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Today's News

  • Flurry of bills considered early in short session

     FRANKFORT -- The 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is nearing the halfway point, and with few days left to take up legislation a flurry of key bills passed in the House this past week.

    Among the bills passed in the House include allowing a local option sales tax in Kentucky, combating the growing issue of heroin in our Commonwealth, and proposals to raise the minimum wage and implement a smoking ban across the state.

  • FIRE AT STANDARD PUBLISHING, PIONEER NEWS OFFICES

     A blaze began in the back warehouse where paper rolls are stacked, leading to an evacuation of Standard Publishing and The Pioneer News offices Wednesday afternoon.

  • BC wrestling is relevant again with 3rd-place finish

     UPDATE (FEB.18): The 2015 Kentucky Wrestling Tourment scheduled this weekend has been postponed due to weather conditions.

    It will now be held Mar. 9-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – After a few down years of wrestling in which the team had a few good wrestlers, but a lack of depth, Bullitt Central showed its rebirth under head coach James Huffman over the weekend as the team finished third in the Third Region Tournament at Pleasure Ridge Park High School.

  • Healthy Heart luncheon brings awareness, knowledge

     When February rolls around, people usually always have love on the brain. But some often forget to consider the health of their heart first.

    February is also American Heart Month and continuing with the tradition the Bullitt County Health Department will sponsor the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26.

    “Heart disease is one of the silent killers,” said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department health education coordinator.  “A lot of people don’t know they have issues until something happens.”

  • Tammy Ott nominated for her community service, business skills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County resident is getting some big recognition for her time and talent. 

    Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids Childcare & Learning Facility in Shepherdsville, was one of six recently nominated for the EPIC Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Louisville.

  • We must all realize that homeless woes exist

     Many years ago, a very intelligent and well-respected man told us that there was no drug problem in Bullitt County.

    Even 25 years ago, there was a drug problem in the county and in the region.

    Now, there is another problem that many would like to ignore -- homelessness.

    We’re not talking about someone who lost his or her home due to financial problems. We’re talking about people who are literally walking around with no clue where  they might spend t he next night.

  • Does snow make us crazy?

     Is it simply the falling of those pretty white flakes that make us a little crazy?

    Or is it just a coincidence?

    Probably just a coincidence that everyone hits the grocery stores on those days preceding a big snow storm.

    And probably just another coincidence that people get interested in buying shovels and salt on the days before a snowy storm.

    It’s probably just a coincidence that the viewship on The Weather Channel, once a proud member of the Landmark family, goes through the roof.

  • East sweeps NB in only regular season meetings

     HEBRON ESTATES – No coach will tell you that every time-out works perfectly, but Bullitt East head coach Bob Blackburn had a very successful one on Friday that fueled his team to an 81-65 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt in the only regular season meeting between the two teams this season.

    Two minutes into the second half, North Bullitt got back-to-back jumpers from Ryan Henson and Dominique Ellis to pull within 42-36. After being up by ten points at halftime, Blackburn had seen enough and called a time-out at the 5:20 mark.

  • Lady Chargers rally in fourth as North goes cold

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just one basket and a total of nine points in the fourth quarter, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rallied for a 62-53 win on Friday in front of a raucous crowd in the Eagles’ Nest.

    While this was the only scheduled regular season meeting between the two rivals, it was the second time they have squared off this season. The first meeting had come back in the Bullitt East holiday tournament and in that game the Lady Chargers rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Eagles 57-47.

  • Kelly’s pitching is going to continue at JUCO level

     HEBRON ESTATES – After an earlier commitment to Marshall University didn’t work out, North Bullitt baseball pitcher Jacob Kelly found a soft landing spot when he signed recently with Rend Lake Junior College in Ina, Illinois.

    Kelly will attend Rend Lake along with North Bullitt teammate Chance Egnor who has been his main catcher for the past two seasons and will be again this spring. The two best friends, who have been playing baseball together since T-ball in the Blue Lick Optimist League, plan to be roommates at the Junior College.