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Today's News

  • Mother Nature smiles on league with a perfect day

     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.

  • Bullitt Central building behind lone senior Harp

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars snapped North Bullitt’s five-year reign at the top of the 23rd District a year ago and now with that hurdle cleared, veteran head coach Karen Vogt is looking for new goals to set.

    Still, Bullitt Central will be doing some rebuilding this season as the program has just one senior – left side hitter Emily Harp.

  • Lebanon Jct. alters ranges for police pay

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Lebanon Junction City Police will soon have a little more wiggle room for possible raises.

    An ordinance read for the first time at the August meeting unified and raised the maximum allotted payrates for the department.

    The previous ordinance stated that the maximum salary the Lebanon Junction Police Chief could receive was $37,500 a year. An assistant chief could earn $32,000 a year, a police lieutenant could earn $27,500 a year and a detective could earn $18,000 a year.

  • Smokers can, do quit smoking

     Many adult smokers started as teenagers due to peer pressure - to look “cool” or to look older.  For most, those reasons no longer exist. 

    As reported in a 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, nearly 7 out of every 10 (68%) current U.S. adult cigarette smokers state that they wanted to quit tobacco completely. Since 2002, the number of former smokers has been greater than the number of current smokers (CDC). 

  • UPDATE: Road week for football fans

     Editor's Note: Due to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey expected to reach the area and causing a flood watch, Friday's football games have been rescheduled for Thursday night. All game times have been moved up to a 7 p.m. start.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The trips are all short, but all three Bullitt County football teams will be on the road on Friday as they continue to prepare for the start of the important Class 5-A, Region 3 games that begin on Sept. 22.

  • Board approves tax proposal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Each year, Debby Atherton hears the concerns from individuals who complain that they don’t have children in the school system but they face a higher tax rate.

    But, in doing her research of tax rates across the state, the board chairperson could see that many opt to take the full 4 percent increase allowed by law.

    On Monday night, Atherton went along with fellow board members Dolores Ashby and Lorraine McLaughlin and voted to support the recommendation to take the allowed tax rate.

  • Former principal files suit against district

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former Bullitt County principal has filed a lawsuit against the school board and superintendent Keith Davis.

    David Pate filed a lawsuit claiming age and disability discrimination in his demotion to a classroom teacher earlier this year.

    The lawsuit only gives one side of the claim.

  • Jesse’s Day

     HEBRON ESTATES — Jesse Schott loves North Bullitt High School and he loves the JROTC program.

    On Friday night, the North Bullitt community displayed how much it loves Jesse Schott.

    Having successfully battled cancer on two occasions in his young life, Schott had just learned he would be taking on the deadly disease a third time.

    That diagnosis didn’t deter the Eagle from leading the color guard at Friday’s football game against Southern.

  • Yellow house needs to be saved

     On Main Street Mount Washington, there is two-story yellow house with intricate white details decorating the front.

    The colorful paneling and wide boards always left 7-year-old me fantasizing about what life what like in Mount Washington circa 1920. Even now, at 25, I find myself fantasizing about running a bakery on the bottom floor and making the second floor an apartment to live in.

  • Lady Eagles rally past Central in volleyball play

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After losing the first game, a game in which they gave up the final seven points, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles could have faltered in front of a large and boisterous crowd last Wednesday at Bullitt Central.

    But coach Keith Higgs’ team reversed the situation in the second game, scoring the final three points and then rolled to a 3-1 victory over the Lady Cougars by a 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23.