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Today's News

  • Two students injured as bus struck on 1020

    BROOKS--Two students were taken to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South on Friday afternoon after their bus was struck.

    According to superintendent Keith Davis, who went to the hospital with the children, the injuries did not appear to be serious.

    Around 35 students were on a bus stopped at a railroad crossing on Highway 1020 near Solite.

    The bus was struck by a small van, in which the driver may have been distracted.

    The students, who were from Brooks Elementary, were loaded into another bus and taken home.

  • Hillview will look at closing time for alcohol

     HILLVIEW -- It's a start but Ricky Thompson isn't quite ready to give up the fight.

  • McConnell, Grimes discuss issues with KY. Farm Bureau

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met today with U.S. Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes to discuss positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry, farm families and rural communities.

  • Labor Day precautions for boaters

     FRANKFORT – The Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of the boating season. Boaters, kayakers and canoeists will swarm waters all over Kentucky during the holiday weekend, squeezing the last bit of fun out of what many consider the last weekend of summer.

    Boaters who plan to hit the water should keep in mind some important considerations before they launch their motor boat, canoe or kayak over the holiday weekend and the upcoming fall fishing season.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 25, 2014

    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.

  • Shepherdsville fire truck close to having repairs completed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Fire Department is finally one step closer to getting their main truck back in working order.

    Chief Layne Troutman informed the city council that the Seagrave company approved a contract to repair the 2007 truck model damaged at a working accident scene on Interstate 65 in 2013.

    According to Troutman, the estimated total cost for repairs was set at $97,698.28. City attorney Joe Wantland said the Kentucky League of Cities had offered to pay up to $83,000 in insurance.

  • Cougars looking to send Leasor out with wins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Veteran Bullitt Central head football coach Danny Leasor has already announced that this will be his final season leading the Cougars, but the coach doesn’t want any farewell tour.

    Instead, he’ll settle for a good number of wins.

    Fortunately, the Cougars, behind a powerful senior class of 15 players, has the ability to provide just that this fall.

  • Hopefully, all three will be playing this Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two of the three Bullitt County football teams have yet to play a game this season and already two of the squads have lost players for the season to injuries.

    At North Bullitt, senior Dalton Casey, an All-District selection last season and one of the top defensive backs in the area, is out for the season with a knee injury suffered in the scrimmage against Nelson County. After a week waiting for the results of the MRI, it was determined that Casey had torn his ACL and MCL as well as a torn meniscus.

  • Pioneer News sponsors luncheon in Fern Creek

    FERN CREEK--Metro Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer returned to his roots recently as he was a guest speaker at the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce. The native of the Fern Creek community spoke about some of the accomplishments during his tenure and his plans for the future. The luncheon was sponsored by The Pioneer News, which is a member of the organization.

  • BC boys' soccer growing into a winning program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just two years removed from a season in which the program played nothing more than a glorified junior-varsity schedule, the Bullitt Central boys’ soccer squad is looking for things this fall as they grow and mature into a real ‘team’.

         Bullitt Central now has a pair of seniors, but more importantly, there are 17 players in the top three classes. The entire program has 25 players.

         With the added maturity comes a desire for more success on the field.