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Today's News

  • Quick action shows that you can make a difference

     You can still make a difference.

    When state highway officials mentioned that they would possibly not fix Old Preston Highway in northern Bullitt County, people came alive.

    Business owners, residents and motorists began to light up the phone lines to state Rep. Linda Belcher and magistrate Joe Laswell.

    They, in turn, called state transportation officials about their possible inclination to keep the road closed due to the broken culvert.

    A little pressure from this newspaper may have added to the fuel.

  • Thanks for so many great experiences in the county

     The time has come for farewell. 

    Friday will be my last day working at The Pioneer News.

    This transition will be bittersweet for me.

    I will be moving back to northern Kentucky to be closer to my family, but I am also sad to leave a lot of great people I have met here.

    I will miss Bill Harned’s jokes and Vivian Adams’ taco salads at the AARP meetings. 

    Jenny Estepp’s warm nature and smile. John Snider’s humor. 

    Barry Armstrong’s professionalism. 

  • Dukes of Hazzard wrong focus of very stupid act

     Fear not, Dukes of Hazzard fans: I have found a way to keep your beloved show on television.

    In recent weeks the TV Land television network has decided not to air episodes of the show. Some major businesses have refused to sell Dukes merchandise.

    The reasoning was based on an issue that arose following a recent tragedy, where a lone lunatic went into a church and murdered nine people.

    The lunatic’s reasoning was based upon racial bias and hatred that collected in his own mind, then was carried out through his physical actions.

  • Catholic elementary school tuition assistance funding rockets to record $5 million

     The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville (the “Foundation”) and the Archdiocese of Louisville today jointly announced that tuition assistance for Catholic elementary school families across central Kentucky will reach new heights when the fall school term begins in August.

  • Court affirms judge's firing of employee at animal shelter

    CLERMONT -- After meeting in executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court members affirmed a decision made the previous month to fire an employee with the county's animal shelter.
        By a 4-0-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court did not change the previous firing of Delsie Williams.
        Magistrate Joe Rayhill said that after listening to Williams' attorney make his case in closed session, he felt the court should uphold County Judge Melanie Roberts' decision to terminate Williams.

  • MW U-10 All-Stars finish third in district tourney

    JEFFERSONTOWN-- It was a long week for the Under-10 Mount Washington Baseball All-Stars, but the team claimed a pair of victories before finishing third in the Cal Ripken District 10 and 11 Tournament at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown.
        The team entered District play after finishing second in a pre-tournament event, the Firecracker. After the third place finish in the District Tournament, Mount Washington earned a spot in the Metro State Tournament which will start on Tuesday and will also be played at Skyview Park.

  • Western Kentucky signs pair of BC cheer bases

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--When Western Kentucky University needed some big, strong 'bases' for their cheerleading program, they knew exactly where to look-- Bullitt Central.
        At the end of the school year, the Hilltopper's cheerleading coaches got a lot stronger as they signed Cougar seniors Sterling Rayhill and David Greenwell to join their program starting in the fall.

  • MW U-9 All-Stars gain much needed experience

    HIKES POINT Ð The Cal Ripken District 10 and 11 Tournament for the Mount Washington Under-9 All-Stars was a good learning experience for the team despite two quick losses in the tournament hosted by the Hikes Point Optimist League.
        Playing for head coach Tommy Brooks, this was the first summer All-Star play for the young players after competing with Machine-Pitch for the three previous summers.

  • Students get early look at what college experience all about

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Ever wondered what college would be like? Two Bullitt East juniors will get a taste this summer at the Murray State University Commonwealth Honors Academy.

    Shaina Ojala and Charlotte Mason were two of about 150 juniors across the nation that were selected for this program.

    The pair will spend three weeks in June at Murray State earning college credit.

    Ojala, 17, said she became interested in the program after hearing about it from her school counselor.

  • Nuisance ordinance becomes bother to council

                FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council unanimously approved its 2015-16 fiscal year budget with very little discussion.

                However, words ran rampant during the rest of the city business meeting in relation to other topics.