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Today's News

  • Felon pleads guilty to robbing multiple restaurants

     LOUISVILLE - David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, this week, in United States District Court, to charges of brandishing a firearm while robbing three restaurants located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

    Kenneth Dion Flintroy, Jr., age 24, pleaded guilty before District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to a seven count indictment, on Monday, August 4, 2014, in Louisville.

  • Maryville will get some growing experience this year

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students plan to have green thumbs next semester in the school’s new community garden.

    Maryville received a Lowe’s Community Toolbox Grant in the amount of $3,600 to purchase the garden, first planted in April by administrators, students and families.

  • What’s the big debate to having a public forum?

      Incumbents uusally hate them. Challengers usually demand them.

    The great debate over the great debates.

    It is common during the political season for the discussion over the need or validity of debates to be waged.

    The interesting thing is that most people who have ever attended public forums - a kinder, more gentle version of a debate - already had their minds made up.

    It is up to the media to report what is said or not said at such an event and there is the hope that someone reads the account.

  • Former BE Lady Charger standout Brandy Scott nabs Lady Bears’ job

     TAYLORSVILLE – If the Spencer County Lady Bears’ basketball program is to take the next step toward competing for district and regional titles, it may require stepping back to the basics of the game.

    That’s the philosophy of new head coach Brandy Scott as she takes over a program that has struggled in recent years to match up with the better teams in the area.

  • KY 61 reduced to one lane for bridge deck repairs

     A section of KY 61 in Bullitt County will be reduced to one lane tonight for bridge deck repairs. The closure is from 6 p.m. to midnight EDT.

    Crews will reduce the northbound lane of traffic on the CSX railroad overpass at the intersection of KY 61 (Old Preston Highway) and KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road).

    Motorists are advised to use caution during the repair period and be aware of signage, road crews and other drivers. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.

  • Glendale firefighter killed on I-65

     GLENDALE - The Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown responded to a fatality accident this morning on Southbound I-65 at the 87 mile marker.

    The Glendale Volunteer Fire Dept responded to a vehicle fire at the same location at approximately 2:54 A.M. EST involving a van that was fully engulfed on the right shoulder of the Interstate.

    At approximately 3:28 A.M. EST KSP Post 4 received a call of an accident involving a tractor trailer and a fire truck.

  • BCPS OPENING WEEK 2014

     The earliest opening day in Bullitt County Public Schools history has arrived.

    Students experienced a beautiful summer day as they arrived at school on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News will visit each BCPS school location during opening week. Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos.

  • Owner wants to extend hours

     HILLVIEW - For Ricky Thompson, having a 2 a.m. closing time for his business is bad.

    Especially when other similar businesses can stay open until 4 a.m.

    But what makes things worse for the owner of County Line Bar in Hillview is that an existing ordinance requires him to close the doors by 1:30 a.m.

    When officials on the Hillview City Council seemed surprised that the business had to close its doors 30 minutes prior to the clock striking 2 a.m., they were really surprised when a copy of the 2013 ordinance was read.

  • A bash before school

     In what has become an annual event, Bullitt Lick Baptist Church organized a Back to School Bash last Friday at the Shepherdsville Park.

    Youngsters from the community got to enjoy bouncy activities, sno-cones, plenty of food and school supplies.

    Hundreds of youngsters took advantage of his project hosted by the church.

    If you didn’t know, public school students are back in classes Wednesday.

  • State to help you find your lost treasures this Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Think you might have some cash or property that you might have lost track of over the years?

    Maybe those coins which were left in a safety security box at a bank?

    Or maybe a refund from a utility company?

    Or could you have left an urn with a family member’s remains in the bank security box for safe keeping?

    Well, the stories are many and the possibilities are unimaginable.