• Turkeys gone wild this year

     Many Bullitt Countians already have their Christmas decorations up, but many more are concerned about a potential crisis situation threatening to affect the nation, even local areas.

    Americans are living in fear of the Great Turkey Shortage projected throughout the country, primarily by the companies that sell turkeys.

    A potential early solution to the local issue was a proposed donation offered by Beam Suntory, makers of Jim Beam, who offered to supply the area.

  • Many duties performed in circuit clerk’s office

     As a general rule, the public has many perceptions of the role the clerk’s office plays in the court system.  These perceptions, however, are many times inaccurate.  

    The clerks play a vital role in the court system.  However, the clerks are not attorneys and are not allowed to provide any type of legal advice.  

  • Presidential campaign trail keeps Paul constantly on go

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- There were no television cameras.

    There was none of the major media poking microphones in front of his face.

    No one was asking him what he thought of Matt Bevin first saying that he would be voting for Ben Carson for president and then coming back a couple of hours later and saying that he would really be voting for you.

    It was a relaxed meet-and-greet hour between U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and his constituents from Bullitt County.

  • Horrific stories can be told on movie screens from events in Bullitt County

    There’s no doubt in this cynical journalist’s mind that 2015 has been the scariest year in some time.

    The shootings and threats, the scandals, the ethics charges, the upcoming presidential election campaign starting a year early…it’s all pretty creepy.

    Sometimes both you, the beloved reader, and I both experience the burnout of story after story dealing with so much blatant negativity and drama. Sometimes we just need to step back and enjoy the fun things in life… like vampires, spiders, witches and ghoulish creatures.


     HILLVIEW -- Many years ago, there was a program in Jefferson County schools called Scared Straight.

    Students would listen to people who were responsible for bad things -- most times fatal traffic accidents -- because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    The goal of any program is to bring a little reality to a possible situation if they make bad choices.

    Through the years, individuals have come to schools across the country to give similar testimony on why drinking and driving do not mix.


      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was an interesting discussion that probably needs to be held more regularly.

    Steve and Barbara Plenge appeared at a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    They had questions about the makeup and operation about the organization.

    For those regularly attending meetings or following the happenings of the organization, it might not be too complicated.

    But, then again, maybe it is.

  • Jessica has already made writer proud

     It’s that time of year when school begins, not only for the kids but also for the college-bound students.

    Many of these students are anxious and excited about a new beginning, moving away from home to live on a college campus.

    As a member of The Pioneer News staff, I’ve known many local students who have performed well in high school and headed to that next level. Some have returned to become prominent local citizens.

  • Looking to inspire lives as a journalist

     While attending class at Bullitt East High School sometime around 2008, a teacher asked us if anybody knew what our great-great-great grandparents did during their lives. 

    When none of us knew, he asked us what we would do to ensure our great-great-great grandchildren knew what we did with our lives. 

    And so I had a question to answer: what did I want to be known for 100 years from now?

    The answer was easy: I wanted to be the girl that helped inspire others to do great things with their lives.

  • Leaders at all levels need to learn to be true leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past several years, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a luncheon featuring U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    The 2015 version of the gathering occurred on July 20 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    A nice crowd but not as many elected officials as one might think.

    However, in reality, they didn’t miss much.

    Yes, it would be nice in terms of respect for the nation’s highest ranking Republican.

  • It Happened in July

     We will look back 10, 20, 40, and 80 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of July.


    2005 - 10 Years Ago.


    Sara Miller of North Bullitt High School and Tina Stottman of Hebron Middle were among 17 students autographing their own posters during a reception. They were selected to be on posters due to their high standards and community service.