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Today's News

  • Irene Carroll Style Show

     From looking at silent auction items to watching “celebrity” models such as John Barbagallo strut on the runway, a large crowd appeared to be very entertained at the annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon.

    The Bullitt County Women’s Club sponsors this annual event.

    See more photos from the luncheon by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Mayor rethinking vote to shut down center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, Boy Scout Troop 868 has called the Shepherdsville Community Center its home.

    But, the group of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will have to find a new home.

    And, adults who like to dance will also be looking for somewhere else to get their exercise and share social time.

    Plus, hopes of allowing Room In the Inn to have a place to allow its homeless individuals a place to shower each morning has been eliminated.

    But, then again, maybe not.

  • Scout leader doesn’t understand change in attitude after decade

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Poyner is a scout leader.

    He’s not a politician.

    And he doesn’t understand why after at least 10 years of occupying space in the Shepherdsville Community Center, he is suddenly having to protect his scout members.

    “I don’t understand what we’ve done,” said Poyner.

    Last Monday, mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke a 3-3 tie to turn the community center over to the city’s public works department, which is in need of more space and facilities such as rest rooms.

  • Medical run turns into look at case as homicide

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The quiet city of Hebron Estates is not used to crime.

    There are the normal burglaries and speeding motorists but mayor Jerry Clark isn’t used to caution tape roping off a crime scene.

    On Friday, a call to Central Dispatch led to the finding of a man who was pronounced dead in his home.

    Thai C. Lee, 54, was found dead.

    Pioneer Village Police Department, which is contracted to provide law enforcement in the city of Hebron Estates, responded to the call around  3:30 p.m. on Friday.

  • Man found dead in car set on fire

     OKOLONA — On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Blue Lick Park on Mud Lane was full of youngsters on the playground, basketball players on the courts and walkers getting in their exercise.

    But in the parking lot, the charred remains of a Chevrolet Impala could be seen.

    Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Okolona Fire Department crews were called to the park located just west of Smith Lane.

    It is located in Jefferson County, just north of the Bullitt County line.

  • Community invited to talk, learn about drug issues

     HILLVIEW — Knowing where to go in a drug abuse situation could be the matter of life or death.

    Unfortunately, little information is available to the public on where to go. That’s why the Partners of the Bullitt County 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Substance Abuse Workgroup, in correlation with the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention substance abuse prevention coalition and the Access to Care Workgroup, have coordinated a public forum to invite community members and law enforcement to learn the jargon and the resources available.

  • Shepherdsville pool doesn’t look to open; aquatic center study continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Depp Rasner came with a simple question.

    Would the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central reopen this year or will it be closed for a second straight season?

    While there was no definite answer from members of Bullitt Fiscal Court, the silence would lead one to believe that it would be closed for another year.

    Little discussion has been held by Bullitt Fiscal Court since last summer.

  • Police trying to solve mystery of lost ashes to return remains

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When Mount Washington resident Elmer Newkirk told his wife he’d brought home another woman last fall, she wasn’t expecting that woman to be in a box.

    To be fair, Newkirk wasn’t expecting the box to be someone’s ashes when he first saw it either.

    “I was leaving my storage unit and saw a pile of discarded things in the lot,” he said. “That caught my eye because I thought it was a jewelry box.”

  • Driver ‘freaked out’; case to be sent to grand jury panel

     HILLVIEW – One minute, he was looking down to charge his phone.

    The next, he felt something strike his car.

    That was part of the testimony on Wednesday in a probable cause hearing against a man charged with the death of a teenager earlier this month.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward sent the case against Troy Cannon, 38, of Louisville, to the next session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

  • 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball

      LEXINGTON – It was a surprise of the best kind on Tuesday when Bullitt East senior Lindsey Duvall was announced as the 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball during a banquet at the Lexington Center.

    Duvall was at the event as it also recognized the top players in each region this season. The Lady Charger senior was the co-Sixth Region Player of the Year along with Butler’s Jaelynn Penn. Following those awards, as voted on by members of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, there were two covered awards remaining on the stage.