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Today's News

  • Never too soon to get ready for flu

        It’s hard to believe, but flu season is upon us.

        Seasonal Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness. This means that it can affect your nose, throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs.

        It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to be vaccinated every fall.            

  • NB cadets use skills to perform heroic actions

        HEBRON ESTATES - For years the North Bullitt Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program has focused on positive qualities such as leadership, logical thinking and good citizenship.

        Two members have epitomized such qualities through heroic actions, earning special merit among their peers and throughout the community.

        Kody Bishop and Josh Hodge received a Cadet Commendation Medal in front of their JROTC classroom and were honored with certificates during a Bullitt County Public Schools board meeting.

  • Redemption! Cougars rally past Dragons

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars bathed themselves in sweet redemption Friday with a pair of second half touchdowns that lifted the maroon and gray to a 28-21 victory over visiting South Oldham in the first round of the Class 5-A play-offs.

    The victory was just the second post-season win for the program in 40 years of play as well as the first home play-off victory ever.

  • Shepherdsville switches into 12-hour shifts

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Years ago, the city of Hillview went to 12-hour shifts for its police officers.

        At the time, no other department in the county had gone to such a scheduling rotation. However, it was something Glenn Caple, the current Hillview police chief, had read and heard about from places all over the country.

        The practice has begun to spread over the past few years throughout the county.

  • BC gets second chance to upend Anderson County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars will get another shot at redemption on Friday when the maroon and gray travels to Lawrenceburg for a rematch with Anderson County in the second round of the Class 5-A play-offs.

        It was just a month ago that the two teams met on the same field. Bullitt Central played one of its worst halves of the season in falling behind 21-7, but then rallied to force overtime at 21-21. Only a missed extra point in the extra period gave Anderson County the 28-27 victory.

  • Local students totally enjoy college setting for learning

        BOWLING GREEN - The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University is regarded as one of the nation’s premier high school institutions.

        Featured in Newsweek’s list of 16 “Public Elite” American high schools, the Gatton Academy selects 120 gifted Kentucky juniors and seniors to participate in the program each year.

  • CHANGE IS HERE: Republicans have good day at polls

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Standing outside Republican Party headquarters, chairman Jose Cubero summed up the evening.

        "It's a good day to be a Republican."   

        And so it was in Bullitt County as only one Democrat survived, preventing a clean sweep for the first time in the history of local elections.

        With over 23,700 voters casting ballots, it was a night where many felt the discontent with national politics trickle down to the local level.

  • Green Meadows celebrates 20th anniversary

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -  It’s been 20 years since Green Meadows Healthcare Center opened its doors as a rehabilitation and long-term care facility.

        To celebrate the momentous anniversary, the folks at Green Meadows recently hosted a public event complete with a pig roast, live music, fun activities for kids and plenty of anniversary cake.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts was on hand to present the staff with a proclamation decreeing Oct. 21 “Green Meadows Day.”

  • FIRED...Old Mill teacher had series of incidents

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A teacher at Old Mill Elementary was fired Oct. 18 but a recent incident was just the latest in a series of personnel issues for the instructor.

        Dale Beasley, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at Old Mill, was terminated following an incident on Oct. 14 in which he pulled a female student to the front of the room to get a pencil.

        However, under information received by The Pioneer News on an open records request, this is just the latest in a number of incidents.

  • Ellis to be next mayor in city of Shepherdsville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One major city in the county will be under new leadership in January but two others will remain with the same mayor in charge.

        In Shepherdsville, Scott Ellis found his rematch against incumbent Sherman Tinnell to be a more favorable outcome.

        The Republican, who is currently concluding his first term on the city council, defeated Tinnell 1,496-1,409.