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Today's News

  • Big homecoming games at BC & NB

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The final tune-ups for all three-area football teams before the start of three straight district contests will be this Friday as the teams reach the halfway point to the season.

    Just as importantly, the games at North Bullitt and Bullitt Central will be homecoming events with all the pageantry and announcements coming during halftime festivities.

  • Youth football passes midway point 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.

  • Coffee is on the Chief

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department showed that their commander is a true grinder.

    Col. Doug Puckett visited with local citizens during a “Coffee with the Chief” event at Cedar Grove Coffee House.

    For one hour patrons received a free cup of coffee along with an opportunity to discuss issues of their choosing with Puckett or one of the other department members in attendance.

    The topics ranged from specific issues within neighborhoods to overall city traffic situations.

  • Pioneer Village celebrates 40th by burning note

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It may have been a devastating tornado that put Pioneer Village on the national map in 1996, but the city has officially moved that event into its historical files.

    Today Pioneer Village heads forward, celebrating with a 40th anniversary party that included the ceremonial burning of its tornado debt, along with the presentation of a new city flag.

    The day-long celebration was highlighted by a special ceremony to raise the flag and burn the debt papers, hosted by mayor Gary Hatcher and former city police chief Rodney Hockenbury.

  • Physician charged in patient death

     A Louisville physician was charged today, by a federal grand jury, with prescribing medications that resulted in the death of a patient, as well as multiple counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, health care fraud and money laundering announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • NB’s Clark spend summer helping form new social studies standards

     HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School teacher Monica Clark spent her summer with 40 colleagues fleshing out new social studies standards that will be used by a generation of students.

    “This project was, by far, the most challenging and rewarding work that I have ever had the privilege to be a part of throughout my career as a social studies educator,” she said. “These new social studies standards will empower both students and teachers and will be transformational.”

  • Leadership week helps area elementary principals

     LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s no secret it takes good leadership to run an excellent school.

    And, this summe,r two Bullitt County school principals spent time studying just that.

    Crossroads Elementary principal Julie Skeens and Lebanon Junction Elementary principal Patrick Durham spent four days in Greensboro, N.C., at the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

  • Employee charged with theft of over $300,000

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past two years, an employee allegedly took more than $300,000 in merchandise from the Amazon fulfillment center in Bullitt County.

    Angela M. Gibson, 45, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    According to arrest documents, Shepherdsville police officer Darren Patchin was called to the Amazon facility off Cedar Grove Road on Sept. 16.

  • Local artist gets to shine in midst of bash at Beam

     CLERMONT - Among those attending the recent 150th birthday celebration for James Beam was Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews.

    There were a lot of people at the celebration and quite honestly, I didn’t try to figure out whether they were part of the celebration or just visiting the American Stillhouse at the distillery on that particular day.

    Part of the celebration was the unveiling of a statue of Beam, with his tie blowing in the wind.

    It wasn’t until the end of the ceremony and the crowd had dwindled when the Matthews couple approached.

  • NB starts better, sweeps past BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rallying from a 24-20 deficit in the second game to win 28-26, the North Bullitt Eagles picked up a key 23rd District win on Thursday night as they traveled into the Cougars’ Den and came away with a victory over Bullitt Central in volleyball action.

    It was just ten days earlier that North Bullitt had suffered through a straight set loss to Bullitt East. In the mean time, Bullitt Central had taken a game from Bullitt East before losing, giving the Lady Cougars hope that they could get the upper hand in the district standings.