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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sabert celebrates after surviving bumps in road

    HILLVIEW - Admitting that there had been a few bumps in the road over the past four years, Sabert Corp. officially opened it new manufacturing facility in northern Bullitt County on Thursday.

    Over four years ago, the New Jersey-based company began looking for a location to build its third manufacturing plant in the United States.

    Through a consultant and with a lot of pushing from local officials, such as Bullitt County Industrial Development Authority director Bob Fouts and Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, the 250,000 square foot facility was located off East Blue Lick Road.

  • North wins 3 of 4 and gets Wagner back for the stretch

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Unlike just about every other team in the area last week, the North Bullitt Eagles came close to playing a full schedule, managing to get in four games with three of those being victories.

    The only setback came on Saturday when the Eagles dropped a 5-4 decision to Oldham County in the first game of a four-team tournament at Kentucky Country Day. The green and gold rebounded later in the afternoon to take third place with an 11-1 victory over Portland Christian.

  • 24th District Softball: Early offense pushes BC softball into semi-finals

    FAIRDALE - It was worth the wait.

    Forced to stand around for over an hour waiting for umpires, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars unleashed that pent-up energy with seven runs over the first two innings as they rolled past Fairdale 8-1 on Monday in the first game of the 24th District Softball Tournament.

    The victory moved Bullitt Central into Tuesday’s semi-finals where the maroon and gray were to play top-seeded North Bullitt.

    Bullitt Central had beaten Fairdale 10-3 in their only meeting during the regular season.

  • Committee finds some revenue, cuts some expenses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The hunt for finding revenue and cutting expenses began in earnest as the committee appointed by Bullitt Fiscal Court began its work.

    In just one session, the committee led by magistrates Eddie Bleemel and Joe Laswell, heard some good news.

    In the proposed $15.3 million budget for 2009-10, the jail and emergency medical services were the largest departments. Those were the ones tackled first by the committee.

    County officials are trying to find a way to eliminate the need for some employees to lose one day of work each week.

  • City taking step to revise civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials say that the civil service system of employee protection is not going away.

    However, there appears to be changes in the making.

    The Shepherdsville City Council listened to the first reading to repeal the current ordinance and adopt a revised set of standards.

    The final reading and vote will come at the June 8 meeting.

    (Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the May 25 meeting has been cancelled.)

  • Transportation study to be discussed May 28

    The first open house for the Bullitt County Transportation Study will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 28, 2009 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive in Shepherdsville.

    The study will provide the basis for identifying and prioritizing future transportation improvements in Bullitt County over the next 20 years. It will include an evaluation and analysis of existing and projected traffic conditions, an evaluation of alternative transportation modes, and recommendations of priorities for future projects.