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Today's News

  • Driver shortage results in shifting routes

     LEBANON JUNCTION - With less than a month left in the school year, the shortage of bus drivers remains to be a problem for some. In fact, it has for a good part of the year.

    Taylorsville mother Lori Cain has two children enrolled at Old Mill Elementary. Her fifth grader has ridden the bus almost every year since kindergarten, but this year has been the most worrisome.

  • Cornell has had amazing 101 years of life

     I had the pleasure of sitting with Hilden Cornell recently. Some of you who have been around Bullitt County for a long time might remember her. She taught for almost 30 years at Pleasant Grove Elementary, Waterford Elementary, Saint Aloysius School and ended at Brooks Elementary.

    On May 9 she turned 101 years old.

    I was truly inspired by this woman’s example. Even after having lost the majority of her eyesight about 10 years now she still goes on living her life. And is so optimistic.

  • Lady Chargers have won 9 of 10 down the stretch

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers continued their late season revival with four more wins last week, but the team did miss out on a game with a top-20 opponent because of the heavy rain on Saturday.

    The four wins mean that the Lady Chargers have won nine of their last ten outings. The team is now 24-8 as they enter play in the final week of the regular season.

  • Two games in two weeks makes it tough on NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – No softball coach in the state wants good weather this week more than North Bullitt’s Mike Nally.

    Over the previous two weeks, the Lady Eagles have been able to play on two games. With just one week remaining in the regular season, the green and gold definitely need to get in some work before entering 23rd District play next week when they will play Bullitt Central in a semi-final round game in Shepherdsville.

  • Fox Chase city clerk resigns due to stresses of the job

     FOX CHASE - There are council members and residents in the city of Fox Chase that demand transparency in their local government.

    They can now view it all through the hole left behind by city clerk Ricki Daniels, who resigned from her position prior to the council's April business meeting.

    Mayor Bill Broughton presented copies of Daniels' resignation letter to council members. City attorney Mark Edison read the letter aloud to make it public record.

  • Mount Washington Spring Festival

     The show must go on when you are holding a big community event.

    The rains stopped long enough to hold the Mount Washington Spring Festival parade on Saturday.

    Despite some tough weather, the festival was held on Friday and Saturday.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE FRIDAY: Annual fund-raiser brings entire county together at NBHS for one common cause

     HEBRON ESTATES - The fight against cancer is worldwide, but Bullitt Countians gather at North Bullitt High School to celebrate the victories and honor loved ones at the annual Relay for Life.

    This year’s Relay theme is “Saving Lives Around the World” with each team camp site decorated in honor of various countries.

    For two decades the Bullitt County Relay for Life has offered a way to raise funding for cancer research and raise awareness of the disease.

  • Man indicted for harassing calls to staff at BAC school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who allegedly made threats against personnel at the Bullitt County Alternative Center has been indicted.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, of Pleasureville, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a series of charges related to events between Feb. 12-18, 2014.

    Carman was arrested in Christian County in mid-February and housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    According to the indictment, Carman faces two counts of intimidating a witness in a legal process.

  • Next Hillview officials to see big pay increase

     HILLVIEW - City officials who are elected this fall in Hillview will receive a pay hike starting in January.

    While the city council pay will be set, the compensation for the next mayor could be a floating number.

    Instead of opting for a monthly pay scale for its mayor, the Hillview City Council voted 4-2, with JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, to a per diem pay.

    The next mayor will be paid $125 per day worked. Under the ordinance, a weekly report must be filed and the mayor paid for the days worked.

  • The time is now to get out and exercise rights

     The time has arrived.

    In less than one week, you will have an opportunity to exercise one of your most sacred rights -- the chance to go to the ballot box.

    Despite the mud...

    Despite the really awful stuff that is spread in the social media, including Topix and Facebook...

    Despite the hard feelings that are caused...

    We continue to say that America has the best system of democracy in the world.