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Today's News

  • Santa, I've been real good this year

    Matthew Smothers was one of dozens of youngsters who visited a local school during the holiday season to talk with Santa.

    Smothers, 8, stopped by Nichols Elementary recently to give Santa his list of eishes for Christmas morning.

    More holiday photos will be available in the photo galleries on the front page of www.pioneernews.net, along with more photos in stories in both the news and features sections.

  • Adult ed, school system earn OASIS

    Two Bullitt County Public School staff members have been honored with Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services (OASIS) awards for district publicity.

    Adult and Community Education Secretary Valinda Reed received Second Place in the category of External Publications - Full Color for the Fall 2007 Bullitt County Community catalogue.

  • NB-BC play round two, but not exactly in the spotlight

    HODGENVILLE - Any port in a storm.

    That is the way that both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central looked at Tuesday's meeting in the seventh-place game of the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School.

    Each of the local teams is struggling mightily this season and the outcomes from the first two days of the eight-team tournament had not improved their outlook. Each team had just one win this season coming into the contest.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of January 11

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of January 11:

    Jefferson County:

  • Southern stuns Chargers; Lady Chargers win big

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - With a chance to take a huge step toward the top seed in the 24th District Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers instead put themselves in a dangerous hole on Tuesday when they lost a 65-60 decision to Southern.

    Coach Troy Barr's team was the only undefeated team remaining in the boys' bracket and the Chargers had already beaten the Trojans 61-46 less than a month earlier in Jefferson County.

  • Seneca pulls away late to upset Lady Cougars; BC boys drop two

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars were flying high coming off a championship in their second holiday tournament, the Lady Wolverine Classic in Frankfort, but since returning home, life has become complicated for coach Bryan Bates’ team.

    First, there was a 52-46 loss to Ballard in the Bullitt County Challenge and on Tuesday it got more frustrating as the Lady Cougars were knocked off at home by Seneca 57-42.

  • Robison closes out 11 years of growth on Bullitt School Board

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a bit ironic that during his final meeting as a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board, Mike Robison would be voting on something he lobbied for 17 years ago.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted to approve the purchase of property for the new Brooks Elementary off Brooks Hill Road.

    For Robison, who elected to not run for another term on the board, was part of a group concerned about the safety of Brooks Elementary students and staff back in 1991.

    The interchange was growing and a truck stop had opened next to the school.

  • MW elections to have non-partisan fields

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Democrat, republican, independent or otherwise – a new ordinance passed just in time for three new council members to take office has removed, at least on paper, partisanship from future city elections.

    The Mount Washington City Council voted unanimously at a meeting Monday to pass the ordinance which establishes nonpartisan elections without primaries for the offices of mayor and city council.

    Councilman Brent Wheeler was absent from the meeting due to illness.

  • Player of the Year

    Bullitt Central junior Jeremy Bennett was presented his award as the 2008 Bullitt County Player of the Year before a recent basketball game.

    With Bennett were Cougar head coach Danny Leasor along with Arch L. Heady and Son representatives Tim Gonterman and Sue Sullivan.

    The award was also sponsored by the Awards Center and the Pioneer News.

  • Man burned in Monday house blaze

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - One man was severely injured in a blaze Monday afternoon off Bardstown Road near Cox’s Creek.

    Firefighters from Mount Washington and Southeast Bullitt were called to the scene at 737 Deerwood Road just after 3 p.m. on Monday.

    Smoke could be seen from miles away as it billowed above the hills.

    When emergency workers arrived from the fire departments, as well as Bullitt County EMS and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, one man appeared to be injured from the blaze.