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Today's News

  • City’s flood plan for FEMA rejected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local officials are still fighting against the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mandate to close the floodgates on insurance policies.

    However, an announcement made at a Shepherdsville City Council meeting means another low blow to the city in its attempts to delay, and ultimately reverse, new FEMA flood plain regulations.

    A group of council members and mayor Scott Ellis, along with engineer Arthur Jones, participated in a conference call meeting with FEMA representatives as well as members of the Kentucky Division of Water.

  • Statewide Candidates Talk Issues in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a shining moment, literally, for 11 candidates asking for Bullitt County votes in the May 19 state primary election.

    The candidates gathered in the sunlit Bullitt Central High School gymnasium  for a Meet the Candidates event sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, KentuckyOne Health, Republic Bank and The Pioneer News.

    The group included two gubernatorial candidates, both running for the Republican nomination.

  • Views sought before issue to resurface

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The smoke may have dissipated but it hasn’t settled yet.

    At a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission, member Dan Cline asked the group where it stood on adopting a no-smoking policy for the county.

    The president of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce said his board of directors recently agreed in favor of a ban in a public place such as a restaurant, hotel or bar.

    “It’s for the betterment of my health,” he said.

  • North comes up just short in St. X rematch

     LOUISVILLE -- Leading the state in scoring and having crossed the plate at least 20 times against four different opponents, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise was looking for something different.

    On Thursday night, the veteran skipper got exactly what he wanted -- a game against one of the top programs in the state played in a regional tournament atmosphere.

    While his Eagles fell 2-1 to St. Xavier, it was a perfect game for Wise.

  • BE beats Butler 2-1 in ten innings

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The start and end of the week worked out just fine for Bullitt East, but it was the game in the middle that left head coach Jeff Bowles scratching his head.

    The Chargers opened last week with a 5-0 victory over Fern Creek. It was an important win as the red and gold will be playing Fern Creek in the first game of the 24th District Tournament which will start the week of May 18 at Jeffersontown High School.

  • Central steals a win from Tigers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The most exciting play in baseball gave Bullitt Central a win on Wednesday when Cougar junior Cameron Dukes stole home for the winning run in a 7-6 victory over Bardstown.

    Bullitt Central scored three times in the first inning with the help of a double from Dukes and the maroon and gray pushed that to 4-1 with another run in the second on a single by Ethan Moore.

  • MW Middle students are 'reel' stars at competition

    Mt. Washington Middle School students Cambren Joiner, Trenton Stetser, Jordan Pollard and Macy Pratt were recognized last month at the REEL Action Awards Ceremony as 2nd Runner Up in Best Use of Sound for their 30-second video Failing Grade.

                The annual contest was sponsored by Alliance for Youth and features videos from youth ages 12-17 about the dangers of underage drinking.

  • BC's Stills uses her head to continue basketball career

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- A free basketball player?
        That is exactly what Bellarmine University got recently when Bullitt Central senior Stephanie Still cast her lot to play with the Lady Knights starting in the fall.
        Often times it is the player who gets the free ride based on her ability. In this instance, Bellarmine gets a free player based on her academic accomplishments.

  • Work is done as tennis' regular season ends

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The final matches were contested as tennis players get ready for the Sixth Region tournament, starting in various locations on Monday afternoon.

    NORTH BULLITT
        On senior day, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles fell 3-2 to Spencer County.
        In singles, Myrissa Druien defeated Madison Hedrick 6-0, 6-2. On court two, Hallie Schmidt continued her winning ways with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Caitlyn Stevens.

  • Proposal makes big dent in spending

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Magistrates were presented the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
        In that budget, appropriations will be decreased by around $1 million and the reserve account increased to $775,000.
        However, the county's chief financial officer, Keith Griffee, said his first proposed budget is more than just figures on a piece of paper.
        "It's a change in the culture," said Griffee. "We have to look at how we are doing business."