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Today's News

  • East beats North to claim Bullitt Cup

     HEBRON ESTATES – Scoring on four of its first five possessions of the second half, the Bullitt East Chargers pulled away from arch-rival North Bullitt on Friday for a 40-19 victory in the 39th meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

    Besides the obvious importance of beating your county rival, the win had multiple overtones for the Chargers.

  • Beshear, BOAT outline plans of attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local team received a boost from a state official on its ongoing battle with the recent drug epidemic.

    The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) welcomed Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear to speak with local officials about drug-related issues and the ongoing struggle to combat them.

    The event was hosted at the Bullitt County Detention Center, with various officials and concerned residents invited to share their concerns and suggestions.

  • Citizens seek Chapeze to be scenic byway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A group working to protect the scenic value of the Chapeze Lane area got a shot in the arm from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    And they hope to get the same level of support from Bullitt Fiscal Court. But that can’t happen until the court hosts a special  meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the courthouse.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Sewer surcharge request dismissed by PSC

         FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has denied an effort to impose a surcharge on customers of a failed Bullitt County sewer system in order to pay off debts of the bankrupt company that abandoned the utility.

    The proposed surcharge would have imposed a $17 monthly fee for a period of 20 years on the 700 customers formerly served by Bullitt Utilities.

  • Dooley reinstated to position after long, costly legal battle

      MOUNT WASHINGTON—After nearly six years, the question has finally been answered: Michael Dooley is the chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District.

    In the latest of executive session meetings to work out plans, a motion was approved to bring the matter to a conclusion after Dooley was improperly terminated in 2012.

    As of Oct. 2, Dooley officially returned to work as Mount Washington’s fire chief.

    “I’m just happy it’s all done,” he said.

  • Agencies work to catch bank robber

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  A man who allegedly robbed a bank on Friday found out it was not his lucky day.

  • Interstate 65 lane and ramp closure in Bullitt County October 15

     Louisville, KY (Oct. 13, 2017)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of maintenance work this weekend on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. Contract crews will be performing asphalt pavement repairs on I-65 South near Exit 116 in Shepherdsville.

     

    I-65 South will be reduced to one lane between mile markers 116 and 117 on Sunday, Oct. 15. This work is scheduled from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m.

     

  • Intersection improvements to begin on US 31E at Broad Run Parkway

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for intersection improvements on US 31E (Bardstown Road) at Broad Run Parkway in Jefferson County. The project includes addition of turning lanes and a traffic signal for this intersection which is located at the entrance to Broad Run Park, a section of The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

  • District volleyball play set to start on Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Volleyball will move into the post-season next week when district play begins in both the 23rd and 24th Districts.

    In fact, both districts are looking to get in and out of play as quickly as possible as each of the five-team districts will play three matches on Monday before playing the championship match on Tuesday.

  • Youth football down to two weeks in season

     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.