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  • Four indicted for sex-related crimes

        PIONEER VILLAGE - An investigation that first centered on one individual has resulted in two men being indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

        Pioneer Village police first began an investigation on Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy for his alleged interaction with a minor girl.

        That led to charges being filed against another man.

        Hardy, 20, was recently indicted for rape in the first degree, a Class Be felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: Saturday's featured events

    BULLITT COUNTY FAIR EVENTS: Saturday, June 19

    9:30 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 0-6 months.

    10:15 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 7-12 months.

    11:00 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 13-17 months.

    11:15 a.m. - Pedal Tractor Pull

    11:45 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 18-24 months.

    11:45 a.m. - Nail Driving Contest

    1-2:30 p.m. - How to Grow an Organic Home Vegetable Garden presented by Jeneen Wiche

    2:00 p.m. - Tiny Tots Pageant

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: Friday's featured events

    BULLITT COUNTY FAIR EVENTS: Friday, June 18

    6:00 - Pork Chop Sales

    7:00 - Open Western Horse Show contest sponsored by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County

    7:00 - Princess Pageant

    7:30 - Derby King Demo Derby (Also the Roll Over Contest, Power Puff Derby, Pretty Car Contest and the first annual Tire Burnout Contest.

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  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: Thursday's featured events

    BULLITT COUNTY FAIR EVENTS: Thursday, June 17

    5:00 - Beef Cattle Show presented by the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and the Bullitt Central Future Farmers of America.

    6:30 - Backseat Driving Contest at the Horseshow Ring. $50 prize to the winning couple; $25 for 2nd.

    7:00 - Little Miss Bullitt County Pageant

    7:00 - ATV & Motorcycle Dirt Drag presented by B&M Motorsports. Entry fee $10 with 80 per cent payback.

    7:30 - Little Mister Bullitt County

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 7:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: Wednesday's featured events

    BULLITT COUNTY FAIR EVENTS: Wednesday, June 16

    6:00 - Watermelon Eating Contest, judged based on time and quality consumed. $10 first prize; $5 for 2nd; $3 for 3rd.

    7:00 - Chocolate Dessert or Treat Contest sponsored by Slow Poke Farm. Entry time is 6:30. $50 first prize; $30 for 2nd; $25 for 3rd.

    7:00 - 2010 Teen Miss Bullitt County Fair Pageant

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: Winchell wins pageant

        Dana Winchell was selected as the 2010 Miss Bullitt County Fair Monday night.

        Winchell, 21, is the daughter of Melissa and Todd Winchell.

        She currently attends Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.

        See Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

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    BULLITT COUNTY FAIR EVENTS: Tuesday, June 15

  • Family escapes major injury as car drives in, out of house

        HILLVIEW - Brenda Shaw thought a tree had fallen through her home.

        But it turned out to be a car that drove through the rental property at the corner of Hillview Boulevard and Brookley Drive.

        Miraculously, only one injury was reported despite the car driving right through one bedroom.

  • Bus crash injures driver; No students involved

        CEDAR GROVE - A Bullitt County Public Schools bus driver was seriously injured after a school bus left the roadway Wednesday afternoon.

        No students were aboard the bus at the time of the incident, according to Bullitt County Public Schools Transportation Director Jeff Scott.

        Euteva Kessinger was the driver of Bus 0843. She was headed westbound along Highway 480 around 5 p.m. when the bus left the roadway at the 5600 block.

  • Federal grant to help NB reading

        HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School has been awarded a federal grant to increase literacy skills among students.

        The Kentucky Content Literacy Consortium (KCLC) “Striving Readers Grant” is one of just eight such grants awarded nation wide by the US Department of Education.

        The purpose of the grant is to “increase student achievement by improving the literacy skills of high school students, including English language learners.”