Today's News

  • A Special Valentine

     The Hillview Government Center was the scene of a special Valentine dance and dinner for some special needs students in the county.

    Family, friends, teachers and aides all had fun on the dance floor.

    See more photos from this event and other community Valentine's Day celebrations in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Kelty resigns as magistrate; hired as MW police officer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After 33 years as a grocer, Dan Kelty is now at the service of the city of Mount Washington. 

  • City seeks payroll taxes from county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An effort to recoup past due occupational taxes on county employees has resulted in litigation.

  • UPDATE: Schools will not outsource custodial duties

     UPDATE (02/19): Bullitt County Public Schools have made the decision to discontinue its pursuit of seeking outside companies for custodial duties in county schools.

    A discussion at Tuesday's school board meeting will not take place as a result of this decision.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full update on the story.


  • Council gets handle on how finances look for fiscal year; Wetzel resigns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They didn’t talk a lot about particular figures. Instead, members of the Shepherdsville City Council talked about what they wanted to see to better understand their financial situation.

    In a special meeting Thursday, Tim Hance, who works for Accountemps and was retained to help unscramble the city’s financial records, was ready for questions about the six-month profit and loss report he prepared.

    Councilman Garland Miller’s first question was why it has taken so long to get financial reports to the elected officials.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 02/15/12

     This week Paul Coyle gets into the holiday spirit, expressing his love for Bullitt County.

  • County loses again as suit puts halt to redistricting

     Bullitt County was in a prime position for the first time in many, many years in Frankfort.

    The redistricting proposal would give the county two house representatives who would have the vast majority of residents and voters in their territory.

    Also, the senate district would be just Bullitt and Nelson, increasing the possibility of having its own senator.

  • Watch carbon monoxide levels

    FRANKFORT– As outdoor winter temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices.

  • Hot '11 weather put damper on this year's Red Crow Pow Wow

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Oppressive heat last June has claimed an annual event for at least one year.

    With temperatures soaring, attendance at the Red Crow Indian Council’s Pow Wow plummeted.

    And without the revenue from admissions, secretary/treasurer Linda Dishon said there was no choice but to cancel this summer’s event.

    “It was a hard decision,” said Dishon. “But it comes down to money.”

  • Man's love of flight will live on

    NICHOLS - The pilot is Bill Hale, a Bullitt County resident who suddenly passed away in October 2010.

    The plane is a 1976 model Antonov An-2, the world’s largest of its kind, according to Hale’s son-in-law, Mike Russell. It will travel to Crestview, Fla., purchased by Vertol Systems Company (VSC) in nearby Destin.

    Hale, a Bullitt County resident for 20 years, last flew the plane 14 years ago. It has been resting in a field on Hale’s property since the last flight.