Today's News

  • Support Relay for Life Friday

    A rally cry for both young and old in Bullitt County has been the annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

    While Bullitt County has its way to fighting at times against one another, it has a way to also pull together at times of need.

    There is no bigger need than finding a cure for cancer. Every family in Bullitt County has been touched by the dreaded disease in some way or another.

    Once a year, the community comes together to raise over $200,000 for cancer research.

  • Hallman found guilty of murder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A jury found Steven Hallman guilty of murder in the Oct. 13, 2007, death of his wife.

    Kimberly, 22, died of a single gunshot wound at their home off Beech Grove Road that evening.

    The jury deliberated over three hours before finding the 30-year-old Hallman guilty of the murder.

    Beginning Thursday morning the jury will decide the penalty for Hallman. He could receive a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News for a full story and www.pioneernews.net for further updates.

  • Indiana man arrested in scheme to take money

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An Indiana man accused of targeting middle-aged and elderly women across Kentuckiana in a confidence-winning money scheme was arrested Thursday by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department.

    James E. House, 51, of Sellersburg, was arrested in Hillview after the Sheriff's Department received tips he was attempting to flee the county.

  • Make it work to get sewers to Hwy. 245

    For months, it was like a big secret as no official would talk about it.

    The city of Shepherdsville was going to run a sewer line south to Highway 245 and it would expand its sewer plant.

    We have now learned the point of destination is indeed Highway 245 and a major, major player is Jim Beam Distillery.

    The combined project is looking to run around $20 million. The city can’t make the numbers work to make the sewer line expansion and plant expansion possible.

    This has been going on for well over a year.

  • 2009 Girls' Kentucky State Bowling Champions: North Bullitt on a roll, wins state championship

    HEBRON ESTATES - Turning the tables on teams that they had lost to during the regular season, including two-time defending state champion Pleasure Ridge Park, the North Bullitt girls’ bowling program brought home its first state championship last Saturday.

    It was a long and productive day for the team as they competed at King Pin Lanes in Louisville. It took five hours before the Lady Eagles defeated Sacred Heart 3-0 in Baker games in the championship showdown.

  • Eagle tennis has experience, but still seeks wins

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The North Bullitt boys’ tennis team hasn’t picked up a lot of victories so far this season, but coach Monica Clark’s team is close to putting it all together.

    Part of the problem this spring is that some of the team members are also involved in other sports - mainly baseball. Some play for the Eagle diamond team while others are in local leagues

  • Living History at Shepherdsville Elementary

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fifth Graders at Shepherdsville Elementary enjoy many aspects of education during the annual "Living History Museum."

    Each year fifth grade students select a historical figure from American history to portray in the makeshift museum located in the school's cafeteria.

    Students dress and act as the selected figures, reading a biography of their character's life. Patrons have to step on a button located in front of each figure to 'activate' them.

  • Eagles' Sibley signs for baseball at Alice Lloyd

    HEBRON ESTATES -- With a little help from his older brother, North Bullitt senior Carter Sibley sailed through the recruiting process over the past year, signing on Friday to play baseball at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.

    Older brother Tyler, who also played at North Bullitt, went through the same process, ending up at the University of the Cumberlands. He is now an assistant coach at Eastern High School.

  • Company earns safety award from labor cabinet

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 600 employees and managers of Zappos.com in Bullitt County try to have a good time when they work distributing apparel and footwear throughout the world.

    But there is one thing each and every person is very serious about - safety.

    That concerted effort to make the fulfillment center off Cedar Grove Road a safe place to work was rewarded Thursday afternoon.

  • Tapp won't seek return to state senate

    FRANKFORT - When voters go to the polls next year, there is guaranteed to be a new candidate on the ballot for state senate in the 20th District.

    Gary Tapp, a member of the Kentucky Senate since 2003, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2010.

    Tapp served in the Kentucky House for four years before his two terms in the State Senate representing District 20, comprising Shelby, Bullitt, and Spencer Counties.