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Today's News

  • Regional cross-country Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The area cross-country teams will move into the post-season on Saturday with the regional meets held at two different locations in Jefferson County.

    Bullitt East and North Bullitt, in Class 2-A, will be competing at McNeely Lake Park in southern Jefferson County. That course is basically the home course for both teams as they often practice there and have run in a handful of meets there this season including the DeSales Invitational less than two weeks ago.

  • Man in custody for threatening judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Mount Washington man was arrested Wednesday for threatening a local judge.

    Terry Glen Hayes, 49, was taken into custody by Bullitt County sheriffs after allegedly making threats to kill District Judge Rebecca Ward.

    Det. Scotty McGaha said Hayes was at an automotive repair business in Mount Washington at 10:30 Wednesday morning when he told an employee he hated Ward because of a pending court order issued against him. The employee said in a statement that Hayes mentioned he would get a gun and shoot the judge.

  • Extra machines in place to deal with record turnout at polls

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a record turnout expected, election officials are preparing for the largest day at the polls in Bullitt County history.

    Extra voting machines will be placed in 20 of the 44 precincts, according to Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney. He is placing enough machines in the precincts to handle the possible 70 percent turnout.

    There will also be extra units available in case of a breakdown.

    While the presidential election always drives heavier turnouts, a number of local races have also peaked an interest.

  • Events in MW this weekend to help holiday fund raisers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — There will be plenty of chances to kick off the holiday season with the spirit of giving this Saturday.

    ValuMarket will host two different charitable events this weekend, each benefiting a special audience.

    2008 Thanksgiving Food Drive

    ValuMarket store manager Dan Kelty enjoys helping military families and wants the Bullitt County community to rally around the grocery’s first-ever Thanksgiving Food Drive this Saturday.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for November 7

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for November 7

    BULLITT EAST 51, Nelson County 14

    NORTH BULLITT 31,  South Oldham  13

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full stories on each game.

  • DeSales Invitational provides late-season Cross Country tune-up

    LOUISVILLE - The final key tune-up before regional cross-country meets are contested on Nov. 8 was the DeSales Invitational on Saturday at McNeely Lake Park involved all three of the Bullitt County programs.

    For both Bullitt East and North Bullitt, it was another chance to get on the course that will be the site of the Class AA regional next Saturday. For both programs, the course is basically their home away from home as none of the local teams has a home course.

  • Time for Eagles to build play-off momentum

    HEBRON ESTATES - The name of the game will be momentum on Friday when the North Bullitt Eagles travel to Crestwood to close out the regular season with a game against the South Oldham Dragons.

    This is the last game before the Eagles play host to some play-off team next Friday in the first round of the Class 4-A play-offs. So, with losses in four of their last five games, the Eagles will be looking to regain some lost swagger.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK - Week of November 2

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 2:

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 65:  Shoulder closures and delays possible in both directions between Fern Valley Road and the Kentucky/Indiana state line (mile points 128.3 and 137.3) due to traffic counter installation.  Shoulder closures will occur weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

  • Three look to fill seat on school board

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three men will battle on Nov. 4 for the right to fill the last two years of a vacancy on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    David Cross, Carl “Bud” Johnson Jr. and Tim Wiseheart will be on the ballot for the District 3 spot.

    David Cross

    As a citizen, Cross feels that when a question is asked, an answer should be given.

    In some governmental circles, Cross isn’t sure that is always the result.

  • Two battle for House seat in 49th

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two will battle for the House of Representative seat in the 49th District, covering much of Bullitt County.

    But the race is shaping up to be much different than originally thought when the filing deadline passed in January.

    Incumbent Larry Belcher was slated to be challenged by Republican Trina Summers, a longtime councilmember in Shepherdsville.

    However, with the recent passing of Belcher in an auto accident, Summers will face a new opponent on Nov. 4.