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  • 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.

  • Police trying to solve mystery of lost ashes to return remains

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When Mount Washington resident Elmer Newkirk told his wife he’d brought home another woman last fall, she wasn’t expecting that woman to be in a box.

    To be fair, Newkirk wasn’t expecting the box to be someone’s ashes when he first saw it either.

    “I was leaving my storage unit and saw a pile of discarded things in the lot,” he said. “That caught my eye because I thought it was a jewelry box.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 19, 2017

     

    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.

     

    Bullitt County:

  • Medical run turns into look at case as homicide

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The quiet city of Hebron Estates is not used to crime.

    There are the normal burglaries and speeding motorists but mayor Jerry Clark isn’t used to caution tape roping off a crime scene.

    On Friday, a call to Central Dispatch led to the finding of a man who was pronounced dead in his home.

    Thai C. Lee, 54, was found dead.

    Pioneer Village Police Department, which is contracted to provide law enforcement in the city of Hebron Estates, responded to the call around  3:30 p.m. on Friday.

  • ATF, KSP offer reward for information on armed violent felon

     LONDON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.    

  • Lindsey Duvall - MISS BASKETBALL

     When the Kentucky All-Stars challenge the Indiana All-Stars this summer, a Bullitt East player will be wearing the No. 1 jersey.

    Lindsey Duvall has been selected as Miss Basketball for Kentucky after completing her senior season. She will be the second Lady Charger to earn the prestigious honor as Becky McKinley was selected in 1992.

    The games will be played in June — June 10 in Indianapolis and June 11 at Central Hardin High School.

    See The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net on Monday for all the details.

  • KidsFest 2017

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Cold weather didn’t deter the warmth inside Parquet Springs Conference Centre during the 2017 KidsFest presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and KentuckyOne Health.

    Free games and activities, treats and educational items and door prizes were distributed.

    Booths ranged from local businesses to county emergency officials, with mascots and the occasional animal in attendance.

    The annual event is designed to be fun for children of all ages and a great opportunity for family engagement.

  • Unemployment office now mobile

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Times are changing and finding a job or managing unemployment insurance is no exception.

    On Feb. 28, the Bullitt County Career Services branch, commonly referred to as the unemployment office, closed its doors due to grant funding cuts.

  • Restoring the past

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Although it may be true that the building doesn’t make the church, there is nothing that says the building can’t inspire the church.

    Jim Hatfield is a 70-year-old, lifelong member of the Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church. He was baptized there, married there, held his wife’s funeral there and, when the time comes, will have his own funeral there.

    So it comes as no surprise that the building, or rather the stained glass windows that line the walls of the building, holds a special meaning to him.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: "Spring" forward one hour

     Daylight Savings Time will officially begin on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m.

    At that time, clocks will officially move ahead one hour to 3 a.m.

    Don't forget to set all of your clocks forward one hour this weekend. Also, Daylight Savings is also a good time to check batteries in smoke alarms.

    The Red Cross encourages the smoke alarm battery check practice, as well as practicing home evacuation plans, safety procedures, and preparing emergency kits during all Daylight Savings changes.