Today's News

  • Retired teachers give back to schools

     Members of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association recently recognized the week in Kentucky honoring their years of service by doing something for the schools in which they served.

    Members of the local organization gathered at Bullitt Central High School to donate books which will be distributed to various schools in the county.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2013

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s December 2013 Hot Topics!


    1. Holiday shopping? Beware of fake “Overstock” Websites! Scammers are trying to fool customers looking for the real website, which is a BBB Accredited business, with fake Overstock websites. Some of these sites ask the customer to pay with a Green Dot Money Pak. Make sure you are shopping the real company at www.Overstock.com.

  • On-line tracking service paying big dividends

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lt. Mike Murdoch could not calculate the hours law enforcement officers would spend tracking down stolen items.

    Daily trips to local pawn shops and scrap yards were common.

    But a couple of years ago, Murdoch said the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was able to get fiscal court to pass an ordinance.

    That ordinance required pawn shops, scrap metal yards and anyone who bought items of value for resell to participate in a program, Leads-on-Line.

  • PIP looks to regain funds lost as grant runs out

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention are ready to partner up a little more following the loss of a five-year support grant.

    The Kentucky Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support grant was awarded to PIP on a five-year cycle in 2009, through 2013.

    Efforts to receive a continuing five-year grant fell short, according to PIP chairperson Chad Lynch.

  • Discussions get a bit rocky but soil situation may not be as bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While not believing the soil stabilization efforts for the new college and career ready center at Bullitt Central High will not be a worst-case scenario, there was no solid commitments.

    Meeting with the Bullitt County Public School Board last week, architect Russ McFarland said that bringing in good soil for the new facility had gone well. However, the area where much more unstable soil was predicted had not been reached.

  • UPDATE: Parade gets start to Shepherdsville holiday season

     UPDATE (12/6): The 2013 Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade in Shepherdsville has been canceled due to inclement weather.

    A make-up date for the event has not been announced.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again this year, the streets of downtown Shepherdsville will be a sight to be seen.

    From dump trucks to VW Beetles, vehicles and people will be adorned with lights Friday night as part of the Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade.


     It was a perfect night in Lebanon Junction on Saturday as Mayor Butch Sweat and Santa Claus were joined by a lot of others to light up the holiday display.

    The festivities started at the town square and continued to the light display at the city park.

    Look for more photos by Thomas Barr, as well as photos and videos of other holiday events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • BC bowling starts fast

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central bowling teams have gotten off to a quick start this season through the first three weeks of the regular season.

    After the first four matches, the Cougars stand at 3-1 while the Lady Cougars are 2-2.

  • Chargers start fast, then roll past Mustangs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers raced out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back on Monday as they opened the 2013-2014 season with a 66-53 victory over visiting North Oldham.

    It was just the start that former head coach/new head coach Bob Blackburn was looking for as he takes over a team that returned no starters from a year ago. The starting line-up for the Chargers included one senior, one junior and three sophomores as the team looks to build a rotation and a chemistry for what is most certainly a new era in Bullitt East basketball.

  • Pancake breakfast more than a fund-raiser

     In the world of reporting, it is not unusual to see tears shed.

    But you normally don’t see that happen at a youth baseball all-star game. And, when it happens, the tears normally flow from an upset child after a loss or an angry parent who believes his or her child didn’t get enough playing time.

    On this particular Saturday afternoon, it was a coach shedding tears and apologizing to one of his players.

    He was upset the young man had not gotten into the game. 

    His displeasure in himself led to tears. His own tears.