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Today's News

  • BE and BC clash at Nelson County Ice-Breaker event

     BARDSTOWN – Bullitt Central entered the area high school track wars last week as they opened their season at the aptly named Nelson County Icebreaker Meet.

    Bullitt East, which had already competed in two meets prior to this one, was also in the field and had a strong outing on the girls’ side.

    Girls’ Action

    Bullitt East picked up seven wins in the 17 events and showed that they will be one of the top teams in the area again this season.

  • Wind not blowing at NB leads to balls flying out

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Maybe for the first time in recent memory the wind was not blowing into the face of the batters at North Bullitt High.

    With no wind, skipper Brian Wise’s team turned into the long-ball Eagles last week.

    Six balls left the yard for North Bullitt. Unfortunately, one also left off the bat of a visiting player.

    Still, entering the third week of play, Wise has to be pleased with his team’s 6-3 record.

  • Chargers have the answers in 9-0 victory over Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Holding Bullitt Central to just three hits and snuffing out an early scoring opportunity, the Bullitt East Chargers rolled to a 9-0 victory over their county rivals in cold and windy conditions.

    The clash on Tuesday at Bullitt Central is the only regular season meeting between the two programs scheduled for this season.

  • Legislators need late-night hours to finish work

     FRANKFORT– The House and Senate worked from the late night of Tuesday into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, adding an additional day to wrap up the 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

     During the final hours until we adjourned around 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, agreements were reached on several key bills including what many consider to be the top priority for this session, addressing the growing problem of heroin.

  • County asking cities to reconsider insurance tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The new Bullitt Fiscal Court hopes to play nice with the leaders of the county’s eight municipalities.

    In Shepherdsville, that camaraderie may come 1 percent at a time.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell recently address the Shepherdsville City Council, asking the members to reconsider a decision to take all of the insurance tax collected in the city, rather than sharing it with Fiscal Court.

  • Hillview loses last appeal on suit

     HILLVIEW -- With it appeals exhausted, it is now time to pay the piper for Hillview city officials.

    With a jury awarding a judgment of over $11 million, the city of Hillview recently saw its final appeal rejected.

    City attorney Tammy Baker said that the state Supreme Court denied Hillview’s request for a discretionary review of a state Court of Appeals decision.

    The state court upheld the jury’s decision to award Truck America and its owners, Jim and Debbie Carter, over $11 million for its breach of contract.

  • Mediation sets up way to extinguish fire battles

     CLERMONT -- A slight bump in the road appears to be solved, with a settlement between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department possible within the next five months.

    The parties met with retired judge Stephen Ryan in a mediation session last week.

    During the discussions, attorneys for both parties said that steps were outlined to finally get the disputes of the past six months settled.

  • FISH FRY FRIDAY

     The Friday fish fry is serious business at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    The Lebanon Junction landmark hosts their Lenten fish fry every year, opening early for lunch and offering delivery service.

    The church features both fried and baked fish, along with onion rings, fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and green beans, as well as dessert.

    St. B hosts just one of many fish fry events at various locations thought Bullitt County during Lent.

  • April Fools’ Day good for writer with comical pen

     Easter weekend and Spring Break are both fast approaching, but recent news items in Bullitt County are keeping The Pioneer News staff hopping like an Easter Bunny with an ingrown toenail.

    In local news, Bullitt Fiscal Court continues to struggle with the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office over budget numbers.

    The last argument was over a line item requesting specialized ceremonial uniforms to be worn by the sheriff and deputies only when television cameras are anticipated in the vicinity.

  • KHSAA sanctions cornhole starting next fall

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Earlier this week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association voted to sanction cornhole as a competitive sport starting with the 2015-2016 school year.

    Kentucky now becomes the first state to join the cornhole bandwagon and other southern states are soon expected to join the cornhole phenomenon.

    Adding cornhole is seen as a move to put the ugly ‘yard darts’ debacle in the rearview mirror for the KHSAA.