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Today's News

  • Bullitt honored for college, career readiness

     Bullitt County Public Schools is among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015.

  • Career Day at Cedar Grove

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Students at Cedar Grove Elementary were given a chance to explore possible career paths during Career Day.

    Special speakers throughout the county spoke to the students about their career choices, which included a racecar driver, a pediatrician, a beautician and an optometrist.

    The event was established through the school's Family Resource Center.

    See more photos of the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Dolan signs and will play basketball at Spalding U

     HEBRON ESTATES – The ability to stay close to home was just about all that mattered to North Bullitt senior Erin Dolan so when Spalding University in downtown Louisville offered her a spot on its women’s basketball team, Dolan quickly accepted.

    “I’ve known since back last summer,” Dolan said of wanting to play for the Lady Golden Eagles. “When the summer season started they contacted me.”

  • North Bullitt girls stay perfect with pair of tennis victories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local tennis teams dodged raindrops and, more importantly, the spring winds over the past week.

    One of the biggest individual performances came from North Bullitt senior Kess Ballard. 

    On Tuesday, she defeated Presentation Academcy’s Anna Zimlich in three sets, 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (13-11).

    Last spring, Zimlick was seeded fourth in the Sixth Region tournament.

    Ballard’s victory led a 5-0 sweep by her North Bullitt teammates.

  • Tompkins decides to play volleyball for Golden Eagles

     HEBRON ESTATES – For three of her four years at North Bullitt, Devyn Tompkins played both volleyball and basketball.

    But when it came time to decide on a sport to pursue in college, Tompkins had no trouble deciding that volleyball was the way she wanted to go.

    With that part of the equation out of the way, the rest of the pieces fell into place when Tompkins contacted Spalding University head coach Bridget Yates. When the process got moving, Tompkins pretty much turned her focus toward Spalding.

  • East, Central go 1-2 in regional archery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in as many seasons, the Bullitt East and Bullitt Central archery programs went one-two recently in the KHSAA Region Four Tournament.

    Those top finishes will send both teams to the KHSAA State Archery Championships which will be held on Thursday, April 21 at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. Bullitt East finished sixth in the state championships last spring while Bullitt Central was 19th.

  • Track season is off and running

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As is so often the case, the high school track season got started recently in some pretty bitter weather conditions, but area athletes still posted some impressive early efforts.

    The high school season is plenty long for track this spring and there are three weeks to the season before spring break which is next week. The meets will get tougher when the athletes return to action the week of April 11.

  • Process set to begin in mayor’s suit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the first time since Sept. 8, all six members of the Shepherdsville City Council were present and accounted for.

    But that didn’t mean all six were ready to cast a vote on particular issues.

    After the Feb. 9 appointment of Brian James as the mayor through November, two councilmembers filed a lawsuit stating concerns over the legality of the situation.

    Under advice of their attorney, Mark Edison, councilmembers Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown were in attendance. However, they did not participate in any votes.

  • Repairs on tracks still facing tall financial hurdles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The promise of adding restroom facilities for the outdoor sports at North Bullitt High may be broken.

    And the prospects of being able to resurface the three tracks in the county could be a dead deal also.

    For the past three years, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board have been going in circles trying to find a way to resurface the track facilities.

    Each time, they face hurdles -- mainly budgetary in nature.

    During its March work session, Scott Kremer brought the board the latest bid proposals.

  • Three indicted for firing firearm into home

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for allegedly discharging a firearm in a person’s home.

    William D. Wright, John F. Nichols and Anna B. Coffman were each indicted on three counts for complicity to wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, the three were in the home of a woman on Jan. 25, 2016.

    They pointed and then discharged a firearm, which put three occupants in danger.

    This is a Class D felony, which is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.