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  • Relay for Life set for Friday night at NBHS

    HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County takes prides every May in being one of Kentucky’s largest supporters of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

    Each year teams and individuals make their way to North Bullitt High School’s track area setting up campsites and walking continuously throughout the night in honor of cancer victims and survivors.

  • Hallman found guilty of murder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A jury found Steven Hallman guilty of murder in the Oct. 13, 2007, death of his wife.

    Kimberly, 22, died of a single gunshot wound at their home off Beech Grove Road that evening.

    The jury deliberated over three hours before finding the 30-year-old Hallman guilty of the murder.

    Beginning Thursday morning the jury will decide the penalty for Hallman. He could receive a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News for a full story and www.pioneernews.net for further updates.

  • Indiana man arrested in scheme to take money

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An Indiana man accused of targeting middle-aged and elderly women across Kentuckiana in a confidence-winning money scheme was arrested Thursday by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department.

    James E. House, 51, of Sellersburg, was arrested in Hillview after the Sheriff's Department received tips he was attempting to flee the county.

  • Company earns safety award from labor cabinet

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 600 employees and managers of Zappos.com in Bullitt County try to have a good time when they work distributing apparel and footwear throughout the world.

    But there is one thing each and every person is very serious about - safety.

    That concerted effort to make the fulfillment center off Cedar Grove Road a safe place to work was rewarded Thursday afternoon.

  • Tapp won't seek return to state senate

    FRANKFORT - When voters go to the polls next year, there is guaranteed to be a new candidate on the ballot for state senate in the 20th District.

    Gary Tapp, a member of the Kentucky Senate since 2003, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2010.

    Tapp served in the Kentucky House for four years before his two terms in the State Senate representing District 20, comprising Shelby, Bullitt, and Spencer Counties.

  • Meth crimes results in major prison sentences

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Messing with methamphetamine doesn’t pay in Bullitt County.

    In cases last week in Bullitt Circuit Court, defendants learned the hard way that dealing or manufacturing in methamphetamine will result in serving multiple years in prison.

    Jonathan W. Knauer was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Attorney Jahmal Wooldridge requested probation for his client since it was his first felony offense.

    However, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress agreed with assistant commonwealth attorney Nick Raley.

  • Deal struck for Shepherdsville sewer work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A liquor situation that has much more far-reaching impact than Sunday alcohol sales in Shepherdsville was settled Monday evening after more than a year of talks and negotiations.

    The Shepherdsville City Council unanimously accepted a plan to expand sewer service south of its corporate limits to pick up hundreds of potential acres of development.

    It also allows for sanitary sewer service to be extended to Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont and to expand its existing treatment plant that is already near capacity.

  • Talk of snow still in season at fiscal court

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As temperatures finally reached the 80s, county officials were still thinking snow.

    Well, snowguards, that is.

    After seeing most of the guards atop the judicial center fall to the ground during the past winter, county officials began talking in January about solving the situation.

    The previous year, snow falling off the courthouse struck several vehicles in the parking lot.

    But as winter turns into spring and summer is quickly arriving, a solution to the problem is no closer to reality.

  • Students get top marks in pre-CATS exam

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the third round of Think Link assessment for local students holds true when the CATS exams are done in May, local school officials feel there will be a lot of celebrating this fall.

    However, with the changes in the education reform act, there may not be a public display of those student accomplishments.

    So, Bullitt County school officials are making sure there is some mechanism in place to publicize the CATS strides.

    “If the numbers hold, wow,” said Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning.

  • Questions over who owns home doesn't slow cleanup efforts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took years of work to get it torn down but only a few minutes to actually do the work.

    In its effort to get rid of structures that pose health hazards, the city of Shepherdsville tore down its first home at the corner of Hester Street and Carpenter Street on Friday morning.

    While the city has gotten rid of an eyesore, the battle over who actually owes the property may have to be settled in court.