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Today's News

  • Youth football ready for the big October battles

     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.

  • Bullitt schools continue to see improvements in test scores

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The game is still not over but the Bullitt County Public School District is running ahead of many of its fellow educators.

  • Cable barrier repairs on I-65 South scheduled for October 5

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of upcoming repairs to the cable barrier system and guardrail on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Contract crews will be making repairs in the section of highway between mile points 118 and 112 where the barriers were damaged due to recent vehicle crashes.

  • Hillview has system to notify residents if they sign up for free

     HILLVIEW -- What if you needed to reach residents in your city during an emergency?

    Or what if it was just a street that was closed?

    Or what if it was the last opportunity for a property owner to pay delinquent taxes before their name went into The Pioneer News?

    Ken Weber, a representative of Reach Alert Instant Mass Communication, explained that such a capability was not impossible.

  • Trinkle hopes to write own history as newest director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum has found its own niche in the annals of Bullitt County history.

    The museum is ready to move into the future as well, with the hiring of Mary Margaret Trinkle as its new director.

    Trinkle replaces David Strange, who directed the museum since its inception at the front end of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Originally from Jeffersonville, Ind., Trinkle is proud that her grandmother’s house still stands. There are also concrete steps existing that led to a store her family owned.

  • BE edges Central for top area team in Third Region tourney

     ELIZABETHTOWN – While winning a Girls’ Third Region golf title, either team or individual, was not in the cards for area golfers on Monday, there was a tight race for the best team score between Bullitt East and Bullitt Central.

    The fact that the two schools could have a little side battle is a step in the right direction. While Bullitt East has had a relatively strong golf program in the past that has not been the case at Bullitt Central where numbers have long been a problem.

  • East sweeps pair of soccer matches from Bullitt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The boys’ soccer season for the Bullitt East Chargers has not been going very well, reaching a low point on Tuesday of last week when the team lost to district rival Jeffersontown 7-2, leaving their post-season route quite difficult.

    A day later, it didn’t appear to be getting any better against Bullitt Central in Shepherdsville when Cougar sophomore Austin Mason uncorked a 25-yard shot from the right side of the goal that found the upper left corner of the net just 90 seconds into the game.

  • Cougars look to continue winning ways Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor knows that for Friday night’s game against North Bullitt that he has the better team.

    Eagle head coach Brett Newton will be the first to admit that the Cougars have more weapons than his squad does at this point in the season.

    And both coaches will agree on one thing – the fact that Bullitt Central is having a better season than the Eagles will mean nothing when the teams collide on Friday in the Eagles’ Nest in the 39th renewal of The Game.

  • City plans battle to get flood maps revised

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city of Shepherdsville has a game plan to negate and maybe even reverse to plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to place 1,225 properties into a flood plain.

    While Bullitt Fiscal Court members heard from its expert that the best advice is to seek mitigation, Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis said his city is taking a different path.

    “It’s a totally different situation,” said Ellis. “The county has so much area that it would be difficult to appeal.”

  • Former lending company owner charged with bank fraud

     The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company was charged by federal grand jury in Louisville, with devising a scheme to defraud and to obtain moneys owned or under the custody and control of National City Bank and PNC Bank, financial institutions, of $12,000,000 by submitting fraudulent funding requests for nonexistent mortgage loans announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.