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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Better be quick to predict next move

     UPDATE (Feb. 2): At approximately 2:12 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, Nichols Nick, the official Bullitt County Groundhog, contacted The Pioneer News in regards to his prediction.

    According to the local seer of seers and prognosticator of prognosticators, it was not until the afternoon hours that the Sun creeped through the clouds covering Bullitt County all morning.

    With that little bit of sunlight, Nick declared that he did indeed see his shadow, signifying six more weeks of wintry weather expected for Bullitt County.

  • Cougar Quad Invitational

     There was action all over the gym floor at Bullitt Central on Saturday as the Cougar wrestling team hosted five other teams in a round-robin event.

    Snow the previous night forced the event to start two hours late, but all of the other teams, including Bullitt East, got to compete. The other teams were Fairdale, Walton-Verona, Valley and Covington Catholic.

    This was the second year for the event. 

    Bullitt East and Bullitt Central were supposed to join North Bullitt for the All-County Meet on Wednesday, but North Bullitt will not attend.

  • Bullitt East Archery Winning Big

      It has been quite a season up to this point for the Bullitt East archery program.

    At the start of the season, the team had 55 shooters.

    Before the Christmas break, the team competed in three events, winning at Thomas Nelson and at St. Gaberieal.

    After the break, the team really hits its stride, setting a new school record of 3,400 to win their own Invitational title.

    In addition, the team had six of the top ten individual finishers with the top male and female competitors.

  • BROOKS: Getting his life back

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the day Jessica Dishon disappeared on Sept. 10, 1999, the worlds of two families changed forever.

    One would spend the next 15-plus years wondering who would brutally assault and then murder the Bullitt Central High School student.

    Another would feel the stares of those believing that David “Bucky” Brooks was the person responsible.

    On Thursday, the parents of Jessica Dishon would sit in a Nelson County Courthouse as Stanley Dishon would enter an Alford plea for his role in the death of his niece.

  • Southeast Bullitt Fire Department: Lawsuit filed to stop termination of contract

     CLERMONT - Before bids could be received from fire agencies interested in serving the Southeast Bullitt Fire territory, a lawsuit has been filed asking to halt the proceedings.

    And a counter-claim has been filed by the board of trustees.

    The Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Tribunal returns teacher to classroom

     BROOKS - Although an independent tribunal of individuals outside Bullitt County felt that a Brooks Elementary educator had engaged in conduct unbecoming of a teacher, an administrator, teacher and lay person did not believe Ashley Silas should be fired.

    After listening to testimony, including a video of Silas dragging a student from the classroom to the office, the tribunal overturned the teacher’s termination.

    The penalty imposed by the tribunal was suspension without pay from Oct. 29-Dec. 19.

  • Lady Eagles have just three score, but manage big win

       LOUISVILLE – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles might be the only team in the area that can say that they have an undefeated record playing Assumption High School.

    The Lady Eagles picked up a second win in as many seasons on Saturday as they defeated one of the area’s top programs 55-30 in the first game of the day at the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic at Mercy High School. The event is a one-day ‘showcase’ with some of the top teams in the area taking part.

  • Lady Chargers win two games in impressive style

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have played a lot of games in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic over the years, but just one game each season.

    This year, the Lady Chargers got the honor of playing a pair of games in the two-day ‘showcase’ event at Mercy High School and the red and gold made the most of the opportunity, picking up a pair of impressive wins in an 18-hour time frame.

  • Audit report gives each side reason to claim win

     Can a report from a state auditor serve the purpose of making both sides happy?

    We guess so.

    Let’s take, for example, the recent release of Adam Edelen’s audit of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board.

    Going into the request for the examination, the concern was mismanagement of tax dollars.

    Beyond that, local residents were looking for some tidbit of illegal activity. Theft of tax dollars would be an added bonus. Recommendation for jail time for criminal misdeeds would be icing on the cake.

  • Catch of the day: Fryer fire at Long John Silver's

      Around 10 o'clock this morning, Shepherdsville Fire Department personnel responded to the Long John Silvers restaurant on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    Upon arrival, firefighters saw that a fryer had apparently caught fire and the flames were taken up the exhaust system, exactly how the system is to work.

    Fire Chief Layne Troutman reported that there were no injuries. The major damage was from smoke which filled the building.

    There was no timetable on when the restaurant would reopen.