Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local athletes compete in national running events

     LOUISVILLE – After the end of the running season for the East Running Club, some of the club members competed with the Derby City Athletic Club in some national events.

    First, a number of Bullitt Countians participated in the Cross-Country Coaches Youth National Championships on Nov. 23 at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville.

  • Mount Washington property part of expansive plan to preserve Floyds Fork area

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Future Fund Endowment added another big piece to their Parklands pie last week.

    Steve Henry, president of the organization that is working to preserve land along Floyds Fork, purchased 50 acres from MillaNova Winery in Mount Washington for $730,000.

    Owners of the venue, John and Donna Miller, also donated 20 acres to the effort.

    The parties had been in negotiations for about two years now.

  • Man indicted for bank robbery

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man accused of robbing a local bank has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

  • Christmas comes early this hoops seasons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Santa is not scheduled to be here until later this wee, but for area sports fans and teams, Christmas has arrived early this year.

         Despite not having that ‘mega’ team like we had last year with the boys’ team at Bullitt East, we seem to have a lot of really good teams this winter. As of Friday night, five of the six area basketball teams had winning records with two teams undefeated and four of the five not having more than one loss.