Today's News

  • Summer was one full of violations at sewer plant

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- When an explosion at the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant hit in March 2014, it was just the beginning of tough times.

    And, now Bullitt Utilities has been granted a request to abandon the property after Sept. 30, 2015.

    That decision came last week. 

    The state Public Service Commission granted the request to abandon the treatment system because of its inability to pay its bills -- which exceed $3 million.

  • Chance turns into Sullivan’s big ticket to go on prestigious elk hunt

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- While on a fishing trip at Kentucky Lake, Mount Washington resident David Sullivan won with a prize larger than the bluegill he was fishing for: an all-expense paid Elk Hunt.

    “He never buys anything like this because he never wins,” David’s wife, Vivian, said. “He just got lucky this time. It took him 70 years.”

    A single $10 raffle ticket bought Sullivan the winning ticket for the 2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt.

  • Corley comes to bigger district to allow growth as a teacher

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After his first year teaching in Henry County, Bullitt Central High School freshman math teacher Liam Corley wanted a larger challenge. 

    “It wasn’t the perfect fit for me,” he said. “As of right now, I think I’ve found it.”

    A native of Chicago, Corley went to a school similar to Bullitt Central in size and school spirit, but the city community was a different than the country-style of Bullitt County schools.

    Corley left Chicago to study at the University of Louisville.

  • Community asked to help locate drainage problems in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Larry Clark had pictures.

    Ron Hockenbury had made a phone call which hadn’t been returned.

    When the topic of tackling the drainage issues in Shepherdsville was brought up, both men had situations they felt needed addressing.

    In the initial stages of formulating a game plan on handling those draining issues, Clark brought pictures of his problem off Stevens Drive near Cedar Grove Road.

    Hockenbury talked about his issues on Beechwood Avenue in The Pointe Subdivision which had not been addressed.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 6

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Cougars set to visit Gossett and Southern on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be a battle between rivals and friends on Friday when Bullitt Central makes the short trip to Okolona to take on fellow Class 5-A foe Southern.

    The Trojans are now coached by Mike Gossett who worked as an assistant coach at Bullitt Central the past eight years. For many of those seasons Gossett was the ‘Coach in Waiting’ when Danny Leasor was hired. Instead, Leasor stayed eight years and three years ago Gossett moved from coaching to being the school’s athletic director.

  • Action everywhere heading into Labor Day break

     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.

  • 180 Counseling can give patients complete turnaround in their life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new Bullitt County business looks to be a Good Samaritan and offer customers a complete 180-degree life turnaround.

    180 Counseling Services offers assistance to sufferers of drug and alcohol abuse. The recently-renamed company was formerly known as Trunnell and Associates.

    Brian Anthony is a certified state and international drug and alcohol counselor, who said 180 offered more than just court-ordered DUI programs.

  • Car show for history

     Over 100 vehicles came to the Shepherdsville City Park on Saturday to show off their classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

    They also came with a purpose - to help raise money for the restoration of the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    Today’s Kids in Shepherdsville sponsored the car show in an effort to generate funds to complete the restoration of the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is presently located next to the board of education office on Highway 44 East.

  • Getting good jobs and preparing for them

     I recently ran across a report from Georgetown University regarding “Good Jobs” created since the end of the 2008-10 recession.  

    The study’s authors define good jobs as those paying more than $53,000 annually for a full-time, full-year worker, so we are talking about very, very good jobs for a young person starting their career in Kentucky.

    In addition, the majority of these good jobs are full time, offer health insurance and provide employer sponsored retirement plans - adding more than 30 percent on top of employee base salary.