Today's News

  • Transportation Cabinet launches enhanced traffic information site

    FRANKFORT - Just in time for the vacation travel season the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched an enhanced traffic information website with a number of new features.

    The new site, at the same Web address of 511.ky.gov, operates on a Google Maps-based system, which will be familiar to many users.

    “Our enhanced 511 reflects an effort to provide more tools to the traveling public but also to make our information more meaningful,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock.

  • Note to district coaches - Alphin, Bowles did graduate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no truth to the recent rumor that local baseball coaches Brian Wise and Tommy Alvey attended Bullitt East’s graduation ceremony last week to make sure that Charger seniors Brandon Alphin and Matt Bowles did pick-up diplomas.

        Still, you couldn’t blame the North Bullitt and Bullitt Central head coaches for making a day out of it and presenting each of the players with a personal gift. The two could have taken up a collection and gotten donations from the coaches at Southern and Fairdale as well.

  • Summer Send Off

        Maryville Elementary recently held its Summer Send Off reading night on May 26.

        It was for all students in grades K-5. All students and their families were invited to attend a reading event which gave students and their families time to read together and participate in fun, educational learning centers based on literature.    

        Every child received a free book donated by Kohl’s.

  • Youth All-Star action hits high gear this week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The summer All-Star season will hit the ground at full speed this week with most of the area teams seeing action.

        In fact, all of the area softball teams and all of the baseball All-Star teams up to the 12-year old age bracket will be in action this week. The handful of Under-13 and Under-15 teams in baseball will not play until next week.

  • Some good things did come out of new budget

        FRANKFORT - In a spirit of compromise that followed weeks of debate, the House and Senate came together recently to vote for a two-year budget that has the twin goals of living within our means while preserving classroom funding and other critical services.

        Unfortunately, I could not vote for the Executive Branch budget.  I felt that too many “good things” were cut from the budget that would have helped Bullitt County and our state.  However, I did vote for the operation budget for the state’s road plan.

  • Bullitt Blast 2010

        From eating pies to watching fireworks in the sky, the ninth annual Bullitt Blast was another rousing success.

        See www.pioneernews.net for more photos over the coming weeks from this special annual event at Paroquet Springs.

  • East’s Stevens sweeps shot, discus; Troutman is second

        LOUISVILLE - Overcoming the pressure of being the defending champion as well as having the top seed by a wide margin in both of her events, Bullitt East senior Jackie Stevens closed out here high school track career with a highlight day at the Class AA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships on Thursday at the University of Louisville.

        Competing more against her own high standards than against the other throwers, Stevens lapped the field in winning both the discus and the shot put for the second straight year.

  • Parks board has proven its worth in short period

    In a very short period of time, the revised Bullitt County Parks Board has made a world of difference.

    First, the board wisely moved forward to allow the YMCA to manage the Bullitt County pools for the summer.

    Second, they wisely didn’t rush into a decision on the future of the entire parks and recreation department.

    Instead, the board members opted to do some research and then make a decision on whether it would recommend fiscal court take the proposal and turn everything over to the YMCA or whether it would retain control.

  • 79 games in four days set for BE Summer Shoot-out

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The basketball crazy month of June for Bullitt East basketball will finish with a flurry this week with the return of the Bullitt East Summer Shoot-out.

        The major summer event for girls’ basketball will cover four days starting on Monday. Games will be played at both Bullitt East High School and Mount Washington Middle School. Overall, there will be 79 game played as 25 varsity squads and 15 junior-varsity squads will converge on the area.

  • BBB warns job seekers to beware of online job scams

    With unemployment up, and schools across the area out for the summer, job seekers are turning their heads online to search for employment. The Better Business Bureau warns, while that jobs you find online may sound tempting, they could be a scam!