Today's News

  • School board to consider tax hike

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners could be paying a little more to the school system when tax bills are sent out within the next month.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the proposed tax rates and then vote following the public hearing.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the central office. The public is encouraged to attend.

    Under the proposed rate, the real property tax would increase from 52.9 cents per $100 of assessment to 55.2 cents. On a $100,000 home, this would amount to a $23 increase.

  • Four-time state champ Stevens headed to WKU

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A friendly suggestion three years ago has continued to pay huge dividends for Bullitt East senior Jackie Stevens.

        Already a four-time state champion in track and field, Stevens earlier this summer cast her lot to continue her throwing career at Western Kentucky University.

        That is quite an accomplishment for Stevens who three years ago had never competed in track and field. She was a basketball player and part of a strong class in that sport at Bullitt East.

  • Police on added patrol over Labor Day weekend

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to take part in the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” crackdown on impaired driving.

    KOHS officials, along with the Lexington Division of Police and former University of Kentucky head football coach Rich Brooks, promoted the campaign during a news conference today at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. The campaign began Aug. 20 and runs through Labor Day.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 30:


    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.


    AUGUST 2010


    American Adventures

    Audio Book Appreciation

    Black Business

    Cataract Awareness


    Children's Eye Health and Safety

    Children's Vision and Learning

    Get Ready for Kindergarten

    Happiness Happens

    Immunization Awareness


    Minority Donor Awareness

    Motorsports Awareness

    Neurosurgery Outreach



    Psoriasis Awareness

    Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness


  • Davis brings same message to single audience

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the course of any given month, school superintendent Keith Davis would regularly have meetings with various groups.

        During his gatherings with the faculty, classified staff, site-based members and others, Davis’ message on the state of the system would be pretty similar.

        While disseminating the information is a key part of his role, Davis realized that much of his time was spent in meetings and not out in the schools.

  • Zoning sought for manufacturing plant

        HILLVIEW - Planners will be asked to begin a process that could eventually land over 200 manufacturing jobs in Bullitt County.

        A special meeting of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will be held on Thursday to discuss zoning requests for two tracts of property at the northwest quadrant of Interstate 65 and Brooks Road.

        One tract of land would be property owned by Willabrook Inc., which is part of the Williams family property.

  • Foster brings leadership skills to Bernheim job

    CLERMONT - From coaching football to leading a school community, both positions require a lot of leadership skills.

    Willie Foster now has the opportunity to use his on-field abilities in the classroom.

    The former Bullitt Central assistant principal relocated to Bernheim Middle School, taking over as its new principal.

    Foster, a Bullitt East graduate and former football player, brings nine years of education experience to Bernheim. He fills the vacancy left by Bob Bright, who took another administrative position over the summer.

  • Writer still likes holiday games

        I still enjoy celebrating holidays, so much that I always supply a list each month at www.pioneernews.net.

        That way Bullitt County can share the experience with me.

        One of the bigger holidays, Labor Day, is approaching, which has me wondering what everyone will be doing over the extended weekend.