Today's News

  • Siler finds similarities between teaching, working in the military

     HEBRON ESTATES - 1SG Gene Siler knows that working in a school building is not much different than working in the military.

    “There are many parallels of teaching a student and training a soldier,” he said.

    The retired Army veteran has done both, and his instructional skills led to his selection as the 2018 Bullitt County High School Teacher of the Year.

    Siler has worked with the North Bullitt JROTC program for three years. He is the first Bullitt County JROTC teacher to receive the award.

  • Forum Thursday on legalizing pot

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Is the state of Kentucky ready to legalize marijuana?

    While medical marijuana is gaining support in the state, the total legalization of marijuana is still facing an uphill battle.

    Several governmental agencies are looking at adopting resolutions to support medical marijuana usage in the commonwealth. That support would be a way to show legislators of the two bills dealing with medical usage.

    On Thursday, Feb. 22, Shepherdsville Government Center will be the site of a forum dealing with the legalization of marijuana.

  • Local social worker helps with crisis at Marshall Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been eight school shootings in the United States in 2018, and it is still February.

    One of the tragic events occurred in Kentucky, at Marshall County High School. The shootings coould happen anywhere, including in Bullitt County. Last week Bullitt Central was placed on soft lock down after a threatening letter was discovered by a school resource officer.

  • 250 jobs to be lost as Gilt Groupe closes facility

     HILLVIEW - Around 250 employees will lose their jobs as a major online retailer is shutting down its distribution facility in northern Bullitt County.

    The Kentucky Career Center in Frankfort received official notice on Monday that Gilt Groupe was closing its facility in Hillvew no later than Sept. 28.

  • Comic books present education on how to deal with violence

      In 2011 Archie Comics began a contract with Publishers Printing, with many of the company’s comic books being printed by the local company.

    Archie Comics co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit visited the area in 2012, speaking at Shepherdsville Elementary and introducing the Rise Above! comic book, which dealt with bullying issues.

    The former school teacher shared her passion for education through the company by founding her Rise Above Social Issues Foundation, dedicated to educating students on social issues through comic books.

  • Bombs Away! BC’s 17 threes sink Evangel

     OKOLONA – It was a record setting night for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Monday as they opened the 23rd District Tournament with a 102-57 victory over Evangel.

    The win, the 18th this season for the Cougars, moved coach Jessie Curry’s team into Wednesday night’s semi-finals where they will take on top-seeded Southern in a game set to start at 5:45 p.m. at Southern.

  • Long final week for area hoops teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The final few days of the regular season for the 2017-2018 basketball campaign didn’t produce very many victories for area teams.

    In fact, last Thursday and Friday the six local teams combined to win just two of the nine contests played.

    One of the wins came on Thursday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers played host to Central and picked up a 64-39 victory.

    The Lady Chargers got 17 points and eight rebounds from sophomore Lexi Taylor and also had 10 points by junior Emmy Ralph.

  • Get your boots on... election time soon to kick into gear

     What is the worst time that rolls around every two years?

    Election time.

    For those who love the political game, it is great.

    However, for those who hate to read and hear about the campaigns and those running for office, it can be awful.

    And, it is this negative tone that drives many people away from the political system.

    While this is being written well before the polls closed for the special election in the 49th District, we would guess that turnout would be 10 percent or less.

  • Belcher wins special election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a paper jam and voting location confusion, Democrat Linda Belcher has been elected representative of the 49th district.

    Belcher won the special election against Republican Rebecca Johnson with a vote of 3,386 to 1,561.

    She will finish the late Dan Johnson’s term and will be up for re-election this November.

    Look for the full story in Monday’s edition of The Pioneer News.

  • Bullitt County Health Fair 2018

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— Over 21 vendors came together to help make Bullitt County a little healthier.

    The second annual Health Fair, hosted by Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, had a little something for everybody: blood pressure checks, gun safety information, dentists, dance lessons, natural remedies and more.