Today's News

  • Third quarter sinks BE’s hopes for upset victory

     SHELBYVILLE – Inconsistency continues to consistently haunt the Bullitt East Chargers this season.

    After battling undefeated Shelby County to a 7-7 tie at halftime, the Chargers turned the ball over three times in the third quarter, allowing the Rockets to score four times on drives of less than 30 yards. That was more than Bullitt East could overcome as Shelby County recorded a 35-7 win.

    The loss dropped Bullitt East to 0-5 entering district play this week when they take on visiting Nelson County. The Friday night game will also be homecoming.

  • Good Knight for King James, Eagles

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The worst thing that could have happened to the Marion County Knights happened.

    North Bullitt got beat pretty handily by an undefeated Shelby County team the prior Friday night.

    The second worst thing to happen was that Eagle senior Logan James was back to nearly 100 percent after being injured the previous two games.

    Combine those two things, along with the excitement of a big homecoming crowd, North Bullitt sailed to an easy 40-6.

  • Ethic charges dismissed against men

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than an hour, a three-member tribunal unanimously voted to dismiss allegations of ethical misconduct by two Shepherdsville city councilmembers.

    On Tuesday evening, the Shepherdsville Merit Board dismissed charges against Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown.

    The allegations were brought by fellow councilmember Gloria Taft after events surrounding an Aug. 11 meeting of the city council.

    “It was the only thing we could do,” board chairman Jamie Weck said after the decision. “There was nothing.”

  • Whicker back to work with lessons learned from attack

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Pleasant Grove Elementary principal Melissa Whicker felt tightness in her chest as she walked across the parking lot in May, she assumed she had pulled a muscle coughing during a recent sinus infection.

    When she had the doctor’s check for her on Friday, they gave her the all clear.

    It wasn’t until she was watching TV with her husband and son Saturday night that she realized what was going on.

  • SE Bullitt ISO improvements could help on insurance costs

     CLERMONT -- With all the negative things surrounding the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, there might be a silver lining.

    And that silver lining could provide a bit more green in the pockets of property owners in the fire tax district.

    Southeast Bullitt became the third fire department to see a reduction in the International Standards Organization (ISO) classification rating.

    By virtue of going from a Class 6 to a Class 4, property owners in the district could see a reduction in their insurance premiums.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 21

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • It’s no mystery.... ticket deadline Monday for dinner theatre at BLMS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In this “Whodunnit” we know that it was the Drama Class at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    BLMS Drama presents Cafe Murder, a murder mystery dinner theatre event featuring a cast of 13 students.

    The show takes place Friday, Sept. 25, in the school cafeteria, including a buffet-style meal catered by Jenni Key and Jenni’s Kitchen.

    Drama teacher Meredith Patton said the show will be performed just like an adult mystery dinner theatre, with characters also serving tables in between acts.

  • The Who postpone 2015 North American Tour

     THE WHO confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour.

  • Clash of unbeatens as Spencer visits Cougars

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central will have an opportunity to find just where they stand heading into district play this Friday when they play host to undefeated Spencer County in a big matchup of neighbors.

    The two 4-0 teams have been drawing a lot of interest in the area this season for two different philosophies – Spencer County for running the ball and Bullitt Central for putting it in the air.

  • Youth football back in action after holiday break

     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.