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Today's News

  • Henry Mattingly honored for special role as hero during the Civil War at Jonesboro

        LEBANON JUNCTION - It was late summer, 1864 near the end of the Civil War.

        The Union army had pushed the Confederacy to Georgia and General William Sherman was set on capturing Atlanta. With cavalry and artillery, Sherman assaulted the city, but to no avail.

        Failing to secure Atlanta, he set his sights on the Macon and Western Railroad, which Confederate troops in northern Georgia had heavily depended upon for supplies.

  • Avoid moving scams this summer

    May is National Moving Month, the start of the busiest time of the year for changing residences. More than 37 million

    Americans - or about 13 percent - move to a different home every year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau

    statistics. 

     

    Unfortunately, every year, BBB receives extremely serious complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and sometimes unlicensed moving companies. BBB received more than 8,400 complaints against movers in 2009.

  • MW youngster part of national television program

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For a beauty pageant veteran like seven-year-old Chloe Billings, bright lights and cameras seemed like a logical next step in her quest for childhood pageant fame.

    The Mount Washington Elementary School student is familiar with makeup sessions, dress fittings and on-stage appearances.

  • New prescription disposal box located in sheriff's department

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, to provide Bullitt County residents with an option for properly disposing of prescription medications.        

  • Plenty of stories told as Nichols celebrates 50th

        NICHOLS - During the past year the Nichols Elementary School building underwent substantial physical improvements.

        A special ceremony hosted by the school became a personal upgrade for the entire Nichols community.

        More than 500 visitors attended the Nichols School’s 50th anniversary celebration, sharing memories, yearbook photos and smiles.

        Nichols students participated in the event by roaming the school hallways with cameras and clipboards to interview guests.

  • Overdale students have outside classroom

    HILLVIEW - Overdale Elementary students will soon benefit from a newly established outdoor classroom.

    The school was the 2009 recipient of the $5,000 Science Teaching Excellence grant provided by Amgen, a biotechnology company.

    Fifth grade instructor Brian DiEnno acquired the grant. He said the school would wait until the new Overdale facility was completed before implementing grant funding toward the classroom.

  • A unique Derby in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The chill in the air and recent rains haven't chased away the multitudes at Mike Farner Downs for the annual Bullitt County Derby.

        Part of the large crowd is credited to the pre-race card, including primary races featuring enormous fields. Those results will appear in a later edition of The Pioneer News.

  • Graduation day arrives again

    In just a few days, graduation ceremonies will be held for local high school students.

    Over 600 youngsters will graduate at the four high schools.

    Each year, their future seems to be a bit more clouded. This one is no different.

    Those attending college will face higher tuition costs and less scholarship money.

    And if they attend college, what subject should they major in?

    The job prospects for college graduates is still dim in many fields.

    But if you don’t attend college, what does your future hold?

  • Lady Eagle Hoops Camp

        There was plenty of fun to be had last week at North Bullitt during the first annual Lady Eagle Basketball Camp.

        The event was run by North Bullitt head coach Amber Courtney who just completed her first season at the helm.

        The camp attracted 57 young ladies for four days of basketball activities.

  • Pleasant Grove raises funds while helping to save the environment

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pleasant Grove Elementary students are raising school funds while acting environmentally responsible.

    Students earned over $400 by recycling empty Capri Sun drink pouches and returning them to TerraCycle, an eco-friendly company that produces over 50 recyclable products.

    Pleasant Grove PTO president Christy Crosley came up with the idea, seeing the TerraCycle information on the back of a Capri Sun box. The school would receive two cents for each returned pouch.