Today's News

  • BE & NB have homecoming dates; BC at N. Oldham

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be the final tune-ups for the three Bullitt County football teams on Friday before they start five straight weeks of district play next week.

    Plus, it will be homecoming at North Bullitt and Bullitt East as both of those teams will be playing at home. The North Bullitt crowning ceremony will take place at halftime of the game against North Hardin while Bullitt East will crown a Queen and King before their game against Shelby County in a ceremony set to begin at 7 p.m.

  • Back to work as youth teams ready for long haul

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.


     There was a special presentation to Shepherdsville police officer Bryan Whittaker uipon his recent retirement.

    Whittaker retired from the Shepherdsville Police Department, the same agency his father retired from as an officer.

    Police chief Rick McCubbin and mayor Curtis Hockenbury presented the special award to Whittaker.

    The officer thanked his fellow officers for being such as excellent group of people to work with.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s annual 9/11 Memorial and Honoring Heroes Day took place again this year despite the weather threat from the remnants of Hurricane Gordon.

    This year’s event honored former State Representative Dan Johnson, with guest speakers including 9/11 first responders who had worked with Johnson during the aftermath of the attacks.

  • Dukes now starting for 4th-ranked Blue Raiders

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Former Bullitt Central football standout Cameron Dukes is having a breakout season for the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders.

    Three seasons removed from being the starting quarterback for the Cougars, Dukes is now the starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders, the fourth-ranked team in the NAIA. Dukes is a sophomore at Lindsey Wilson after redshirting his first season in Columbia, Kentucky.

  • Job seekers will have place to meet employers Sept. 13

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a place to being your new career?

    Or are you just looking for a part-time job to make some extra money?

    Whatever you are looking for, employers are looking for you.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and The Pioneer News are teaming up once again to sponsor an Employment Expo at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    The Job Fair will be on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 1-6 p.m.

  • Family Fun Fest set for Thursday at Roby Elementary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Walking, hunting or bouncing are all acceptable ways to help Bullitt County beat the surrounding counties’ challenge of most steps in an hour.

    Taking place during the second annual Family Fest on Thursday, Sept. 13, the 2018 Wellness Walk will offer multiple ways for participants to help the county reach its 100,000 steps goal.

  • It takes four tough games for BE to beat BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – In a match that took nearly two hours, everybody got their money’s worth on Thursday as Bullitt East and Bullitt Central collided in their only confrontation of the regular season.

    Both teams are having impressive seasons and have reached the championship match of tournaments as well as posting positive records.

    At Bullitt Central last week, it was Bullitt East that pulled away from a 1-1 score after two games to win 25-18, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17.

  • Louisville man charged with child sex offenses

     LOUISVILLE  On September 7, 2018, at approximately 11:58 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Clyde D. Gardner, 35, on charges related to use of a minor in a sex performance and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    Gardner was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering Gardner sharing files of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Fox Chase, quarry owner rep talk over issues

     FOX CHASE - Mayor Owen Taylor found himself between a rock and a hard place in regards to an area quarry.

    With issues and complaints from city residents, Taylor invited the quarry owners, Dana and Brian James, to the city council’s August business meeting to discuss all issues and find solutions.

    Complaints included trespassing on private property, cars being illegally parked on city streets, and safety concerns, as well as liability issues.