Today's News

  • Hagan retires after 40 years

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Wayne Hagan loves to go hunting.

    But his hunting time has often suffered due to his work schedule.

    However, after Friday, Aug. 7, Hagan has all the hunting time he needs.

    After 40 years of employment with the Kroger Co., Hagan joins his wife, Kay, in retirement.

    A party was thrown in Hagan’s honor on Friday at the Shepherdsville store, where he has been employed since the grocery opened seven years ago.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for September 4

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for September 4

    BULLITT CENTRAL 21, Southern 14

    DeSales 45, BULLITT EAST 30

    NORTH BULLITT 21, South Oldham 7

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full stories on each game.


  • Escaped state inmate caught in Shepherdsville

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An escapee from a private prison facility was recaptured without incident Thursday in Bullitt County.

    According to Capt. Ken Bernardi, public information officer for the Shepherdsville Police Department, officers received a tip on the possible location of Thomas Manning.

    Manning escaped from the Marion County Adjustment Center on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    Officers went to an address on Boardwalk Avenue in Shepherdsville. They took Manning, of Louisville, into custody.

  • Over the limit will lead to an arrest

    Kentucky Office of Highway Safety issues tough reminder to public: If you are over the limit you will be under arrest!

    Unfortunately drunk driving is nothing new in Kentucky, and nationally is still one of America’s deadliest crimes, killing more than 13,000 people each year.

    In Kentucky last year, there were approximately 6,000 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in over 2,200 injuries and 182 deaths.

  • BC's defense carries the load in opening win

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are no judges and no style points in high school football...which on Friday night was good news for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    The Cougars picked up an important ‘W’ as they opened the season against visiting Barren County with a 21-7 decision, but there were no bonus points for style. Bullitt Central did enough right to win easily and made enough mistakes to keep the gave closer than it should have been.

  • Strong NB defense comes up just short against Doss

    HEBRON ESTATES - The message was simple following Friday night’s season opener for the North Bullitt Eagles.

    Continue to improve each game and, by year’s end, the Eagles will have a pretty good football team.

    Playing against an athletic Doss Dragon team, North Bullitt fell 13-0.

    While the young Eagle offense struggled with a new offensive scheme, the defense was solid, allowing just a single touchdown.


    Labor Day is scheduled for Monday, Sep. 7, resulting in a three-day holiday weekend.

    Bullitt County government offices are closed Monday, along with Bullitt County Schools.

    There will be no postal service on Monday. As a result, Monday home editions of The Pioneer News will arrive a day late.

    The Pioneer News offices will also be closed on Monday. The staff wishes everyone in Bullitt County a happy and safe Labor Day holiday weekend.

  • Artists to display works in bank lobbies

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seeing the skills of local artists will be something customers can bank on if they are visiting area financial institutions over the next few months.

    Artwork created by Visual Arts of Bullitt County members will be displayed in local bank lobbies through November as part of the organization’s “Art is Awesome in Bullitt County” campaign.

  • BC's long road swing starts with a short trip to Southern

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The schedule says that the Bullitt Central Cougars will play their next four games on the road. That can sometimes be a daunting task for a high school football team.

    This is not your ordinary road swing. The Cougars do have to board a bus on the following Fridays, but none of the trips is further away than Waggener.

    The first of the four trips won’t last more than 15 minutes as the Cougars head up I-65 to take on former Class 6-A district-rival Southern this Friday.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 30:

    Bullitt County: