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  • Shepherdsville native in running to win national fitness competiton, cast your vote to help him win

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--It's only been 10 months since Caleb Buege began his fitness transformation, but it's already gained him national attention.

    Buege, 30, is a finalist in the Team Beachbody competiton, which ends Tuesday, June 30. The winners (one female and one male) will win $100,000.

    The Shepherdsville resident said he began to avidly workout using programs from BeachBody, such as Insanity and P90x3, after encouragement from his wife Lynsey.

    But he has faced more physical challenges than the average person.

  • Temporary lane closures this weekend in Bullitt County

      KYTC advises motorists of evening lane closures on KY 1526 in Bullitt County.

    Contract crews will be working Friday, June 26 to install traffic detection loops at the intersection with Blue Lick Road.

    Lane closures are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

    This work is near the Brooks interchange at I-65.

    For more information go to 511.ky.gov.

  • Saturday will be your Longest Day of Play

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Little Flock Baptist Church will host one of the longest days of the year for Bullitt County.

    Actually, it’s the third annual Longest Day of Play event sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department’s Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (CREW).

    The event always takes place on or around the Summer Solstice, when the most daylight in one day is prominent, according to CREW director Daniel Crum.

  • 2015 Bullitt County Fair

     Fairbear and Fairabear made their annual appearance on Saturday morning at the Bullitt County Fair.

    They were there to meet with children gathered for the baby pageants. And they were also there to promote the Kentucky State Fair, which will be Aug. 20-30.

    In between having pictures taken, Fairabear decided that a temporary UL tattoo was needed.

    Look for pageant winners, as well as other contest winners and fair photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Metro PD investigates dead body

     NICHOLS -- Louisville Metro Police are currently investigating what is being termed a homicide.

    According to LMPD, the body of a white female was found in the woods at the Bullitt/Jefferson County line at Pendleton Hill Road and Pendleton Road.

    It appeared the body had been in the woods for several days.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office assisted but the case is being worked by Louisville Metro.

  • High-speed chase ends in Deatsville Road cow pasture

     A high-speed car chase that started near Exit 116 in Bullitt County ended in a shallow dry gulch in a cow pasture off Deatsville Road with a crashed stolen car, a suspected rolling meth lab and two people in cuffs.

  • Suspect charged in rest area stabbing

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - An arrest was made in the stabbing death of Alabama resident Aaron Jewell at the Interstate 65 Welcome Center on Saturday, June 20.

    Nicole Rae Skyberg, 26, was arrested by Shepherdsville Police Wednesday evening and charged with murder.

    SPD spokesperson Capt. Ken Bernardi said Skyberg, a California resident, was the passenger in Jewell's truck that was questioned by detectives at the scene.

    "She was a person of interest from the beginning of the investigation," he said.

  • Bullitt Central welcomes newest group to Hall

    Former faculty and current alumnae compose the 2015 Bullitt Central High School Hall of Fame inductees.

  • County budget approved quietly

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Without a commentÉwithout a mumbleÉwithout a dissenting vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved its $21.9 million budget for the upcoming year.
        This still cuts about $1 million off the current budget, which ends June 30.
        The budget approved Tuesday has little variance in the one proposed by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts in late April.
        The final budget increased by around $200,000 to a final mark of $21.98 million.

  • Weather far from FAIR

    It may have been the wettest edition ever for the Bullitt County Fair. Each day or night was met with rain or at least threatening skies. Still, there was plenty of opportunities to have a good time. See more photos on www.pioneernews.net