Today's News

  • BC, NB fans get a shock from proposed football alignment

     (Football fans should note that this realignment move starts with the 2019 season. The upcoming fall of 2018 season will be played under the alignment of the past three years with the three Bullitt County teams all in the same Class 5-A, District 3 positions.)


    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just when everybody felt they had a handle on football realignment for the 2019-2022 seasons, the KHSAA Board of Control threw a couple of curve balls last week when they unveiled the first proposal of the future of the sport in Kentucky.

  • THE CURSE IS OVER: North pulls away late to beat East 59-46

     HEBRON ESTATES – How Sweet It Is!

    Following 12 years of frustration that included 25 consecutive losses to their arch-rivals, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles got to savor an oh-so sweet victory on Monday, beating Bullitt East 59-46 in the opening round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament.

    This was the fifth time in the past season seasons that the two Bullitt County programs had met in the regional tournament with Bullitt East winning all of those meetings including last season’s semi-final round win. 

  • Lady Eagles advance to face Doss on Wednesday

     HEBRON ESTATES – There was plenty of celebrating going on for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles on Monday after the team defeated Bullitt East 59-46 in the opening game of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament, but the team will need to quickly get back down to earth and back to work.

    With the win, North Bullitt advances to the semi-finals for the Sixth Region Tournament for the third straight season. The Lady Eagles will take on the Doss Lady Dragons on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in a game at Valley High School.

  • Water Under and Over the Bridge

     Photographer Wayne Bonnett went airborne to capture this picture of the Salt River at Highway 61.

    You can see that the water is over its banks, nearing the Highway 61 bridge. Preston Highway would be shut down just north of the river.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday due to numerous roads blocked by water.

    Check for more flood photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net, and subit your flood photos to editor@pioneernews.net

  • County mid-term financials on par

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — While the big white elephant in the room remains the impact on pension costs, Bullitt County’s mid-year financial report shows that the budget numbers were pretty close.

    Chief finance officer Keith Griffee recently outlined the budget picture for the end of the first six months of the fiscal year. And, things weren’t too bad.

    In terms of revenue, the current fiscal year had receipts of over $16.9 million through the end of December.

    That compares to the $16.1 million generated at the same time a year ago.

  • State to supply funds to resurface 21 roads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The county motorists will see improvements over the course of the next year to a number of roads through a state funding program.

    The projects will be funded through the state Rural Secondary Road program.

    Road foreman Hyte Rouse said 21 projects are slated for resurfacing. The state will pay up to $398,937 for the improvements. The county would be responsible for any cost overruns.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members approved the list of roads to be resurfaced either by the county crew or contracted companies.

  • BBB warns of storm chasers

     LOUISVILLE – The recent damage done by floods in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

    As a follow up, your local Better Business Bureau is warning local residents affected by the recent flooding to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

  • Sholar wants to use experience in sheriff’s office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — While Walter Sholar may have dreamed of being county attorney while in high school, his first love may have been law enforcement.

    At the age of 21, Sholar applied  for a position with the old Louisville Police Department.

    However, a hiring freeze was in place, so Sholar went on to become a lawyer.

    He became Bullitt County attorney but the love of law enforcement never left him.

    Now, Sholar is seeking the Republican nomination to be the next Bullitt County sheriff.

  • Logsdon wants to improve communication to people

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — As he campaigns, Shaun Logsdon finds a disturbing thing — most people don’t understand the role of a magistrate.

    He views that as both a lack of interest from the public but, more importantly, the inability of elected officials to communicate with their constituents.

    Running for the Republican nomination this spring for magistrate of the Second District, Logsdon said he believes a major problem in the county is the lack of communication.

  • Spencer County woman indicted for murder of Mount Washington man

     TAYLORSVILLE -- A woman has been indicted for the death of a Mount Washington man last year.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted Heather Marie Metts, 31, of Taylorsville.

    She has been charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Joshua Moore.

    Metts has also been charged with possession of marijuana.

    On Dec. 7, 2017, Moore, 33, of Mount Washington, was shot in a home off Essex Way in Spencer County.

    He would die from the gunshot wound en route to the hospital.