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Today's News

  • Free reading material now in Bernheim

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Just in time for summer visitors, the Little Free Library is now open at the Bernheim Forest.

    The idea took root in Beth Fox’s Mount Washington Elementary fourth grade classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    According to student Berlyn Jones, Fox brought the idea up to her class after hearing about another class donating items to a local hospital.

  • Views sought on aquatic facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Could Bullitt County have an indoor aquatic center that would be jointly operated with the Bullitt County YMCA?

    Or could the facility be totally operated by the YMCA?

    And, where would such a facility be located?

    Or do the county residents even support an indoor swimming facility?

    Those are just some of the questions that could be answered over the next month as a survey is now being conducted.

    After those answers are secured, the Bullitt County aquatic committee will have to decide the next step.

  • Hillview’s first budget since lawsuit shows nice growth

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens believes that Hillview’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget is possibly the best budget created by the city during his tenure.

    “It’s the best budget since I’ve been here,” he said. “I appreciate the council’s feedback. Everyone taking an extra look helps out a lot.”

  • Ford removes interim tag, new ZMS principal

     The 2017-2018 school year will begin with Ann Ford as Zoneton Middle School’s new principal.

    “I am thrilled to be working with students, staff, parents, and the Hillview community to build an even stronger culture of school spirit,” she said.

  • Court cases recently settled in Bullitt Circuit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following cases were recently settled in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Brooke Graf — entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of a controlled substance.

    The one-year sentence would have pre-trial diversion for two years.

    Graf, 25, of Mount Washington, had the final sentencing completed at the same time.

    *Christopher A. Shaffer — entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance.

    Shaffer, 40, of Louisville, would have his two-year sentence probated for two years.

  • Two local residents die in separate out-of-county accidents

     Two Bullitt County residents were killed in separate auto accidents over the past week.

    On Tuesday, a 31-year-old Shepherdsville man died in a single-vehicle accident in Oldham County.

    According to reports from the Oldham County Police Department, Francisco Morales was driving southbound on Interstate 71 on Tuesday.

    At around 7 p.m., his vehicle left the roadway and went into the center median, where several trees were struck.

  • It Happened in JUNE

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of June.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Collectively, Herschel and Pat Ricketts, Lonnie and Myrtle Washburn, Billy and Wanda Cox, Everett and Nettie Coy, Clarence and Lillian McDonald, Donald Kenneth and Ramona June Kerr, and Bob and Jane Harned had totaled 350 years of married life as each couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

  • East’s Smith signs to fish for Campbellsville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A love for all things outdoors paid off recently for Bullitt East senior Dalton Smith when he signed to join the fishing program at Campbellsville University.

    Smith helped create the Bullitt East fishing program several years ago and he has also been a major contributor to the Chargers’ highly successful archery program.

  • Louisville resident sentenced for receiving child porn

     LOUISVILLE –  A Louisville man was sentenced Thursday, June 22, 2017,  in United States District Court, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 97 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for receiving child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 25, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.