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  • Fatal I-65 accident Monday evening

    CLERMONT - A driver was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 near Highway 245 Monday evening.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, the driver, a white male, drove into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the left southbound lane just south of the 245 overpass.

    Thompson said the tractor-trailer was slowed due to I-65 construction lane closures beginning just south of the entrance ramp. The driver, in a white Ford Ranger, did not slow down.

  • Bee sting triggers wreck

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bee apparently caused an accident along Highway 61 Tuesday morning.

    Shepherdsville Police Officer Ken Proffitt said the driver of a 1998 Toyota Corolla lost control after she was stung by a bee.

    Proffitt said the driver, a white female, 46, from Pioneer Village, was headed northbound along Highway 61 near the Conestoga Parkway intersection just before noon.

    The driver's car flipped on its side and came to rest in the brush along the northeast corner of the intersection.

  • Hallman guilty of wife's murder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were tears throughout the Bullitt Circuit Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.

    Nineteen months to the day, a Bullitt County jury deliberated for less than three hours to decide that Steven Hallman was guilty in the shooting death of his wife.

    And the panel would return on Thursday to determine that Hallman should serve 25 years in prison for the Oct. 13, 2007, murder of Kimberly Nugent Hallman.

    As members of both families cried after the verdicts, sheriff’s deputies led Hallman to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • Man injured in ATV rollover

    CORAL RIDGE - A man was rescued after his ATV flipped on top of him Monday morning.

    Zoneton Fire and Bullitt County EMS units responded to the call just after 11 a.m. The location of the ATV was behind 197 Coral Ridge Road near Highway 61.

    Zoneton Chief Rob Orkies said the ATV driver received possible rib injuries, but nothing else life-threatening. The driver was transported by BCEMS to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Judge denies probation in rape case of former educator

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator in Bullitt and Nelson counties could spend the next eight years in prison.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled Thursday morning that Larry Brent Childress, 41, should not be granted probation for his role in a sexual encounter with a teenager beginning in 1993.

    Childress had entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy. The sentences would total eight years in prison.

  • Memorial Day weekend doesn't stop gravesite thefts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crimes involving gravesites don't stop, even for Memorial Day weekend.

    Mount Washington police with assistance from Shepherdsville units arrested Mount Washington residents Geraline Hilbert, 63, and her grandson, Joshua Taggart, 21, Saturday after the two allegedly stole 22 bronze vases from Highland Memory Gardens gravesites around 8 a.m. The vases had a total estimated value of $13,000.

  • School chief gets good grades from his bosses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Keith Davis knows there are many areas in which he can improve up as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    But he also knows that it is good to feel that the members of the school board have the confidence in his abilities to lead the sixth largest district in Kentucky.

    The five-member board released its annual evaluation of Davis' performance on Tuesday and the superintendent met or exceeded all areas of evaluation.

  • Federal grant to provide over 100 summer jobs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a tight job market, over 100 young adults ages 16-24 may have an opportunity to have employment this summer.

    The Bullitt County Community and Adult Education program will receive funding through KentuckianaWorks and the federal stimulus package.

    The entire region will receive over $1.4 million in funding with Bullitt County receiving enough funding to supply 114 jobs and another $84,000 for administration of the program, according to adult education director Jim Boswell.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters control Publishers burn

    LEBANON JUNCTION - No one was injured after a fire took place at the Publishers Printing Lebanon Junction location Tuesday afternoon.

    A small fire was reported in the roof area of the facility after 5 p.m.

    Lebanon Junction Fire units responded to the scene. They will able to distinguish the blaze within the hour.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further information.

  • Man indicted for attempted murder

    BROOKS — A northern Bullitt County man has been indicted on the charge of attempted murder.

    John A. Burbank, 40, who entered a not guilty plea, has been indicted for attempted murder, first degree burglary and three counts of wanton endangerment.

    He remains in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

    According to the indictment, Burbank allegedly shot Timothy Gibson, a neighbor off Brooks Schoolhouse Road, on Feb. 19.

    Burbank allegedly went into Gibson’s home and then began shooting the victim.