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Today's News

  • Mobile science lab at Freedom

        The freedom of a mobile agricultural classroom allowed Freedom Elementary students an extra educational opportunity.

        The Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC), sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, recently visited Freedom.

        MSAC program coordinator Jason Hodge visits hundreds of schools throughout the state offering programs that implement farm safety and preservation along with agricultural education.

  • Court wants to revive parks board

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether a partnership between the Bullitt Fiscal Court and the YMCA Bullitt County branch materializes with the parks and recreation department still hasn’t been decided.

        However, it appears there will be a revitalized county parks board, which hasn’t met in several years.

        After hearing comments at its second night-time forum on the partnership proposal, fiscal court members seemed poised to make sure the five-member board reformed in some shape and form.

  • Senate hopefuls express views to small audience

        SHELBYVILLE - Despite a sparse crowd, the candidates for the 20th District State Senate seat were ready and willing to go at the recent Kentucky Farm Bureau forum at the Stratton Center.

        All four candidates - Republicans David Glauber, Bullitt County, and Paul Hornback, Shelby County, and Democrats David Eaton, Shelby, and John Spainhour, Bullitt - turned out to define their positions on topics ranging from agriculture to education and from taxes to infrastructure.

  • Central learning on the run in season's opening week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central’s young softball team saw mixed results in the first week of the regular season, finishing 1-3 against some strong opposition.

        The only game during the week was a 5-3 setback to Sacred Heart. After a rain-out on Thursday to Pleasure Ridge Park, the Lady Cougars headed to Brandenburg for a tournament at Meade County High School.

  • City, ex-police chief reach accord

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A settlement has been reached between the city of Shepherdsville and its former police chief.

        Obtained through an open records request by The Pioneer News, documents reveal that former police chief Ronald Morris received a $110,000 settlement in his lawsuit against the city of Shepherdsville.

        Morris was terminated by mayor Sherman Tinnell and that decision was affirmed by the city’s civil service commission in 2007.

  • Kitchen closes out decades of dining in county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a sad day for many of those who bid farewell to what has been a Shepherdsville institution for over 30 years.

    On Sunday, Feb. 28 the Kitchen Family Restaurant in Shepherdsville closed its doors for the last time, ending a chapter of local history.

    “There was no desire to close,” said owner Scott Cundiff. “It just so happened that all the planets lined up and this is where we‘re at.”

  • Scouts earn merit badges

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, more that 1,100 Boy Scouts had gathered at Bullitt Lick Middle School to attend a Merit Badge University program.  Following a brief orientation session, scouts were soon seated in classrooms working on merit badges ranging from American Heritage to Woodworking with some 70 other options in between.

  • Meredith earns second countywide recognition for middle schools

        His students call him a friend and say he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had, his boss says he‘s one of the best teachers she knows, and Bullitt County Public Schools calls him Teacher of the Year.

        In the four years Josh Meredith has been teaching math at Mount Washington Middle School he’s managed to garner admiration and respect from students and colleagues alike for his effective teaching style and close relationship with his students.

  • TARC riders to pay more, keep route

        LOUISVILLE - Those concerned that the Transit Authority of River City would halt service to Bullitt County can now breathe a sigh of relief.

        On Monday morning, TARC’s board of directors unanimously agreed to accept a recommendation by Executive Director Barry Barker to take 66X and 15 other express routes off the chopping block.

  • Grant could provide big advances for pool at BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After going through a summer without the ability to utilize the Bullitt Central swimming pool, members of the Bullitt County Dolphins swim team were very interested in the facility’s future.

    Several appeared at a public hearing for a Land and Water Conservation grant being requested by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The county is applying for $38,000 and it would be responsible for matching that figure during the next fiscal year.