Today's News

  • Saying Goodbye

    MOSUL, IRAQ – Fighting in Iraq claimed a third man with ties to Lebanon Junction Friday with the death of 24-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Gary Lee Woods, Jr.

    Woods, a Bullitt Central High School graduate and former ROTC cadet who completed basic training at Fort Knox five years ago, was inside one of two Humvees hit by the blast from a truck loaded with explosives, his father, Gary Woods Sr., said.


    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a red flag warning for Bullitt County through 6 p.m. Monday.

    The combination of windy conditions along with low humidity and high temperatures could result in dangerous fire situations.

    At 3:40 p.m. Nichols Fire units responded to the Fort Knox area near Mt. Eden to assist with a field fire. Southeast Bullitt Fire units were called on standby.

    A large amount of Kentucky has been placed under the red flag warning.

    Check www.pioneernews.net for further updates.

  • Shepherdsville police arrest man allegedly involved in auto thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An individual connected with a recent rash of vehicle break-ins has been arrested by city police.

    Shepherdsville resident Joseph A. Hauber, 18, was arrested April 1 and charged with four felony counts of theft by unlawful taking from automobiles.

    He was released from the Bullitt County Detention Center April 2 on a $5,000 surety bond.

    Shepherdsville Police Capt. Kenneth Bernardi said Hauber is believed to have stolen between $17,000 and $18,000 in goods from vehicles parked in various areas of Shepherdsville.

  • Next chapter turning for new LJ library

    LEBANON JUNCTION ee" For two years, the Lebanon Junction branch of the Bullitt County Public Library system has been forced to host a children’s summer reading program in the community center instead of at the library because of overcrowding.

    To BCPL Director Randy Matlow, the program’s popularity was encouraging, but counterproductive when the children couldn’t fit into Lebanon Junction’s small library for the event.

    “The whole point of the summer reading program is to encourage children to check out books,” Matlow said.

  • More officers may be on streets thanks to stimulus

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there aren’t a lot of definite answers on how Bullitt County might be affected by the federal stimulus dollars sent from Washington, it appears there will be a law enforcement program revived to put more officers on the streets.

    The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program is to receive $1 billion to provide another 5,500 officers across the country.

    Several Bullitt County agencies are currently working to apply for those funds.

  • Lady Eagles stay hot, roll past Bullitt Central 10-1

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A day after losing 8-0 to the state’s top-ranked team, Ballard, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles got back in the saddle on Wednesday and beat Bullitt Central 10-1.

    Those two wins came just a few days after North Bullitt had capped spring break with a four game sweep in a tournament at Washington County. Coach Eric Lambert’s team opened with a 2-1 victory over Bishop Brossart and then turned back Danville 2-0. Pool play then concluded with a 4-1 victory over West Aurora (IL.) ‘A’ by a 4-1 count.

  • Softball, baseball teams entering the key district action this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The post-season is still a month away, but some of the most important games of the regular season will be played this week for the area diamond teams in the 24th District.

    Of course, the first words associated with that plan are ‘weather permitting’. As anyone who follows high school spring sports in Kentucky, following the weather comes in a close second to keeping track of your favorite team.

  • East falters against Butler, then roars past Rebels

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the second time this season, the Bullitt East Chargers had trouble against a top-flight opponent on Thursday as they lost to Sixth Region rival Butler 15-10.

    While scoring ten runs was a good thing in the eyes of head coach Jeff Bowles, the other parts of the game suffered for the Chargers including poor pitching performances from the team’s top two arms - juniors Brandon Alphin and Matt Bowles.

    Bullitt East did bounce back on Saturday, taking a pair of lopsided wins over Atherton, 18-0 and 21-0.

  • New sheriff's DARE car out on road to help teach big lesson

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to the war against drug abuse, the Bullitt County Sheriffs dare to do more.

    That includes the force’s newest vehicle, the DARE patrol unit.

    A 1998 Ford already in the Sheriffs department’s custody, the unit was revamped into a prime vehicle with a new paint job, body work and accessories.

    The best thing about the new vehicle was the price. Chief deputy Danny Thompson said all the work was donated.

  • Hillview honors Burton; city, Fox Chase, host cleanup days

    HIILVIEW - While work continues to clean up limbs left by the storm, Hillview residents have an opportunity to get rid of their junk on Saturday.

    The annual cleanup day will be held on Saturday, April 4.

    From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., extra dumpsters will be in place at the works department garage at the end of Prairie Drive.

    Works foreman Jim Bohannon said that no hazardous materials would be accepted, as well as household garbage.

    The county cleanup weekends will not be held in the spring. The project could be held later this summer or fall.