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Today's News

  • Coalition of area agencies to look at wellness of entire county

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - He knows it will work. And he knows there are so many agencies that are already doing great work that a collaboration of all the forces would make incredible strides in providing a better quality of life in Bullitt County.

        Dr. Swannie Jett, executive director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department, believes that a countywide health and wellness coalition is needed. And he believes there will be funding from the federal government to make some great things happen.

  • BC FFA earns honors at event

        The Bullitt Central FFA Chapter showcased their skills during the floral design and mechanics competition on March 25.  Both teams competing took first place within the Northern Ky Region of the FFA. 

        During the floral design contest students created four breathtaking centerpieces, four corsages’, four boutonnières, and four imaginative freestyles.  All freestyle arrangements were sold at Creations by Barbara, a local floral shop.

  • Boss is gone but no time to play for me

    It’s amazing how much could take place in a week.

    The first week of April has been a full one. Good or bad, it’s been completely full.

    I don’t seem to ever recall Holy Thursday taking place on April Fool’s Day. It worked out, because by the end of the day I prayed no one got hurt.

    Between office workers calling the Louisville Zoo asking for Mr. Behr and the phone receivers being disconnected, The Pioneer News staff really enjoyed themselves.

  • Read Across America week celebrated locally

        NICHOLS - Recently, many Bullitt County Public Schools celebrated Read Across America Week, an event established to encourage reading.

        Read Across America Week is celebrated in conjunction with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Many schools host events in which students (and teachers) dress as their favorite Seussian character.

        This year Nichols Elementary celebrated by inviting various community dignitaries to the school. The dignitaries read to and discussed reading with students.

  • Eagles see some 'nice' baseball teams in Florida

        FORT WALTON - Each week, a coach is looking for signs of improvement with the final focus on post-season play.

        While enjoying the sun of the beaches of Florida, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise was also looking for some rays of sunshine in his young baseball team. At the conclusion of the 2-4 spring break trip, Wise felt a little better about his squad.

        Now, it is time to return to the important district battles, where the Eagles opened on Tuesday against Fairdale.

  • Pioneer Village agrees to provide police coverage for nearby cities

        PIONEER VILLAGE - The long arm of the law will stretch even further in Pioneer Village.

        The cities of Hebron Estates and Hunters Hollow both paid and implemented deputies to add extra patrol and enforcement within city limits.

        With the Bullitt County Sheriffs Department reaching a decision that would not allow deputies to use vehicles outside of regular working hours, the cities were left without specific patrol units.

  • Under 18 texting illegal while driving

    FRANKFORT - Gov. Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 415 into law - banning texting for all drivers and cell phone use for drivers under 18.

    In December 2009, Gov. Beshear launched his Eyes on the Road effort - an executive order prohibiting text messaging by state employees who are driving government-owned vehicles.

    Kentucky recorded more than 57,000 crashes last year due to driver distraction, inattention and cell phone use. Gov. Beshear believes the new law ties in perfectly with the nationwide effort to reduce distracted driving crashes.

  • Spring Festival to get new look in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Sporting new curbing and a freshly paved 31E, Mount Washington is ready for the celebration that has remained constant for three decades.

    The 31st annual Spring Festival will kick off in a new location along Bardstown Road, with many old favorites and a few new twists.

    With the construction of Crossroads Elementary underway behind Mount Washington Middle School, festival events have been moved from the MWMS parking lot and gymnasium to various locations along Bardstown Road, all within close proximity of one another.

  • County budget would give salary hikes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County magistrates will now have a couple of months to digest the 2010-11 proposed budget which includes about $1 million less in spending.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts handed out the budget on Tuesday.

        In the budget, she proposes to spend $15.3 million in the upcoming fiscal year. Her proposed budget is nearly identical to the one she presented for consideration last spring.

  • Chargers continue on top of local boys tennis encounters

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With a strong combination of a transfer student, some foreign exchange players and an already impressive core group of players, Bullitt East boys’ tennis coach Dustin Armstrong has high hopes for the 2010 season.