Today's News

  • Fiscal court tables requests by cities for interlocal agreement on projects

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two municipalities hoping to get some work done by the county road department will have to wait a little longer.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court tabled a pair of interlocal agreements with the cities of Mount Washington and Hillview.
        County attorney John Wooldridge said the court could table both proposals as they were not complete.
        Missing from both documents was an amount to be paid for the work to be completed.

  • Shepherdsville will slightly lower property tax bills for coming year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Ever so slightly, property owners in Shepherdsville will get a break on the taxes.
        The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-1 to lower its real estate property tax rate from 14 cents to 13.9 cents per $100 of assessed property.
        For a $100,000 home, the tax bill would reduce from $140 to $139.
        Those with personal property, such as automobiles, will see a decrease from 14 cents to 13.6 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Fiscal Court turns down first attempt to hire new planning administrator

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It appeared that there was a candidate to fill the vacant seat of planning administrator in Bullitt County.
        However, that appointment was not approved by members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        A panel interviewed four candidates for the planning administrator’s position, which was left vacant with the resignation of Brian Richardson.
        Deputy judge Lisa Craddock said the candidate who resides in Virginia was “heads and shoulders” above those interviewed.

  • Youth league enters regular season finale

      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.

  • BE narrows the gap, but Tigers still win

     HIGHVIEW – Bullitt East scored first on Thursday in the Boys’ 24th District Soccer Final, but Fern Creek answered less than a minute later and the Tigers went on to claim a 3-1 win.

  • East has to win; NB, BC could benefit with win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite pulling off the remarkable 44-43 win over North Bullitt on Friday, the Bullitt East Chargers need to do it again this week against district rival Oldham County if they want the season to continue in two weeks in the Class 5-A play-offs.

    Bullitt East will have to do it on a short week of practice; because it is Fall Break week in Oldham County, the game has been shifted to Thursday night starting at 7:30 p.m.

  • Candidates for state offices will be part of forum on Thursday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Want to know a little more about the candidates running for some state offices?

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will sponsor a forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Bullitt Central High School.

    Candidates will be there to meet and greet with the public at 6 p.m. and the program will begin around 6:30 p.m.

  • NB still Queens of 23rd District

     OKOLONA – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles continued their reign in the 23rd District on Tuesday as coach Amber Mink’s team won for a fifth straight year, this time by a 10-0 score over Moore.

    While this was old hat for North Bullitt, playing in the district final was a brand new occurrence for Moore. The Lady Mustangs benefited from Bullitt Central pulling out of post-season play and reached the final by beating Southern 4-0 a day earlier in the first-round contest.

  • Mercy gets the best of East 5-0

     FERN CREEK – The fact that Mercy and Bullitt East were meeting in the 24th District Girls’ Soccer final was no surprise.

    In the five years under the present alignment, the two powers have met in the four previous championship matches. Each time, Mercy won, but Bullitt East had narrowed the game from the regular season meeting.

  • NB, BE advance to Wednesday’s semis

     LOUISVILLE -- North Bullitt and Bullitt East moved one step closer to a possible meeting in the Sixth Region girls’ soccer championship.

    But, before that can happen, the two local teams must get through semifinal battles on Wednesday evening.

    On Monday, each opened regional play. While the outcomes were the same, the opponents were not.

    Bullitt East

    Lady Charger goalkeeper Ninia Embry didn’t have much action in the regional opener against Holy Cross.