Today's News

  • Be safe as schools open

    Each year, we preach about the need to be safe on the roadways as students get ready to return to the classrooms.

    This year is no different. However, there is an added emphasis on safety.

    Thanks to the federal stimulus dollars, major road construction projects have been started throughout the county. These projects will not be completed for months to come.

    There is also the added dangers at the various schools. Although classes are set to begin on Tuesday, that doesn’t mean all the construction has been completed.

  • Grant may help repair work on sewer plant

    BROOKS - Weeks ago, the Big Valley sewage treatment plant was inoperable.

    In a few months, Jerry Kennedy hopes the Bullitt County Sanitation District will receive a $100,000 grant to not only get the beleaguered system back in operation but some day lead to lower bills for residential customers.

    Kennedy, manager of the Bullitt County Sanitation District, spent an hour on Tuesday afternoon trying to alleviate some of the fears and to tell residents about what he believes could happen in the future.

  • Dustin Linville Nabs NASRA Jerry Ross Memorial Win at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - C.J. Rayburn’s National All Star Racing Assocition would make its first ever visit to Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday evening and Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, KY would park his machine in victory lane as the winner of the 30 lap, $3,000 to win Jerry Ross Memorial event.  Other feature winners for the evening included Johnny Cecil of Bardstown, KY in Street Stocks and Avral Thompson of Loretto, KY in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman.


  • 4-H Horse Club earns local, state recognition

    The Bullitt County 4-H Horse Club, the Blazin’ Saddles, recently competed at the district and state levels in Frankfort and Louisville.

    Each rider had to qualify at the district level to move to state competition.

    Each of these riders excelled in competition:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe  on Twister -- DISTRICT: sixth place in showmanship; red ribbons in pole bending, barrel racing and stake race; STATE: red ribbonsin pole bending, barrel racing and stake race

  • Welcome to Kindergarten

    The Bullitt County School System hosted its Kindergarten Kickoff for youngsters on Thursday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event allows incoming Kindergarten students to visit their new teachers, counselors and principals prior to the first day of school.

    Students received free backpacks, school supplies and other fun stuff, along with important information for themselves and their parents.

    The Class of 2022 begins Kindergarten Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • Grand Slam! St. Catharine signs four from NB baseball

    HEBRON ESTATES - Both North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise and St. Catharine College coach Luther Bramblett felt like they hit grand slams on Tuesday when four Eagle players signed to continue their careers at the Springfield, Kentucky school.

    The event might have been the first time any one program in Bullitt County has sent that many players to the same college at one time. Overall, six Eagle seniors from last year’s team have accepted offers to play at the next level.

  • Eagle Midnight Madness

    The North Bullitt Eagles started hitting at the very first possible moment last Friday night as they ran through drills on Midnight Madness.

    The Eagles will be throwing the ball a lot more this season.

    The team has added assistant coach Don Biggs who coached the Eagles to the 1996 regional final, but has not been on the sidelines since 1997.

  • School district investigates bus incident

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Board of Education is investigating why a railroad crossing arm struck a bus Monday afternoon.

    Superintendent Keith Davis confirmed a parent's call to The Pioneer News saying that her daughter's bus, No. 51, was sitting on a railroad crossing at Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

    Davis said the district is investigating the cause of the mishap or malfunction before determining what course of action should be taken.

    He said a substitute driver would be on duty Tuesday.

  • Boy Scouts help to improve pool

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Jacob Carter and Jacob Franklin knew there was work to be done at the Mount Washington pool long before the city made needed repairs earlier this summer.

    Franklin and Carter, both of Mount Washington and Boy Scout Troop 333, enjoyed going to the pool as young boys. Although they couldn’t make some of the most expensive repairs, they recognized a need for additional picnic tables and the restrooms to be renovated.