• 2015 Bullitt County Fair

     Fairbear and Fairabear made their annual appearance on Saturday morning at the Bullitt County Fair.

    They were there to meet with children gathered for the baby pageants. And they were also there to promote the Kentucky State Fair, which will be Aug. 20-30.

    In between having pictures taken, Fairabear decided that a temporary UL tattoo was needed.

    Look for pageant winners, as well as other contest winners and fair photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • County Fair opens on Monday

      CLERMONT -  Turning 40 doesn’t mean you’re too old to still have good old fashioned fun.

    Jimmy Anderson, president of the Bullitt County Fair Board, believes that. 

    He’ll help oversee the 40th annual Bullitt County Fair, scheduled for June 15-20 at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Anderson said a core group of board members and volunteers have worked together many years to maintain family fun through new events intertwined with the historical features that make people recognize the county fair.

  • Hillview City Fair to have plenty of events

     HILLVIEW - School is out, the weather is getting hotter, the days are getting longer, and the Hillview Government Center parking spaces are limited.

    It’s a sure sign that it’s time for the annual Hillview City Fair presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club. This year’s event will take June 11-13.

    Fair coordinator Harlen Compton said the event was beginning to streamline after six years, with minimal changes from the previous year. The most noticeable change will be the live music.

  • Circle of Peace Gathering

     For many years, Bullitt County was home to an annual Pow Wow to raise awareness of Native American tribes and to educate the public on the cultures of the various tribes.

    With the disbandment of the Red Crow Indian Council, another organization stepped up last weekend to host its Pow Wow.

    The Ohio Valley Native American Warriors Society hosts the two-day Circle of Peace Gathering.

    Large crowds came out to see the customs of the Native Americans. There were vendors with authentic goods and there was food enjoyed by the Native Americans.

  • Remembering those who served

     The damp Monday weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those celebrating local Memorial Day services.

    The annual county service in Shepherdsville was moved into the Bullitt County Courthouse, with members of the American Legion Post 157 placing a wreath in front of a plaque honoring the military.

    Dirk “Mac” McCoy was the honorary guest speaker, representing the American Legion.

    The rain stayed mostly away during the annual ceremony held outside at the Lebanon Junction Post Office, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

  • Welcome to Southeast Bullitt Fire

     CLERMONT - Southeast Bullitt Fire Department continued its efforts to become a community-friendly organization by hosting its first open house for the public.

    The event included free burgers and hot dogs, bouncies for the kids and a dunking booth, as well as emergency demonstrations performed by the firefighters.

    SEB staff members also offered a tour of the facility located on Clermont Road near Bernheim Forest.

  • Walks to bring focus on heroin

      CORRECTION: The following group, Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County, was incorrectly mentioned as Loved Ones Against Drugs (LOAD) of Bullitt County in the May 13 edition of The Pioneer News. The following online version has been corrected.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lori Pile and Frances Sprinkles want to offer a load of assistance to the community.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Revamped event set for this Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES - Every year, on a Friday night, Bullitt County gathered some of its biggest heroes to honor their lives.

    Now, for the first time ever, the gathering will happen on a Saturday, and will include many more heroes in the celebration.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life, presented by the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 6 p.m. to midnight at North Bullitt High School. This year's theme is "We Can Be Heroes" featuring superhero characters.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE--On the first Thursday in May, communities across America are encouraged to come together to pray.

    In Bullitt County, the National Day of Prayer has been a fixture for over a decade. The annual noon-time event is held at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Pastors from throughout the county lead prayers for various segments of the population.

    Around 200 people gathered on a warm Thursday.

  • Derby with the Seniors

     The Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center in Shepherdsville hosted a special Kentucky Derby lunch complete with your favorite hats for the occasion.

    The seniors enjoyed the lunch and the fellowship, as well as the friendly competition of who had the best Derby hats.