Today's News

  • BE girls best Fern Creek in first meeting

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Already knowing that there will be a second meeting, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers made the most of the first meeting on Tuesday as they beat visiting Fern Creek 58-47.

    With Mercy already the number one seed, Bullitt East and Fern Creek were battling for the second and third spots in the 24th District seeding process. No matter the outcome of the first meeting, the two will be playing in the second semi-final of the post-season tournament the week of Feb. 19 at Fern Creek.

  • Lady Eagles get back in the saddle with two wins

     HEBRON ESTATES — When Cassidy Bishop drilled a three-pointer in the corner to open the fourth quarter, the North Bullitt bench erupted.

    That was the kind of reaction Lady Eagle head coach David Marion was looking for.

    He wanted to see his team have fun on the court.

    After a stretch in January where there didn’t seem to be a lot of fun or energy, North Bullitt came out of that funk with a 74-25 victory over a very young Bullitt Central squad.

  • Eagles record second win of season over BC

    HEBRON ESTATES — Lance Johnson and his North Bullitt teammates came out on fire Tuesday night.

    And when things got a little tight down the stretch, Johnson made sure there would be no letdown.

    For the second time this season, the Eagles turned back the Bullitt Central Cougars. This time, it was the home fans who got to enjoy the 53-41 victory.

    Johnson scored eight points in the first quarter as North Bullitt ran out to an 19-5 lead as T.J. Toney hit a trey just before the buzzer.

    The lead was 27-17 at intermission.

  • Political forum Tuesday for special election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — To the surprise of many, there will be an election on Tuesday, Feb. 20, for some voters in Bullitt County.

    For those registered voters in the 49th District of the state House of Representatives, each party will have a candidate on the ballot.

    The special election will be to fill the remaining 10 months of Dan Johnson’s term. He recently passed away.

    Keeping with tradition, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will host a forum prior to the Feb. 20 election.

  • An Honor for George

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It was a long journey from Bullitt County to Okinawa, Japan for George Bradbury.

    It was an even longer journey for Bradbury to Washington DC, a journey that took a lifetime to experience.

    Bradbury, 92, recently participated in the Honor Flight Program, an organization dedicated to transporting veterans to the nation’s capitol, free of charge, to visit war memorials dedicated to them.

    Born in 1925 and raised in Belmont, Bradbury did his part to receive such honor, surviving some of World War II’s deadliest battles.

  • First facility for homeless will be limited use site

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County will have a new facility that can handle some of those who are homeless.

    However, neighbors were at first surprised to hear the news and then were quickly outraged.

    Bullitt County Housing First has purchased a home on West Shannon Lane off Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

    While chairperson Rob Beckett said the home will not be a shelter for anyone to walk in and stay, neighbors attending a recent meeting were still upset.

  • Center already turning things around

     Every city has its stereotypes. As a native Bullitt Countian, I’ve seen first hand how most of the cities have earned their reputation. However, Lebanon Junction continues to impress me.

    Set on changing the negative talk that surrounds the town, there is a group who won’t accept the bad and is determined to bring the city back to the glory it once held.

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on felony drug-related charges:

    *Joseph Wayne Probus -- charged with complicity to traffick in marijuana over five pounds.

    The indictment alleges that on May 15, 2017, Probus had more than five pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell.

    Probus, 42, of Louisville, faces a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force investigated.

  • MW council listens to medical marijuana talk

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A hot topic across the country found its way to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The debate over whether marijuana should be approved for distribution has been around for decades.

    However, recent studies have shown the health benefits to certain disease like epilepsy and post traumatic stress disorder.

    Chris McMillan spoke to the council to update them on House Bill 166 and Senate Bill 80, both currently in discussion during the general assembly, and to ask them to pass a resolution supporting the bills.

  • Paducah office manager sentenced for embezzlement

      PADUCAH – The office manager for Utilities Dynamics, Inc. was sentenced to 65 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court today, for wire fraud and identity theft as part of a scheme to defraud the company of $747,455.30 announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.