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Today's News

  • City finances to be scrutinized

                    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Larry Hatfield said some councilmembers didn’t worry about money when passing along salary increases.
        He didn’t understand why they would be worried about the cost of having a forensic audit done when there could be a lot of tax dollars involved.
        The Shepherdsville City Council ultimately approved Hatfield’s request to move forward with the forensic audit by a 4-2 count.

  • Woman who struck officer now facing indictment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An officer is still off duty and the woman who allegedly caused his injuries has now been indicted.

    Raira L. Litsey, 32, of Louisville, was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for events surrounding a July 3, 2016, incident in Shepherdsville.

    According to the indictment, Litsey was indicted for assault, two counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing police, failure to wear seatbelt, operating on a suspended license and being a persistent felony offender.

  • World Champion: Schweitzer lives dream in winning blue ribbon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like Cinderella at the ball, Shepherdsville resident Anna Schweitzer lived a dream, with all eyes focused upon her.

    Unlike Cinderella, it didn't happen until midnight. And instead of a chariot, she had just one horse.

    Schweitzer, and the horse she rode, Riverdreams Marc of Reflection, earned the World Champion of Champions title at the 2016 World Championship Horse Show.

  • Dancing Machine: Corey Troutman dances his way to become top dancer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE— Flappers and feathers didn’t distract from the footwork of 12 competitors in the annual Bullitt County Arts Council “Dancing for the Arts” fundraiser.
        The event raises money for the Arts Council to use in their $1,000 scholarships given to a graduating senior from each of the Bullitt County High Schools who plans to further their education with a fine arts degree.

  • Bullitt Task Force, LMPD catch drug suspect

     LOUISVILLE -- The Bullitt County Drug Task Force and members of the Louisville Metro Police quickly apprehended a man who was part of an investigation that started Tuesday evening.

  • THE CLASH! - Bullitt Cup implications highlight showdown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There will be no shortage of motivational factors on Friday when North Bullitt travels across Bells Mill Road to battle Bullitt East in the 37th annual renewal of The Clash.

    Bullitt East holds a 20-16 edge in the series that dates back to 1981. However, North Bullitt won 21-15 last season at home.

  • BC faces tough test on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Cougars will close out the home portion of their regular season schedule on Friday when they play host to defending Class 5-A, District Three champion South Oldham.

    This will be a step up in anything the Cougars have seen this season as South Oldham enters the game with a 7-0 record for the first time in its history and the number two ranking in the state in Class 5-A.

  • Nice fall weather finally finds youth football

     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.

  • Brooks students devise plan for bad weather if it strikes area

     BROOKS - Many of the county’s north end residents still recall the fateful day 20 years ago when a tornado made a path through the area.

    Or the storm in 2012 when a tornado all but destroyed a school complex in Henryville, Indiana.

    Brooks Elementary is located close to wear the 1996 tornado touched down. Although the building is fairly new, school officials still wanted students to be as safe as possible.

  • Volleyball post-season starts Monday

     OKOLONA – After completing regular season play this week, the area volleyball programs will enter post-season play on Monday in both the 23rd and 24th Districts.

    In each of the past several seasons, all three Bullitt County teams have advanced out of district play to the Sixth Region Tournament. Both the district winner and runner-up advance to the Sixth Region Tournament the week of Oct. 24.