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Today's News

  • Options Unlimited van stolen, suspect sought

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Options Unlimited is seeking the community's assistance in finding an individual who stole a company vehicle.

    Director Willie Byrd said an individual stole a wheelchair-accessible van from the property around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    Byrd contact police and offered a surveillance video that included a man walking around the property for about 30 minutes.

  • US Attorney, DEA, announce home pill Take-Back Day initiative
  • Good things continue to happen for Bowman Valley restoration

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Patience is a virtue.

    Just ask the committee members working to restore the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The core group has spent over six years trying to preserve and to restore the last schoolhouse for African American students in Bullitt County.

    In the last year, the work has allowed the schoolhouse to be moved from its original location to property next to the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center and it is now secured from the weather.

  • Budget compromise reached

     We succeeded last week in passing a two-year, $21.5 billion biennial budget for the Commonwealth that restores funding for some of our most effective programs in K-12 education, and lessens the blow of deep cuts the governor proposed for our public colleges and universities.

  • East drops first game, but ready for Mercy showdown

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Nobody expected the Bullitt East Lady Chargers to go undefeated this season.

    Plus, being up 6-0 midway through the fifth inning on Wednesday, nobody thought that the red and gold, ranked fifth in the state, would lose.

    But the team did lose on Wednesday, falling 8-7 at Martha Layne Collins. So, when the second point came true, the first one was out the window as the Lady Chargers lost for the first time after 16 straight wins to open the season.

  • BC, NB heading on a collision course for Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The showdown is all but set for the Bullitt Central and North Bullitt softball programs as the two programs head to a clash next Monday at North Bullitt for the top spot in the 23rd District Tournament.

    Bullitt Central already has lopsided wins over both Moore and Southern, by a combined 31-0 count. North Bullitt pounded Moore last week and will face Southern on Wednesday.

  • Political forum May 5 for primary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s not the main event but rather a preliminary race to set up the battle in the fall general election.

    While many may not realize it, there will be a few races on the May 17 primary election ballot.

    To let the voters get a sense of where the candidates stand on the issues, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will host a special forum on Thursday, May 5.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Bullitt Central High School.

  • Hillview goes forward with financing to settle debt in lawsuit

     HILLVIEW -- The Hillview City Council moved forward with something no one wanted to do but they all knew that they had to do it.

    The council approved Kentucky League of Cities coordinating the $5.5 million bond sale.

    The money will go to pay off the debt of over $15 million.

    In order to generate enough revenue to guarantee the annual bond payments, the city previously increased its insurance premium tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.

  • Dumpsters will be in full supply as second junk day set for Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, Larry Hatfield knew he was in trouble.

    With cars and trucks lined up at Bullitt East High to drop off items for the county’s junk disposal day, Hatfield knew there was a problem.

    The dumpters on the site were full and there was a whole lot of junk left in line.

    With the dumpsters on a rotation and with another one not due immediately, Hatfield started to have haulers dump items on the ground next to the dumpsters.

  • Freedom teacher takes lessons learned to help show new ways to foreign educators

      HEBRON ESTATES - A teacher is a teacher the world over.

    A local educator, hoping to see all teachers find similar success through shared platforms, ideas and resources, travelled to Africa during Spring Break to kickstart that success.

    Freedom Elementary instructor Lauren Vining co-founded and established Pink Elephant, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring and supporting teachers worldwide, especially in disadvantaged communities. 

    “We want to connect all teachers in a global support system,” she said.