Today's News

  • Health officials push virtues of breastfeeding babies

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to emphasize the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

  • MW homes to be part of grant-funded energy work

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Three dozen low to moderate income households that received energy efficiency audits last year may be eligible to receive energy-saving home improvements for free. 

  • Hatfield wants city to look at civil service ordinance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With concerns about the cost, Larry Hatfield isn’t sure the civil service system currently in place shouldn’t be eliminated.

  • Coal truck overturns on Hwy. 1020; cleanup needed

     BROOKS - Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of Highway 1020 and West Blue Lick Road at 11:45 a.m., shortly after the coal truck overturned into Blue Lick Creek. 

  • Back to School

    Nearly 13,000 students were back in classes on Wednesday as the Bullitt County Public Schools system was back in business. 

    See inside today's paper as well as Wednesday's issue, and on the website at www.pioneernews.net for more back to school photos and videos. 

  • North volleyball looking for a top 6th Region finish

         HEBRON ESTATES - The great unknown is never easy, but the North Bullitt Lady Eagle volleyball program has seemingly all the tools to make a move from the Eighth Region to the Sixth Region a positive event.

         Sure, everyone knows that at some point down the road that the green and gold, along with all the other schools in the Sixth Region, will at some point have to clear the huge hurdle that is the Mercy Jaguars, one of the state's top volleyball program which won the state title two seasons ago.

  • BC boys' soccer is starting over

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lots of high school sports programs go through 'rebuilding' phases.

         Not many pretty much start over.

         That is what the Bullitt Central boys' soccer team is going to try to do this season after failing to win a single game last season and scoring just three goals. Half of the ten matches were called early after the Cougars fell behind by ten goals.

  • New volleyball district is loaded for Charger girls

         MOUNT WASHINGTON - Of all the shuffling and realignment that the Bullitt County programs will go through this year, no team was put in a more precarious position than the Bullitt East volleyball squad.

  • East hoping for a healthy successful season

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt East football program, like most others, has had its ups and downs over the years.

         The one big difference is that the Chargers rarely stay down very long.

         Following a pair of disappointing seasons that saw the team lose the last three games in each campaign as well as a first-round play-off game in 2011, the red and gold are looking to make some big steps forward this fall.

  • Safety tips offered for actions both on, around school buses

    FRANKFORT – Summer break ends for thousands of Kentucky students this week as they head back to school. For many children, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus.  Unfortunately, every year children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 1,627 school bus related crashes resulting in 506 injuries and five deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Tpr. Michael Webb is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.