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  • Brooks Elementary mourns loss of teacher

     BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  • Ernspiker deployed for overseas duty

     Army Spc. Logan G. Ernspiker has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve. 

    Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. 

  • N. Buckman closure scheduled April 3-7

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 61 in Bullitt County scheduled for early April.

    Contract crews will be installing drainage pipe at the intersection of KY 61 (North Buckman Street) and KY 44 in Shepherdsville. This work is part of the $40.9 million widening and realignment of KY 61 between KY 44 and Hillbrook Drive.

  • New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

     FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation is alerting boaters of a recent change in federal law regarding the registration and renewal process for vessels.

    Beginning January 2018, boat owners will need to verify all Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) when renewing or applying for new registrations. All HIN registrations must be valid and formatted correctly in order to be compliant with the new law.

  • Shepherdsville Lions run out of options; doors to shut June 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They’ve brought happy endings, new visions and community support to the Shepherdsville community for more than seven decades.

    However, without any new vision, and lacking that same community support, the Shepherdsville Lions Club will begin proceedings to close its doors by June 30. Members unanimously voted on the decision during the club’s March meeting.

    In recent months the Lions made a frantic push to remain open, inviting new members to join and even take over the administrative positions of long-time members.

  • Irene Carroll Style Show

     From looking at silent auction items to watching “celebrity” models such as John Barbagallo strut on the runway, a large crowd appeared to be very entertained at the annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon.

    The Bullitt County Women’s Club sponsors this annual event.

    See more photos from the luncheon by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Man found dead in car set on fire

     OKOLONA — On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Blue Lick Park on Mud Lane was full of youngsters on the playground, basketball players on the courts and walkers getting in their exercise.

    But in the parking lot, the charred remains of a Chevrolet Impala could be seen.

    Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Okolona Fire Department crews were called to the park located just west of Smith Lane.

    It is located in Jefferson County, just north of the Bullitt County line.

  • Community invited to talk, learn about drug issues

     HILLVIEW — Knowing where to go in a drug abuse situation could be the matter of life or death.

    Unfortunately, little information is available to the public on where to go. That’s why the Partners of the Bullitt County 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Substance Abuse Workgroup, in correlation with the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention substance abuse prevention coalition and the Access to Care Workgroup, have coordinated a public forum to invite community members and law enforcement to learn the jargon and the resources available.

  • Duvall joins McKinley as winners of state’s top award

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rarified air.

    That is where the Bullitt East Lady Charger basketball program stands as it now has had a pair of players honored as Kentucky Miss Basketball – Lindsey Duvall this season along with Becky McKinley in 1992.

    No school in the state, since Miss Basketball started in 1976, has more than two such honorees. Marshall County, Sacred Heart and Scott County have also had two players named Miss Basketball.

  • 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball

      LEXINGTON – It was a surprise of the best kind on Tuesday when Bullitt East senior Lindsey Duvall was announced as the 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball during a banquet at the Lexington Center.

    Duvall was at the event as it also recognized the top players in each region this season. The Lady Charger senior was the co-Sixth Region Player of the Year along with Butler’s Jaelynn Penn. Following those awards, as voted on by members of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, there were two covered awards remaining on the stage.