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Today's News

  • Proposed pension plan not right

     On behalf of the teachers, administrators and support staff of Bullitt County Public Schools, I urge you to oppose the pension bill put forth by Governor Bevin late week.   

    Almost everyone recognizes that this is a serious issue and appreciates very much that Governor Bevin has determined to take action to rectify a problem that has festered for years.

  • Shoe manufacturer to bring warehouse facility to Hillview; around 90 new jobs anticipated

     HILLVIEW — Over 80 new jobs are projected for a distribution center looking to locate in northern Bullitt County.

    And Hillview city officials have approved an incentive for the company to make that move.

    KEEN Inc. has received preliminary tax incentives from the state of Kentucky.

    The company designs, manufactures and sells footwear, bags, accessories and apparel.

    It will make an investment of $18.6 million in locating in a facility in Hillview.

  • Central has memorable day at regional CC

     LOUISVILLE – For the first time in school history, Bullitt Central qualified both its boys’ and girls’ teams for the Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships this Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Bullitt Central boys’ coach Martin Tallent, who has been part of the boys’ or girls’ program for 11 years, said that the boys’ team had not reached the state meet as a group since 1986.

  • It’s play-off time for youth football teams

      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.

  • BC’s ‘home’ game moved to Nelson Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A perfect storm of bad weather is forcing Bullitt Central to play its ‘home’ play-off game on Friday in the opening round of the Class 5-A tourney against Dixie Heights at Nelson County High School.

  • East has tall task on the road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  – Bullitt East head coach Mark Sander is not going to hide anything from his players.

    He’s not going to sugarcoat the task at hand this Friday night.

    But he’s not going into the first round Class 5A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl thinking that his Chargers will lose.

    The task at hand is facing the top ranked team in the Litkenhous ratings. That is number one for all six classes.

    “Anything can happen,” said Sander. 

  • Cougars open at ‘home’ against Dixie Heights

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be run, run, run and maybe a pass or two when Bullitt Central tangles with Dixie Heights in the opening round of the Class 5-A, Region 3 Tournament in a game that will be played on Friday at Nelson County High School starting at 7:30 p.m.

    Over the past two weeks, Bullitt Central has completed one pass. Over its first eight games, the Colonels completed less than three passes a contest.

  • Top homebuilder will change hats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As Richard Miles was looking to retire from his job as a regional manager for Wal-Mart, he thought he would build a little subdivision.

    When he developed Dogwood Run on Beech Grove Road in the late 1980s, his intent was to complete that subdivision and then retire all together.

    Well, things didn’t work out that way and thousands of homeowners are glad.

    But, this time, Miles is really looking to slow down a little.

  • Two Mount Washington residents will have horse in Breeders’ Cup race on Saturday

     By Griffin Coop | Special to the Pioneer News

           Two Mount Washington residents are headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Thanks to one of the year’s biggest upsets, Mount Washington’s Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins will start five-year-old gelding Bullards Alley in the $4 million Longines Turf at Del Mar Race Course on Saturday. 

           Post time is 7:37 p.m. EDT for the race, which will air on NBC Sports Network.

  • Human trafficking is real

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—At 38, Summer Dickerson has worked as a call girl, had guns to her head, been buried alive, seen friends killed in front of her, been purchased by a pimp and been exploited. Most importantly Summer Dickerson has survived.

    Dickerson is a product of human trafficking and a new coalition in Bullitt County has made it their goal to ensure no one else has to experience the life Dickerson has lived.

    Dickerson shared her story with the coalition in hopes of helping bring awareness to the reality of human trafficking.