• Painting Angels

     Just in time for the holiday season, a host of angels arrived in Shepherdsville during a painting night at the community center.

    Hosted by the Bullitt County Arts Council, teacher Cindy Rayhill, as well as Patsy Karr, Debbie Karr Shaw, LaVerne Arkenberg and Monica Rixman, guided over 20 local residents to explore their creative side and paint their own autumn-inspired angel. Each painter experimented with different colors and preferences, adding their own spin to each piece. The result was a host of colorful angels, each as unique as the painter.

  • Bullitt Central Class of 1972 holds 45-year reunion

     The Bullitt Central High School Class of 1972 held its 45-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Sixty-nine of the class graduates attended, including some who were attending at Class of 1972 reunion for the first time.

    The majority of classmates in attendance came from Bullitt County or one of the four neighboring counties — Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson or Spencer. 

    The graduates attending included:


    *Eddie Barrow, Linda Cundiff Barrow and Tony Rummage, all of Brooks

  • Toys for Tots

      Thousands of toys were donated during the annual Toys for Tots program in Bullitt County. The bike ride helped raise toys which were given out prior to Christmas. 

  • Local Farm Bureau earns Gold Star Awards

     Bullitt County Farm Bureau earned numerous Gold Star Awards during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual meeting.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state's largest general farm organization.

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Anything for Operation Santa

     Overdale staff, including Caitlin Valdez, along with local police officers, including Hillview officer Scott Barrow, agreed to take a pie in the face as part of the Operation Santa program at the elementary school.

    Hillview's Operation Santa program donated 400 boxes full of food and toys to area families. The annual program is organized by the city's recreation department.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86, based in Hillview, held vaqrious fundraising events at area schools, collecting over $1,700 for the program.

  • Christmas comes to the Senior Center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - No one was more excited to celebrate Christmas this year than the folks attending the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center.

    The Bullitt County Providers Coalition hosted a Christmas party for the center, filled with singing, games, treats and gifts, as well as a visit from Santa Claus.

  • Lives of 49 lost in wreck remembered in ceremony

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was at the exact same moment, in basically the exact same spot.

    And exactly 100 years later, to the second, 100 people showed up to recognize the event.

    A Centennial Commemoration of the 1917 train wreck, which resulted in the loss of 49 lives, was presented at the Ridgway Memorial Library, which stands just across the parking lot from the location of the train tracks where the wreck occurred.

  • The reason for the season...

     Our annual look at the live nativity and Walk Through Bethlehem as presented by the Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Over 5,000 people attended the three-day outdoor tradition.

    See photos from the event here and see photos and videos from many of Bullitt County's Christmas events in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Santa makes some early visits

     Santa came to the American Legion Post 157  and he brought gifts!

    Over 80 residents attended the annual Christmas event, where kids were invited to enjoy snacks and partake in crafts until the anticipated arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    Once there, children of all ages were given the chance to have their picture taken and receive an age-appropriate gift. The American Legion Post 157, the Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Riders Post 157 and the Sons of the American Legion collectively put on the event as well as purchased the gifts.

  • Ceremony to remember fatal train wreck of 1917

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The railroad is a major factor in Bullitt County and Shepherdsville’s history.

    No other moment involving the railroad had more impact on the area than the train wreck that occurred on Dec. 20, 1917, in Shepherdsville, the worst wreck in the history of the L&N Railroad.

    On Wednesday there will be a commemorative 100th anniversary centennial remembrance ceremony hosted by the Bullitt County History Museum and Bullitt County Public Library at Ridgway Memorial Library, located next to the actual wreck site.