Today's News

  • BC faces tough test on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Cougars will close out the home portion of their regular season schedule on Friday when they play host to defending Class 5-A, District Three champion South Oldham.

    This will be a step up in anything the Cougars have seen this season as South Oldham enters the game with a 7-0 record for the first time in its history and the number two ranking in the state in Class 5-A.

  • Nice fall weather finally finds youth 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.

  • Brooks students devise plan for bad weather if it strikes area

     BROOKS - Many of the county’s north end residents still recall the fateful day 20 years ago when a tornado made a path through the area.

    Or the storm in 2012 when a tornado all but destroyed a school complex in Henryville, Indiana.

    Brooks Elementary is located close to wear the 1996 tornado touched down. Although the building is fairly new, school officials still wanted students to be as safe as possible.

  • Volleyball post-season starts Monday

     OKOLONA – After completing regular season play this week, the area volleyball programs will enter post-season play on Monday in both the 23rd and 24th Districts.

    In each of the past several seasons, all three Bullitt County teams have advanced out of district play to the Sixth Region Tournament. Both the district winner and runner-up advance to the Sixth Region Tournament the week of Oct. 24.

  • Colorfest at Bernheim ushers in fall season this Saturday, Sunday

     CLERMONT - When you reach a special anniversary number, you even have celebrities visit your event.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will host its 20th ColorFest event on Oct. 15-16.

    Part of the festivities will include the official naming of the black bear that has been spotted within the forest this year.

    Bernheim has offered three choices to the public for voting - Bernie, Ranger or Wilson - and allowing everyone to vote on their website.

  • Bring your box to help raise funds for homeless

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Bullitt County’s homeless shelter on wheels is using cardboard boxes to bring attention to the homeless situation in the county.

    Room in the Inn works to help the homeless in the area have a hot meal and a safe place to sleep at night while getting back on their feet.

  • Domestic violence awareness month remembered

     “We Are the Remembers,The Ones Left Behind,” a quote I often use to remind me that domestic violence is real. It happens to one out of three women. It can happen to the rich or poor, highly educated or illiterate, Christian or non-Christian, and to the most loving of families. 

    The family of Karen Byerly Morgan can testify to this.

    The signs of a toxic relationship often missed by loved ones:

    He/She will:

    1. Check your texts

    2. Check your messages.

  • UPDATE: Workers want to return to better balance of work/life in contract dispute at Beam

     UPDATE (10/21, 2 p.m.) - The strike at the Jim Beam Brands plant in Clermont has officially ended.

    Workers have voted to return back to work as of Monday.

    Look for a full story on the situation in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net.


    CLERMONT -- The good news was that for the first time in years, workers with the Jim Beam Brands plants in Clermont and Boston had the weekend off.

  • Logan County tax preparer guilty of false returns

     BOWLING GREEN – Two former tax preparers pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to conspiring to defraud the United States through preparing false tax returns and aiding in the preparation of the false returns at a tax preparation office in Logan County, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Work on BLMS may be back on table

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Getting good news about its most recent round of test scores was great for the Bullitt Lick Middle School community.

    Now, it appears, the oldest school in the district to not receive renovations could again be in line for improvements.

    Earlier this summer, the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to not move ahead with selecting an architect to begin work on plans for major renovations.