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Today's News

  • Minor traffic stop turns into major charges for local individuals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A simple traffic stop can lead to more serious charges.

    Just ask a couple of individuals who were arrested over the past week by Shepherdsville police officers.

    On Aug. 3, officer Todd Johnson arrested a pair of individuals who were originally pulled over for minor traffic violations.

    In the first incident, Johnson pulled over a violator. As the driver got out of the vehicle, the officer observed drug paraphernalia on the floor board. 

  • Louisville couple guilty of wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, couple pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. to a single charge of wire fraud for their individual roles in a scheme to divert over $550,000.00 from the Iceland Sports Complex announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • School year set to begin; staff, buildings are ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The buildings are ready.

    The staff is getting their rooms in place.

    And the bus routes have all been filled.

    The only thing left to do is ring the school bell on Wednesday morning as the 2017-18 academic year in Bullitt County is set to start.

    “It’s going to be a good year,” predicted Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, who is entering his 11th year at the helm. 

    For one of the few times, major construction is not underway as the nearly 13,000 students return to class.

  • Eclipse Day becomes new holiday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One week prior to the much-anticipated total solar eclipse of 2017, Bullitt County’s school board voted unanimously Monday night to make Aug. 21 a professional development day, allowing all students and teachers a day off to enjoy the event.

    Many children and teachers throughout the county celebrated with eagerness to partake of the major weather event. But not everyone in the county is happy, with one local resident protesting both the event and the school board’s decision.

  • North looking to continue winning ways in ‘17

     HEBRON ESTATES – After two seasons of getting too -- and winning -- post-season games, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings has the program heading in the right direction.

    The coach doesn’t see any reason why that success should not continue this fall, but he does admit that there will be a little bit of a learning curve as the program has just six seniors and several of them are new to football.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2017

     A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2017  season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.

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    AUGUST 18:

    Butler at BULLITT EAST, 7:30 P.M.

    NORTH BULLITT at Scott County, 7:30 p.m.

     

    AUGUST 19:

  • North looking to regain top spot in 23rd District

    HEBRON ESTATES – After a somewhat disappointing 9-23 record a year ago and a runner-up finish in the 23rd District after five straight championships, North Bullitt volleyball coach Keith Higgs is working on the philosophy this season that less is more.

    After keeping 32 players in the program a year ago, the second-year head coach this year opted to keep just 24 players. At this point, the varsity roster has just nine names, but some junior-varsity players could move up if needed.

  • A better start would greatly benefit BE in 2017

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – A year ago, the Bullitt East Chargers gave up 196 points in losing the first four games of the regular season.

    Unfortunately, that pretty much set the tone for the season, the first under head coach Mark Sander. The Chargers did go on to post three victories (a fourth win later had to be forfeited) and they did reach the play-offs, but lost the opening round game 32-13 to Madison Central.

    That left the program with a final 3-8 record.

  • Talent present at BC, but Kuehn seeking depth

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With winning records each of the past three seasons, two Bullitt Cup titles in the same span as well as two post-season wins, the Bullitt Central football program has succeeded recently despite having three different head coaches over that span.

    Now, the program is stable at the top with the return of head coach Matt Kuehn for a second season. The coach also feels that there is enough talent to add to the recent success story – barely.

  • Volunteers spend night cleaning up old cemetery in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Standing next to Highway 44 in Mount Washington is a stone vault that holds the remains of a War of 1812 veteran and his wife.

    The Mount Washington Historical Society’s Bobby Darnell and Lynn Martin recently led a presentation about War of 1812 veteran William Hessey and his wife, Catharine.