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Today's News

  • Jessica has already made writer proud

     It’s that time of year when school begins, not only for the kids but also for the college-bound students.

    Many of these students are anxious and excited about a new beginning, moving away from home to live on a college campus.

    As a member of The Pioneer News staff, I’ve known many local students who have performed well in high school and headed to that next level. Some have returned to become prominent local citizens.

  • Shepherdsville to look at comprehensive plan on drainage work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Do you think there might be drainage issues in certain parts of Shepherdsville?

    But do you know for sure where the problems are and how they could be fixed?

    Shepherdsville city councilman Bernie Brown knows there are problems but he also knows there needs to be a comprehensive study on where they actually exist.

    Engineer Arthur Jones said he could work with Scott Fleming, the city’s public works director, to start work on a plan of attack.

  • CASA collaborates with Bullitt County School System to help children

     The Bullitt County CASA program was contacted by Kosair Charities about starting a Back to School drive to help the youngsters in the program.

    With the assistance of Pat Smith Darnell, director of pupil personnel with the school system, several schools without Family Resource Centers were targeted for assistance.

  • Five practice games then five contests that count

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Area high school football coaches don’t often agree on a lot, but in the pre-season interviews with each of them this season, each pretty much sang the same tune when it came to the schedules they will be facing.

    The KHSAA may say that a school can only scrimmage once before the season starts on Aug. 21, but all three coaches feel like the first five games of the season are little more than scrimmages before the teams enter district play starting on Sept. 25.

  • Girls’ golf takes center stage Saturday at HHGC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be girls’ golf that will take center stage on Saturday as Bullitt East hosts the ninth annual Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational at Heritage Hill Golf Course.

    The tournament is under the direction of former Bullitt East head coach Andy Oder who started the event. After playing the 18-hole event at either Glenmary or Tanglewood over the first few years, the tournament has found a constant home at Heritage Hill.

  • Opening Day festivities kick off the 112th Kentucky State Fair

      LOUISVILLE, KY (August 19, 2015) – Several events on Thursday, August 20 will kick off the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair. Events include the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast, Opening Day Ceremony, a free Action XTREME Sport Show in Freedom Hall and the free concerts in Cardinal Stadium. 

    The Fair opens with the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at 7:00 a.m. All commodity groups will be represented.

  • Louisville teacher pleads guilty to porn charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man previously employed by a parochial high school located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, as a high school teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department, pled guilty today in United States District Court to violating child exploitation laws announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.   United States District Judge David J. Hale accepted the guilty pleas.

  • Hillview files for bankruptcy

     HILLVIEW - Facing a judgment of over $15 million and growing every day, the Hillview City Council voted Monday to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

    But city officials said that residents will not notice any change in the services offered.

    The council unanimously approved the resolution to allow mayor Jim Eadens to sign paperwork required for the federal bankruptcy protection.

    The council also approved retaining DelCotto Law Group to represent Hillview in the Chapter 9 proceedings.

  • Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant: Pump failure leads to sewage running into nearby stream

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Raw sewage continues to overflow into a nearby stream and state officials are addressing the situation.

    Bullitt Utilities has been issued a citation from the state Environmental Protection Agency for failing to properly operate its system in a proper manner and for failing to protect the stream.

    According to Jeff Cummins, director of enforcement, the situation involving the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant is a top priority for his department.

  • Hillview library more than books; job skills provided through October

     HILLVIEW - When Lise Richey lost her job at Humana after more than eight years, she realized she needed to up her game in order to get a comparable job.

    “I’ve been able to find jobs, but nothing close to what I was making,” she said.

    After noticing a flyer for the Bullitt County Public Library’s Job Lab when she went to pay her water bill at the Shepherdsville Government Center, she found the game changer she needed.