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Today's News

  • Bernheim finishes 10th at NASP World Tourney

     LOUISVILLE – With archery in Bullitt County, a major reason for the success at the high school level is that many of the feeder programs also have archery teams.

    In fact, all six of the middle schools in Bullitt County had archery programs. As far back as 2010, Eastside Middle School was finishing as high as second in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament.

  • California man sentenced for drug law violation

     LOUISVILLE – United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Charles Henry Ickes, 36, to 280 months in prison followed by 10 years’ Supervised Release, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • A Farewell to Jesse

     HILLVIEW - Jesse Schott, a North Bullitt High School student who has battled brain cancer for most of his life, passed away Monday night at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    Jesse, 17, was widely known throughout the North Bullitt and Hillview communities, and was a regular attendee at the Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    He participated in the North Bullitt JROTC program, recently promoted to 1st Sgt., and also recently completed an Eagle Scout project with Boy Scout Troop 007.

  • Shepherdsville police catch individuals trying to shoplift from local merchants

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t attempt to shoplift in the city of Shepherdsville.

    If you don’t think the Shepherdsville Police are serious, just ask a couple of individuals recently arrested.

    On June 15, officers were called to the Dollar General Store in the Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center on Highway 44 East.

    A store employee saw someone conceal $6.91 with of merchandise and attempted to leave.

    Norman Smith, 51, of Shepherdsville, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500.

  • Alliance Entertainment makes educational donation to schools’ Family Resource Centers

     CEDAR GROVE - A strong working relationship with a local business and the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers has resulted in an entertaining and educational endeavor.

    Alliance Entertainment, located within the Cedar Grove Business Park, donated 26,000 educational DVDs to the Family Resource Centers and Youth Service Centers.

  • It Happened in JUNE

        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 June.

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Cub Scout Jimmy Wilkins was pictured placing a small American Flag before a veteran’s grave at the Hebron Cemetery on Memorial Day morning.

       The paper reported on the work that Pioneer Village resident Corbin Huff was doing to help teach martial arts to pupils who are blind.

  • Division of Fire Prevention reminds Kentuckians of fireworks safety

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention encourages Kentuckians to attend community events instead of celebrating with fireworks at home during this year’s Independence Day festivities.

    “Let the professionals entertain your family,” said Mike Haney, state fire marshal and director of fire prevention for the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. “By celebrating at a public event instead of at home, you reduce the risk of injury and property damage. You may also avoid violating the law.”

  • East’s Adkins signs to play soccer at Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For some, making a college decision can involve a lot of visits and gathering of information as well as hearing a lot of sales pitches.

    For others it is one visit and a decision is made.

    It was option two that fit Bullitt East senior Lucas Adkins as after a single visit to Spalding University to meet with soccer coach Adam Boyer, he had made his decision. That visit to the Louisville campus was made back in December, but it wasn’t until mid-March until he told Spalding of his decision.

  • Willis selected outstanding YMCA volunteer for work in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Like most good volunteers, Jeremy Willis didn’t start helping at the Bullitt County YMCA for the awards.

    In fact, when he was told he was selected as the 2018 YMCA Volunteer of the Year for the branch, he had no clue it was even a thing.

    “It’s always nice to be recognized but that’s not why we do it,” Willis said.

  • War on Drugs: Guthrie sees common goal in Washington on drug concerns

     WASHINGTON — Any time U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie talks with constituents, there is a single topic everyone wants to discuss.

    The problem with drugs, specifically opioids, is the top area of discussion.

    On a recent stop in Shepherdsville, that was true.

    And, for a change, Guthrie said it is a topic that members of both sides of the U.S. House can all agree upon.

    Within the past two weeks, Congress has been busy talking about drug-related legislation.