Today's News

  • Bullitt Central gives Coulter special ride to new job

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Leading the Bullitt Central in cheers one final time, Christy Coulter said goodbye to the school before riding off into the sunset.

    The former principal took a new position as director of the Bullitt County Public Schools College and Career Readiness Center. Coulter served 

    The school surprised Coulter during a celebration, offering her flowers and a wooden bench made from the old gym bleachers. The bench was put together by Bullitt Central FFA students.

  • Council upset with lack of input in LJ

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- A quick decision by Lebanon Junction Butch Sweat caused a riff with some council members.

    Due to the recent retirement of police chief Donnie Tinnell, Sweat appointed Larry Coy as the acting chief.

    Coy has more than 30 years of police experience, including in Jefferson County and the Air Force. He also volunteered as a special deputy at the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and was then assistant chief deputy under Tinnell.

    “I told Butch I would do it for awhile,” he said.

  • Colonial House resident struck by BCPS vehicle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County Public Schools maintenance vehicle struck a Colonial House resident along Highway 44 East Friday afternoon.

    BCPS attorney Eric Farris said the vehicle, a converted school bus, was headed westbound on 44, returning to the BCPS maintenance garage, when the resident "stepped or lept" into its path.

    The incident occurred about 5 p.m. near Colonial House.

    Farris said two BCPS employees in the vehicle were not injured. He said the driver would complete a drug test as part of BCPS policy procedure.


     A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2013 season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.





    BULLITT CENTRAL 45, Valley 8

    BULLITT EAST 28, Spencer County 7

    North Oldham 62, NORTH BULLITT 6


  • MWES, OMES, MWMS, BEHS claim attendance trophies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every month of a school year, student attendance is strongly encouraged for one important reason…youth cannot learn if they are absent from class.

    Three huge student attendance trophies are coveted by schools. There is one trophy for each grade level (elementary, middle and high) which principals place prominently to ensure all visitors to their building can see it.

    During the 2013-2014 school year, the elementary school student attendance trophy was hotly contested by Mount Washington and Old Mill Elementary Schools.

  • Perfect weather conditions portend a great dove season

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The diminishing daylight hours, foggy mornings and slightly different angle of the daytime sun informs hunters the best time of year is upon us.

    Dove season opens on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1 statewide. This season, hunters have an additional 20 days to pursue doves, with most of those days scheduled for the last two segments of the season. The opening segment of dove season closes Oct. 26. Dove season opens again Nov. 27 and closes Dec. 7. The third segment opens Dec. 20 and closes Jan. 11, 2015.

  • Youth football made the right call with change

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Change is never easy, even when it is obviously necessary.

    That is where the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League has found itself in recent years. From all sides the group was getting signals that it needed to move more toward a ‘middle school’ type model for their oldest age division.

  • Lady Charger golf rebuilding; Nusz leads BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After years of being one of the better girls’ golf teams in the area, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers are going through a transition stage this year.

    That transition includes both players and at coach.

    After seven years as the head coach, Andy Oder stepped down to spend more time working with youth golf in the area as well as his job as Executive 

    Director of the Kentucky Golf Coaches’ Association.

  • Conditional-use permit approved for micro-brewery along Highway 245

     CLERMONT - Another player in the growing spirits business could be joining the Bourbon Trail.

    But it’s focus will not be on bourbon.

    John and Cindy Hutchins are interested in leasing their building off Highway 245, just inside the Bullitt/Nelson County line to a company that would start a micro-brewery.

    With no opposition from the community, the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment granted a conditional-use permit for the operation of a commercial business in a light industrial zone.

  • Event will get people moving on Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new unique fundraising opportunity is coming to Frank E. Simon Park, one that Shepherdsville artist Austin Whitely hopes “will get people moving.”

    “Two things that make us human are creation of art and charity,” said Whitely. “We’re combining these human qualities on Aug. 16.”

    The founders of the Homegrown Art, Music and Spoken Word Show have teamed up with a substance abuse prevention non-profit Color Your City, Inc.