Today's News

  • Shepherdsville Police honored as PIP community partner of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Partners in Prevention hosted a Christmas lunch celebration in conjunction with its December meeting.

    PIP recognized the Shepherdsville Police Department as the 2014 Partner of the Year.

    Chairperson Sarah Hardin presented the award to police chief Doug Puckett and mayor Scott Ellis.

    SPD was nominated for the award because of its ongoing dedication to the program, along with its collaboration and leadership role.

  • Former PN reporter dies in accident

     KURE BEACH, N.C. - A former reporter for The Pioneer News died in an auto accident last week in North Carolina,

    According to the Island Gazette, Yvonne “Missy” Baxter, 53, died in a single vehicle accident on Monday, Dec. 15.

    Baxter was a reporter in the late 1980s for The Pioneer News and primarily worked out of the newspaper’s Mount Washington office.

  • Bullitt East exchange students give back to the community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School foreign exchange students wanted to do something for the community, says Polly Suttiponpisarn from Thailand, “because the community has done so much for us.

  • Police investigating death as motorcyclist hit by truck

     CLERMONT - A man died Monday afternoon in an accident along Highway 61.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers were called to the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 245 at around 3:45 p.m. on Monday.

    Dakota Grider, 19, of Okolona, was riding his motorcycle northbound on Preston Highway.

    A male was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck southbound on Highway 61.

    The unidentified man made a left turn onto Highway 245.

  • Santa goes to the museum

     The Mount Washington Historical Society hosted a gala Christmas celebration at its Lloyd House museum.

    The community was invited to come by the historic home on South Bardstown Road.

    While there, they were invited to tour the facilities. 

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were their to greet youngsters. And there were plenty of photos taken.

    A storyteller entertained the youngest guests.

    There were refreshments.

  • Drive through Bethlehem

     Cedar Grove Baptist Church offered a unique opportunity for visitors to drive through Bethlehem as Jesus was born on Christmas.

    There were various stops throughout the route and visitors heard various Biblical tales.

    They went through the market where merchants were willing and eager to tell them items.

    The evening concluded with refreshments and music inside the fellowship hall.

  • Santa Barr brings a few gifts for local officials

     Like so many things that come just once a year, it is time for ole’ Santa Barr to take over this space.

    Leaving the lyrics and humor to staff writer Stephen Thomas, this year Santa Barr will try to present a few gifts to local officials and leaders. All will be genuine; some will be spiced with a bit of bite.

    To all the newly-elected public officials - an olive branch, a little time reading through the pages of The Pioneer News and a peck of patience.

  • A little lyrical holiday humor for Bullitt County

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    So get a new subscription and be happy, sure enough!


    We talk Fiscal Court, and councils we report.

    And no one can forget: Mike Farner does the sports.

    We go to all the schools, see po-lice catching fools

  • Second half surge lifts East past North in final

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Santa and Mrs. Claus handed out the trophies to North Bullitt and Bullitt East in the Schmid Funeral Home Holiday Classic on Monday night.

    But neither team got any “gifts” from ole’ Saint Nick.

    It was what those in the crowd expected -- a hard-fought game.

    In the end, the homestanding Bullitt East Lady Chargers would find the championship trophy under their tree.

    Bullitt East, riding a 21-5 advantage in third quarter, gave North Bullitt its first loss of the season in a 57-47 decision.

  • Semi-Finals -- North rings the Bell; BE chops big foe

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - To reach the championship clash, North Bullitt and Bullitt East had vastly different challenges.

    North Bullitt coach David Marion wanted his players to be mentally tough and that it exactly what he got as the Lady Eagles held on for a 71-70 thriller against previously-unbeaten Bell County.

    Even with Katie Downey on the bench much of the first half, the experienced group of Megan Goeing, Rachel Badgett, Erin Dolan and Lauren Deel maintained a five-point lead at intermission.