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Today's News

  • Stories for the holidays

     Sheri Hamilton, principal of Nichols Elementary, was busy reading Christmas stories to youngsters during a recent holiday celebration at the school.

    Santa made an appearance as the community was invited to eat cookies with St. Nick.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas of this event, plus photos and videos from various Bullitt County Christmas celebrations, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Safety on minds of school officials

      UPDATE (Thursday, 12/20, 3:45 p.m.) - Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis announced that the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office will house a deputy at each school on Friday.

    Davis sent out the following announcement via email:

    Dear BCPS Community,

  • Smoking decision to be appealed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to give a discretionary review of a recent decision relating to the powers allowed a health department.

  • Best of Coyle's Corner: Christmas

     This week Paul Coyle digs into his collection to offer special holiday cheer to Bullitt County this year!

  • Schools work to make sure safe environment for students, staff

     Each school has sent out communications regarding the horrific and unexplainable event of last week in Connecticut and outlining the safety plans in the individual schools.

    It is our intent to be open with our community about every situation to the extent possible in the belief that by working together, we can be stronger and safer.

  • School system provides safe place for its students, staff

     The events in Connecticut were tragic. Could the acts undertaken by the young man been foreseen? Could anything be done in the future to avoid such incidents from occurring in your hometown?

  • Barr turns the big dogs loose as BE slips past Indians 72-66

     VALLEY STATION - There comes a time in every season when a basketball coach has to let his players just make plays.

    Veteran Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr four himself in that situation on Saturday night in the second game of the Thornton’s Showdown at Valley High School. Madison Central, the state’s fourth-ranked team, had rallied from a ten-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to lead 63-62 with 2:49 to play.

  • King of the Bluegrass tops busy week for area basketball teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The six area high school basketball teams will all be within 30 miles of home this week competing in area holiday basketball tournaments.

  • Opponents take the challenge with sweep of Bullitt County Challenge

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Challenge was apparently just that for the three local teams.

    In the three-game event hosted by Bullitt Central High School on Saturday, each of the local teams left on the short end of the score.

    In the past this event has been played in January, but because of some other commitments, the three game ‘showcase’ was moved to before the Christmas break. All three of the Bullitt County teams had played the night before.

    Bullitt East

  • Spirit damaged in truck accident

     HILLVIEW - A tractor-trailer knocked over a gas pump in Hillview Tuesday afternoon.

    Emergency crews were dispatched to the Spirit station on Joy Ln., off of Preston Hwy. near Bells Mill Rd., just after 3 p.m.

    The driver attempted to turn around in the Spirit parking lot, but did not leave enough room to make a full turn. The trailer knocked over a gas pump, resulting in a brief fire.

    The driver of the tractor-trailer was not harmed in the event. No one else was involved in the incident.