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Today's News

  • Business owner pleads guilty to wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE – Mark Allen Hartley, the owner of Patriot Computers, a Virginia corporation, entered pleas of guilty today, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to multiple wire fraud charges related to the theft of $809,205.43 from 434 victims, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • 5th-ranked Bullitt East beats 4th-ranked Male 4-2

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers played just one game last week, but it was one big win for the red and gold as they defeated the state’s fourth-ranked team, Male, by a 4-2 score.

    As the team has done all spring, the Lady Chargers rode another huge performance from sophomore Taylor Roby to the win. Roby allowed just four hits while pitching and then she drove home three of the four runs with a home run and a double.

  • We are left to guess reasons for withdrawal

      It was the hot topic at the recent political forum.

    Melanie Roberts had withdrawn from the 49th District House of Representatives race just prior to Thursday’s event.

    “Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am announcing my withdrawal as a state representative candidate. I look forward to continuing to serve the peopleof Bullitt County as their judge executive.”

    That was it. That was all to be said. She did not return messages left by this reporter on Friday morning.

  • Forum puts candidates on stage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Yes, Bullitt County voters, there will be a primary election on Tuesday, May 17.

    With the absence of city races and no Republican primary for U.S. President on the ballot, there is not a lot of excitement.

    However, several of those candidates who will be on the ballot gathered to answer questions during a forum Thursday.

    Sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, candidates for local office were on stage at the Bullitt Central High auditorium.

  • National Day of Prayer

     The 65th annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A cold, chilly day could not stop over 100 people who gathered to listen to various speakers as they led prayers.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr from the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  • Community pitches in to get MW pool ready for new season of fun

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— It was a rainy day in April but that didn’t stop over 30 volunteers from spending their Saturday trying to spruce up the Mount Washington Public Pool in preparation for its Memorial Day weekend opening.

    Community member Trisha Moats organized the volunteer day and, according to executive director for the Bullitt County YMCA June Daugherty, worked tirelessly to get donations for the paint, mulch, flowers shrubs, locks and more.

  • Bankruptcy trustee will need to go to court for say in sewer plan

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- If customers of the old Bullitt Utilities have to face a surcharge, it won’t be something dealt with by the state Public Service Commission.

    A ruling last month denied a request by the bankruptcy trustee for the failed utility company to reopen the case involving Bullitt Utilities.

    The bankruptcy trustee stated that Bullitt County Sanitation District was only a receiver and could not jeopardize the assets of Bullitt Utilities.

  • Hillview to help Fox Chase control mosquito population

     FOX CHASE - In recent years the city of Fox Chase hasn’t fared well in interlocal agreements with neighboring cities regarding snow removal and police patrols.

    But the city council took care of business when it came to mosquitoes.

    The council unanimously approved the allowance of Hillview city employees to spray Fox Chase with anti-mosquito spray.

    Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor said Hillview purchased the spray for its own city, offering to also spray Fox Chase for free if Fox Chase paid for the spray used within its city limits.

  • Growing Experiences at Crossroads

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—In a world where students think milk comes from the grocery store, Crossroads Elementary is working to teach students the importance of gardening and growing their own food.

    In 2015, LG&E’s Debbie Shobe contacted first grade teacher Rebecca Johnson about organizing an Earth Day event.

    Johnson had recently spoken with Crossroads parent Chris Tobbe about designing a fruit and flowers garden.

    When presented with the blueprint, Shobe excitedly agreed to help the group make their garden dreams come true.

  • Walk with Doc Saturday

     CLERMONT - There’s more than one way to make a healthy walk even healthier.

    KentuckyOne Health and the Bullitt County Health Department joined forces with the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to present its first in a series of monthly Walk with a Doc events.

    Dr. Joseph Oropilla was the first scheduled doctor, enjoying the Nursery Loop while discussion neurology and other health topics with the 40 people in attendance. Oropilla even diagnosed a dog who attended the walk.