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Today's News

  • Fatal I-65 accident Monday evening

    CLERMONT - A driver was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 near Highway 245 Monday evening.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, the driver, a white male, drove into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the left southbound lane just south of the 245 overpass.

    Thompson said the tractor-trailer was slowed due to I-65 construction lane closures beginning just south of the entrance ramp. The driver, in a white Ford Ranger, did not slow down.

  • Puchino hopes to explore big world during summer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " Mallori Puchino knows there is a big world outside the city limits of Mount Washington, and she intends to educate herself about it every opportunity she gets.

    This Bullitt East High School senior has committed herself to being globally minded and recently earned the opportunity to expand her knowledge of international affairs this summer in Washington, D.C. and New York City, NY.

  • Parents get showered with information

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School played host to the 11th annual Community Baby Shower sponsored by Bullitt County Family Resource Centers and the Bullitt County Health Department.

    There were 50 patrons including expecting mothers and new parents with children up to six months of age.

    The Baby Shower offered an opportunity for new and expecting parents to collect information from various resources and organizations available in the community.

  • Children on roll to help raise funds for St. Jude

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The kids at Cornerstone Child Care were on a roll during the third annual Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

    Co-owners Deanna Sanders and Lynn Montgomery allowed all Cornerstone kids to bring their own tricycles and bicycles to the event. This year 14 children raised $400 through sponsorships.

    This year’s Trike-A-Thon meant a little bit more to Cornerstone because of five-year-old member Olivia Johnson, who was born with spina bifida.

  • Inside Connect assumes control of west Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The outskirts of Bullitt County will soon be better technologically connected thanks to Inside Connect Cable, LLC.

        The cable service provider purchased the Time Warner/Windjammer plant located in the Brooks area, allowing the company to expand toward northwestern areas of the county.

  • Shooting sports big part of 4-H program in area

    Spring is just around the corner and with it brings a new season for 4H Shooting Sports. Shooting Sports continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the Kentucky 4-H Program.

    Hundreds of youth ages 9-19 participated last year alone!

    Our 4-H Trap /Shotgun Club meets at  the Jefferson Gun Club. (From I-65 take the Brooks exit west and cross the RR tracks. Take Hwy. 1020 North, cross the RR tracks again and turn right) or the Jefferson Co. Sportsman’s Club, depending on availability.

  • KENTUCKY STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Owensboro upsets East

    LEXINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers lose in the semi-finals of the 2009 Forcht Bank/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament 6-5 to Owensboro.

    The Chargers end their memorable season with a 31-9 overall record.

    Owensboro, despite a 14-15 record, advance to Saturday' state finals versus Lexington Catholic at Aplebee's Park in Lexington.

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

  • Bluegrass Speedway racing preview: June 13

    Bluegrass Speedway Returns to Action With 8th Annual June Jam June 13

     

    Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will return with “Saturday Night Showtime” after a couple of weeks off as the 8th Annual June Jam is contested on Saturday June 13.

     

    The Saturday June 13 program will be the 8th Annual June Jam, featuring the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Super Late Models in a 30 lap, $3,000 to win A-Main event.

  • Bee sting triggers wreck

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bee apparently caused an accident along Highway 61 Tuesday morning.

    Shepherdsville Police Officer Ken Proffitt said the driver of a 1998 Toyota Corolla lost control after she was stung by a bee.

    Proffitt said the driver, a white female, 46, from Pioneer Village, was headed northbound along Highway 61 near the Conestoga Parkway intersection just before noon.

    The driver's car flipped on its side and came to rest in the brush along the northeast corner of the intersection.

  • Hallman guilty of wife's murder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were tears throughout the Bullitt Circuit Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.

    Nineteen months to the day, a Bullitt County jury deliberated for less than three hours to decide that Steven Hallman was guilty in the shooting death of his wife.

    And the panel would return on Thursday to determine that Hallman should serve 25 years in prison for the Oct. 13, 2007, murder of Kimberly Nugent Hallman.

    As members of both families cried after the verdicts, sheriff’s deputies led Hallman to the Bullitt County Detention Center.