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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Calm teen saves lives, helps nab burglar

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - What did you do on Spring Break?

        For 13-year-old Kaitlyn Yates, the answer to that question was extraordinary: She saved her younger siblings from a burglar and assisted in his apprehension.

        Because of her successful efforts, Kaitlyn was honored by Bullitt County EMS officials and the County Judge’s office.

        The event occurred on the morning of April 9, the Friday of Spring Break, when Mark Dages, 48, of Mount Washington allegedly broke into Kaitlyn’s home.

  • Passion for writing, community leads reporter home

        Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alex Wimsatt and I’m the newest addition to The Pioneer News family.

        If you haven’t noticed my by line in the paper, I’m the new staff writer primarily covering Mount Washington and Lebanon Junction.

        I joined the paper at the end of February after graduating from Western Kentucky University in December with degrees in journalism and political science along with a certificate in political communication.

  • Bullitt Blast: Fireworks, day of fun celebrates ninth year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than to enjoy a day of family fun capped off with a fantastic fireworks display.

        The ninth annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast will take place Sunday at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        As always, the event is highlighted with a fireworks extravaganza courtesy of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale, the same company showcased during Thunder Over Louisville.

  • Paul appears at Tea Party event

        Dr. Rand Paul made a brief appearance during a Tea Party rally at Shepherdsville City Park Thursday evening.

        A few hundred patrons attended the event, mostly in support of Paul and the Tea Party.

        Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story on the event.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY

        Louisville Water Company has issued a Boil Water Advisory for approximately 330 customers in the southern part of Jefferson County and parts of Bullitt County who are served by the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Hill elevated tanks.

        The advisory comes after a drop in pressure.  Customers do have water but should follow the precautions in the Boil Water Advisory.

  • UPDATE: Paul appearance time change

        UPDATE, 07/01/10: Due to scheduling issues, Rand Paul's appearance at the Voices of Independence rally in Shepherdsville's City Park has been changed to 6:30 p.m., rather than 7:30 p.m.

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        SHEPHERDSVILLE - What has been dubbed as a celebration of the country’s independence will boast a high-profile guest speaker at its inaugural event.

  • HOLIDAYS: JUNE 2010

    JUNE 2010

    MONTH:

    Accordion Awareness

    Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat

    Aphasia Awareness

    Bathroom Reading

    Cancer from the Sun

    Celibacy Awareness

    Child Vision Awareness

    Childhood Cancer Campaign

    Children's Awareness

    Dairy Alternatives

    Effective Communications

    Entreprenuers "Do It Yourself" Marketing

    Fireworks Safety (June and July)

    Gay and Lesbian Pride

    GLBT Book

    Go Barefoot

    Great Outdoors

    Home Safety

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Shepherdsville Police search for burglary suspect

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Between June 5 and June 12, 2010 several burglaries occurred at and around St. Aloysius Church and School.

        Various items and cash were taken from this location as well as 44 Auto Mart, Extreme Auto, and Creations by Barbara.

        Wanted for these burglaries is Brandon Gallihue, a 21-year-old white male with no known address.