Today's News

  • BE boys advance to regional

     FERN CREEK – For the first time since realignment put Bullitt East in the 24th District at the start of the 2012 season, the Chargers advanced to the championship game and earned a spot in this week’s Sixth Region Tournament at Mercy High School.

    Bullitt East had earned the number two seed for the district tournament, but that didn’t seem very important when the team found itself down 2-0 at halftime in the opening round game against Jeffersontown.

  • Mount Washington Fall Festival

     It was a great weekend of weather for the various activities in Bullitt County.

    One event was the annual Mount Washington Fall Festival, held in the downtown area on Friday and Saturday.

    The Mount Washington Lions and Lioness Clubs sponsor the event.

    From a shootout with the cowboy posse to singing to good food to plenty of games, it was a good time for all.

    See more photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • District wants past trustees part of suit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If there was any doubt, the bench trial involving the validity of the contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Inc. will start on Tuesday.

    And any additional motions by attorneys from each side would have to be decided  the morning of trial.

    “This case is going to be resolved,” said Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress. “It’s going to be resolved in this court.”

  • Miraculous work done to clean up sewage site

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- It’s great for television.

    But, in reality, there is nothing toxic about the sewage that has been dumped into the Brooks Run stream after the March 2014 collapse of the Hunters Hollow treatment plant.

    Knowing that perception often becomes reality, employees with the Bullitt County Sanitation District are working quickly to clean up the mess caused last spring.

    “It looks totally different,” district manager Jerry Kennedy told his two commissioners at their October meeting.

  • City OK with limited incentives to new company

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In an effort to bring another large employer to the city, Shepherdsville officials will agree to sweeten the pot in its negotiations.

    According to John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, a Jefferson County business is looking to possibly move its operations to Shepherdsville.

    There is currently 631,000 square feet available in the new Dermody Properties building next to Lowes on Conestoga Parkway.

  • Bullitt County invited to finish the fight against breast cancer

     The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  • Temporary closure of Welcome Centers for maintenance work

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of two Welcome Centers in the area due to maintenance work. Contract crews will be striping the parking lots of these facilities on Wednesday, October 21.

    The following Welcome Centers will be closed:

    *I-65 South in Bullitt County from 4:00 a.m. until noon

    *I-64 East in Shelby County from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

  • Students selected as VIPs as role models

     Proud family and friends gathered for the unveiling of the 2015 Very Important Partner (VIP) Youth Poster Campaign at Bullitt Central High School’s College and Career Center gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2015.

    The official unveiling was co-sponsored by Bullitt County Partners in Prevention.

    The youth poster campaign recognizes individuals who model a drug-free life. The youths are nominated, required to write an essay, go through an interview and vetting process, and then chosen for their example of drug-free choices.

  • Crossroads’ Dukes honored national for artistic work

     Crossroads Elementary School first grade student Kaleeanah Dukes has been named a National Finalist for her 2014 Constitution Day poster.

    Kaleeanah made the drawing of a pair of Eagles and the American Flag as a kindergarten youth. Her artwork can be found on the following website of national finalists – www.constitutionfacts.com.

    Library media specialist Kellie Weihe had every Crossroads Trailblazer participate in creating a Constitution Day poster in relation to texts and videos on this subject through library lessons.

  • Man arrested for kidnapping after trying to pick up women in Mt. Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents in Mount Washington residents can rest easy knowing that the driver of a suspicious vehicle has been caught.

    Garry L. Coulter, 40, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on Thursday,  Oct. 15, on a warrant of kidnapping a juvenile taken by the Mount Washington Police Department.

    The warrant came after three reports of a suspicious man offering rides to women. Two women, one a minor, voluntarily got into Coulter’s 2012 silver Ford Focus Hatchback.