Today's News


     A lawsuit taking back to 2004 was finally settled in the city of Hillview.

    After having filed for bankruptcy for protection against an $11 million debt, the city of Hillview was able to finally work out a deal with its victim.

    Truck America had filed suit in 2004 when the city would not accept its offer to pay $800,000 for 40 acres of property off Interstate 65.


     Even a family of beavers could not stop the economic boom in Bullitt County.

    The past year brought announcements of hundreds of new jobs. The latest multi-million investment came with the arrival of Browning Investments and its Velocity 65 project, which will have four or five buildings.


     Forget the polls. Ignore the political experts.

    Donald Trump will soon be sworn in as your next President of the United States.

    And, he’s taking a lot of his friends into the political office at all levels across the country.

    One of those who will begin his first term of public office will be Dan Johnson. The Mount Washington resident will begin his work this week as the state representative of the 49th District.

  • HMS Winter Concert

     Hebron Middle School band and choir hosted its annual winter concert at North Bullitt High School.

    The school moved the concert to the neighboring North Bullitt gymnasium for more floor space and to accommodate a larger audience.

    Students were directed by band instructor Wendy Davidson and choir instructor Julie McKay.

    See more photos and videos of this event and other Christmas-related activities in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  • Students return to class Wednesday

     Bullitt County Public Schools students will return to classes on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    The school system scheduled its winter break for the two-week period beginning after the Friday, Dec. 16, school day.

    Schools would regularly return to class on Monday, Jan. 2, but that day was designated as an official national holiday due to New Years Day falling on a Sunday.

    Tuesday has been scheduled as a teacher planning day for BCPS, meaning the students will not be attending until Wednesday.

  • Youngsters take Polar Express thanks to Journey Christian

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Journey Christian Church took everyone on a special Christmas journey.

    The Shepherdsville church hosted a Polar Express themed celebration, complete with complimentary hot chocolate and a visit aboard the famous train to the North Pole.

    Children visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, while enjoying their beverages, writing letters to nursing home residents and working on various arts and crafts in Santa’s Workshop. The Dream Express mobile library was also available for a visit in the parking lot.

  • Mary Trunnell had very exciting life

     Mary Elizabeth Trunnell was born in 1849 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

    She was the daughter of Henry Trunnell and Mary Jane Field Bowman.  Her father Henry Trunnell was born in 1817 in Montgomery County, Maryland.  He married in 1838 to his first wife Louisa Grable.  

    They had a son who was Phillip G. Trunnell.  Louisa divorced Henry in 1848 and remarried her neighbor leaving their son to be raised by their father.

    Henry remarried in November 1848, to Mary Jane Field Bowman.

  • Police investigate suspicious device

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police Department regarding a suspicious device:

    On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at approximately 540pm, officers responded to Tecumseh Drive on a report of a suspicious device.

    A witness reported seeing the device in a field near his residence.

    Officers on scene requested assistance from the Louisville Metro Police Bomb Squad.

    The LMPD Bomb Squad determined that it was not an explosive device and the item was rendered safe.

  • Ohio River bridge tolls begin

     LOUISVILLE – Tolling on the Louisville/Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 30.

    Tolling is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. on the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge.

  • Lady Cougars get a good ‘preview’ for Jan. contests

     HODGENVILLE – Just call last week’s trip for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars to LaRue County to participate in the R.E. Williams Holiday Classic a preview to some upcoming games.

    Bullitt Central won its opening game in the eight-team event, beating Logan County 49-46. The team then seemed on the verge of reaching the championship game when they led LaRue County late before the Lady Hawks rallied to win 42-41.