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Today's News

  • CASA receives a helping hand from WHAS Crusade for Children

     Thanks to contributions collected by volunteer fire departments in the county, the WHAS Crusade for Children was able to give back to the Bullitt County community.

    Crusade director Dawn Lee presented a $12,000 check to the Bullitt County CASA program.

    The funds will be used to operate the program, which provides assistance to help juveniles who are in the justice system for reasons that they have no control over.

  • STATE BOUND! BE boys earn spot in big show

     ELIZABETHTOWN – ‘Just another golf tournament’.

         That is what Bullitt East boys’ golf coach Kyle Downs was preaching on Tuesday morning before his team started play in the Fifth Region Tournament at the Elizabethtown Country Club.

         Of course, it wasn’t really just another golf tournament. It was just the mindset that the veteran coach was trying to instill. It worked.

  • Lebanon Junction hopes to get water tank truck issue settled

    LEBANON JUNCTION--Lebanon Junction Fire Chief Todd Crady hopes a four-month process finally drawing to a close.

    He presented the need to the city council for a 4,000 gallon tanker truck several months ago.

    The department currently has two other tanker trucks, one that can hold 1,800 gallons and the other 1,500.

    The council previously voted to set aside $40,000 for a new truck.

  • Local celebrities to show off dance steps

    HILLVIEW--Dust off your dancing shoes because Dancing with the Stars is coming to Hillview.

    Sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council, the event will take place Oct. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hillview Government Center. The theme is masquerade.

    The evening will feature local community “stars”: Linda Belcher, Jenny Estepp, Angie Etherton, Tom Givhan, Mike Higgins, Mike Nemes, Faith Portman, Depp Rasner, Melaine Roberts, Elise Spainhour, John Spainhour, Tony Thompson, Alex Wimsatt and others.

  • Speak Up During National Bullying Prevention Month

     (StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

  • Five Tips for Haunting Your House this Halloween

     (StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.

  • Propane truck involved in accident, evacuation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A two-vehicle accident involving a propane truck led to an evacuation along Coral Ridge Road Friday morning.

    Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire units responded to the scene around 11 a.m., near the intersection of Cabin Creek Road.

    Officials reported a slight leak in the propane truck, making a decision to close the roadway to thru traffic from Rodgers Lane to E. Blue Lick Road.

    Bullitt County Emergency Management officials surveyed the situation, calling for a 500-foot-radius evacuation at about 11:40 a.m.

  • Youth football ready for the big October battles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season, The Pioneer news will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Bullitt schools continue to see improvements in test scores

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The game is still not over but the Bullitt County Public School District is running ahead of many of its fellow educators.

  • Cable barrier repairs on I-65 South scheduled for October 5

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of upcoming repairs to the cable barrier system and guardrail on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Contract crews will be making repairs in the section of highway between mile points 118 and 112 where the barriers were damaged due to recent vehicle crashes.