Today's News

  • Super hero for learning: Special guest rewards hard work by MWMS students

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Most students can’t say that Batman has made a special guest appearance in their classroom to teach a creative writing lesson.

    But Mount Washington Middle School sixth graders Lee Hays and Brandon Prater can.

    Actually it was MWMS teacher Jeremy Belcher dressed up as Gotham City’s hero Tuesday in efforts to engage two of his most unique students in a creative writing process during which he, Hays and Prater wrote a rough draft about a super hero.

  • Cougar teams put a yell into the Rebels

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars stayed hot from the outside on Wednesday and won for the fourth time in ten days Wednesday as they rolled past Atherton 81-49.

        In the second game on Wednesday, the Bullitt Central Cougars had their biggest offensive explosion of the season and rode that to an 85-78 victory despite the Rebels getting 43 points from Dwayne Gordon.

        The two games were make-up contests for games lost back on Jan. 9 because of snow.

    Lady Cougars Streaking

  • Trial date set for 11-year dispute over fire, city boundaries

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision over who has the right to impose fire taxes for residents of Shepherdsville who overlap into pre-existing taxing districts isn’t settled yet.

        The 1999 lawsuit remains in Bullitt Circuit Court as attorneys could take the differences to formal mediation.

        Last Monday, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress set a trial date of March 16.

        Last May, Burress ruled that Shepherdsville had a regular fire department, which had been a point of contention for the past decade.

  • Bad weather causes havoc

        An overnight snow led to hazardous driving conditions throughout Bullitt County Tuesday morning, with more potential winter weather expected this week.

        Bullitt County Dispatch reported several vehicle accidents relating to icy road conditions.

        The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a winter weather advisory through noon Tuesday.


        The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory for Bullitt County from 7 p.m. Friday evening through 1 p.m. Saturday.

        Rain will begin to change to snow across north central and east central Kentucky late Friday afternoon.

        Roads will begin to be impacted as temperatures fall below the freezing mark. Snow will begin to impact roads by midnight in south central Kentucky, causing slick or hazardous conditions.

        Snowfall amounts could range from 1 to 4 inches.

  • MAPP meeting cancelled

        The Jan. 28 MAPP (Mobilizing Action Through Planning and Partnerships) meeting has been cancelled.

        Bullitt County Health Department education coordinator Cynthia Brown said the meeting was postponed due to pending winter weather.

        An alternate day has not yet been announced. The meeting will be rescheduled.

        For more information call the health department, 955-5355 or go to www.bullittcountyhealthdept.com.

  • Local bank helps provide Christmas items for children in CASA program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Children within the Bullitt County court system will have a better holiday season thanks to First Federal Savings Bank.

    First Federal hosted angel trees at their three Bullitt County locations this season.

    Donated items were intended for the families of 45 children being assisted by the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program.

    CASA volunteers represent children in court, representing each child’s best interests.

  • Public hearing on bus routes postponed to Jan. 28

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking for a way to get to Jefferson County but don't have transportation?

    Need to get to the airport but don't necessarily want to drive your car and pay parking all week during your trip?

    There might be a solution for some of your transportation concerns.

    A public hearing will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at Paroqyet Springs Conference Centre.

    (The hearing was originally set for Jan. 12; however, a public notice was omitted by The Pioneer News and the hearing has been rescheduled.)

  • BC, BE grab wins at Girls' Bullitt County Challenge

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Trailing by three points with just 1:15 remaining in the highlight game of the 2010 Bullitt County Challenge, Bullitt Central head coach Bryan Bates had just one option - call for a five-point play.

        The coach didn’t exactly draw it up that way of course. But the rare play was the turning point on Saturday as the Cougars rallied with the final eight points of the game to beat the Lady Hawks 53-47.