Today's News


     Students at Brooks Elementary kicked off the Christmas season with two nights of musical performances.

    K-2 classrooms took turns singing some of their favorite Christmas songs in the school gymnasium, with grades 3-5 doing the same on a second night.

    The younger students performed many of their holiday favorites, from “Must Be Santa Claus” to “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” with the kindergarten students acting out their version of the melting snowman.

    See more photos online at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Osborne, Green lead BE past visiting Bears

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Seniors Rule!

    At least they did on Thursday for the Bullitt East Chargers as seniors Jared Osborne and Conner Green combined to score 50 points as the Chargers snapped back from a loss two nights earlier to defeat visiting Spencer County 86-68.

    Bullitt East shot 59.7 percent from the field in the game. Osborne had a strong night, making 11 of 14 of his shots for 77 percent accuracy while Green connected on six three-pointers while making nine of his 13 shots.

  • Lady Eagles bounce the Lady Bulldogs

      HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles may not be playing a lot of games here early in the season, but the green and gold are making the most of the opportunities they do have when they get on the court.

    On Tuesday, head coach Dave Marion’s team played just its second game of the season, but they showed no ill effects from the light schedule in rolling past visiting Fairdale 74-46.

  • Bullitt Central falls 55-50 at Collegiate

     LOUISVILLE – Life on the road is getting old in a hurry for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    To open the season, the Cougars will play five straight games on the road. Game four in that series came on Tuesday as the maroon and gray dropped a 55-50 decision to Collegiate.

    The setback dropped the Cougars to 1-3 overall with three straight losses.

  • Late BE rally comes up short

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A spirited Bullitt East rally came up a point short on Tuesday as the Chargers dropped a 71-70 decision to visiting Butler in a showdown between two of the top teams in the Sixth Region.

    Butler had a 53-42 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but when seniors Grant Skaggs and Jared Osborne nailed back-to-back three-pointers to open the final frame, the home fans got excited. At the 3:22 mark, the Chargers were within 58-56, but they really could not get any closer.

  • Bearettes pull away late for win

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It was a Clash of the Titans between two of the top girls’ basketball teams in Kentucky this season on Tuesday in Mount Washington.

    Defending state champion Butler made the trip to battle Bullitt East in what has become a traditional showdown played on the second Tuesday of the regular season.

    In the end, Butler, with an advantage in experience, pulled away from a 51-50 score at the start of the fourth quarter to win 84-72.

  • Dog fight breaks out over shelter

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It resembled past battles over the years in Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Volunteers and patrons at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter once again descended upon elected officials Tuesday and a verbal dogfight erupted.

    Upset by the conduct shown toward the public and the animals by Bullitt County animal control officer Mark Williams, demands for change echoed through the courtroom.

    What also echoed through the chambers was some very person comments.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 11, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Sale will allow Bernheim footprint to grow

     CLERMONT— A local family has preserved their family history by conserving land they have owned for over 155 years. 

    In honor of the late Raymond Thurman, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has bought 162 acres of land. The increase means the forest now has 14,673 acres dedicated to conservation and education.

    According to Thurman’s daughter, Benita Bush, her grandparents moved to the land in 1861. Her father was born there in 1919. Over the years, the land was used for corn, horses and cattle.

  • Three indicted for sex-related offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been indicted in unrelated cases involving matter portraying sexual performances by minors.

    And another has been charged with sexual abuse.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Joseph Everett Brown Sr., 78, of Shepherdsville on two counts of sexual abuse and one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    According to the indictment, on Oct. 3, 2016, Brown had material which visually depicted an actual sexual performance by a minor.