Today's News

  • UPDATE: Police search for missing Shepherdsville resident

     UPDATE (10/13): Caitlee Grooms was found in the past 24 hours.

    The family appreciates everyone's assistance in the manner.


    A Missing Persons Report has been filed in Jefferson County by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

    The report on Shepherdsville resident Caitee Grooms was filed in Jefferson County as she was a patient at a Recovery Center for Women in Louisville when she ran away on August 9, 2015.

  • Cars vs Vests: Sheriff says choices tough with limited funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County sheriff Dave Greenwell said he had to make a tough call.

    A call he says should not be necessary.

    However, as there is a long-running difference of opinion over the funding level from county government to the sheriff’s office, Greenwell decided that new vehicles were more important than bullet-proof vests.

    But, since publicity of the funding concerns were raised via the social media, Greenwell said enough donations have been received to pay his portion of a matching grant his office is applying for.

  • Board opts to compare scores before hiring specialists for curriculum at high schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some officials knew the results of the latest round of Unbridled Learning assessment on this particular evening.

    However, with an embargo in place until Oct. 1, they were not allowed to discuss them in public.

    Despite the meteoric gains in all three of the high schools in the 2015 results, assistant superintendent for student learning Greg Schultz would like to see three additional positions added to take the district to the next level.

  • FFA group wants to grow word about farming

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East Future Farmers of America (FFA) is looking to spread the word about a part of a community’s past before it is totally gone.

    The local chapter requested assistance from the Mount Washington City Council to help preserve the community’s past role in the field of agriculture.

    And they are looking to spread the word about the importance of an industry which is dying away.

  • Dancing the Night Away: Dancing for the Arts host their annual fundraiser

    It was another sellout crowd this year for the Bullitt County Arts Council's annual "Dancing for the Arts" fundraiser as the group took a trip back to the '50s with its "Grease" theme at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Eighteen dancers trained for only a few hours each with teachers Donna Caudill and Steve Davis from “Dance with Steve and Donna” in Shepherdsville before taking the stage.

  • Shepherdsville man guilty of embezzling over $800,000

      LOUISVILLE – U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea, this week, of a Shepherdsville, Kentucky, man who was charged with embezzling more than $800,000 from his employer during a seven year period.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams after flooding

     The Better Business Bureau is warning those who want to help flood victims in South Carolina and neighboring states to beware of scammers and fake charities. After a natural disaster, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from those who want to help.

    Here are some tips from BBB:

    ·       Donate to well-known charities. Beware of charities that spring up overnight. Check out a charity at bbb.org/charity.

  • Just two weeks remain in the regular season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season, The Pioneer news will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Cooler temps heat up fall bass fishing

     FRANKFORT – The orange tint in the tops of mature trees portend what is coming our way. Cool nights with crisp, gorgeous days signal not only some of the best days of the year in Kentucky, but also the beginning of the fall reservoir fishing season for largemouth bass.

    September is typically the driest month of the year and the water in many lakes becomes air-clear. The clear water combined with the lingering summer thermal stratification of the lake makes predator fish lethargic and skittish. This leads to tough fishing.

  • Georgia doctor admits unlawfully medication prescription to Kentuckians

     LONDON — A former Georgia physician has admitted in federal court that he conspired with the owner of a Georgia pain clinic, and others, to unlawfully distribute thousands of prescription pills to Kentuckians.