Today's News

  • School board continues to look at hardship, early graduation cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An early graduation from high school and a hardship graduation are two separate situations, according to the Buliitt County Public School Board.

    The board heard a first reading on a policy change officially lining out the differences.

    Board chair Debby Atherton first mentioned concerns about the district’s hardship policy in February after four such requests were made.

    Atherton said there needed to be a distinction between the two, making certain future requests were more specifically determined.

  • Brooks Hill Road work scheduled Monday

     KYTC maintenance crews will be clearing ditches today on KY 1526 (Brooks Hill Road) in Bullitt County.

    A lane closure will be in place between Holsclaw Hill Road and Wilderness Road (mile markers 9.3 to 10.1) through 3 p.m.

    Motorists will be flagged through the work zone.

  • Students honored for BEEautiful artistic work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local art students were collecting supplies like honey.

    Each Bullitt County High School received a little extra to help out courtesy of the Bullitt County Conservation District and the new Bees for Bullitt County organization.

    The two programs combined to donate supplies at each school in a contest of decorating beehive boxes.

  • Superintendents united in concern over bill

     SHELBYVILLE -- Ten superintendents from the north and central regions of Kentucky met Monday at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville in a unified show of support against House Bill 205, the proposed tax credit bill for tuition assistance. 

    If passed, superintendents say it could divert millions of dollars from public schools – money they say schools cannot afford to lose.

  • The KHSAA just cannot please everyone

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has a problem.

    The organization that oversees high school sports keeps trying to please everybody. I’ve pretty much learned over the years that when you try to please everyone, that you rarely please anyone.

    While the KHSAA has always been trying to fine-tune everything, the situation seems to be getting worse from within. There seems to be a widening gap in many sports brewing between coaches and administrators (i.e. principals and superintendents).

  • New tennis alignment has area teams in contention

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Realignment is part of the sports scene at the high school level in Kentucky.

    Normally there is a lot of trepidation and worry anytime there is change. That is just human nature.

    But for the Bullitt County tennis programs, realignment for that sport, which goes into effect this spring the reaction is one of more pure joy.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of March 10, 2019

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Daylight Saving Time: Spring Forward one hour this weekend

     The Pioneer News reminds everyone in Bullitt County to “Spring Forward” this weekend.

    Daylight Saving time for 2019 will officially begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Mar. 10, when the official time will move ahead one hour to 3 a.m.

    For many, it means one less hour of sleep over the weekend.

    The time change will remain officially in place until Daylight Saving time ends again on Nov. 3.

  • East’s Kruse signs to join Spalding’s volleyball program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Despite the fact that she has already twice reached the KHSAA Kentucky State Tennis Tournament, Bullitt East senior Savannah Kruse had no trouble deciding on taking another route with her college athletic choice.

    The ‘other’ sport in Kruse’s life is volleyball and it was that sport that she chose to follow when she signed to attend Spalding University in Louisville starting in August. Kruse made it all official at a large signing ceremony at Bullitt East a few months ago.

  • State of County Saturday

     What direction will Bullitt County take over the next four years?

    What is the vision of new Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers?

    How does Summers propose reaching his goals and the goals of Bullitt Fiscal Court?

    Well, if you wish to find out all of those answers, be sure to set aside a few minutes on Saturday, March 9.

    At 4:30 p.m., Summers will present his State of the County address at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Everyone is invited to attend.