Today's News

  • It Happened in SEPTEMBER

        We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of September.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

  • Learning about water

     LEBANON JUNCTION—Form circle with your hand. Now wave and form another circle. You just spelled O-hi-o and now have an easy way to remember where all our local water comes from.

    Barbara Crow, Strategic Communications Consultant for the Louisville Water Company, taught the trick to students at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

    Louisville Water visits over 100 schools every year at no cost to the schools, Crow said.

  • Pioneer Village looks to deal with nuisances

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Even smaller cities can deal with growing pains similar to larger cities.

    The Pioneer Village City Council heard a first reading for a potential new code enforcement ordinance, establishing a board and an enforcement officer to help oversee business activities.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a general ordinance copy for the first reading, advising all council members to study and be prepared to make any changes they deem necessary to the next meeting, prior to the second reading of the ordinance.

  • Post-season for golf teams starts this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As is always the case, golf will be the first sport to enter the post-season.

    Once again, the boys’ and girls’ regional tournaments will be held on the last Monday and Tuesday of September, just two months after the season started at the beginning of August.

    The Girls’ Third Region Tournament will be held first with action starting on Monday morning at the Elizabethtown Country Club.

  • Temporary closure of KY 660 scheduled for Oct. 1

    Louisville, KY (Sept. 24, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a temporary closure next week on KY 660 (Old Waterford Road) in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance staff will be replacing a cross drain approximately one mile west of KY 1319 (Kings Church Road) near Waterford Park.

  • East gets jump on district race with victory

     BARDSTOWN — Bullitt East coach Mark Sander didn’t spend a lot of time preaching to  his players about Friday’s game being the start of a new season.

    The veteran coach said everyone knows that things begin to count when district play starts.

    And, on Friday night, the Chargers started off district play 1-0 with a 33-21 victory over Nelson County.

    What Sander and his coaching staff spent their time on last week was putting in some new wrinkles on the offensive side of the ball.

  • Close to perfection, Cougars Close-out NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes it is best to be the underdog.

    Just ask the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    Playing a nearly flawless game, the maroon and gray stunned a vastly improved North Bullitt team 47-21 on Friday in the 43rd annual renewal of The Game. The win gives Bullitt Central a 25-18 advantage in the rivalry.

  • Townhome project gets no support from P&Z

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Scott Hall’s company would like to build rental townhomes next to an existing apartment complex his firm operates.

    However, in order to make that happen, the Shepherdsville City Council will have to reverse a recommendation given by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The commission voted 6-3 to send an unfavorable recommendation to the city council on the request by A&H Lakeview Land LLC to rezone 7.7 acres from R-1 Residential to R-3 Residential.

  • Skillet put on back burner awaiting funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Fiscal Court will not consider voting on its tax rates until a special meeting is held on Monday, Sept. 24.

    But that didn’t mean that taxes couldn’t be part of the discussions on Tuesday.

    A public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by a meeting to adopt the rate.

    The county is proposing to keep the same real property tax rate of 9.6 cents per $100 of assessed property. If you own a $100,000 home, the county’s portion of your tax bill will be $96.

  • Rain can’t stop survivors from spreading word

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—The rain can’t wash away the pain and it can’t keep away a vigil honoring lives lost to drug addiction.

    Breaking the Chains of Addiction, an organization dedicated to helping steer people away from drug use, hosted its annual vigil in the First Street Park in honor of National Overdose Awareness Day.

    Though the rain caused the walk portion to be cancelled, neighbors still gathered under the pavilion to discuss the impact addiction has had on their lives.