Today's News

  • Post-season diamond play starts on Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Get in. Get out. Get finished.

    That seems to be the philosophy of area athletic directors as this week’s post-season play for area teams in baseball and softball will be about as compact as possible.

    In the 23rd District, with play at Southern High School, the only facility in the district with lights, the decision was made to do everything in two days in both sports. The semi-finals in each sport will be played on Monday with the championship games played at the same time on Tuesday.

  • Area softball teams are ready for post-season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in six days the Bullitt East Lady Chargers lined up in the opposite dugout against neighbor Nelson County on Thursday.

    The second meeting was in Mount Washington and the outcome was just as positive as Bullitt East scored six times in the bottom of the first inning and then rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Lady Cardinals. The first meeting had been an 11-0 Lady Charger victory.

  • Central baseball still seeks pitching depth

     SHEPHERDVILLE – After watching an early 7-1 advantage vanish into thin air, the Bullitt Central Cougars scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning last Monday to beat visiting Thomas Nelson High School 12-8.

    The win was the seventh for the Cougars this season and just the third win at home.

  • Wantye’s home run fuels Chargers past Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A first inning home run off the bat of junior Jarrett Wantye capped a four run start for the Bullitt East Chargers on Friday as the red and gold celebrated Senior Night with a 10-0 victory over arch-rival Bullitt Central in a five-inning contest.

    Wantye’s home run accounted for the third and fourth runs of the inning and before another pitch was thrown, the umpires sent both teams to their dugouts due to a steady rain. Following a 25-minute delay, play resumed, but the momentum stayed with the Chargers.

  • Final forum brings out more sparks

     HILLVIEW — The final forum for candidates in the May primary had just a little more emotion and raised voices.

    The Hillview Government Center was the host of the final forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

    In the crowded field for the Republican nomination for sheriff, only half of the candidates appeared.

    (Todd Brimm was on military duty and could not attend. Bryan Whittaker, Paul Hineman and George Thurman were not in attendance.)

  • Wallace tries to unseat Mitchell in First District

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A political veteran will be challenged by a first-time newcomer to the system in the race for First District magistrate.

    The winner of the spring Republican primary does not have any Democratic opposition in the fall general election.



    In a combined two stints, Dennis Mitchell has served 17 years as magistrate of the First District.

    During that time, he’s seen a lot of good things happen to his area and to the county.

  • Exton seeks to defeat Laswell for party nomination

     HILLVIEW — Two individuals who have been involved in the community in different ways for years will face off in the Republican primary for Third District magistrate.

    The winner will face the survivor of the Democratic primary.



    For several years, he’s thought about running for public office.

    A couple of years ago, he jumped into the Pioneer Village city council race and is serving his first term.

  • Seum challenged by Ham in senate primary race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- It will be a battle of a newcomer trying to unseat a long-time incumbent in the race for the state senate seat in the 38th District.

    The winner in the Republican primary will face a challenge from Independent candidate Brenda Board in the fall.



    The selling point is pretty clear for Ham — Bullitt County needs to elect a Bullitt County person to represent them in Frankfort.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE — With over 53,000 combined Republicans and Democrats registered to vote, how many will come out to the polls on Tuesday, May 22?

    We are all about to find out.

    Despite being a countywide race, the talk has been relatively quiet, although you might be able to tell it due to the signs which sprout like dandelions this time of year.

    Democrats will have only three races on the ballot. Everyone will have an opportunity to decide the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

  • Roberts, Summers face off for co. judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the race for the top county office, the battle for Bullitt County Judge/Executive has been a quiet one.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is seeking her fourth term in office, while Jerry Summers is seeking his first political seat. 

    Democrat Tony Thompson awaits the Republican winner in the fall general election.


    Melanie Roberts

    Roberts believes she has an excellent team leading the county.