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  • Committee begins work on county budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The daunting task of preparing a budget that will be balanced and eliminate the need for county employees to take a 20 percent cuts in pay in some departments has begun.

    A committee of magistrates Joe Laswell and Eddie Bleemel began asking questions and trying to find out answers on Tuesday. The next committee meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, in the fiscal courtroom.

  • Hillview hopes state program prescription will lower prices

    HILLVIEW -- One of the biggest problems in the United States is the rising cost of health care.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens hopes his city could be a leader in the county in alerting the public to know there are ways to receive free and reduced medical prescriptions.

    Through the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program, communities in the state have an opportunity to provide a service for their residents.

  • County facing $2 million shortfall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Needing to make up a $2.7 million deficit in the upcoming 2009-10 county budget, three dozen employees may see their work and their salaries cut by 20 percent.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her proposed budget to magistrates on Thursday. The proposed budget must be presented by May 1.

    But magistrates say the final document, which must be approved by June 30, will have several changes, including a way to eliminate the need for some non-emergency county agencies to go to 32-hour work weeks.

  • Missing Hillview girl located

    HILLVIEW - A 17-year-old girl from northern Bullitt County reported missing since April 29 was located Thursday morning.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Tori Lynne Bowen had not contacted anyone since leaving the Hillview home in April.

    McGaha said the girl had not run away or left home before and she has contacted none of her friends at school.

    Also, she didn't call her mother on Mother's Day and McGaha said the two were very close.

  • 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.