Today's News

  • Roberts seeks fourth term as county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals of Melanie Roberts is to have a safe and secure county.

    As the Bullitt County Judge/Executive the past 11 years, Roberts feels that the community is indeed a secure place to live and to work.

    With the encouragement of a lot of people, Roberts will run for her fourth term in office this May.

    Roberts will be challenged by Jerry Summers in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic nominee Tony Thompson in the fall.

  • Etherton prepared to be next district judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Angie Etherton has pointed her career to an opportunity which she has been presented.

    With Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward retiring at the end of her term, that window of opportunity has been opened.

    “What I have done in my life has put me in the position to seek this promotion in my career,” said Etherton, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years.

    She said her career has been pointed toward seeking the judgeship.

  • State offers advice on dealing with flood waters, cleanup

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.

    The following precautions are recommended by DPH:

    Flood Waters

  • A look back to the Flood of 1997

     These photographs were taken by “Ms. Allen,” a neighbor, as she captured William E. Armstrong riding his horse with a cup of coffee through the flood waters of 1997.  These were made from the front porch of her residence at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1494 (Beech Grove Road), Lebanon Junction.  

    Mr. Armstrong recalls that, when he woke up on this particular morning, the flood waters had backed up to the back of his barn and surrounded his property. 

  • BC, NB fans get a shock from proposed football alignment

     (Football fans should note that this realignment move starts with the 2019 season. The upcoming fall of 2018 season will be played under the alignment of the past three years with the three Bullitt County teams all in the same Class 5-A, District 3 positions.)


    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just when everybody felt they had a handle on football realignment for the 2019-2022 seasons, the KHSAA Board of Control threw a couple of curve balls last week when they unveiled the first proposal of the future of the sport in Kentucky.

  • THE CURSE IS OVER: North pulls away late to beat East 59-46

     HEBRON ESTATES – How Sweet It Is!

    Following 12 years of frustration that included 25 consecutive losses to their arch-rivals, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles got to savor an oh-so sweet victory on Monday, beating Bullitt East 59-46 in the opening round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament.

    This was the fifth time in the past season seasons that the two Bullitt County programs had met in the regional tournament with Bullitt East winning all of those meetings including last season’s semi-final round win. 

  • Lady Eagles advance to face Doss on Wednesday

     HEBRON ESTATES – There was plenty of celebrating going on for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles on Monday after the team defeated Bullitt East 59-46 in the opening game of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament, but the team will need to quickly get back down to earth and back to work.

    With the win, North Bullitt advances to the semi-finals for the Sixth Region Tournament for the third straight season. The Lady Eagles will take on the Doss Lady Dragons on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in a game at Valley High School.

  • Water Under and Over the Bridge

     Photographer Wayne Bonnett went airborne to capture this picture of the Salt River at Highway 61.

    You can see that the water is over its banks, nearing the Highway 61 bridge. Preston Highway would be shut down just north of the river.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday due to numerous roads blocked by water.

    Check for more flood photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net, and subit your flood photos to editor@pioneernews.net

  • County mid-term financials on par

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — While the big white elephant in the room remains the impact on pension costs, Bullitt County’s mid-year financial report shows that the budget numbers were pretty close.

    Chief finance officer Keith Griffee recently outlined the budget picture for the end of the first six months of the fiscal year. And, things weren’t too bad.

    In terms of revenue, the current fiscal year had receipts of over $16.9 million through the end of December.

    That compares to the $16.1 million generated at the same time a year ago.

  • State to supply funds to resurface 21 roads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The county motorists will see improvements over the course of the next year to a number of roads through a state funding program.

    The projects will be funded through the state Rural Secondary Road program.

    Road foreman Hyte Rouse said 21 projects are slated for resurfacing. The state will pay up to $398,937 for the improvements. The county would be responsible for any cost overruns.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members approved the list of roads to be resurfaced either by the county crew or contracted companies.