Today's News

  • BC wins after the snow; North falls before the snow

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Mother Nature was the winner during what should have been the opening week of the high school softball season.

    Instead, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers never got on the field last week while Bullitt Central and North Bullitt played just once despite having full schedules for the week.

    The lone win was turned in by Bullitt Central on Friday as the maroon and gray traveled to Radcliff and got the best of John Hardin by a 14-12 score.

  • Happy Easter

     The rain couldn’t stop the Easter Egg Hunt at the Wall Street Park in Lebanon Junction.

    Well, it did turn it into a visit with the Easter Bunny and get a basket of goodies.

    Wet grounds and rain stopped the actual egg hunt.

    But the kids didn’t seem to mind.

  • Job Fair set for Thursday afternoon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a new job?

    Do you have a job but happen to be looking to improve you position in life?

    Are you just seeing what the local job market has available?

    You will have an opportunity on Thursday to find answers to any of the mentioned questions.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and The Pioneer News have teamed up for their second Job Employment Expo.

    It will be held on Thursday, March 29, from 1-6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway.

  • Yes, court to discuss medical pot one more time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- In the sports arena, it is often said that the last team with the ball wins the game.

    In the arena of government, it might be said that the last one to give a presentation is the winner.

    While the outcome can never be predicted, Bullitt Fiscal Court members will apparently have a third bite of the apple concerning the support of medical marijuana.

    First, the county heard a presentation from proponents to proposed legislation supporting medical marijuana before the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Has country gone beyond ability to talk?

     Much has been made about protests recently.

    Whether it is those fighting for their pensions or whether it is those fighting for a sense of security in the schools, the media has had plenty of protests to cover.

    The question is a simple one -- have partisan politics, stupid comments, social media and lobby groups resulted in causing the leaders of this country and state to no longer be able to sit down and talk?

    It seems that all of the above is true. We no longer have folks who can sit down and talk to opposing groups. 

  • Jim Beam fills barrel number 15 million for proper storage

     CLERNONT -- Jim Beam has again made history as it filled its 15 millionth barrel recently -- the most barrels filled to date by a Kentucky distillery. 

    The filling comes less than two years after the 14 millionth barrel was celebrated. 

    “We talk about making history here at Jim Beam,” seventh-generation Master Distiller Fred Noe said. “This 15 millionth barrel is a hell of a milestone.”

  • Beam, Bernheim combine for water project

     CLERMONT -- Two Kentucky icons are embarking on an alliance to preserve and protect the pristine limestone water in the Clermont area. 

    Jim Beam, the world’s No. 1 selling bourbon whiskey, and Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, a 15,625-acre privately held forest just south of Louisville, have joined forces to develop a natural water sanctuary on Bernheim grounds immediately adjacent to the Jim Beam distillery. 

  • Darling... Pioneer Village leaves its Park Avenue for Cobblestone Avenue

     PIONEER VILLAGE - There are no boardwalks nor penthouse views, so the Pioneer Village City Council will take away a portion of Park Avenue.

    The council unanimously approved changing the name of a small portion of Park Avenue to Cobblestone Avenue.

    The portion in question is the entrance located off North Preston Highway that leads into the Meadowbrook subdivision containing both Park Avenue and Cobblestone Circle. 

    The entrance is across North Preston from Shepherds Way and Little Flock Baptist Church.

  • It Happened in MARCH

         We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of March.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

    After a late snow, young Johnny Laun was pictured shoveling snow off a Buckman Street sidewalk.

  • NB hosts Kentucky Push-Pull Powerlifting Championships

     HEBRON ESTATES – North Bullitt was once again the site for the Kentucky State Push/Pull Weightlifting Championships.

    The all-day event had teams from all over the state competing in an event that included both a dead lift (the pull part of the event title) along with a bench press (the push part).