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Today's News

  • Kindergarten students invited to meet staff, have a little fun

     The first day of the 2015-2016 school year for students is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 16, during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • MW U-8 All-Stars are headed to state tourney

     MIDDLETOWN – Rain made for a very long week for the Mount Washington U-8 Baseball All-Stars last week in the District Tournament at Crosby Park conducted by the East Louisville Sports Youth League.

  • End of the road for Blue Lick U-12 Stars in state tournament

     OKOLONA -- It was yet another battle of familiar foes.

    While Blue Lick had defeated Germantown to win the district title, the young men in green would have the last laugh in the state tournament.

    By virtue of its 8-5 victory on Sunday, Germantown earned a berth in the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament, to be held in Lexington, no matter its outcome in the championship game against Hikes Point.

    In the loser’s bracket final, two mighty swings of the bat spelled doom for Blue Lick.

  • Louisville men arrested on child porn charges

     Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest and arraignment of two Louisville men for possessing child pornography.

  • AG announces credit card settlement with Chase Bank

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway announced a settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. that ensures the entities will reform their unlawful credit card debt collection practices.

    The $136 million joint state-federal settlement was reached with Attorney General Conway, attorneys general in 47 other states plus the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

  • WHAT A BLAST

     OK, there was a little bit of rain. But the big crowds showed up on Saturday as fireworks capped off a busy day and a busy three days for vendors and organizers.

    The Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast started with a bang on Thursday and ended with an aerial fireworks show on Saturday.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Worries continue over site of planned skate park in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Things are rolling along for the new BMX/skate park in Mount Washington.

    However, there is still some concern from some of the public.

    Shepherdsville resident Jim Sauss said he was not in favor of the location for the BMX/skate park, at the city park. He said he owns land in Mount Washington in Autumn Glen.

    The site is located behind Mount Washington Elementary in the current park location.

    Sauss said he did not think there would be enough room for it.

  • Over 1,200 new jobs open at Amazon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are looking for a new job, Amazon Fulfillment Centers in the local region might just be your answer.

    Due to the growth in the Amazon business across the world, the demand for filling nearly 3,000 new full-time positions is a reality.

    Nina Lindsey, Amazon spokesperson, said the company is seeing record customer demand and that has created the need to hire at least 1,200 full-time positions on all shifts at both the Shepherdsville and Jeffersonville facilities.

  • Old Preston, new highway needs to be completed

     We know that there is a protected grass issue which is delaying the final phase of the Preston Highway expansion program.

    The stretch between Ruhl Acres and Highway 44 have hit a snag as EPA officials try to figure out how to protect the Glade Cress grass.

    But the other sections of new Preston Highway, along with a portion of Old Preston, must be finished as soon as possible.

    First, the culvert on Old Preston Highway needs to be replaced and the road reopened. Deciding that the road should not be fixed and reopened is not an option.

  • Blue Lick U-15 falls in district but advances to state

     OKOLONA -- It wasn’t pretty but you don’t get style points for beauty in the game of baseball.

    And the local All-Star team didn’t close out the district tourney with a pretty performance but it was good enough to earn a place in the state tournament.

    At the end of the marathon opener of the Babe Ruth 15 and under district baseball tournament, Blue Lick got out of town with a 13-11 victory.

    Okolona, down 8-1 at one point, had the tying run at the plate when Dayton Perkins recorded the final out.