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Today's News

  • Heritage Hill rezoning won't get endorsement from local EDA board

     UPDATE (03/20): The planned meeting to consider the rezoning of property currently part of Heritage Hill golf and residential community has been delayed once again.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission was to hear a request to rezone over 650 acres from R-3 Residential to IL Light Industrial in Thursday evening.

    However, attorney Eric Farris, representing Valley View Farms, submitted his request to postpone the March 22 hearing.

  • Licensing boards and requirements: beneficial or counter productive

    When you want a license to practice, say, cosmetology, you need the permission of the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.

    Without a license issued by them, you can't teach cosmetology, own a business that teaches it, become an apprentice in cosmetology, or operate a beauty salon.  Same thing applies to nail technicians.  Why?  Consumer protection.  You can hurt someone using chemicals, or operate your salon in unsanitary conditions that could make someone ill.

  • Flaherty selected to fill Shepherdsville seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A vacant seat on the Shepherdsville City Council has been filled with a person familiar with government work.
        Rob Flaherty was appointed to replace Alan Wetzel on the city council.
        Previously, Flaherty served as deputy county judge/executive under Kenneth Rigdon and then served as assistant county attorney with Walter Sholar.
        Flaherty received four votes and Kenneth Newton received the only tally to fill Wetzel's seat.

  • Pair of trees chosen as county's pick

                SHEPHERDSVILLE — The vote is in and it’s a tie.

                After a poll conducted by The Pioneer News, two trees have been selected as the signature trees for Bullitt County.

                Dr. Mark Wourms, executive director of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, said that the Black Gum was the top vote-getter.

  • A BitterSWEET Experience

    The Bullitt East cheerleaders had the opportunity for a second year in a row to perform at Rupp Arena as part of the PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 basketball tournament. However, Wednesday turned out to a rough night for the Charger Nation as Bullitt East fell to top-ranked Trinity in the opening game.

    Find photo galleries and video from the game and the post-game press conferences here at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Patience required as Eagles fill holes after senior departures

        HEBRON ESTATES - With the departure of nine of seniors last spring, North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise is faced with some questions marks entering the new season today.
        But the coach entering his sixth year at the helm is not totally void of talent.
        With a number of underclassmen seeing significant varsity playing time last season, Wise will look to surround a corp of experienced players with a group of improving teammates.

  • Protect yourself from fraud

    Kentuckians have lost a lot as a result of the March 2 tornadoes. As those hit the hardest begin to piece together their lives and rebuild, they should be on the lookout for those who may want to prey on their misfortune. Many times, after an area has been hit by a natural disaster, it will see an influx of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors.

  • Bridge part of $64M plan for roadwork

        FRANKFORT - While the state struggles to find funds for projects, Bullitt County could see over $64 million in transportation improvements over the next three years.
        The state House approved the 2012-14 Biennial Highway Construction Plan and some major projects are slated for Bullitt County. The measure now goes to the Senate, which can make changes.
        Any changes would then go to a conference committee to work out a compromise bill.

  • Trinity's physical play was all the talk after the game

        LEXINGTON - Moments after Trinity had defeated Bullitt East 52-32 in the most anticipated game in the 2012 PNC/KHSAA Boys' State Basketball Tournament, all the talk after the opening comments was about how 'physical' the game had been.

  • Teen making a difference in autism research one bead at a time

                HEBRON ESTATES - How many 15-year-olds wish they had a few extra bucks in their pockets.

                How many of those 15-year-olds would give that money to their little brothers?

                And how many 12-year-olds with autism have been the inspiration to raise more than half a million dollars.