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Today's News

  • High and Dry? Federal law may shut down county pools in 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Virginia Graeme Baker had no connection to Bullitt County.

    However, the tragic death of the seven-year-old girl in 2002 could have a major affect upon those who like to swim at public pools in Bullitt County.

    Unless the four county pools are equipped with new anti-entrapment devices, it appears they will not open for the season.

    And besides the public swimmers, there are over 120 members of the Bullitt County Dolphins who may not be able to compete this summer.

  • UPDATE: Elizabethtown is next East foe

    Section 3 Semi-State Baseball Tournament

    At LaRue County High School

    GAME 1 (June 1): Elizabethtown 6, BULLITT EAST 1.

    Check Wednesdsay's paper and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

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    Elizabethtown is next foe starting Monday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers will face a familiar foe this week in the Section 3 Semi-State Baseball Tournament at LaRue County High School.

  • Chargers on to state baseball tournament

    LOUISVILLE - With a mighty swing of Josh Whitmer's bat, the Bullitt East Chargers advanced to state baseball tournament on Thursday night.

    In the bottom of the ninth, Whitmer hit a walk-off home run in Jim Patterson Field on the University of Louisville campus for a 7-6 victory over Butler.

    This is the second trip to the state tournament for the Charger program. This time, the trip will be accompanied by the Sixth Region tournament trophy.

    See Monday's edition for the full story.

  • Knight at state tennis

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East sophomore Makaela Knight will open play in her first Kentucky State Tennis Tournament on Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    At 9 a.m. that morning, Knight will take the court against Zunilda Lynch, a senior from Onieida Baptist Institute. Neither player is amongst the 16 seeded players in the 64-player field.

    A victory in the opening match would probably lead to a match against Anne Marie Lyon of Lexington Christian. She is one of the eight players seeded between 9th and 16th.

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  • Annual Hillview City Fair May 28-30

    HILLVIEW - So much fun can only be fit into a couple of days. That's why this year's annual Hillview City Fair will include three days of community fun May 28-30.

    The addition of a third day had a lot to do with the addition of new ride attractions courtesy of Geno's Rides.

    Hillview recreation director Terry Bohannon said the rides at the City Fair were the same ones used at Zoneton Fire Department's recent Crusade Carnival. A total of 12 rides for all age levels.

  • MW Shut out of stimulus funds for sewer plant

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It was the news that no one wanted to hear.

    Mount Washington probably won’t be receiving any of the federal economic stimulus funding for its state-mandated $15 million sewage treatment plant project.

    That’s not good news for city sewer customers who are preparing to pay a 17.5 percent increase on bills for the rest of 2009 to subsidize Louisville water rate increases, system improvements and the new plant.

  • UPDATE: 24th District Baseball/Softball Tournaments

     

    Congratulations to Bullitt East baseball and North Bullitt Softball on winning the 24th District Tournaments.

    The North Bullitt and Southern softball teams advance to the Sixth Region Championship taking place next week at the University of Louisville. Bullitt East and North Bullitt baseball both advance to the first round of the Sixth Region Tournament hosted at St. Xavier High School.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full tournament coverage.

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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 25:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 61:  Roadway will be reduced to one lane at the bridge (mile point 13.1) over CSX railroad near KY 480 due to bridge deck repairs beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2009.  A temporary traffic signal will be in place to control traffic during this construction project.  Work will continue through the end of June 2009.  

    Jefferson County:

  • Judge denies probation for Childress

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former Hebron Middle ISAP instructor and a former North Bullitt sports coach has been denied probation.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress sentenced Larry Brent Childress to eight years in prison on the charges of rape and sodomy relating to an incident between the former educator and a 13-year-old in 1993.

    The victim came forward last winter with allegations that the two had intercourse during a period of time.

  • Rain, prom win Charger Challenge

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The eighth week of the high school baseball season had more frustration than success for the Bullitt East Chargers last week as they got to play just two games.

    Most of the frustration came over the weekend as the team ended up playing just one game in the Charger Challenge, an event that head coach Jeff Bowles put together to showcase four of the top baseball programs in the state.

    In the end, Trinity, Harrison County and Lexington Catholic each got to take a crack at each other while Bullitt East pretty much sat on the sideline.