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Today's News

  • Tourist commission gets clean audit as new fiscal year gets under way

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--It was business as usual at the special meeting for Bullitt County/Shepherdsville Tourist & Convention Commission Tuesday.

    Tourism Director Tory Beam said he biggest change from last year’s budget was having to cut $30,000 from print ads since the state will not be providing as much aid anymore.

    Other notables included a decrease to miscellaneous travel expenses and $1,000 for a new computer. Total travel expenses are budgeted at $15,500 with $2,300 for conferences, seminars and training.

  • Firewall issue latest in unexpected twist in renovation of BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It's too late to turn back now but officials with the Bullitt County Public School Board are not happy with the latest discovery in the major renovations being completed at Bullitt Central High School.

  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Blast/Shepherdsville City Fair drew large crowds once again to see the Fourth of July fireworks display.

    Spectators could see the fireworks display throughout the city.

    As well as the big fireworks show, the park hosted four days of events.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the fireworks and from the entire fair.

    On Wednesday, the pageant pictures from the fair will begin. There will also be other pictures taken during the fair event.

  • Sea World in Orlando still provides magical vacation

     SeaWorld Orlando is the perfect place for families who want to have a “magical vacation” without busting the bank.

    Our family decided on a last minute vacation to SeaWorld Orlando, and we were very pleasantly surprised that it topped any other theme park experience we have had in Orlando. SeaWorld has the perfect mix of shows, rides and animal encounters.

  • Wight-Meyer Winery makes history in Commissioner’s Cup competition

     LEXINGTON, Ky. — Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery of Shepherdsville became the first Kentucky winery to win the Commissioner’s Cup for the top Kentucky wine in more than one category at the 2014 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition & Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday in Lexington.

  • Gnadinger selected vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine

      Dr. Cindy Meyers Gnadinger has been selected as the vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine College in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of Dale and Leona Meyers of Shepherdsville. Cindy graduated from St. Aloysius Catholic School and in 1984 from Bullitt Central High School.

    She came to the Washington County college after serving as vice president for academic affairs at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C., and as an assistant vice president for academic affairs at Bellarmine University.

  • Every day should celebrate independence

     FRANKFORT – We are only a few days away from marking the 238th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, when a young nation stood up against the oppression of the British Monarchy and sought to create a country ‘for the people, and by the people.’

    While July 4th is a time for us to reflect on the formation of the United States and the ups and downs of remaining the one true free nation in the world, we must sometimes wonder if the meaning of the day gets lost in cookouts and fireworks.

  • KSP Offers Tips For Highway Safety During July 4th Holiday

    The Kentucky State Police is urging motorists to take extra caution while traveling during the upcoming July 4th holiday period, which begins on Thursday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m. and runs through midnight on Sunday, July 6th.
     

  • BBB Warns Consumers of 4th of July Scams

     

    It’s time celebrate the big Red, White, and Blue – Independence Day! However, with the 4th of July, and any other holiday, scam artists will try to take advantage of you and ruin your holiday plans.

    BBB wants you to be independent of the most common 4th of July scams and offers tips on how to protect yourself.

     

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR CATTLE RESULTS

     CLERMONT - Results from the beef and dairy cattle shows at the Bullitt County Fair:

    Beef cattle

    Angus/Spring heifer -- First place and champion heifer -- Katie Cecil; Angus/cow or calf -- first place and champion Sam Cecil

    Commercial / Spring Heifer -- 1. Ady Mae; 2. Avery O’Bryan; 3. Tyler O’Bryan

    Junior Heifer -- 1. Clay Cecil; 2. Tyler O’Bryan

    Winter Heifer -- 1. Avery O’Bryan

    Champion Commercial Heifer -- Clay Cecil

     

    Steer -- 1. Sam Cecil