Today's News

  • Ways exist to ask for forgiveness on student loans

     The federal government may forgive all or part of your student loans if you meet certain requirements. The forgiveness options for federal student loans, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), include:

  • Students going through anti-bullying program

     PIONEER VILLAGE - One of the ways the Bullitt County Public Schools system hopes to deter suicide is through prevention.

    Some suicidal situations involving younger people include actions within the schools or with classmates, many implementing bullying methods.

    Former BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator Jamie Goldsmith presented an anti-bullying program, "Take a Stand Against Bullying," throughout the community in hopes of raising awareness while educating both youth and parents about bullying issues.

  • Fiscal Court supports bid to earn playground grant

     PIONEER VILLAGE – A grant to provide new playground equipment at the county park in northern Bullitt County could be in the horizon.

         Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to apply for a KaBOOM grant which would provide $35,000 for equipment and the county would match that with $8,500.

         The vote on Tuesday came with a recommendation from the Bullitt County Parks Committee to move forward with the application.

  • Perfect path to honor military hero in LJ

     Highway 61 was renamed Friday to commeorate a fallen Soldier whose legacy lives on in Lebanon Junction.

  • County keeps tax rate same for next year

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – When you open the meeting with the announcement that there was a $4.4 million carryover from the previous fiscal year, it makes the decision to not raise the real property tax rate a little easier.

         While the county will actually lose money on its tax collection with keeping the rate at 9.6 cents per $100 of assessed property, the carryover probably eased any concerns of Bullitt Fiscal Court members.

         The court voted unanimously to keep the real property tax rate at 9.6 cents.

  • Gentle yoga class can help work on various types of illnesses, ailments

     HILLVIEW – It is not a miracle cure for all that ails you.

         But, Dr. Deepa Arla believes that yoga can be a source of healing for the mind and body.

         With the assistance of Arla and Associates, gentle yoga classes will be held each Monday evening at 6:15 p.m. The class will be held at the physician’s office at 1553 Highway 44 East near Bullitt Central High School.

         Logan Dunbar will be the instructor.

  • Jailer, fiscal court still at odds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—The battle between Bullitt Fiscal Court and the Bullitt County jailer continues.

         After failing to answer questions presented first through an open records request and then as a general order from fiscal court, Jailer Martha Knox will be asked to appear at the Sept. 3 meeting.

         At that fiscal court meeting, Knox will be asked to provide answers to the questions asked originally last month, as well as an explanation as to why she didn’t answer during the first two requests.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 2, 2013

     No interstate lane closures are scheduled for the Labor Day holiday weekend

    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.  

  • Youth teams are ready for a Labor Day break

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

  • Faces of suicide victims hard to recognize

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There’s not a substantial way to pinpoint a potential suicide victim.