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  • Court votes to fill in LJ pool due to liability; spray park could be built throwing stones at vehicles

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A large concrete hole with standing water is a nuisance.

        It can also be a deadly attraction for youngsters.

        With that in mind, chairman Steve Larimore said one of the first officials acts of the newly-revised Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board was to recommend that fiscal court fill in the existing swimming pool behind Lebanon Junction Elementary.

        This will make the second summer the pool has not been open to the public.

  • Mother, sons face theft charges in case of missing scrap metal in MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A mother and her two sons face charges following a scrap metal theft in Mount Washington.

        Tina Shumate, Christopher Head, 19, and Mark Head, 21, were recently taken into custody by the Mount Washington Police Department on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking after allegedly stealing over  $10,000 worth of scrap metal from Allen Stout of 138 Stout Lane.

        A witness said she saw the three on Stout’s property loading scrap metal onto a pickup truck, according to Stump.

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: New events join favorites to make up 6-day run

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - From cooking with wine to having the best chocolate dessert, the 35th annual Bullitt County Fair kicks off its six-day run on Monday, June 14.

        This year's fair will feature many of the regular favorites but will also include some first-time events.

        Also new to the fair this year will be a presentation by Jeneen Wiche on how to grow an organic home vegetable garden.

  • 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


    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


    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.


  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: Thursday's featured events


    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


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


    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.


    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.