Today's News

  • THE CIVIL WAR: East and North collide in a game for the ages

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The game that everyone has secretly been waiting for and whispering about will finally arrive on Friday when Bullitt East and North Bullitt collide in the biggest game in Bullitt County football history.

    This will be like Christmas morning for local football fans as the two rivals meet as late in the Class 4-A play-offs as is possible. The two played last year in the post-season, but that came in the first-round. Now, the winner advances to the semi-finals with a shot at playing for a state championship within reach.

  • School board will welcome new member

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School had the possibility of having three new board members when the January 2009 meeting arrived.

    After Tuesday’s elections, the board will have four returning members and newcomer Lorraine McLaughlin.

    Opposed officeholders Gary Wooldridge and Tim Wiseheart were both successful in retaining their seats. Sammy Allen and Dolores Ashby were unopposed.

    In the First District, incumbent Mike Robison opted to not run for another four-year term.

  • Misty Lay named state's top school psychologist

    Misty Lay, a school psychologist with Bullitt County Public Schools, made state history by being selected as the 2008 Kentucky School Psychologist of the Year during the Kentucky Association for Psychology in Schools annual conference held in Lexington.

    According to KAPS Conference Chair Dianne E. Herrick, this is the second time in four years that Ms. Lay has won this prestigious award, an achievement that is unparalleled in the 31-year history of KAPS.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Calendar: November 2008

    Bullitt County Public Schools Calendar of Events: November 2008


    KDE Attendance Audit



    Classified Council Meeting at Central Office

    Preschool Meeting at Central Office

    North Bullitt High Veteran's Day Assembly, 8:25 a.m.

    Freedom Elementary SBDM Meeting, 4 p.m.


    Adult Learning Center GED graduation at Bullitt Central High, 7 p.m.

    Bullitt East High SBDM meeting, 5 p.m.

  • Former coach, ISAP instructor indicted for rape

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former baseball coach and educator in Bullitt County has been indicted for alleged incidents dating back to 1993.

    The Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury indicted Larry Brent Childress, 40, on Tuesday afternoon.

    The indictment charges Childress with rape and sodomy in the first, second and third degrees.

    According to the indictment, Childress forced a juvenile to have sexual intercourse starting in June 1993 when the victim was 13. The last incident allegedly occurred in May 1995.

  • ELECTION 2008: Turnout over 63 percent; look for split in precincts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Still seeking to have the final results completed by 10 p.m. on an election night, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney was pleased with what happened on Tuesday despite not quite making his goal.

    And a record number of Bullitt Countians came to the polls, which will result in election officials decision to start looking at redistricting for the 2010 campaign.

    Over 31,000 voters went to cast ballots on Tuesday, representing about 63 percent turnout, according to Mooney.

  • Unheralded Eagles fly high in big win

    HEBRON ESTATES - When Western Warrior coaches were looking at game film to scout the North Bullitt Eagles, they probably didn’t focus on a guy named Travis Ridley flying around in the defensive secondary.

    And they probably didn’t see James Whitfill streaking across the field for a touchdown reception or Dalton Hadley coming into the game to spark a key scoring drive.

    And the coaches never imagined the golden-shoed David Elmore would be the leading Eagle rusher.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Bullitt East to advance to 4A state semifinals

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for November 28

    BULLITT EAST 26, North Bullitt 7

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




  • Moratorium placed on roads taken into system

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Meadowland Trail may have been the last road to be taken into the county maintenance program in the near future.

    Citing budgetary shortfalls, road foreman Jimmy Stivers requested the county place a moratorium on taking in any new roads.

    New roads built to county specifications would have to be accepted.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members unanimously approved the request.

    County officials made no other comments on the decision.

  • Scouts help to clean up Barren River shore

    The Boy Scouts of Shepherdsville Troop 868 and the Cub Scouts of Shepherdsville Cub Scout Pack 868 both spent Saturday, Sept. 20, scouring sections of the shoreline at Barren River Lake picking up trash.  The annual lakeshore cleanup event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  This marks the ninth consecutive year that Troop 868 has participated and the first year for Pack 868.