• Learning history never ending

     Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once urged former presidential speechwriter James C. Humes to “study history, study history! In history lies all the secrets of statecraft!”

    Studying the history of government affairs, like Churchill urged, can help you better decide who to vote for in the presidential and local elections this November.

    Studying the history of your family can help you discover potential medical problems or where certain traits began.

  • Pay attention to emergency sirens

      Hey Bullitt County drivers, let’s chat for a second.

    I know I’ve only had my driver’s license for less than 10 years and that there are far more experienced people than me on the roads. However, I’m convinced there must have been some miscommunication when I read my driver’s manual and took my test than when the rest of the county took theirs.

  • Saying Goodbye

     Over the past month, I’ve lost some folks who were pretting important during my tenure at The Pioneer News.

    Thomas Whitt was a very solid member of the community and as a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Well-respected for his work on the fire department board in Mount Washington, Whitt dealt with many tough issues on the school board.

  • Exclusive interview with the elusive BEAR

     CLERMONT - Officials at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest always felt the opportunity was bearly possible.

    Rangers investigated claw tracks and took reports on a number of missing picnic baskets before receiving photographic proof that a black bear was in the forest last week.

  • What does make America great?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local officials remain uncertain as to whether the United States Flag will still be seen flying over the Bullitt County Courthouse by the dawn’s early light on July 5.

    A growing fear appears to be taking hold of the community as political opponents are using Independence Day as a tool in their ongoing fight to claim their own perceptions of what makes America great.

  • Saying Goodbye

     A few goodbyes are in store.

    First, Jean Hatzell passed away last week. She served as Bullitt Circuit Clerk.

    She was a well-respected business person before jumping into elected office. Her husband, Jippy, was another well known businessman.

    Jean was at the start of the great growth in Bullitt County -- which mean more court cases and more work for her staff.

  • Congratulations to our seniors, best wishes for a bright future

    Dear BCPS Seniors,

    It is now a very short time until graduation day on June 4, and I want to use this space to write to you a little advice. 

    I’m sure you’ve been hearing a lot of it lately and I guarantee you will be hearing a lot more.

    When I spoke to you all during the spring of your 8th grade year, I talked about personal responsibility, making your own choices, about how your family history or financial circumstances need not determine your success. 

  • Redistricting will not just go away

     When is a public hearing not a public hearing?

    When the decision was made prior to listening to the public.

    However, it all works out pretty well when the decision reached is what the public wanted to begin with.

    OK, do I know that the Bullitt County Public School Board was against the proposal to redistrict due to overcrowding issues?

    Do I have a pretty good feeling that the consensus prior to the public hearing was to not take any action?


  • 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.

  • Field ready for muddy Bullitt County Derby

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heavy rains last week have let up in time for the glade cress to bloom at Hall of Famer Mike Farner Downs for this year’s Bullitt County Derby.

    This year’s odds-on favorite in the Run for the Glade Cress is the Bullitt County Sheriffs entry, Ultimatum, out of No Patrol and Nita Newvest. With an endorsement from Bullitt Fiscal Court, Ultimatum is an assured 3-2.