Today's News

  • Funds continue to be raised to relocate the Barnes House

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— It’s the house of a hundred names: the Barnes House; the Tan House; the Ms. Lena Hall House; the Yellow House.

    No matter what it’s called today, in a couple months, it could be called gone.

    One group of Mount Washington residents is working to ensure that isn’t the case.

    After hearing that the historic Main Street building was sold to make way for a CVS Pharmacy, various residents turned to the city to see what could be done to save the National Historic registered house.

  • Shepherdsville looks at use at its community center

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Carl Rogers sat in the back of the room and listened.

    But, as one of the organizers of the Room in the Inn, Rogers could only listen so long.

    Members of the Shepherdsville City Council voiced concerns about the participants in Rogers’ program.

    While Rogers said the concerns about the homeless in the program may be nothing more than gossip, members of the council said they would have no reason to make things up.

  • Lady Chargers have no trouble with Lady Chargers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Following a weekend pair of games in which they could not make shots, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers got back in the saddle on Tuesday and shot 58 percent in beating visiting Jeffersontown 81-49.

    Bullitt East was coming off a 62-49 loss at Franklin County in which they shot 39 percent from the field and a horrific 28 percent shooting night as they lost at Eastern 71-45. That game against Eastern included a two of 21 mark from beyond the three-point line.

  • State bowling was a learning event

    LOUISVILLE – Bullitt County’s three entries in Thursday’s KHSAA State Bowling Championships at Executive Strike and Spare each finished in the middle of the pack in a strong field.

    It was the first trip to the state finals for each of the three.

  • Chargers win two OT thriller over J-town

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – For two teams that will meet again in two weeks in a more important match-up, the Bullitt East Chargers and the Jeffersontown Chargers went at it tooth and nail on Tuesday in the regular season meeting between the two 24th District rivals.

    This was the first meeting between the two squads since Jeffersontown beat Bullitt East 70-64 in last year’s district tournament semi-finals.

  • Belcher takes center stage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The media was there.

    Nearly two dozen candidates were there.

    And several individuals were there wanting to hear the views of the two candidates running for the 49th District House of Representatives seat in the Feb. 20 special election.

    Democratic nominee Linda Belcher was present but Republican candidate Rebecca Johnson was not.

    The political forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, had been rescheduled to allow Johnson to attend.

  • MW last to take all of insurance premium tax

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—  The last city in Bullitt County is attempting to claim its full tax from the county.

    An ordinance was read for the first time to amend the percentage the city keeps of the license fees imposed on insurance companies doing business within city limits.

    The tax was originally implemented in the early 2000s by the county to help pay for the construction of the detention center and the renovation of the county courthouse.

  • Charges dismissed on Cottrell

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Thursday, John Cottrell was to stand trial on a pair of felony counts.

    Instead, the charges against the former chief deputy of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office were dismissed.

    However, with the dismissal without prejudice, new charges could be filed at any time.

    Cottrell faced two felony counts of possession of a forged instrument for making fake identification badges on behalf of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    The badges were made in the names of Natasha Kamari and Natasha Parrish.


    Due to hazardous road conditions, Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb 12, 2018.

  • East wins fourth straight Bullitt Cup

     Bullitt East continued its run of Bullitt Cup titles on Wednesday, beating their two county rivals for the fourth straight season.

    Bullitt East did not lose a match in beating North Bullitt and after Bullitt Central beat North Bullitt, the Chargers got the best of the Cougars 60-9.

    All three local teams will compete in the Region Three tournament on Saturday at Bullitt Central starting at 9 a.m.