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  • 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.”

  • Five face charges for rock throwing

        BROOKS - A man has been charged and four juveniles will also face charges in a series of alleged incidents where rocks were thrown at passing vehicles.

        In one of the cases, rocks were actually thrown at a man walking on North Lakeview Drive.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said that reports started on May 24 of a charcoal-colored Mustang having occupants that were throwing large rocks at passing vehicles.

  • MW man arrested for alleged act in Virginia

        STAFFORD, Va. - The Stafford County Sheriff’s office reports the arrest of Charles Wayne McClain, age 53, of 357 Winchester Drive, Mt. Washington.

        Charles McClain has been charged with two counts of attempted taking indecent liberties with children and two counts of use of communication systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

  • MW council studies rezoning of former car lot

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Last month the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission recommended that a request to rezone a lot on the corner of old Bardstown Road and Highway 44 in downtown Mount Washington from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business be denied.

        The Mount Washington City Council, which has the final say with regard to zoning, took up the matter during its last regular meeting and decided to hold off on making a decision until after public comment could be gathered.

  • Local educators MAP use of assessments to peers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When administrators with the Bullitt County Public School System strongly encouraged superintendent Keith Davis to consider changing its assessment program, there was some concern.

        Mainly, a price tag of about $180,000.

        But at the end of its first year, Davis is glad the district’s school board approved the change.

        And several dozen educators from around the state came to Bullitt County on Friday to see what had been done locally.

  • UL hoops star involved in assault allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are still interviewing individuals who may have information over what started out as a verbal confrontation between University of Louisville basketball player Preston Knowles and his girlfriend.

        Bullitt County Sheriff’s Det. Scotty McGaha said the investigation is being handled like any other even though Knowles carries more notoriety from his basketball career.

  • Hardin, Roberts to square off in fall; Knox earns nomination for jailer

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