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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Summer fun at Bernheim Forest

     Clermont, KY – Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is offering activities for folks of all ages this month.  See the program descriptions below and be sure to check our events calendar on bernheim.org for more information.

  • Interstate 65 lane closures in Bullitt County June 17

     Louisville, KY (June 17, 2013) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures today and this evening on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.  KYTC crews will be patching the pavement in the right lane on two different sections of the interstate. 

    The first section of work will occur between mile points 108 and 110 today from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The second section of work will take place this evening between mile points 118 and 120 from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.

  • BE's Okruch set for two sports in college

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Andrew Okruch is ready to become an engineer – in more ways than one.

         Okruch recently made it official that he would attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. At the school, Okruch will work toward an engineering degree while also being an Engineer, the school’s nickname, as he will play both football and compete for the track and field program.

  • Summerfest set Saturday in Lebanon Jct.

     For the second time Lebanon Junction will be hosting Summerfest in order to draw more people to its park.