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Today's News

  • Burress attends conference on speciality courts
  • Mother Nature continues to smile on youth football

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Salute to First Responders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event is held to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, with many Chamber members sponsoring meals for the honored guests.

    Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies was the keynote speaker, while Zoneton chaplain Bro. Bob Kendrick performed the invocation.

    Representatives from each Bullitt County first responders branch were presented with commemorative wooden plaque from the Chamber.

  • So talking is bad?

     So President Trump is getting criticized for talking with leadership in the Democratic Party?

    Maybe that is the epicenter of our problems in government.

    When we elect individuals aren’t we putting them into office to do what is best -- no matter which side of the aisle has the best idea?

    Instead of criticizing the President maybe folks on his side should pay attention.

  • Pension talks top discussion

     Over the course of the last few weeks, I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns with regard to our public pension systems. 

    I realize that the recommendations that were submitted last week to the General Assembly by the consulting group who reviewed our retirement systems were troubling and unsettling.

    I know that there are many of you who have dedicated many years of public service to our communities and our state. 

  • Tipton to run for re-election in 53rd

     FRANKFORT – Rep. James Allen Tipton announced that he will run for re-election to the Kentucky State House of Representatives. 

    Tipton, a farmer and realtor who was born and raised in Spencer County, has filed his letter of intent to run for re-election for House District 53 – which includes Anderson and Spencer counties and part of Bullitt county. 

  • Jerry Summers inducted into state Bourbon Hall of Fame

     BARDSTOWN – The esteemed Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today inducted three individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestowed its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the most monumental icons in the modern era of Bourbon. 

    “This year’s inductees are joined by the fact that they’re all leading figures behind the growing global renaissance of Kentucky Bourbon,” said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “Each, in their own way, has helped shape our current success.

  • Bullitt Area Technology Center receives donation from MCAKY

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Opportunities remain available to students at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center thanks in part to a donation by the Mechanical Contractor’s Association of Kentucky.

    MCAKY executive director Matthew Hammond and vice-president Leonard Heuser presented ATC principal Angela Binkley with a fund trustees check totaling $5,000.

    The money was donated for the advancement of welding and HVAC education and training.

    “We need workers in this industry,” Houser said.

  • Mercy Week! NB and BE to battle

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The post-season hierarchy will come into focus in Sixth Region girls’ soccer action over the next week as both North Bullitt and Bullitt East will get a regular season shot at five-time defending champion Mercy.

    (Mercy actually has a longer regional title stretch than that, but the local teams only consider it over the five years since Bullitt County was added to the Sixth Region in 2012.)

  • Area cross-country teams are off and running

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been a slow start to the high school cross-country season for area teams, but they have gotten in some action.

    Part of the problem was that the first big Saturday race of the season, on Labor Day weekend, was washed out in Elizabethtown when the races had to be cancelled when the city of Elizabethtown closed the park due to the heavy rains from the remnants of hurricane Harvey.

    Then last weekend, at the Fairgrounds Frenzy in Elizabethtown, Bullitt Central opted to run in the two junior-varsity races.