Today's News

  • North’s Free signs to play basketball at Pikeville U.

     HEBRON ESTATES – Close to home, but not too close.

    That ended up being a big selling point for North Bullitt senior Hailey Free when it came to her selecting Pikeville University for her college future.

    Free made it all official recently when she signed the papers to join the NAIA program after playing her final season with the Lady Eagles.


     Light Up Shepherdsville returned to the city park with new activities.

    Great weather and free food were part of the attraction Saturday.

    The annual parade brought big crowds to the park, where music, food and a visit from Santa Claus were part of the night.

    Visit the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures and videos from the festivities.

  • Filings begin; deadline Jan. 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With almost two months to go until the primary filing deadline, activity has been high in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The most populated race for next May was expected to be the contest for sheriff.

    As of Monday, that race has already drawn four Republicans and one Democrat.

    Former county attorney Walter Sholar has thrown his name into the sheriff’s race.

    Sholar would be joined in the Republican primary by Bryan Whittaker, Larry Coy and Michael Offe if the filing deadline was today.

  • Suspects return to scene; get arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three men have been arrested for a road rage robbery incident.

    In this case, it was probably not wise to return to the scene of the crime too quickly.

    And, in another case, you might want to dim your bright headlights or it could lead to much more than a simple traffic violation.

    Last Wednesday, a man was driving when a vehicle with three men passed him in the 100 Block of North Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    After the men passed him, they stopped their vehicle in the roadway.

  • Man indicted on sex-related allegation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for deviate sexual intercourse with a minor under 12 years of age.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Steven Sattich with sodomy in the first degree.

    According to the indictment, in the year of 1996, Sattich had unlawful contract with a male.

    The Class A felony is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

  • Donations needed for MPCAA transportation expenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the most joyous time of year, the good people of Bullitt County seem to do a tremendous job making sure everyone is taken care of at Christmastime.

    From needy families to school kids and their teachers, many organizations go above and beyond to make certain all community members are properly taken care of.

    Sometimes, however, there is one group that feels forgotten and neglected, and emotions can hit them especially hard at this time of year.

  • Quick Start! BC beats Bethlehem to go 2-0 start

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The opening week of the 2017-18 high school basketball season for Bullitt Central couldn’t have started any better as the maroon have bolted to a 2-0 start with a pair of double-digit wins.

    After cruising past Thomas Nelson 67-39 on the road to open the season, the Cougars played at home on Friday and picked up an equally impressive 77-56 victory over another team from Nelson County – Bethlehem.

  • Four more impressive wins

     There was plenty of basketball action on the first Friday and Saturday of the high school hoops season and most of it ended up being victories for the local teams.

    Lady Chargers Win Two

    Two of the wins over the weekend were recorded by the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in two games that were 120 miles apart.

    On Friday night, Bullitt East played host to Henderson County and it was impressive outing as the red and gold won 60-36.

  • Dec. 1-Jan. 15 time to make applications for in-district transfers

     Parents may make application December 1 through January 15, for a student transfer in accordance with Board Policy to attend an Elementary or Middle School identified as accepting transfers for the next school year. 

    Non-compliance with academic, attendance, or discipline requirements may result in forfeiture of future transfers or a return of the student to his/her school of residence. 

  • Festival of Trees runs through Dec. 10 at Bernheim Forest

     CLERMONT—Christmas is the season for giving and, this year, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has chosen to give back to the community that gives them so much.

    The first annual Festival of Trees kicked off on Saturday, inviting visitors to the park’s Visitor Center to see decorated trees with a purpose.

    Each of the nine dedicated trees represented a local charity, visitor service manager Debbie Midgett explained.