Local News

  • The Pioneer News launches new Web site

           The Pioneer News would like to welcome you to the new and improved version of www.pioneernews.net.

        We offer many new features intended to offer readers more convenience and better access to the information that's important to you.

        We now have a Pioneer News eEdition, located on the right hand side of the homepage. The eEdition is a complete digital copy of our print newspaper from cover to cover.

  • Cattleman’s group receives $155,000 grant

        FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $155,000 in Bullitt County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP).
        The Bullitt County Cattlemen’s Association submitted a proposal to the Bullitt County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.

  • Hillview officials get visual look at expansion boundaries of the city

        HILLVIEW - After listening to city attorney Mark Edison verbally read the legal description on its municipal boundaries for over an hour in October, Hillview councilmembers had the opportunity in November to see what the community actually looked like.
        Brad Armstrong and Tim Tinnell presented the electronic version of the city’s actual boundaries.
        In using existing mapping technology, Armstrong said they were able to customize it to meet the needs of Hillview.

  • BAMS allows students to study worldwide

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools wanted to prove it included some of Kentucky’s best students. An elite classroom program was created to increase the students’ success.
        The Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) class at the Riverview Opportunity Center was established at the start of the 2010-11 semester.
        Twenty of Bullitt County’s top eighth graders were invited to participate in the four-year accelerated high school program including two years of college credit at no cost.

  • Civil service hearing back on case after 9-month wait

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nine months after the last deliberations were held, Michael Schroader is still out of a job as operator of the Shepherdsville sewage treatment plant.

  • Watkins ends recount; Knox elected jailer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 2010 general election in Bullitt County can finally be put in the books as being official.

  • Spainhours earn recognition for work with CASA

        LOUISVILLE - One member of the family knew that they would be the recipient of an award from a statewide organization. The other didn’t.

        But, the state Court Appointed Special Advocates honored a husband and wife team that has been instrumental in protecting children in the commonwealth.

        Elise Givhan Spainhour was selected by the organization as the Judge of the Year for CASA.

  • Hearing begins to set out recount process

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process to figure out the procedure to conduct a recount of the ballots cast in the jailer's race on Nov. 2 started on Wednesday.

        But it will take another hearing on Friday morning to determine the exact steps to be taken to conduct the recount and to determine the cost of conducting such a recount.

  • LJ looks for way to pay for flood wall repair work

        LEBANON JUNCTION - For some time now the city’s floodwall between Railroad Avenue and Highway 434 has sat damaged and while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was supposed to begin repairing the floodwall’s separating tiles late last month, the project has hit a snag.

        During the November regular meeting of City Council, Mayor Butch Sweat said the corps put the project on hold after bids came in higher than the $300,000 estimate the corps had originally anticipated for repairing the roughly mile-long section of the floodwall.

  • Recount could start Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With many of the details worked out, the actual process of recounting each of the paper ballots in the county jailer’s race could start as soon as Tuesday morning.

        After two days of hearings, attorneys worked with Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress to determine the process of the recount, which was requested by Paul Watkins, who lost by 55 votes to Martha Weaver Knox.

        Before any recount could begin, Watkins must post a surety bond for $13,000, which is the estimated cost of the process.