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Today's News

  • Kentucky 4-A State Championship: BE's offense set to challenge Bell's defense

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It will be Bullitt East’s sledgehammer offense against Bell County’s stonewall defense on Saturday in the Class 4-A Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.

    Over the past five weeks, the Chargers’ new ‘wishbone’ offense has been almost unstoppable behind the running of seniors Zach McCarthy and Curtis Logsdon.

  • STATE FOOTBALL FINALS: Bullitt East defeated by two points

    CLASS 4-A STATE FINALS: Results for December 13

    BELL COUNTY, 15, Bullitt East 13

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story on the Bullitt East/Bell County game.

  • Mount Washington looks to save funds on utilities by use of consulting firm

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — For Mayor Joetta Calhoun, a penny saved here and there makes for big savings across the board.

    That’s what she and the Mount Washington City Council have discovered as the city is undergoing a telecommunications audit.

    The city recently hired Ecomtek out of Louisville to complete the audit which evaluates the city’s local and long distance phone services, internet and cellular phone plans. The company is also assessing the city’s street lights which are operated by both LG&E and Salt River Electric Cooperative.

  • Lady Chargers rally past BC's quick start; '08 state champs set for visit to East

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A high school basketball game is more than one quarter.

    The Bullitt East Lady Chargers proved that point on Thursday as they overcame an 18-9 deficit in the first quarter to roll past visiting Bullitt Central 62-39.

    In fact, the game was close for the whole first half as Bullitt East only led 25-24 at the break.

  • Heat aid requests now taken in area

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has begun the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP),  through December 12, 2008 in an effort to assist low-income residents with high utility bills. LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky, in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

  • Bullitt Central opens with a split against Holy Cross

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Getting a combined 23 points from Qualeatha Bennett and Lindsay Hester was just what the doctor ordered for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars last Tuesday as they opened the 2008-09 season with an impressive 64-61 victory over Holy Cross.

    The Lady Cougars trailed early by eight points but then rallied to within a point at the end of the first quarter. Bullitt Central then led 33-30 at halftime and pushed the margin to as many as eight points in the second half.

  • Shepherdsville Christmas parade

    The second annual Christmas Parade was held on Friday as an opening event to the Light Up Shepherdsville ceremony at the First Street Park.

    Around 50 units participated in the parade sponsored by Liberty Tax Service. The American Red Cross received money from the parade entries.

    The lighted drive-thru display at the city park will remain open throughout the holiday season.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Sunday alcohol sales to come to golf courses, but still a no-go at Shepherdsville restaurants

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you wish to have a drink with your meal in Shepherdsville on Sunday, you will have to visit one of the top new golf courses in the United States.

    The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Heritage Hills Golf Course. The ordinance allows Sunday sales until 10 p.m. at a registered USGA course in Precinct 18A.

    This reversed a 4-3 denial in July.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With about 10 percent of the nation’s homes in foreclosure and unemployment at a 15-year high, it’s not hard to imagine that more Bullitt County families than ever — even those who never thought they might need it — are looking to charitable organizations for help this winter.

    Many of the county’s holiday food and toy distribution efforts are being called upon in record numbers this year.