Today's News

  • Cougars play well until the end collapses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For 30 minutes on Friday, the Bullitt Central Cougars put forth a strong effort against visiting Holy Cross, a team that just a night earlier, had stunned ninth-ranked Pleasure Ridge Park by four points.

    Unfortunately, high school basketball games last 32 minutes. The maroon and gray struggled over the last two minutes, surrendering a 44-40 lead before falling 48-46. The Cougars did not get a shot over the final 60 seconds.

  • There are still good people who help others

     There is still goodwill in the world. I want to take this opportunity to thank my saviors the other night‚Äîthe Burkheads.

    On Monday night I went out to Kings Church Road to cover a fire. Long story short, I pulled over too far let the fire trucks pass and got my car stuck for several hours in the snow.

    There were a couple of people that passed me and asked if I was OK, but this man and his son were the only two that attempted to help me get my car out. 

  • Future appears to be bright in higher education

     In this month’s Lane Report, there is a special section titled, Research Kentucky 2014.  If you are interested in looking at it yourself, it can be found digitally at www.lanereport.com.   

    The section highlights several institutions of higher education and the work they are doing with important research initiatives.  

  • Knox seeks re-election as county jailer

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s not a job for everyone but Martha Weaver Knox enjoys it.

    Since 1988, Knox has been part of the staff at the Bullitt County Detention Center. 

    For the past three-plus years, the Bullitt County native has served as jailer.

    That means that the operation of the jail, the condition of its inmates and the welfare of her staff is on her mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    “I enjoy the job,” said Knox, 53. “I enjoy helping people.”

  • Tinnell seeks return to county sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With 32 years in law enforcement, Donnie Tinnell enjoys the profession.

    And, he is attempting to return to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    This time, the battle between Tinnell and David Greenwell will be in the Republican primary in May.

    Saying that the philosophies of the national party had gone in a different path, Tinnell will now run under the Republican Party flag in a rematch of 2010, when Greenwell won the general election.

  • UPDATE: Wanted Mother, Missing Sons Located In Bowling Green

      UPDATE (02/18): BOWLING GREEN - On Monday, February 17, 2014 at approximately 6:00 P.M. CST Kentucky State Police Post 4 developed information that Rachel Lynn Madison-Stone (42) along with her missing son’s, Jacob Stone (8), and Morgan Stone (6), may be staying at a location in Bowling Green, Ky.

    At approximately 7:35 P.M. CST KSP Post 3 Troopers responded to the residence at 8454 Porter Pike and attempted to make contact with Mrs. Madison-Stone at that location.

  • Road show to Frankfort will provide united look at future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a group of Bullitt County leaders head to Frankfort on Thursday, it will have a plan.

    A unified plan of attack.

    The audience will be senators and representatives - past and present, depending on the redistricting boundaries - and the discussion will be on the transportation improvements needed in Bullitt County.

    Bill Duffy and Steve Froelicher, both members of Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts’ transportation task force, gave a preview of the presentation last week.


     The annual American Red Cross Valentine Gala drew a record crowd on Saturday.

    Besides enjoying dinner, there was plenty of dancing to the tunes of the Wulfe Pack at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This is the major fund-raiser each year for the Bullitt-Spencer County Red Cross.

    There was also a list of gift packages given away to the lucky ticketholders.

    See more photos and video of the gala in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • School helps to make Wishes come true

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every person has their own form of a wish they’d like to fulfill.

    Makenzie Robinson, an 8-year-old Shepherdsville resident, will fulfill a wish to visit Disney Island with her family.

    Her parents, Fredie and Tiffiny, are fulfilling their own wish - having Makenzie, happy and healthy in their lives.

    And Makenzie’s school, Shepherdsville Elementary, is celebrating their special classmate by raising funds to make someone else’s wish come true.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Valentine's Day

     This week The Pioneer News shows love to Bullitt County via Paul Coyle and Coyle's Corner.