Today's News

  • Linda Belcher to be on fall ballot

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Democratic Party will have a candidate on the Nov. 4 ballot in the state House of Representatives race in the 49th District.

    Bullitt County party officials will have until Monday at 4 p.m. to submit a name to the secretary of state to run against Republican Trina Summers.

    The party leaders didn’t have to look too far to find a candidate to replace incumbent Larry Belcher, who passed away in a car accident on Oct. 6.

  • Bennett leads Cougars to big win over NB

    HEBRON ESTATES - Down 10-0 at halftime, Bullitt Central veteran coach Dan Leasor was not discouraged.

    He knew what his Cougar football team could do. In fact, as the clock ticked off in the second quarter, Leasor was overheard telling one of his players that if they were only down by 10, Bullitt Central was in great shape.

    Whether Leasor is a prophet or whether he has a good read on his football team, Bullitt Central was indeed in good shape as the Cougars captured the Bullitt Cup after defeating North Bullitt 26-17.   

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for October 24

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for Oct. 24






    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full stories on each game.

  • Nelson end's North's run 4-0

    BARDSTOWN -- For the third straight season, the soccer season for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles came to an end in the semi-finals of the Ninth District Tournament.

    On Monday, it was a 3-0 setback to Nelson County that ended the season for the green and gold.

    Unfortunately, since the three Bullitt County teams were shifted into the Ninth District six years ago, a local team has not reached the championship game.

  • BC seeks first district win

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After three straight ‘big’ games on the road, two of them victories, the Bullitt Central Cougars return home for the final time this season on Friday as they play host to district rival Southern.

    For all the things the Cougars have attained the past two seasons under head coach Danny Leasor, this will the last opportunity for one goal - winning a district game. While the Cougars are 9-10 overall in Leasor’s second stint as the head coach, Bullitt Central is 0-5 against their district rivals.

  • Clash of Inches - East survives late North push

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - In a rivalry as intense as The Clash, sometimes inches seem like miles.

    That case was no more evident than on Friday as the battle royale between Bullitt East and North Bullitt literally came down to less than 12 inches. That was as far as North Bullitt was from the goal line on the third play of the fourth quarter.

  • North-Marion winner gets first round home play-off

    HEBRON ESTATES - To play at home in the post-season, the North Bullitt Eagles have to win at home on Friday against district rival Marion County.

    It’s that simple. The two teams are both 1-1 in district play this season. The winner will finish as the number two seed in the district behind Bullitt East and will play at home in the first round of the Class 4-A play-offs. The loser will be the number three seed in the district and will have to go on the road on Nov. 15.

  • GUILTY: Life sentence in shooting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After nearly 12 hours of deliberations, a Bullitt County jury found Keith Moore guilty of murder.

    And it took only 30 minutes Wednesday to decide that Moore should serve a life sentence with no chance for parole for at least 20 years.

    The family of Tim Nevitt cried as the verdict was announced but Moore showed little emotion.

    He was also found guilty of complicity to tampering with physical evidence, first degree unlawful imprisonment, complicity to intimidate a participant in a legal process and wanton endangerment in the second degree.

  • Freedom's Wathan selected as one of state's top teachers

    Lisa Wathen of Freedom Elementary School has been named one of three semi-finalists for Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

    The official announcement of Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year will be made in Frankfort October 22 at ceremonies at the State Capitol Building. Semi-finalists for Kentucky Elementary, Middle and High School Teacher of the Year are in contention for the honor of Kentucky Teacher of the Year who represents the state at the National Teacher of the Year competition.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Quick action helps control house fire

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two residents were treated for minor smoke inhalation following a fire in their Shepherdsville home.

    Shepherdsville Fire units responded to the home on Tyler Drive in Bratcher Estates just  after 10 a.m. Monday.

    Shepherdsville Fire Chief Brad Whittaker said an electrical line short inside a bedroom wall triggered the fire.

    Whittaker said one of the homeowners first noticed smoke and a noise within the wall and broke through it to find the fire. He said house damages were contained to the one interior wall.