Today's News

  • Lady Chargers set to face state's top-ranked squad

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers, winners of eight of their past nine games, will face the ultimate challenge on Tuesday when they travel into Jefferson County to take on Iroquois, the state’s top-ranked girls’ basketball team.

    (It is hoped that the two teams will play, but it will only happen if both school systems are back in class that day.).

  • Hallman trial: Jurors listen to evidence in shooting death

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A 12-member jury panel will have the task of determining whether Steven Hallman murdered his wife or whether the two were wrestling with a gun that discharged and killed the 22-year-old woman.

    The two scenarios were set up by attorneys representing the prosecution and the defense Wednesday as the murder trial against Hallman began. The jury may get the case to decide by the end of this week.

    On Oct. 13, 2007, Kimberly Ann Hallman died of a gunshot wound to her brain at the couple’s town home on Miles Drive off Beech Grove Road.

  • New school in MW worries residents of Wilchar Estates

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The construction of a new school is normally a time of excitement, especially for students and teachers attending the new facility.

    However, if the school is built literally in your backyard, there may be reasons for concerns.

    Such was the case Tuesday as over a dozen residents of Wilchar Estates off Highway 44 East voiced their concerns to members of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    The board is looking to construct its newest elementary school on property it owns behind Mount Washington Middle School.

  • Holiday Helpers: Operation Santa

    HILLVIEW - The Hillview Police Department donates toys and gifts to area children with assistance from local elementary students.

    This year's Operation Santa program provided food and gifts for over 400 families and children.

    Hillview elementary schools always donate items for the collection. The schools include Brooks, Freedom, Maryville and Overdale Elementary.

    Hillview Police and mayor Jim Eadens visit each school in person to collect the donated items.

  • Holiday Helpers: American Legion Post 157

    The American Legion Post 157 and its Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual Christmas party for youngsters in the community.

    The kids were treated to something to eat for lunch and then got to meet with Santa Claus.

    There were presents for all at this annual event.

  • Local efforts to help Wounded Warriors at Fort Knox for holidays

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once a staple of the military, USO tours provided much-needed entertainment to troops away from home during the holidays.

    Shepherdsville resident Vina Leslie hopes to bring that Christmas spirit to today's soldiers. With help from many local businesses and organizations, including the American Legion Post 157, the "Wounded Warriors" stationed at Fort Knox were recipients of holiday cheer.

    Leslie's efforts began last year when members of her Kentuckiana Red Bells group decided to help soldiers at the base celebrate the season.

  • Hillview has some special friends at holiday time

    HILLVIEW - The Hillview Friends helped drive Christmas to Bullitt County.

    The group prepared Christmas gifts for up to 750 children, distributed during their second annual community Christmas party.

    Hillview Friends member Pam Watkins said the group distributed 250 gifts at aits inaugural party. Three years ago the group started by collecting gifts for 30 children in seven families.

    “Alone we couldn’t help the families as much, but together we can really do a lot,” Watkins said.

  • Holiday Helpers: Elvis brings joy to children

    Sometimes when we think of a red suit we bring to mind the jolly old Santa Claus.

    But recently there was a man in a red suit that did not appear to be Santa, but he sure brought smiles on little ones faces as though he was.

    On Wednesday Nov. 12,  Todd Bodenheimer - along with four other “elves” - visited Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Todd had collected toys and books over the weeks, which he took to the children at the hospital.

    The staff and the children warmly greeted him.

  • The Reason for the Season

    Each December, the Hillview Community Center hosts the living Nativity at the corner of Hillview Boulevard and Brookley  Drive.

    This is the longest-running live Nativity in the county.

    The church members are joined by live animals for this production, attended by hundreds of visitors.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for more Christmas photos.

  • Sounds of the Season: Hebron Middle

    The Hebron Middle School concert and jazz bands performed a holiday band concert at Shepherdsville First Baptist Church.

    The show was directed by Hebron Band Director and Music instructor Josh Toppass.

    Songs included traditional Christmas melodies and revamped jazzy holiday mixes.