Today's News

  • Convicted sex offender guilty of child porn possession

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Meade County, Kentucky, convicted sex offender, on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before District Judge David J. Hale, to charges of transporting and possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.


     The unofficial results from the 2016 General Election in Bullitt County. See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for election stories:

  • Chargers find no magic on road in defeat

        BEREA – An up and down season for the Bullitt East Chargers ended on a down note on Friday as the 2016 came to a close with a 32-13 loss to Madison Southern in the first round of the Class 5-A, Region 3 bracket.
        With the win, Madison Southern advances to the second round where they will host North Bullitt, a 49-28 winner over Montgomery County.
        Bullitt East’s season ends with a 3-8 record and a third straight season with a first-round loss in the post-season.

  • Eagles advance after near perfect offensive night

        HEBRON ESTATES -- With a bye week following a pair of one-point losses, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings decided to give his Eagles a little time off.
        In the first round of the Class 5A playoffs on Friday, it looked like Billings’ tactic was perfect.
        With a near perfect performance by quarterback Andrew Brown, North Bullitt was in control the entire way en route to a 49-28 victory over Montgomery County.

  • Cougars play on after OT victory

        LAWRENCEBURG – Despite squandering a 21-point cushion in the first half and a 14-point lead in the third quarter, Bullitt Central made the most of overtime on Friday, scoring on the second play and then letting the defense do the rest as the Cougars survived at Anderson County 31-24.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rate to mean slight hike to payers

        LEBANON JUNCTION— Growing a city means growing tax rates. Lucky for the residents of Lebanon Junction, the increase is less than a hundredth of a penny.
        The 2017 real and personal property tax regulations allow the city to set the tax rate anywhere from 22.87 cents on each $100 to 22.08 cents on each $100 without further election. The 2016 rate was set at 22.03 cents on each $100, meaning a $100,000 home paid $220.30 in real and personal property taxes.

  • Hillview honors police officers, department

        HILLVIEW - The Hillview Police Department achieved accreditation this year, and the city acknowledged the effort.
        Members of the department were honored during a city council meeting, including the two officers selected as “Officer of the Year” over the past two years.
        Officer Elliott Clark received the 2015 award, with Det. Charles McWhirter recognized for 2016.

  • Write-in plus 14 bid for Shepherdsville seats

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Voters in the city of Shepherdsville may not have a mayor’s race this fall but they sure have a lot of choices in the race for town board.
        And the number of individuals seeking the six council seats on Nov. 8 has recently grown by one.
        Faith Portman, a former councilmember who had filed to run for the unexpired term of mayor Scott Ellis, is now taking on a tall task -- a write-in bid for city council.

  • Heavy turnout expected Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Youngsters at Roby Elementary were pretty eager to cast their ballot for the next president of the United States.
        And, according to the number of absentee ballots cast so far in Bullitt County, those of actual voting age are also pretty excited.
        With election day set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney described the absentee balloting as “very busy.”

  • Two look to land school board seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three seats are on the ballot for Bullitt County Public School Board.
        However, only one district will have a contested race.
        Lorraine McLaughlin will be unopposed in District 1 and Darrell Coleman faces no opponent in District 5.
        The race for District 2 will have Katherine Dozier and Diane Thompson running for the four-year term.
        Incumbent Roger Hayes will also be on the ballot but he has withdrawn and his votes will not count.