. 

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may 

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and 

  • Masons honor Ellingsworth, Johnson for service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Their paths may have never crossed.

  • Winning ways continue for local couple

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--What started out as an overabundance of cucumbers ended up winning Bart and Katina Padgett some ribbons at the Kentucky State Fair this year.

    “It was a blessing in disguise,” Katina said.

    Last September they had a surplus of cucumbers left over so talked about making some pickles and relish with them.