Today's Features

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two nationalized Americans that adopted Bullitt County as their home have now been adopted by a local school.
        And their volunteer efforts at the school have led to an award from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
        Lebanon Junction residents Emilie and John Ward received the Senior Volunteer Service Award from Gov. Matt Bevin at the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

  •  CLERMONT - It was so much fun that even Bernie the Black Bear enjoyed it.

    Wonderful weather resulted in smiling faces and lots of sunshine on the foliage at the 2016 ColorFest at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    As part of the event, a name was announced for the black bear that has been spotted within the forest over the summer. Bernie won this election with 56 percent of the vote.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON— For the third year in a row, jailer Martha Knox was voted by the community as the best chili maker at the annual Lioness Chili Cook-off and Auction event.
        Other chili donors included the Mount Washington Fire Department, the Mount Washington Police Department, County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, County Attorney John Wooldridge and Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE— Flappers and feathers didn’t distract from the footwork of 12 competitors in the annual Bullitt County Arts Council “Dancing for the Arts” fundraiser.
        The event raises money for the Arts Council to use in their $1,000 scholarships given to a graduating senior from each of the Bullitt County High Schools who plans to further their education with a fine arts degree.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like Cinderella at the ball, Shepherdsville resident Anna Schweitzer lived a dream, with all eyes focused upon her.

    Unlike Cinderella, it didn't happen until midnight. And instead of a chariot, she had just one horse.

    Schweitzer, and the horse she rode, Riverdreams Marc of Reflection, earned the World Champion of Champions title at the 2016 World Championship Horse Show.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON—While some couple claim to be soul mates, one Okolona couple can confirm that they are, in fact, kidney mates.
        Married for 25 years, Bullitt County natives and Mount Washington Middle School teachers Matt and Carey Murphy always knew they were meant to be together.
        Until recently, they didn’t realize just how meant to be they really were.
        After feeling sick in 2014, Carey went to several doctor appointments to determine what was causing it.

  •     Over 80 participants ran, biked or walked in the Active Heroes 5K, which was sponsored by the Hillview Police Association. It was held to raise awareness and funds for the local agency that is dealing with veteran suicides.
        Active Heroes is working on decreasing the rate of suicides, which now averages 20 veterans a day.
        The top three male  finishers were Erik Bean, Troy Wooten and Blake Caudill.
        The top three female finishers were Roberta Meyer, Morgan Lentes and Renee Devine.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Feb. 6, 2016, Chelsea Hogue was a normal 23-year-old from Mount Washington. 

    She was in her third year at the University of Louisville, working hard to become a nurse. When not in class, she worked as a server at Smokey Bones restaurant.

    However, things changed for the 2011 Bullitt East graduate when she and a friend were struck by a drunk driver while driving home.

    The Wreck and the Rehab

  •   UPDATE (10/19, 11 a.m.) - Eastside Middle School's Sarah Mills was selected as the 2017 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    Mills was honored at the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Acheivement Awards ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates on Mills and the ceremony.


  •  BROOKS - Many of the county’s north end residents still recall the fateful day 20 years ago when a tornado made a path through the area.

    Or the storm in 2012 when a tornado all but destroyed a school complex in Henryville, Indiana.

    Brooks Elementary is located close to wear the 1996 tornado touched down. Although the building is fairly new, school officials still wanted students to be as safe as possible.