Today's News

  • Pair of 4-1 teams set to clash on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There will be even more than normal on the line Friday when North Bullitt and Bullitt Central collide in the 40th renewal of The Game.

    The county rivalry angle has always been powerful in this series, but this year the district and play-off implication also come into play at a greater importance.

  • Youth football teams pass midway point in season

     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.

  • Zoneton honors 9/11, renovated fire truck done with big savings

     ZONETON - On a day similar in weather to the one being remembered, Zoneton Fire hosted a 9/11 remembrance memorial on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

    The event included representatives from Zoneton, Shepherdsville and Okolona Fire Departments, as well as Hillview and Pioneer Village Police and Bullitt County EMS.

    Also attending were Bullitt County judge executive Melanie Roberts, Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor and Hebron Estates mayor Jerry Clark, along with other dignitaries from the cities.

  • Georgetown man arrested in predator sting

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of a Georgetown man for using a computer to contact a minor for sex. On Tuesday, Timothy S. Gaines, Jr., 41, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury and arrested by investigators from Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit. Gaines will be arraigned in Franklin Circuit Court.

  • Lady Chargers stay hot; beat BC in three games

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Five days after sweeping past North Bullitt, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers did it again last Tuesday as they beat Bullitt Central without dropping a game.

    That was just the tip of the iceberg for coach Ed Fisher’s team last week as it went on to beat district rival Fern Creek on Thursday before heading to New Castle over the weekend and capturing the Henry County Varsity Tournament with four straight wins. In the tournament, the red and gold lost just one game.

  • Garland looks to continue momentum as new principal at Hebron Middle

     HEBRON ESTATES - Deep into a multi-year process of implementing “The Leader in Me” program, Hebron Middle School lost its leader.

    However, the new leader was already a leader in the building.

    Former assistant principal Kelland Garland was recently selected as Hebron’s newest principal. He replaces Steve Miracle, who took over as Trimble County superintendent.


     Bullitt County stepped up its fight against diabetes.

    The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted its fourth annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk in the Park at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A total of 31 participants walked for an hour, measuring their steps with pedometers. The group collected a total of 195,568 steps.

    “Every step is a step towards wellness and awareness,” said health educator Cynthia Brown.

  • Multi-state child porn indictment for Louisville man
  • Anderson firefighter arraigned in predator sting

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 22, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announce the arrest of a Anderson County volunteer firefighter on one count of using a computer to contact a minor for sex. Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. Meece was arraigned today in Franklin District Court.

  • District allowed to set own sewer rates

      HILLVIEW - As the Bullitt County Sanitation District moves closer to being named the receiver of a new situation, it has its own financial problems to worry about.

    But, thanks to Bullitt Fiscal Court changing a prior decision, there is hope that the sanitation district will be in better condition in the future.

    By a vote of 3-2, fiscal court will allow the sanitation district to set its own rates for users.

    The sanitation district is run without government funds but was set up by Bullitt Fiscal Court.