Today's News

  • A Rivalry Renewed -- East slips past BC 57-47

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The rivalry resumes.


    After not playing each other since March 7, 2014 in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament, Bullitt East and Bullitt Central clashed on Friday in a highly anticipated meeting between two teams with impressive records.

  • Honoring Jesse

     HEBRON ESTATES - A special young man received further honors for his courageous life thanks to his fellow JROTC team members.

    North Bullitt student Jesse Schott was recognized in a ceremony to open a North Bullitt Drill Meet. Jesse is dealing with his third bout of brain cancer.

    “Standing here next to Jesse makes me stronger, it makes me better,” said 1st Sgt. Gene Siler, a North Bullitt JROTC instructor who works closely with Jesse. Silver presented Jesse with a courage award to recognize his ongoing strength and perseverance.

  • Two indicted for attempted murder in separate cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been charged with attempted murder in separate incidents by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ricky McQueary has been indicted and charged with attempted murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, McQueary attempted to cause the death of another man on Nov. 16, 2017.

    It was during the committing of that offense that McQueary was in possession of a handgun even though he was a convicted felon.

  • More pay could help Hillview retain, hire officers

     HILLVIEW -- Police chief Bill Mahoney knows the trend. And, it is one he is not particularly fond of.

    The ability to retain or to recruit experienced police officers is getting tougher and tougher.

    With the concerns over the pension program and with less individuals interested in going into the profession, police officers are becoming more valuable.

    And, that “more valuable” means that salary levels are becoming more important.

  • Davis says budget cuts will ‘hurt’ bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget probably made few friends in the education world.

    For Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, the trend of decreasing state funds for education could get a little bit worse.

    “It will hurt, bad,” Davis said of the proposed budget cuts.

    The brightest news from the governor was that the SEEK base funding would remain at $3,006 per student.

    The bad news is that while the figure is the highest ever, it is really well behind the 2002 figure, if you included inflation.

  • Election fields now set

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There are some large fields and some not-so-large fields as the primary filing deadline has passed.

  • It Happened in JANUARY

        We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of January.

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Rev. Joseph Hamilton, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington, retired after spending nine years at the church. Rev. Hamilton suffered a heart attack in his second year at the church, and was the recipient of a transplanted heart in August 1985.

  • Changing of the Guard

    Serving the past decade as the field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, Steve Miller was honored Thursday as he announced his retirement at the end of the month.

    Miller was honored with stories from Bullitt Countians he has gotten to know over the years.

    Kylie Foushee was introduced as the county’s new field representative.

  • Local teachers earn national certification

     A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    More than 112,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.

    Eastside Middle School - Lisa Carli - Mathematics/Early Adolescence and Tina Contreras - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.

  • Roberts to lead state organization

     Melanie Roberts was sworn in as the president for 2018 of the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association. District judge Jennifer Porter swore Roberts into the positiion during a ceremony on Friday afternoon. 


    Roberts will preside over the association. She is the first woman to serve in this position, as well as being the first Bullitt Countian to earn the distinction.