Today's News

  • Youth football back in action after holiday break

     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.

  • Grandparent of the Year Essay

     Cole Jeffries, a fifth-grade student at Old Mill Elementary was honored for his essay by the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association.

    Cole was joined on stage at a recent BCRTA meeting by his grandmother as he read his winning essay.

    The Grandparents of the Year Essay Contest is co-sponsored by the KRTA and the AARP.

    BCRTA president Carolyn Dennison presented Cole with his certificate.

  • Salute to the First Responders in Honor of 9-11

     Once again this year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to honor the first responders during a time to remember the events of 9-11.

    The North Bullitt JROTC presented the colors and Donna Burke sang the National Anthem.

    Bill Laird organized the event and each of the local agencies were presented a special flag of  honor.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker. He related his experiences of the affects of the terrorist attack, including insight from a family member.

  • Poppell continues early Fall success

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt East senior Sierra Poppell continued her strong start to the 2015 Cross-Country season with her third big run in as many races on Saturday at the Rumble Trough the Jungle Run at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.

    Poppell finished fourth out of 140 runners in the main run, finishing in 19:42.02. The winner was Kaitlyn Lacy of regional rival Male in a time of 18:28.60.

  • Eagles’ big week ends 1-0-1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first part of last week was going to be big for the North Bullitt boys’ soccer team and that stretch the team handled well, getting past Bullitt Central 3-1 and then drawing to a 2-2 tie with Bullitt East.

    Unfortunately, after those two emotional games, the team came out flat on Saturday at the Meade County Invitational, dropping a pair of lopsided contests.

    Still, the biggest win came on Tuesday when the green and gold rolled into Shepherdsville and got the win over the Cougars in a spirited and competitive contest.

  • Beckner continues winning ways at Kentucky State Fair contests

     CLERMONT - Despite years of success and numerous awards, even John Beckner can branch out.

    Beckner is known for his efforts in creating wooden toy models. Each year one of his creations appears in competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The 2015 edition of the state fair included a Beckner model with a Best of Show ribbon attached. It was Beckner’s third consecutive award.

    The icing on the cake this year was Beckner’s first appearance in the Bullitt County Fair competition, where he also earned top honors.

  • Eastside Middle honored for results in TELL survey for Bullitt County schools

     Eastside Middle School has been selected as one of the Honorable Mentions regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement according to results of the 2015 Kentucky TELL Survey.

    “I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Eastside community,” principal Troy Wood said. “This honor is a genuine reflection of the students, parents, teachers and staff at Eastside. Our success is a collaborative effort, and we couldn’t be successful otherwise.”

  • Former Marshall County football coach pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the guilty plea of the former Marshall County High School head football coach, 47-year-old Ronald E. Barnard. Earlier today Barnard pled guilty to:

    1) Promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 18 years old, a class C felony.

    2) Unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in a sexual performance, a class D felony.

    3) Sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony.

  • Garage damaged in residental fire

      A fire destroyed a residential garage in Shepherdsville on Wednesday afternoon.

    The call was placed around 4:00 p.m. for 210 Beechcliff Circle.

    Shepherdsville police arrived within a minute of the call and ensured the property was vacant and the road was clear. No injuries were reported.

    According to Shepherdsville Officer Ken Bernardi, the home renters first tried to put out the fire with a garden hose, but called for help when they were unsuccessful.

  • Ethics Board drops charges against Hatfield, Brown

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than an hour, a three-member tribunal unanimously voted to dismiss allegations of ethical misconduct by two Shepherdsville city councilmembers.