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Today's News

  • 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.

  • North gets the best of PRP baseball...again

     HEBRON ESTATES - With a week to go in the regular season, the bats are popping, the pitchers are throwing strikes and the wins are rolling in.

    For the North Bullitt Eagles, things are coming together at just the right time.

    After starting the week out with a big district win over Bullitt Central, head coach Brian Wise’s squad followed that up with victories over Shelby County, Pleasure Ridge Park and Fern Creek.

  • Chargers stay hot, but rain halts play Saturday

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Not every team plays every game at the highest level – not even the Bullitt East baseball program.

    However, the recent weeks head coach Jeff Bowles’ team has played just well enough to beat the mid-level teams on its schedule while saving it’s best baseball for the best foes.

    That was again the case last week as the red and gold won three more games. Bullitt East has now won eight of its last nine outings to move to 23-6 overall with a week remaining in the regular season.

  • Tough loss early haunts BC baseball for a week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – When is a loss more than a single loss? When it comes in the eighth inning against your arch-rival.

    That is what happened to Bullitt Central last week. On Monday, the Cougars played well against North Bullitt, but lost to a run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

  • 2014 Mount Washington Spring Festival Team Pruitt Spring Run

     Much like the postal service, the Mount Washington Spring Run delivers rain or shine.

    Despite steady and at times heavy rain on Saturday morning, the event conducted by Team Pruitt, went off on schedule.

    Still, the rain did keep some runners inside in dry conditions as the 5K event had just 68 runners, much lower than in years past.

    In the men’s run, Dean Huff, who lives in Mount Washington, won the race with a time of 20:32, 50 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Dylan Brigmon.

  • Old Mill 'train' fueled by ideas from the students

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A new train has pulled into Bullitt County. However, unlike other trains, this one is fuled by ideas.

    In August Old Mill Elementary started the first STEAM Lab in the county.

    Richard Cox Jr., head of the lab, said the main focus is to inspire children.