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Today's News

  • Concussion safeguards put into place in all sporting events

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Much has been discussed about the long-term effects of head impacts and concussions in major sports.

    The research has increased tremendously in evaluating the risks of participating in contact sports.

    That is on the major league level.

    What about youth who participate in high school sports?

    Research is showing a similar trend — head impacts and concussions are a growing epidemic.

    The problem is how each school handles a player who might show concussion-like symptoms has been different.

  • Beam hopes to add 9-10 warehouses in Bullitt

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- A major expansion of its bourbon aging warehouses is planned by Jim Beam Brands nears its Booker Noe facility in Boston.

    The final piece of that puzzle will be determined over the next month by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The 236-acre tract owned by Donald Samuels is seeking a zoning change from Conservation to Light Industrial. The Bullitt County Joint Planning commission gave a favorable recommendation, with fiscal court to make the final decision.

  • Energy plan helps Hillview new business recoup costs

     HILLVIEW —- As a company begins the construction of two large distribution warehouses, officials are also looking for a way to recoup some of its investment.

    But before the company can see a return on its investment, the Hillview City Council had to do a little paperwork.

    At a special meeting, the council approveda resolution allowing an Energy Project Assessment District.

    Matt Williams said that construction has begun on one of the two large distribution facilities sitting off East Blue Lick Road.

  • Eclipse Day becomes new holiday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One week prior to the much-anticipated total solar eclipse of 2017, Bullitt County’s school board voted unanimously Monday night to make Aug. 21 a professional development day, allowing all students and teachers a day off to enjoy the event.

    Many children and teachers throughout the county celebrated with eagerness to partake of the major weather event. But not everyone in the county is happy, with one local resident protesting both the event and the school board’s decision.

  • North looking to continue winning ways in ‘17

     HEBRON ESTATES – After two seasons of getting too -- and winning -- post-season games, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings has the program heading in the right direction.

    The coach doesn’t see any reason why that success should not continue this fall, but he does admit that there will be a little bit of a learning curve as the program has just six seniors and several of them are new to football.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2017

     A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2017  season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.

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    SEPTEMBER 15:

    North Hardin 37, NORTH BULLITT 0

    North Oldham 16, BULLITT CENTRAL 13

    Shelby County 22, BULLITT EAST 21

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  • Former LaRue Co. principal guilty of child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A former Larue County, Kentucky, High School Principal pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Hunters Hollow still looking for answers on sewer district

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Like the Rolling Stones, the Hunters Hollow City Commission just can’t seem to get any satisfaction.

    Mayor Linda Parker inquired about updates to the ongoing situation involving potential surcharge rates to city residents due to a blown sewage treatment plant, followed by the sequential service takeover by the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    City attorney Mark Edison said nothing else can happen until there was a decision made by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

  • County attorney to participate in driving safety campaign

     If you choose to drink and drive in Bullitt County, County Attorney John Wooldridge is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Aug. 16-Sept. 4.

    The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • Theft of tires paves road to jail for two suspects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two individuals apparently needed some tires but didn’t have time to stay and have them installed… or time to pay for them.

    An apparent robbery at the Shepherdsville Big O store led police on a short chase before being apprehended without incident.

    Jerry Mumford, 36, of Shepherdsville and Shelley Clouse, 38, of Somerset were both arrested on Wednesday afternoon.