Today's News

  • THE WAR: District may trump rivalry in showdown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be a clash of philosophies on Friday when Bullitt Central heads across Highway-44 to battle Bullitt East in the 27th renewal of The War.

    On one had, there is a 4-2 Bullitt Central team that will put the ball in the air most of the time, a move that lengthens games. Bullitt East on the other hand wants to keep it on the ground and shorten the game.

    Sure, Bullitt Central head coach Tye Lawson would like to run the ball more, and better, but his heart, and best player Cameron Dukes, are better suited for the air game.

  • Youth football teams hitting the homestretch

     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.

  • AT&T delivers donation to Bowman Valley school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - AT&T presented the Bullitt County History Museum with a $500 donation toward the Bowman Valley School project.

    Brad McLean, AT&T director of legislative affairs, presented a check to History Museum representative Daniel Buxton during a ceremony at the schoolhouse building.

    Also attending the ceremony was Shepherdsville resident Charles Ayers, who attended the school from first through third grade.

  • Early goals are enough for BE past North 2-1

     HEBRON ESTATES – A huge week for girls’ soccer within the Sixth Region ended on Thursday with Bullitt East traveling to North Bullitt and pulling out a 2-1 victory.

    The win by the Lady Chargers came three days after they had lost to Mercy by the same score.

    Over the past three seasons, Mercy and Bullitt East have met for the Sixth Region title with North Bullitt reaching the semi-finals each of those years only to fall to the Chargers.

  • Last big bounce favors Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Rare are the times when a soccer ball bounces over a goalie’s head and goes into the netting.

    However, that event happened not once, but twice, on Wednesday in the only regular season meeting this season between Bullitt Central and Bullitt East. Each team scored a goal on the odd occurrence minutes apart in the second half.

    It was the second one, with just 5:30 remaining in the game, when Bullitt Central scored, that ended up being the most important as the Cougars pulled out a 3-2 win.

  • Voices can make change in community

     Is there a need for more rehabilitation work done in the area of drug abuse?

    There is no question that the answer is yes.

    But, does anyone want such a facility in their back yard?

    The answer to that is also simple -- no.

    What local businessman Kenny Hester quickly learned was that rumors spread quickly.

    When he heard that a proposed 10,000 square foot building he would build and lease could house a methadone clinic, Hester went on the offensive.


     HILLVIEW -- Many years ago, there was a program in Jefferson County schools called Scared Straight.

    Students would listen to people who were responsible for bad things -- most times fatal traffic accidents -- because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    The goal of any program is to bring a little reality to a possible situation if they make bad choices.

    Through the years, individuals have come to schools across the country to give similar testimony on why drinking and driving do not mix.

  • Thanks for efforts to make Chamber, county better place

     It is with much sadness that we bid farewell to Jenny Estepp, executive director of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Over the past two-plus years as director, Estepp has brought a certain energy to the efforts.

    Much work has been done to get more people involved in the various Chamber activities.

    More networking opportunities have been developed to get some of the non-traditional Chamber regulars more involved.

    It is a younger, more vibrant Chamber than in years past.

  • Back-to-back! Chargers return to state golf

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All season long, Bullitt East boys’ golf coach Kyle Downs has been working with his team on how to handle themselves when they don’t get off to good starts in matches.

    It must have worked.

    Down and trailing the top teams at the turn on Monday in the Fifth Region Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Chargers battled back over the back nine and passed all the teams except Elizabethtown to claim the second and last qualifying spot for next week’s Kentucky State Golf Tournament in Bowling Green.

  • Road racing returns to Salem Speedway Oct. 4

     SALEM, Ind. – Road racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4th, as the second annual Redneck Enduro 100 on the Roval takes center stage on the tricky half-mile layout.

    The 100-lap event for the Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks utilizes both the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks.  Drivers navigate the road course, which includes both left and right-hand turns, from the high banked track to the short-track and back.