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Today's News

  • Publishers to combine facilities; work to go to plant in Lebanon Junction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until the logistics boom of the past decade, Publishers Printing was the place that many Bullitt Countians looked to for a job.
        Many graduates of the Bullitt County Public School System secured their first jobs at the Shepherdsville facility.
        However, with the changing economy and the presence of more modern equipment, employees were notified on what had become a popular rumor the past month -- the facilities in Shepherdsville will be consolidated with the plant in Lebanon Junction.

  • Year-long probe nets big drug bust

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past year, detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force have had an investigation underway.

    On Sunday, two individuals were arrested by the task force.

    Junior J. Guzman, 25, and Cid Alvaro, 30, were arrested.

    According to Capt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff’s task force, the detectives were still trying to verify the identity of the suspects.

  • Woman takes stand on removal of trees for sewer project

     BROOKS  - Lynn Triplett said she meant well.

    Beginning in 2012, Triplett attempted to pursue a solution to the chronic drainage problems affecting her Marvin Ave. neighborhood, contacting Bullitt County Sanitation District director Jerry Kennedy.

    In ensuing years she assisted with plans to promote a new sewage treatment plant for the area. She communicated with residents hoping to hook up to the new system, as well as those not wanting the new plant.

  • Childhood poverty is an issue

     As a school district and community, we believe that all children can learn. 

    As Americans, we stand for equality of opportunity - everyone should have access to the American Dream. 

    Sure, most of us realize that those with wealthy or connected families sometimes get breaks the rest of us don’t get, but that is the relative few.

    Work hard, study hard, make your own luck, take advantage of the blessings of being born in the USA.

  • Congrats to our kids

     Over the past couple of weeks, youngsters from Bullitt County have represented our community well.

    From Florida to Washington, athletes excelled.

    The Mount Washington 8U softball team fought back from a tough regional finish to bring home the Babe Ruth World Series title.

    This is a great accomplishment for the girls, their coaches, the parents and grandparents and those who supported those efforts.

  • Saying Goodbye

     Over the past month, I’ve lost some folks who were pretting important during my tenure at The Pioneer News.

    Thomas Whitt was a very solid member of the community and as a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Well-respected for his work on the fire department board in Mount Washington, Whitt dealt with many tough issues on the school board.

  • Lady Eagles end the curse, beat East 1-0

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The curse is over!

    Well, at least part of the curse is over!

    The North Bullitt Lady Eagles exorcised seven years of frustration on Monday, getting a goal from junior Katlyn Andres with just under 10 minutes of play remaining to beat Sixth Region rival Bullitt East 1-0 in an intensely played contest in Mount Washington.

  • Lady Cougars looking to this season and beyond

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The past few seasons for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougar soccer program has been a mixed bag of highs and lows, wins and losses as well as frustrating turnouts.

    Now, head coach Stephanie Porter is taking the stance of building the program from the bottom up instead of just taking it year-to-year. That said, the coach doesn’t want to bypass any of the older players and weaken their chances at a competitive season.

  • Big sports week ahead

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Following two weeks to get their feet under them, the high school fall sports campaign shifts into high gear this week with the first of the intra-county contests of the season.
        Perhaps the biggest of the fall will be on Monday of this week in girls’ soccer when North Bullitt travels to Mount Washington for a showdown with Bullitt East.

  • Touchdown at :19 sinks East in offensive thriller

        SHELBYVILLE – For the second time in as many games, the Bullitt East Chargers rallied to take the lead late only to have an even later rally by the opposition decide the outcome of a close game.