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Today's News

  • Week 2 offers traditional rivalry football contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The long running rivalry for a Bullitt County football team outside of playing each other will be renewed on Friday when North Bullitt makes the short trip up Preston Highway to battle the Southern Trojans.

    Fans heading to this game should realize that the game will start at 7 p.m. in Okolona. Some Jefferson County teams have started kicking off games earlier than in the past.

  • Rain falls on second week of youth football action

     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.

  • Etherton closes out over 25 years of service to concerns as work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”

  • Naloxone to be made available in Kroger stores in Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kroger Co., Louisville Division, announced recently that opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone is now available without a prescription at its 80 pharmacies in Kentucky.  Naloxone is also available without a prescription in the 16 Kentucky pharmacies operated by Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division – for a total of 96 Kroger pharmacies across Kentucky.  

  • Shirley Lakes’ hosts annual piano recital

     On July 31, Shirley Lakes presented her annual summer piano recital at Vine Hill Baptist Church in Clermont.

    Volunteers particitating included Audrey Greenwell, Jazmin Colville, Lilah Cash, Isabella Cape, Sarah Simpson, Daniel Bandy, Brian Simpson, Hannah Hatfield, Tatum St. Clair, Hannah Kingrey, Rachel Hasty, Emily Bickel, Riley Delk, Travis Ray, Caroline McCrorey and Rachel McCrorey.

  • Big Purple preview of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day. Two local agencies were hoping to raise awareness leading up to the important date by hosting The Big Purple Event.

    Co-sponsored by Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT), The Big Purple Event featured guest speakers, live entertainment and vendor booths featuring regional organizations that are dealing with drug abuse and addiction issues.

  • East girls hosting major tourney at Heritage Hill

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After hosting the Kentucky Women’s Open in July, Heritage Hill Golf Course will be the site on Saturday of one of the state’s top female high school events as Bullitt East hosts the Bluegrass Invitational.

    This year’s event will start at 8:30 a.m. The event is being co-sponsored this year by Schmid Funeral Home, Beacon Credit Union and L&N Credit Union.

  • East’s Stallings signs to play baseball in Danville (Illinois)

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Having a friend in the right place paid dividends for Bullitt East baseball standout Clayton Stallings this summer as a well-placed word with the right coach got the second baseman an invite to a successful junior college program.

  • Stable that meant so much to so many rebounding after fire destroys facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  • Year-long probe nets big drug bust

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past year, detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force have had an investigation underway.

    On Sunday, two individuals were arrested by the task force.

    Junior J. Guzman, 25, and Cid Alvaro, 30, were arrested.

    According to Capt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff’s task force, the detectives were still trying to verify the identity of the suspects.