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Today's News

  • Camp Shantituck been part of Girl Scouts for many years

    Camp Shantituck, one of the several Girl Scout Kentiana facilities is located on Cedar Creek at the end of East Hebron Lane where the main entrance is located in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  The old original camp entrance which is now closed was located on Bells Mill road.  In 1928, this site was chosen after 25 sites were surveyed  by the Council of Girl Scouts.  They leased 34 acres from Charlie Taylor, who lived on the property in an area known today as Ivy Grove, as the initial camp.

  • Area boys' teams did a lot of good things this season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Through snow and sleet and bitterly cold temperatures, the three Bullitt County boys’ basketball teams delivered a season to remember over the winter.

         Bullitt East, Bullitt Central and North Bullitt all delivered winning records this season, but more importantly, for the first time ever, the three programs all reached the post-season. Bullitt East won the 24th District title while Bullitt Central slipped past North Bullitt in the 23rd District.

  • Barnett's first book details struggles with drug ring

     Marijuana. It’s no secret it’s become a hot-button issue especially is state legislature in the past couple years. And one former Bullitt County resident is reaping some of the benefit.

    On May 10 from 10 to 3 p.m. author Phyllis Ann Barnett will be at Main Street Market for a signing of her book, “Between the Rows.”

    Released in March, the story follows a family’s struggle in central Kentucky after involvement with a drug ring.

    This is Barnett’s first book.

  • Raising funds for scouts

    The 2014 Friends of Scouting dinner to generate funds for the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America was held recently at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The featured speaker was Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum. The retired University of Louisville coach told dozens of stories about his mentor, the late John Wooden.

    Jim Beam was the corporate sponsor of the event. Jerry Summers of Jim Beam was honored with a special Boy Scout award for his years of service to the organization.

  • Three candidates seek Republican bid as Second District magistrate

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two Republicans want what Robert Hunt currently holds.

  • Students, Trane work to make MWMS efficient

    Who better to connect with an energy savings company than those who walk the school corridors daily?

    Mt. Washington Middle School Energy Team students Trevor Dawson, Kathleen Scott and Brooklynn Taylor met with Harshaw Trane Associates Mark Begle and Kyle Johnson. They spent over an hour inspecting lighting efficiency, heat transfer and windows, filters and fresh air, water conservation, outdoor lighting and light pollution as part of an energy audit.

  • Girls' winning records show power

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in the past three seasons, all three Bullitt County girls’ basketball teams advanced out of district play and into the Sixth Region Tournament.

         Add to that the fact that all three teams posted winning records and it all adds-up to another strong season for the three Bullitt County girls’ programs.

  • Shepherdsville fire truck repair still issue between two parties

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials continue to work toward proper reimbursement of funds involving a damaged firetruck.

    The Shepherdsville Fire Department's newest truck model, a 2007 Seagrave, was heavily damaged at the scene of a working accident on Interstate 65 in August 2013.

    SFD chief Layne Troutman reported heavy damages to the truck's real compartment, with the truck shipped back to the Seagrave headquarters in Wisconsin for repairs.

  • National Day of Prayer

    The National Day of Prayer was celebrated once again at the Shepherdsville City Park on Thursday.

    Pastors from various churches in the community gathered at the park to lead prayers for various topics.

    See more photos by Tom Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Patchin challenges Knox for jailer in Democratic primary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a rare Democratic primary, two individuals of the same party will battle for the nomination for the position of jailer.

    And the winner will face Republican Paul Watkins in the fall.

    One Democrat is a long-time figure in the Bullitt County Detention Center. And she has held the position of jailer for the past four years.

    The other is a long-time police officer in the city of Shepherdsville.

    Incumbent Martha Weaver Knox and challenger Dan Patchin will be on the May 20 ballot.

    Martha Knox