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Today's News

  • It was a perfect weather weekend for football

     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’s homecoming clash is big; Central really goes on the road

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – One of the biggest football games in the area this weekend will be in Mount Washington as undefeated Central Hardin visits to take on Bullitt East and its three-game winning streak.

    Adding to the festivities in Mount Washington is the fact that it will be homecoming for the Charger Nation.

  • Church bookkeeper charged with embezzling funds

     LOUISVILLE - The former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School was charged today, by federal grand jury, with embezzling $83,191 in funds from the Louisville parish by means of wire fraud announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • East and North beat the elements before BE wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – What has been a tough first-part of the season for both teams, got a little better for the Bullitt East Chargers on Thursday as they turned back North Bullitt 2-0 in boys’ soccer action.

    The contest was almost not played as heavy rains the previous night hit the area, but as Bullitt East head coach Mike Brangers noted, his field was so dry that it just sucked up the rain. There was also intermittent drizzle the afternoon of the game, but it stopped 10 minutes before the start of the game and did not return.

  • Big work still in progress at Bullitt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s first, and oldest, high school facility is in the process of a facelift worth bragging about.

    Construction is underway for a new campus building and other various improvements that will almost double the school’s building size.

    Bullitt East and North Bullitt have already received new college and career centers. Like Bullitt Central, each has a multi-purpose area and flexible classrooms.

    In addition to the similar upgrades, Bullitt Central also received a major renovation.

  • Parents can learn more about children’s meals at school thanks to new software

     Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.

  • Goal remains simple - prepare youth for their future

     As I’ve written in this space more than once, it is our overarching goal to graduate 100 percent of our students ready to enroll in college without the need for any remedial coursework, ready for a career where they are able to earn a good living and be prepared to advancement, or both. 

    Our Board unanimously endorsed a policy stating this almost five years ago to apply to this year’s senior class.

  • Former Ft. Knox energy program manager faces additional fraud charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former Fort Knox Energy Program Manager was charged in a second superseding indictment today with devising multiple wire fraud schemes to defraud the United States and violating criminal conflict of interest laws, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Academies will allow more areas of expertise in learning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the year started new beginnings.

    By next year, all Bullitt County high schools will be fully implementing career academies or “pathways” that will give students the opportunity to gain background in fields of study they might show interest in as well as possibly obtain certifications.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the new programs will help students be better prepared for their future.