Today's News

  • District gets duty to take over Bullitt Utilities now

    HILLVIEW -- Officials with the Bullitt County Sanitation District have been bracing for the decision for months.

    With the March 2014 failure of the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, there had always been a feeling that the sanitation district would be looked up to bail out the situation.

    That bail out became official Wednesday afternoon.

    An order was signed in Franklin Circuit Court on Wednesday agreeing with the state Public Service Commission that the sanitation district would be allowed to be the receiver of the fallen Bullitt Utilities.

  • Carl is true hero as he turns 100

    HILLVIEW - At the Alternative Adult Day Center, Carl Hartstern is a hero even without his Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

    The regular attendee at the center celebrated his 100th birthday with a special party hosted in his honor.

    Hartstern was presented with his own cake, complete with 100 candles. State Rep. Linda Belcher honored him with a Kentucky Colonel proclamation by Gov. Steve Beshear, while Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts officially declared Sept. 19 as Carl Hartstern Day.

  • Agreements in place to allow for new city pavilion

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Agreements have finally been made between the city officials of Mount Washington and First Baptist Church of Mount Washington in the location of the town’s new pavilion.

    In a recent city council meeting, Mayor Barry Armstrong announced that plans for the pavilion to be built beside the parking lot of the church, near the fountain, have been finalized.

    The council has been meeting in executive sessions for 4-5 weeks to discuss bidding on the land.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 28


    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

  • Local celebrities dance to provide funds for college scholarships

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to this special fundraiser, three Bullitt County students will be dancing in the streets of their college campuses.

    The Bullitt County Arts Council will host its second annual Dancing for the Arts competition at Paroquet Sorings Conference Centre.

    The event is a BCAC fundraiser toward three $1,000 college scholarships, one awarded to each local high school or homeschool students who are taking a college major in an arts-related field.

  • USDEA taking back prescription pills

      LOUISVILLE – Kentuckiana residents have an opportunity this Saturday to safely and anonymously rid their homes of unused, unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications, today announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Thomas J. Gorman.

    The 10th National Prescription Take-Back Day, held during the past five years, will take place this Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 55 locations across Kentuckiana.

  • 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.