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Today's News

  • Best of Coyle: 06/19/13

     This week Paul Coyle welcomes us into summertime.

  • County very prepared to hike dropout age

     The Bullitt County Public School System is in excellent shape to raise the dropout age from 16 to 18.

  • Blackburn steps down as head of BE athletics

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There is never enough time to be a part-time athletic director.

  • Hunt named fifth head coach in Charger history

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just a month after long-time head coach Troy Barr stepped down, Bullitt East wasted no time in promoting assistant coach John Hunt to be the fifth coach in the program’s 34-year history.

         Hunt, who has never been a head coach of a basketball program, knows that he is getting the keys to a pretty fast car.

  • Vocalist of the Year to be determined at county fair

     Local singers will have the chance to see who’s the best at the Bullitt County Fair this year. 

    For the third consecutive year, the Bullitt County Vocalist of the Year competition will be held at the fairgrounds from Monday, June 17, to Saturday, June 22. 

    The contest, which is sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council and Bullitt County Public Libraries, will have tryouts in the pavilion Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Finals will be held at the inside stage in the main building on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Man gets 20 years for sexual abuse of young girl

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A man who used a cell phone to record sexual encounters with a juvenile girl will serve a 20-year prison sentence.

         On Thursday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress sentenced Jeffrey Burke to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor.

         According to the charges, Burke, 35, abused a girl for over two years. The sexual encounters started when the girl was 10 years of age.

  • Increased dropout age likely

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – It appears the dropout age beginning with the 2015-16 school year will be on     rise in Bullitt County.

         The Bullitt County Public School Board approved a first reading last Monday to follow the state legislature’s lead in increasing the dropout age from 16 to 18.

  • AARP, community helps food pantry

    The Mount Washington AARP Chapter solicited donations on June 7-8 at the Valu Market. The collections were to benefit the Mount Washington Community Ministries food pantry. Cash donations of $252.58 were just part of the story as many pounds of food was also donated, with an estimated value of $2,200, which is $200 more than the food drive in March.

  • 2013 BULLITT COUNTY FAIR

     There were plenty of sights and sounds last week during the Bullitt County Fair.

    Over the course of the next few issues, see more pictures.

    A special issue on July 3 will have contest winners.

    Plus, there are photo galleries and videos available in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Roadshow for week June 17

      ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 17, 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.