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Today's News

  • Threatening letter results in nothing at BE

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A threatening message found at Bullitt East High School Tuesday evening appears to be a hoax but Principal Deborah Atherton said Wednesday morning the school is treating it very seriously.

    According to an e-mail message sent to parents, Atherton received a phone call at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday evening from an individual who claimed a threatening message had been found on school property.

    Atherton said Wednesday that police had requested she not elaborate on the nature of the message, but did say that it was "juvenile in nature."

  • Election filings placed on-line by clerk's office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Curious voters can now have around-the-clock access to see who has filed to run for the 2010 elections in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney’s office is now updating the candidate filings on a daily basis.

    Go to www.pioneernews.net for link or go directly to www.bullittcountyclerk.com and click on the voter registration section.

    Candidates have until Jan. 26, 2010, to file.

  • Corporate community supports CASA

    The CASA Program for Bullitt County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Board of Directors thanks Tom Givhan and John Spainhour for hosting the CASA Corporate Reception.

    This was an effort for CASA to gain support from local community businesses.

    CASA is a non profit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Family Court system.

  • Time now to come forward on unsolved murder case

    It’s been 10 years since the kidnapping and murder of 17-year-old Jessica Dishon.

    After the initial suspect, David “Bucky” Brooks, was indicted but the proceedings ended in a mistrial, there has been no other charges.

    There were hundreds of theories in back in 1999 with just as many suspects named. Yet, to date, another trial has not been held.

    After the media circus which surrounded the case 10 years ago and the ensuing trial, things have been quiet.

  • Numbers finally catch up with Chargers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The numbers game finally caught up with the Bullitt East Chargers.

    With what coach Doug Preston called the worst season of major injuries he’s seen, Bullitt East fell 39-22 to the Fairdale Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 4 playoffs.

    The Chargers, who fell in the state championship game last year, ended with season with a 4-7 record.

    “They played hard,” Preston said of his team. “It just caught up with us.”

  • Shepherdsville ‘ballot’ to let people vote on alcohol sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While it carries no legal weight, the registered voters of Shepherdsville will have an opportunity to tell city leaders what they think about the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

    An advisory ballot will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 3, and on Friday, Dec. 4, at city hall.

    According to a resolution unanimously approved by the council on Monday to conduct the sample ballot, the polling place would be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday.

  • Police testify that illegal gambling was at Hillview site

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police officers who raided a business in northern Bullitt County took the witness stand Tuesday in the first night of testimony in an appeal filed by Shepherdsville officer Brent Dawson.

    Dawson was suspended without pay for 30 days for being at a gambling operation that was raided on Aug. 11.

    He appealed the disciplinary action to the Shepherdsville Civil Service commission, which started the process Tuesday evening.

  • Alcohol issue tale of two communities

    The issue is the same - should a community allow alcohol sales on a limited basis on Sundays.

    The reaction has been quite different.

    The Shepherdsville City Council has floated the trial balloon on two occasions within the past couple of years. Both times it was shot down.

    Now, the city officials have agreed to have some type of mock election for residents in the community. Details are still being worked out.

    The problem is that no one on the council is bound by the outcome of the vote.

  • Students to get shot at H1N1 vaccine

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department is planning H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics targeting the county’s school children -- but the first clinic won't offer nearly enough vaccine to cover the entire student population of about 13,000.

    BCHD Public Health Director Swannie Jett announced Friday that the department currently has 2,000 intranasal novel H1N1 vaccinations stockpiled for the first clinic scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School.

  • Long lines, lots of energy greets new Kroger in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " While thousands waited in Louisville to get the H1N1 vaccination Wednesday, hundreds of local citizens thought the grand opening of the city’s new Kroger store was an even more important place to be at 8 a.m. on Veteran’s Day.

    The line to get in to the store wrapped around the new Mount Washington Commons shopping center and some people showed up as early as 6 a.m.. Chilly customers said they came out to take advantage of the grand opening specials which included a free pack of country ham given to the first 500 shoppers.