Today's News

  • Roby, Stewart claim runner-up spots

        LOUISVILLE – It was a good day, but not the great day that Bullitt East and North Bullitt were hoping for on Friday in the Class AA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville.

  • We Love a Parade

     Who doesn’t love a parade?

    The parade on Saturday morning is a big focal point of the annual Mount Washington Spring Festival.

    The Mount Washington Youth Baseball and Softball league uses the spring festival as its parade of teams. The Indians enjoyed the festivities on their float.

    Bailee Higgins was atop her big red tractor, which was another of the units in the parade.

    See more pictures in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • County attorney reminds everyone to buckle up

     For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here’s a crash course in reality:

    *746 people were killed on Kentucky’s roadways in 2012

    *Of those 746 killed, 592 were motor vehicle fatalities. 

    *62.5 percent of those motor vehicle fatalities were not wearing a seat belt. 

    *When worn correctly, seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and minivans. 

  • Pleasant Grove Students take art on road

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While some schools proudly display student artwork along their walls, Pleasant Grove Elementary takes theirs to the people.

    PGES art teacher Stacena Bohannon established art shows at various public locations for each grade level to show off their pieces. This is the second year public shows were presented.

    "It means so much more to the students when they get to display their work in public," said Bohannon. "You could sense their excitement at school beforehand."

  • Police to be out in force through Memorial Day weekend

      FRANKFORT – Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware.  The 2013 national “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 20 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. 

  • ROADWORK: Week of May 20

     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.

  • County to save nearly $1 million on jail payment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the next 15 years, Bullitt County will be able to save $50,000-$70,000 a year on its bond payments for the detention center.

  • Bullitt County schools are moving up ladder

     National, and even state headlines, scream at us about our schools’ relative position in the world.  One group claims there are too many administrators, another claims that the teachers’ unions cause all that is wrong in the world, another says that charter schools are the answer. 

  • Pay change could affect instruction

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Last year, the Bullitt County Public School System spent over $497,000 to long-term subs under the current pay scale.

  • Shepherdsville council to consider reworking of civil service ordinance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a case against a former sewer plant operator went to Bullitt Circuit Court for appeal, the judge returned the matter to Shepherdsville's Civil Service Commission.

    The reason was that the commission did not have set rules and procedures in place for the hearing process.

    Attorney Walt Sholar, representing the commission, told the Shepherdsville City Council that establishing certain provisions might prevent future similar situations.