Today's News

  • Local celebrities to show off dance steps

    HILLVIEW--Dust off your dancing shoes because Dancing with the Stars is coming to Hillview.

    Sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council, the event will take place Oct. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hillview Government Center. The theme is masquerade.

    The evening will feature local community “stars”: Linda Belcher, Jenny Estepp, Angie Etherton, Tom Givhan, Mike Higgins, Mike Nemes, Faith Portman, Depp Rasner, Melaine Roberts, Elise Spainhour, John Spainhour, Tony Thompson, Alex Wimsatt and others.

  • Speak Up During National Bullying Prevention Month

     (StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

  • Five Tips for Haunting Your House this Halloween

     (StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.

  • Propane truck involved in accident, evacuation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A two-vehicle accident involving a propane truck led to an evacuation along Coral Ridge Road Friday morning.

    Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire units responded to the scene around 11 a.m., near the intersection of Cabin Creek Road.

    Officials reported a slight leak in the propane truck, making a decision to close the roadway to thru traffic from Rodgers Lane to E. Blue Lick Road.

    Bullitt County Emergency Management officials surveyed the situation, calling for a 500-foot-radius evacuation at about 11:40 a.m.

  • Youth football ready for the big October battles

     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.

  • Bullitt schools continue to see improvements in test scores

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The game is still not over but the Bullitt County Public School District is running ahead of many of its fellow educators.

  • Cable barrier repairs on I-65 South scheduled for October 5

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of upcoming repairs to the cable barrier system and guardrail on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Contract crews will be making repairs in the section of highway between mile points 118 and 112 where the barriers were damaged due to recent vehicle crashes.

  • Hillview has system to notify residents if they sign up for free

     HILLVIEW -- What if you needed to reach residents in your city during an emergency?

    Or what if it was just a street that was closed?

    Or what if it was the last opportunity for a property owner to pay delinquent taxes before their name went into The Pioneer News?

    Ken Weber, a representative of Reach Alert Instant Mass Communication, explained that such a capability was not impossible.

  • Trinkle hopes to write own history as newest director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum has found its own niche in the annals of Bullitt County history.

    The museum is ready to move into the future as well, with the hiring of Mary Margaret Trinkle as its new director.

    Trinkle replaces David Strange, who directed the museum since its inception at the front end of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Originally from Jeffersonville, Ind., Trinkle is proud that her grandmother’s house still stands. There are also concrete steps existing that led to a store her family owned.

  • BE edges Central for top area team in Third Region tourney

     ELIZABETHTOWN – While winning a Girls’ Third Region golf title, either team or individual, was not in the cards for area golfers on Monday, there was a tight race for the best team score between Bullitt East and Bullitt Central.

    The fact that the two schools could have a little side battle is a step in the right direction. While Bullitt East has had a relatively strong golf program in the past that has not been the case at Bullitt Central where numbers have long been a problem.