Today's News

  • Shepherdsville switches into 12-hour shifts

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Years ago, the city of Hillview went to 12-hour shifts for its police officers.

        At the time, no other department in the county had gone to such a scheduling rotation. However, it was something Glenn Caple, the current Hillview police chief, had read and heard about from places all over the country.

        The practice has begun to spread over the past few years throughout the county.

  • BC gets second chance to upend Anderson County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars will get another shot at redemption on Friday when the maroon and gray travels to Lawrenceburg for a rematch with Anderson County in the second round of the Class 5-A play-offs.

        It was just a month ago that the two teams met on the same field. Bullitt Central played one of its worst halves of the season in falling behind 21-7, but then rallied to force overtime at 21-21. Only a missed extra point in the extra period gave Anderson County the 28-27 victory.

  • Local students totally enjoy college setting for learning

        BOWLING GREEN - The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University is regarded as one of the nation’s premier high school institutions.

        Featured in Newsweek’s list of 16 “Public Elite” American high schools, the Gatton Academy selects 120 gifted Kentucky juniors and seniors to participate in the program each year.

  • CHANGE IS HERE: Republicans have good day at polls

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Standing outside Republican Party headquarters, chairman Jose Cubero summed up the evening.

        "It's a good day to be a Republican."   

        And so it was in Bullitt County as only one Democrat survived, preventing a clean sweep for the first time in the history of local elections.

        With over 23,700 voters casting ballots, it was a night where many felt the discontent with national politics trickle down to the local level.

  • Green Meadows celebrates 20th anniversary

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -  It’s been 20 years since Green Meadows Healthcare Center opened its doors as a rehabilitation and long-term care facility.

        To celebrate the momentous anniversary, the folks at Green Meadows recently hosted a public event complete with a pig roast, live music, fun activities for kids and plenty of anniversary cake.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts was on hand to present the staff with a proclamation decreeing Oct. 21 “Green Meadows Day.”

  • FIRED...Old Mill teacher had series of incidents

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A teacher at Old Mill Elementary was fired Oct. 18 but a recent incident was just the latest in a series of personnel issues for the instructor.

        Dale Beasley, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at Old Mill, was terminated following an incident on Oct. 14 in which he pulled a female student to the front of the room to get a pencil.

        However, under information received by The Pioneer News on an open records request, this is just the latest in a number of incidents.

  • Ellis to be next mayor in city of Shepherdsville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One major city in the county will be under new leadership in January but two others will remain with the same mayor in charge.

        In Shepherdsville, Scott Ellis found his rematch against incumbent Sherman Tinnell to be a more favorable outcome.

        The Republican, who is currently concluding his first term on the city council, defeated Tinnell 1,496-1,409.

  • Speedy Western next hurdle for powerful Eagles

        HEBRON ESTATES - For the third time in as many seasons, North Bullitt’s post-season route will go through the Western Warriors.

        The two teams split the first two contests (NB won 18-6 before Western turned the tables 24-8 last season) and the rubber match will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Western.

  • Nusz finishes 33rd at state golf

        BOWLING GREEN - The third time was the charm for Bullitt East’s Katie Nusz as she senior made the opening day cut and played a second round at least week’s Leachman Buick Girls’ Kentucky State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.

        Nusz finished with a 170 total which tied her for 33rd overall. That is the best finish ever by a Bullitt Countian in this event.

  • Riverview helps mom, daughter finish school

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Educational opportunities have come full circle for a mother and daughter thanks to Riverview Alternative Center.

    Erica Bright began classes at Riverview this fall. She plans on graduating within the year.

    Erica first learned of the alternative school through her mother, Shelia Newton Vires, a former Riverview student.

    In fact, Shelia was one of the inaugural members of Riverview’s Teenage Parenting Program (TAPP). She attended while Bright was still a baby.