Today's News

  • Time of giving arrives for our community

    As a very tough 2009 comes to a close, it is time for our community to come together like it always does in a time of need.

    The economy has been tough and unemployment has risen above 10 percent for the past year. Many others who are employed have experienced reduced hours or pay freezes.

    During this holiday season, many more will be seeking a little bit of assistance. It is time for all of us who have dug so deep in the past to dig a little deeper.

  • Committee to study future leadership of tourism, centre

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two heads will be better than one - at least for the time being.

    The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission members have appointed a committee to look at the future structure of its leadership.

    Troy Beam and Vicki Downing will continue to split the tourism and conference facility duties until the committee makes its recommendation.

    With the resignation of Elaine Wilson to take a state tourism position, the commissioners opted to not make a decision in October on a permanent replacement.

  • Scenes from the Season: Light Up Mount Washington

    It was a perfect night on Friday as Mayor Joetta Calhoun and Santa and Mrs. Claus flipped the switch on the Light Up Mount Washington display on Bardstown Road.

    Aubrey Schneider was among those who received a free photo with Santa and Betty Porter was joined by some special singers at the First Baptist Church.

    The lights will remain on display during the holidays.

    Check upcoming editions of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for more photos of the holiday season.

  • Be a Smart Shopper this Holiday Season

    The holiday shopping season is off and running despite a shaky economy. Smart shoppers may be able to snap up bargains before, after and on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that traditionally is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

    However, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to arm themselves with knowledge and a budget before hitting the stores. Setting limits on spending is especially important to avoid a deluge of post-holiday bills.


  • Bolin found not guilty of allegations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Marvin L. Bolin Jr. said from the first time the allegations were made that he did nothing.

    He denied the allegations of sexual abuse dating back to 2000.

    He was indicted in April 2008 on two counts of sexual abuse, Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    During his trial last week, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed one of the counts on a directive verdict for lack of evidence after the prosecution concluded its case.

    And the jury took less than an hour to find Bolin not guilty of the remaining count.

  • Track Santa with The Pioneer News

    Anyone can track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve via NORAD Santa.

    Each year the site shows live video updates of Santa's progress as he flies throughout the world bringing Christmas cheer.

    The site includes "hot updates" from the North Pole about Santa's progress in preparation of the big flight.

    A North Pole kids' countdown map includes fun games and activities.

  • Panel quickly shoots down fee hike

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fees for zoning services have not increased since 1994.

    However, members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission expressed no support for any fee increases at this time.

    Assistant administrator Roanne Hammond had sent out a letter to commission members about the possibility of looking at fee increases.

    “It costs more to operate,” said Hammond, adding that other departments in county government had increased fees. “It’s time we followed suit.”

  • Election fields slow to fill up

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the holiday season approaching, a few more candidates have thrown their names into the political hat for 2010.

    The filing deadline for primary races will be on Jan. 26.

    Three incumbents have filed to return to the state House of Representatives.

    Linda Belcher, a Democrat representing the largest portion of Bullitt County, has filed for the 49th District seat.

    Republicans David Floyd, 50th District, and Dwight Butler, 18th District, have also filed for re-election.

    No other candidates have filed for those seats.

  • North set to host 8-team Barger Memorial tourney

    HEBRON ESTATES - For the first time in a number of years, the North Bullitt boys’ basketball program will host a holiday basketball tournament.

    The 8-team Sarah Major Barger Memorial Tournament will be played over three days starting on Monday. The tournament named in honor of the mother of North Bullitt boys’ head coach Lee Barger. Proceeds from the event will go to help fund the Sarah Barger Scholarship Fund which presents a $1,000 grant to a senior male and female athlete at North Bullitt each spring.

  • Holy Cross dims Central's lights

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was no joy in Shepherdsville on Tuesday as visiting Holy Cross took a bite out of both of the local teams in a battle of teams with the same nickname (Cougars) and school colors (maroon and gray).

    Just three nights after the Bullitt Central boys picked up their second win of the season, there was no good fortune left as coach Joe Pat Lee’s team dropped a 69-54 decision to Holy Cross.

    The visitors jumped on top early and led 19-14 after one period. They led after each of the other breaks, including a 40-29 edge in the second half.