Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week of May 27, 2018

     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.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.



     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Seniors gathered at the monthly AARP meeting in Mount Washington to celebrate Derby and Mothers Day. Women were encouraged to wear their best hats and a bundle of roses were presented to the judges’ favorite. A special singer performed a melody of classic love songs while Mike Mann accompanied him on piano.

    The Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613 meets on the first Thursday of every month at noon at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center, located at 300 Delania Drive next to Busy Lady Quilts.

  • Walk-off hit is a heartbreaker for East

            FERN CREEK – Despite collecting seven hits, two more than Jeffersontown, it was the Bullitt East Lady Chargers that went home filled with frustration from the semi-finals of the 24th District Softball Tournament at Fern Creek.

    In fact, Jeffersontown had just three hits through six innings off Bullitt East pitcher Karley Dawson. However, the ‘other’ Lady Chargers had two hits in the bottom of the seventh inning including a two-out single that plated the winning run in a 2-1 Jeffersontown victory.

  • Second day is a nightmare for Central

     OKOLONA  -- For the second straight year, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore left the  post-season shaking his head.

    And, for the second straight season, the Cougars finished the season with the most frustrating of losses.

    For the Cougars, “lightning” struck twice in a 7-6 loss to the host Southern Trojans.

    Leading 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning on Monday, umpires saw lightning in the sky. That suspended the District 23 tourney opener to Tuesday afternoon.

  • Taylor survives ‘noisy’ race against Alvey

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In the race which may have had more “noise”, it will be retired judge Bailey Taylor, who  earned the right to serve as the next commonwealth attorney.

    Taylor defeated Shelly Alvey, who was appointed to the position in December 2017.

    Taylor collected 2,621 votes to 2,339 for Alvey,

    “I felt cautiously optimistic,” said Taylor.

    Taylor served as a district judge and then entered the senior status program where he was assigned dockets throughout the state.

  • GOP picks Sholar as nominee for sheriff; faces Minton in fall

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Walter A. Sholar was pretty passionate about his desire to serve as the Bullitt County Attorney for over 20 years.

    Having been out of office for a few years, Sholar is still passionate about public service.

    Sholar will have an opportunity to pursue his dream of becoming the next sheriff of Bullitt County.

    By virtue of his win in an eight-person Republican primary, Sholar will now face Democrat Myra Minton in the fall general election.

    Sholar collected 1,384 votes, or 26.25 percent.

  • Summers ends Roberts’ run; faces Thompson

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What some may have considered a surprise, Jerry Summers felt it was no shock at all.

    In the May primary, Summers defeated three-term incumbent Melanie Roberts to earn the Republican Party nomination for the position of county judge/executive.

    Summers collected 2,687 votes to defeat Roberts, who tallied 2,488.

    As he stood at intersections waving at motorists and as he walked to hundreds of households, Summers said the message he was delivering was the one people echoed.

  • Regional diamond action on Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- All three of the local coaches still left in this week’s Sixth Region Tournaments walked away from Saturday morning’s draws with smiles as they each got about the best positions possible under the circumstances.

    For Bullitt East and North Bullitt in baseball that means they each drew on the opposite side of the bracket from defending state champion Pleasure Ridge Park, the team that returns every starter from that team.

  • Short week works for Lady Eagles

     OKOLONA – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles made short work of winning a third consecutive 23rd District softball crown.

    Needing just one win for the title, the green and gold rallied from an early deficit and beat Southern 10-2 on Tuesday. Southern scored twice in the top of the third to go ahead 2-1 before the Lady Eagles tied the game in the bottom of the frame. North Bullitt then blew the game open with four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to secure the win.

  • It Happened in MAY

        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 May.

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.