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Today's News

  • City celebrates paying off tornado debt, 40th anniversary

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It's a celebration for a community of friends without boundaries.

    That new motto, along with a new flag, are part of the Pioneer Village 40th anniversary celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at Becknell Hall.

    City officials invite all residents to celebrate the free event, which will include the retirement of the city's tornado debt, paid off in full as of June 2014.

    The city has been paying off the debt since 1996, when the area was heavily damaged by a tornado, the most significant event in its 40-year history.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 15, 2014

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory

    nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and

    highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • AG indicts local contractor

     Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that a contractor accused of failing to perform home repair services for a Louisville resident, despite being paid to do so, has been indicted on one count of theft by deception over $10,000, a class C felony. A Jefferson County grand jury returned the indictment on 42-year-old Kevin Carter, of Mount Washington, Ky., on Thursday.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

     The Better Business Bureau is once again joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency and thousands of other organizations across the country to promote National Preparedness Month. The annual event educates the public on the importance of emergency preparedness, encouraging citizens, businesses, and government agencies to prepare, and stay informed for emergencies.

  • Key to the City

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis and the Shepherdsville City Council presented Beam, Inc., representative Jerry Summers with a key to the city.

    Ellis referred to Summers as an ambassador for the community, adding that he was honored to call him a friend.

    Summers thanked the city officials, saying Shepherdsville and the Bullitt County have been his hometown since he first moved to the area in 1970.

    “A key to this city is a key to my heart,” Summers said.

  • KENTUCKY STATE FAIR WINNERS: Quilting

     Mount Washington Quilting Bees members Carol Heil, Diane Kisner, Carol Larkin, Beverly Gradisek, Pat Glass and Linda Gentry showed off their Kentucky State Fair winning entries.

    (Not pictured are: Tedi Nunn, Kathy Sheehan and Carol Portman, Lee Hartnett.)

    Kisner won second place in the two person quilt category and a first place ribbon with her granddaughter Tedi Nunn for a quilt made by a group.

    Larkin won honorable mention for unfinished quilt top and first place for the two person quilt.

  • Honoring the 1994 Team

     At halftime of Friday’s game against Waggener, Bullitt East held a 20th Anniversary Reunion for the 1994 football team that reached the state championship game before falling to Danville.

    At the start, Bullitt East principal Willie Foster, who played on that team, led the players, coaches and family members to the field.

    A special presentation was made to the team’s coach, Mike Egan.


  • Youth football is back in action on Saturdays

     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.

  • NB’s schedule change means full slate of games on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – North Bullitt’s football schedule change means that there is a full slate of games on Friday for Bullitt County fans.

    In fact, North Bullitt will have the only home game this Friday as they will play host to North Oldham. Bullitt Central makes the short trip to Dixie Highway to take on Valley while Bullitt East will take a visit across Hwy-44 to take on Spencer County in what is a growing rivalry on the gridiron.

  • Coffee with the Chief part of partnerships

     Each year the Shepherdsville Police Department responds to thousands of requests for service in the community. 

    What the public might not realize is that even though the department responds to those calls the partnerships that are formed in the community are just as important.

    Community partnerships provide both the Shepherdsville Police and the community the ability to share information.  Any organization is dependent on the community to help them understand their needs  and the police department is no different.