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Today's News

  • Chargers finish seventh at state archery finals

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Chargers were in the last flight and made a strong run on Monday in the KHSAA State Archery Tournament at on the Commonwealth Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

    Bullitt East was one of 24 teams that qualified for the state finals after they finished first in the Fifth Region Tournament in the middle of February. It was the fifth straight regional power for the red and gold and the second won by the program in KHSAA competition.

  • North Bullitt earns state powerlifting recognition

     HEBRON ESTATES – For the second straight year, North Bullitt hosted the Kentucky State Powerlifting Championships.

    The event was held in the Eagles’ Nest on Saturday, March 8 and it was a good day for the host school as the Eagles came out on top, winning for a second straight year.

    North Bullitt finished with 74 points in the varsity competition and that was ten points better than runner-up Madisonville. St. Xavier was third with 48 points while Carroll County was fourth (20 points) while Trinity was fifth (13).

  • Budget will need lot of work this year

     FRANKFORT -- The top duty of the Kentucky House of Representatives, pass a two-year budget for Kentucky, finally came to fruition this week, some eight weeks after the Governor first proposed a budget plan.

    I, like many of my colleagues, take seriously the responsibility to pass a fiscally sound budget for the citizens of Kentucky.

    While the vote to pass the budget in the House was 53 yeas and 46 nays, it was not without much debate.

  • Don’t try to overthink comprehensive land-use plan

     Over the past quarter-century, The Pioneer News’ editorial page has been filled at least once a year with something to the tune that Bullitt County needs more planning.

    That interest in planning for our future in an organized manner has not changed.

    And that is more than the common thought of planning and zoning land-use decisions.

    Yes, we do need to plan.

    And, yes, the revision of the comprehensive land-use plan, which hasn’t had a thorough study since 1997, is important.

  • KIDS COUNT...Education key to health

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Dr. Swannie Jett arrived at the Bullitt County Public Health Department, his mission was to become more involved in the community.

    A key part of that was to educate the public on health issues. And to alert the public that the health department was more than a place for those needing to get a shot.

    That mission is probably a big part of Bullitt County’s high marks in the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey.

    In the area of health, Bullitt County ranked 12th out of 120 counties.

  • Federal trial for Hillview poilice chief delayed

     LOUISVILLE - A trial in U.S. District Court to determine whether a local police chief lied to federal investigators will not be held this week.

    The federal case against Hillview police chief Glenn Caple was supposed to begin this week in Louisville.

    However, because his attorney, Thomas Clay, is also representing a possible witness in the case, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III disqualified the noted attorney from serving as Caple’s legal counsel.

    Caple confirmed that the case had been delayed. No new trial date has been set.

  • BBB Warns: Beware March Madness Scams!

     With local teams making it into the NCAA Tournament, basketball fever is on the rise! BBB is warning basketball fans to be careful when buying tickets, travel deals, and basketball memorabilia.

    Major sporting events always inspire scammers to take advantage of fans, with fake items, fake tickets, and too-good-to-be-true travel deals.

    Counterfeit Items

  • County lands first U.S. site for Irish company

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bullitt County than to announce plans for an Irish company to open its first facility in the United States.

    Portwest LLC, a global workwear and safety gear designer and manufacturer, announced plans to occupy a 71,000 square foot facility in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

  • Quick work saves life of woman at overpass

     HILLVIEW - Would she have jumped? Or would she not?

    For a pair of individuals on Sunday morning, there was no time to consider the options.

    Due to an observant citizen and a quick acting police officer, what could have been a tragic situation was averted early Sunday morning.

    According to Hillview police chief Glenn Caple, police officer Kyle McAllister got a call from a resident in the community around 2 a.m. on Sunday.

  • Planners to continue work on updating land-use plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The journey to adopt a revised comprehensive land-use plan continues.

    As members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission continue to tweak a proposal by consultant Kriss Lowry, the time for public input has not yet concluded.

    Starting with review of notes and suggestions on chapters 2-6 of the land-use plan, commissioners will assemble on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. for continued discussion.