Today's News

  • Tourist group works through concerns over center policy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Bringing your children to work has become a point of contention for the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

    At a recent meeting, Treasurer Tom Kelly raised some concerns he had about a conference employee regularly bringing their children to work with them.

    Conference Centre Director Vicki Downing said she consulted with Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids daycare; a lawyer; and their insurance agent about the matter.

  • New coach, new attitude for NB girls' soccer team

    HEBRON ESTATES – After losing in the Sixth Region semi-finals each of the past two seasons, after winning 23rd District titles, the North Bullitt Lady Eagle soccer program is once again looking to move to the top of the area programs.

         To do that, the green and gold went out and found a new coach, Amber Mink, who joins the program after coaching at Butler the past three seasons.

  • BC volleyball looking for better results under Vogt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Having talent in a volleyball program is one thing.

         Having players who believe they are talented is even more important.

         First-year Bullitt Central head coach Karen Vogt feels that a big boost of self-confidence will go further than anything she does with her team this fall as she takes over a program that has struggled to maintain consistency.

  • Eagles to overcome a numbers shortfall

    HEBRON ESTATES – If Class 5-A football teams in Kentucky could get by with a core group of a dozen players, the North Bullitt Eagles would be ready for a big season.

         Unfortunately, big school football in the area normally requires at least twice as many players ready to step into important roles for success. It helps if those key players are seniors and juniors.

  • Resident struck by school vehicle Friday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An investigation is on-going after a resident of a nursing home was struck on Friday afternoon.

  • Bullitt Central gives Coulter special ride to new job

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Leading the Bullitt Central in cheers one final time, Christy Coulter said goodbye to the school before riding off into the sunset.

    The former principal took a new position as director of the Bullitt County Public Schools College and Career Readiness Center. Coulter served 

    The school surprised Coulter during a celebration, offering her flowers and a wooden bench made from the old gym bleachers. The bench was put together by Bullitt Central FFA students.

  • Council upset with lack of input in LJ

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- A quick decision by Lebanon Junction Butch Sweat caused a riff with some council members.

    Due to the recent retirement of police chief Donnie Tinnell, Sweat appointed Larry Coy as the acting chief.

    Coy has more than 30 years of police experience, including in Jefferson County and the Air Force. He also volunteered as a special deputy at the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and was then assistant chief deputy under Tinnell.

    “I told Butch I would do it for awhile,” he said.

  • Colonial House resident struck by BCPS vehicle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County Public Schools maintenance vehicle struck a Colonial House resident along Highway 44 East Friday afternoon.

    BCPS attorney Eric Farris said the vehicle, a converted school bus, was headed westbound on 44, returning to the BCPS maintenance garage, when the resident "stepped or lept" into its path.

    The incident occurred about 5 p.m. near Colonial House.

    Farris said two BCPS employees in the vehicle were not injured. He said the driver would complete a drug test as part of BCPS policy procedure.


     A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2013 season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.






    Iroquois 14, BULLITT CENTRAL 0



  • MWES, OMES, MWMS, BEHS claim attendance trophies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every month of a school year, student attendance is strongly encouraged for one important reason…youth cannot learn if they are absent from class.

    Three huge student attendance trophies are coveted by schools. There is one trophy for each grade level (elementary, middle and high) which principals place prominently to ensure all visitors to their building can see it.

    During the 2013-2014 school year, the elementary school student attendance trophy was hotly contested by Mount Washington and Old Mill Elementary Schools.