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Today's News

  • LIVING HISTORY

     A special exhibit filled the gym of Old Mill Elementary recently.

    Visitors from throughout the city walked in to find 79 historical statues placed in multiple rows. The statues stood quiet until the guest stepped on their button on the floor, activating the figure to come alive and share a monologue about his or her life.

  • Hillview employees will take Hepatitis vaccinations

     HILLVIEW - With an outbreak of Hepatitis-A reported in Bullitt County, officials in the city of Hillview decided to take precaution.

    Mayor Jim Eadens announced that a mandatory Hepatitis vaccination event would be made available to all city employees, including members of the city council.

    According to Eadens, the city’s insurance would cover 100 percent of the costs for employees. Council members would need to check to see if their insurance covered the vaccinations.

  • Another city pays pension increase for Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE - With state pension reform looming over Kentucky cities, Pioneer Village has already found one solution to the first wave of ongoing increases.

    The changes made by the Kentucky General Assembly now require cities to pay retirement pensions, with cities allowed to pay the increase over 10 years rather than a lump sum payment. Each payment would include a 12 percent increase, compounded annually.

  • Post-season diamond play starts on Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Get in. Get out. Get finished.

    That seems to be the philosophy of area athletic directors as this week’s post-season play for area teams in baseball and softball will be about as compact as possible.

    In the 23rd District, with play at Southern High School, the only facility in the district with lights, the decision was made to do everything in two days in both sports. The semi-finals in each sport will be played on Monday with the championship games played at the same time on Tuesday.

  • Area softball teams are ready for post-season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in six days the Bullitt East Lady Chargers lined up in the opposite dugout against neighbor Nelson County on Thursday.

    The second meeting was in Mount Washington and the outcome was just as positive as Bullitt East scored six times in the bottom of the first inning and then rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Lady Cardinals. The first meeting had been an 11-0 Lady Charger victory.

  • Central baseball still seeks pitching depth

     SHEPHERDVILLE – After watching an early 7-1 advantage vanish into thin air, the Bullitt Central Cougars scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning last Monday to beat visiting Thomas Nelson High School 12-8.

    The win was the seventh for the Cougars this season and just the third win at home.

  • Wantye’s home run fuels Chargers past Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A first inning home run off the bat of junior Jarrett Wantye capped a four run start for the Bullitt East Chargers on Friday as the red and gold celebrated Senior Night with a 10-0 victory over arch-rival Bullitt Central in a five-inning contest.

    Wantye’s home run accounted for the third and fourth runs of the inning and before another pitch was thrown, the umpires sent both teams to their dugouts due to a steady rain. Following a 25-minute delay, play resumed, but the momentum stayed with the Chargers.

  • Final forum brings out more sparks

     HILLVIEW — The final forum for candidates in the May primary had just a little more emotion and raised voices.

    The Hillview Government Center was the host of the final forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

    In the crowded field for the Republican nomination for sheriff, only half of the candidates appeared.

    (Todd Brimm was on military duty and could not attend. Bryan Whittaker, Paul Hineman and George Thurman were not in attendance.)

  • Wallace tries to unseat Mitchell in First District

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A political veteran will be challenged by a first-time newcomer to the system in the race for First District magistrate.

    The winner of the spring Republican primary does not have any Democratic opposition in the fall general election.

     

    DENNIS MITCHELL

    In a combined two stints, Dennis Mitchell has served 17 years as magistrate of the First District.

    During that time, he’s seen a lot of good things happen to his area and to the county.

  • Exton seeks to defeat Laswell for party nomination

     HILLVIEW — Two individuals who have been involved in the community in different ways for years will face off in the Republican primary for Third District magistrate.

    The winner will face the survivor of the Democratic primary.

     

    MIKE EXTON

    For several years, he’s thought about running for public office.

    A couple of years ago, he jumped into the Pioneer Village city council race and is serving his first term.