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  • 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.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: May-June 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - May 2009

    4-8:

    TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

     

    4:

    Bullitt Central High PTSA Board Meeting at 5:30pm

    Maryville Elementary PTA Meeting/Election at 7pm

    Zoneton Middle PTSA Board Meeting at 5:30pm

     

    5:

    Bullitt East High Ring Ceremony at 6:45pm

    Bernheim Middle SBDM Meeting at 5pm

    Freedom Elementary Faculty Meeting (if needed) at 4pm

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on Interstate 65 from the KY 61 underpass in Bullitt County to a half mile north of the Outer Loop in Jefferson County (mile points 118.5 to 127.5).  Work will begin the week of June 1 to repair the concrete pavement in this area.

    The roadway may be reduced to two lanes Mondays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, and weekends from 9:00 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

  • Drowning victim Anthony Reynolds still not recovered from lake

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Divers are continuing their search for the body of a Bullitt County man who has been missing since Friday morning at Taylorsville Lake.

    Thirty-six-year-old Anthony W. Reynolds, of Shepherdsville, was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client's boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • Search continues for man lost on lake; may be from Bullitt County

    Update: June 1

    TAYLORSVILLE - The search continues today for a Bullitt County man involved in a Taylorsville Lake boating accident.

    According to Spencer County Sheriff's officials, the search continued over the weekend but as of Monday the body still had not been recovered.

    Officials have not released the name of the missing man.

    Spencer County dispatch received the call of a single-boat accident shortly after 10 a.m. Friday. Only one individual is believed to be involved.

  • Drug task force on record pace in busting meth

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force busted their 22nd methamphetamine lab of 2009 last Thursday night.

    According to Kenny Hardin, director of the task force, officers were investigating a narcotics complaint at 4471 Zoneton Road when they saw vapors and smelled odors coming from a garage.

    Upon entering the garage, they arrested Anthony Hutchins, 19, of Louisville, and Daniel Conley, 20, of Louisville. Neither were listed as the property owners.

  • Council again asked to consider reopening road

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Another attempt to reopen Salt River Plant Road may soon be presented to Shepherdsville councilmembers

    Councilman Larry Hatfield asked that fellow board members go visit the street that had previously served as a short-cut between Beech Grove Road and South Preston Highway.

    The road was closed at the Beech Grove Road end due to concerns voiced by several residents.

    At the time of the closing, residents complained that motorists were traveling at a high rate of speed with no regard to youngsters who might be playing in or near the road.