Today's News

  • Davis says budget cuts will ‘hurt’ bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget probably made few friends in the education world.

    For Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, the trend of decreasing state funds for education could get a little bit worse.

    “It will hurt, bad,” Davis said of the proposed budget cuts.

    The brightest news from the governor was that the SEEK base funding would remain at $3,006 per student.

    The bad news is that while the figure is the highest ever, it is really well behind the 2002 figure, if you included inflation.

  • Election fields now set

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There are some large fields and some not-so-large fields as the primary filing deadline has passed.

  • It Happened in JANUARY

        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 January.

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Rev. Joseph Hamilton, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington, retired after spending nine years at the church. Rev. Hamilton suffered a heart attack in his second year at the church, and was the recipient of a transplanted heart in August 1985.

  • Changing of the Guard

    Serving the past decade as the field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, Steve Miller was honored Thursday as he announced his retirement at the end of the month.

    Miller was honored with stories from Bullitt Countians he has gotten to know over the years.

    Kylie Foushee was introduced as the county’s new field representative.

  • Local teachers earn national certification

     A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    More than 112,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.

    Eastside Middle School - Lisa Carli - Mathematics/Early Adolescence and Tina Contreras - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.

  • Roberts to lead state organization

     Melanie Roberts was sworn in as the president for 2018 of the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association. District judge Jennifer Porter swore Roberts into the positiion during a ceremony on Friday afternoon. 


    Roberts will preside over the association. She is the first woman to serve in this position, as well as being the first Bullitt Countian to earn the distinction.

  • Shepherdsville audit reveals repeat offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Members of the current Shepherdsville City Council recently got a glimpse into concerns which came to light during a special audit of its financial books ending June 30, 2016.

    In January, the members were advised of the financial findings of a regular annual audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

    In both, concerns over at least a couple of issues were pointed out by separate auditing firms.

  • Deadline Tuesday to file for office; fields begin to fill

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you want to get on the ballot for the the 2018 election, you better hurry.

    The fields continue to grow as the 4 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 30, approaches.



    The top race on the ticket remains the quest for Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is being challenged by Jerry Summers.

    On the Democratic ticket, Tony Thompson is the lone person to sign up.

  • Thurman allowed to file for office, keep job -- for now

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- George Thurman has been a deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office since September 2004.

    He would like to be able to run for the sheriff’s position in the upcoming election.

    However, everywhere he’s turned, Thurman has been told that he could not run for office unless he resigns from the job that he loves.

    With the filing deadline just a few days away, Thurman filed a lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court against the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board.

  • Sacred Heart gets hot late to beat BE 60-49

     LOUISVILLE – The first half defense effort was nearly flawless, but it wasn’t good enough on Wednesday for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the second-round of the Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.