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  • UPDATE: Better be quick to predict next move

     UPDATE (Feb. 2): At approximately 2:12 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, Nichols Nick, the official Bullitt County Groundhog, contacted The Pioneer News in regards to his prediction.

    According to the local seer of seers and prognosticator of prognosticators, it was not until the afternoon hours that the Sun creeped through the clouds covering Bullitt County all morning.

    With that little bit of sunlight, Nick declared that he did indeed see his shadow, signifying six more weeks of wintry weather expected for Bullitt County.

  • Fight card full for first city meeting

      For many Bullitt Countians, Monday nights mean tuning in for their favorite television wrestling program. 

    These days the only fighting I get to see on Monday night is at the Shepherdsville city council meetings.

    As a reporter it is my job, to the best of my ability, to report what happens at these meetings, placing the important information into the newspaper so readers may be informed and, if possible, not bored.

  • A little love thoughts in violent times

     In these crazy times, when people don’t always like one another, it’s time to think toward the social event of the year in Bullitt County.

    The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • This fire will not be put out very soon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The media was present.

    The crowd was large.

    The anticipation was high.

    Some came from the show which is known as Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Others came to see what was going to happen in the latest whirlwind saga known as Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    At the end of the morning, most probably left disappointed.

    With the exception of a minor flare up at the end of the meeting, calmer heads prevailed on this Tuesday morning.

  • Time arrives to look ahead to next year!!

     The changing of the calendar means new hope.

    It also means new challenges.

    And, in Bullitt County, there will be new people with new hopes facing new challenges.

    The coming year will bring on a new cycle of elected leaders. Some will be experienced veterans. Others will be rookies.

    They will all have dreams and aspirations. And probably a few misconceptions.

    Let’s have a little fun -- in a serious sort of way -- and predict some things that might happen in the next 12 months.

  • Santa Barr brings a few gifts for local officials

     Like so many things that come just once a year, it is time for ole’ Santa Barr to take over this space.

    Leaving the lyrics and humor to staff writer Stephen Thomas, this year Santa Barr will try to present a few gifts to local officials and leaders. All will be genuine; some will be spiced with a bit of bite.

    To all the newly-elected public officials - an olive branch, a little time reading through the pages of The Pioneer News and a peck of patience.

  • A little lyrical holiday humor for Bullitt County

     Pie-Near News, Pie-Near News, it’s the thing to read!

    We’ve got all the stories that the Bullitt Countians need, hey!

    Pie-Near New, Pie-Near News, we have all that stuff!

    So get a new subscription and be happy, sure enough!

     

    We talk Fiscal Court, and councils we report.

    And no one can forget: Mike Farner does the sports.

    We go to all the schools, see po-lice catching fools

  • Elvis still lives in the eyes of many of biggest fans

     “The King” Lives

    Recently, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Elvis. Even though he may have been dead for almost 40 years, he is still very much alive to some of his fans from Bullitt County and Louisville.

    The five-plus members call themselves the Taking Care of Business for Elvis Fan Club because that was his moto.

    All of the women agreed, they were drawn by his great looks and singing, but also the person he was.

  • After years of service, it is time for chief to resign

     In the past 30 years, there is no memory of ever asking a public official to step down from his or her post.

    In the case of Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield, we think it is more than appropriate to make that request.

    (A special meeting was planned for Tuesday evening. The only item on the agenda was an announcement by Hatfield.)

  • Turkey disease hits region as big holiday nears

     Local officials are scratching their heads - and other areas - determining how they could allow a highly infectious disease to potentially ruin the local Thanksgiving holiday.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, in collaboration with the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Bernheim Chapter, officially prepared a statement warning local residents to avoid turkeys this year.