Today's News

  • County energized with federal grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County facilities will be a bit more energy efficient thanks to a grant of nearly $300,000 from the federal government.

        Bryan Kirby, a grantwriter working for the county, presented Bullitt Fiscal Court members with the good news that the grant had been approved by the Department of Energy.

        The major benefactor of the grant will be the occupants of the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Man aquitted in sex-related case

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took a jury around two hours to acquit Michael Wesley Toy of two counts of sexual abuse.

        Toy had been indicted last September and charged with two Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

        During his taped statement to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, Toy, 38, denied any touching of a female who was in the same bed but was under the age of 16.

  • Crossroads students get preview

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Transitioning from one grade to the next can be a difficult experience for any student, but when added to the prospect of having to attend a new school, with new teachers and new classmates, the

    experience can be downright scary.

       As the new school year swiftly approaches, hundreds of elementary students in Bullitt County’s east end will not be returning to the schools they attended last year.

  • Federal funding set aside for summer cooling assistance in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that $4 million in federal funding will be made available beginning Monday, July 12, for summer cooling assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

        LIHEAP services are provided locally by the 23 Community Action Agencies through a partnership between the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and Community Action Kentucky.

  • Time for talking is over; let's get Highway 44 fixed

        Breaking news....breaking news.

        There will be a community meeting on Thursday evening. The topic will be the new plans for improvements on Highway 44 between Mount Washington and Shepherdsville.

        Whatever the plans say, we're for it. Step the public hearing and move straight to go on the game board of life.

        While widening the entire stretch to four or five lanes would be grand the revenue just isn't available.

  • Pryor ready to take North girls to new heights

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For veteran North Bullitt volleyball coach Jeanette Pryor, the 2010 season presents talent, but a noticeable lack of experience.

        The Lady Eagles have just three seniors and one junior in the program. Of the 11 players that will be part of the varsity team at the start of the season, only six were filling those roles a year ago.

        The seniors have filled the leadership role well to this point.

  • Hogue, Wise participate in Governor's School of Arts

    LEXINGTON -- This summer the Kentucky Center hosted over 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth in the heart of the Bluegrass, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 20- July 10.

    During their three-week stay, 224 student artists from 47 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.

  • Pioneer News to be part of Singing in the Park co-sponsor concert

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gospel music will fill the air on Saturday in the First Street Park in Shepherdsville.

    Heart and Soul will host the Gospel Music Jubilee from Noon until 5 p.m.

    The Pioneer News, along with WJCR, will co-sponsor this first-time event.

    There will be free admission for the afternoon of singing. A love offering will be taken.

    Heart and Soul will be just one of the performing groups.

    Others scheduled to take the stage include The Turner Family, Jackie Dixon, Blood Bought, Heavenly Reign and The McCoys.

  • Unofficial Results: 51st Annual Salem Speedway James/O’Connor Memorial

    Unofficial Results: 51st Annual Joe James / Pat O’Connor Memorial

    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, Saturday, August 14, 2010


    AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series


    Fast Qualifier: Tracy Hines, 15.474

    First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Clarke, 2. Hmiel, 3. Hines, 4. Jones, 5. Windom, 6. T. Swanson, 7., Aguilar

    Second Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Coons, 2. Clauson, 3. Gardner, 4. Gerster, 5. Helberg, 6. K. Swanson

  • Fisher takes over major rebuilding job at BE

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The players have changed and the coach is different, but the expectations have remained the same for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers heading into the 2010 volleyball season.

        Few programs have ever suffered graduation losses as great as those of the red and gold since last season. Two of the players are now set to start college volleyball careers, while of those, Jade Troutman, played on six straight district championship teams.