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Today's News

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Super Rain or Super Snow

     LOUISVILLE - While many people are making plans for Super Bowl Sunday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance personnel are planning for super rain or super snow.

    District 5 engineers are monitoring forecasts from the National Weather Service and local meteorologists to determine when rain will move into the Louisville area and if it will change to snow.  They will use this information to determine when road crews should report for duty.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: FEBRUARY 2015

     Bullitt County Public Schools' Calendar of Events for February 2015. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

    HOLIDAYS

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    GROUNDHOG DAY – Monday – NO SCHOOL

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  • Hunters post Kentucky’s second-highest deer harvest on record

     After two seasons of record harvests, Kentucky’s deer hunters kept the pace up this past season.

    The 2014-15 season closed on Jan. 19 with 138,892 deer checked; the second highest total on record and third consecutive season with a harvest exceeding 130,000 deer.

  • Social media helps track down who stole charity collection jars

     Unfortunately, the new year started out with an uncharitable act in Mount Washington.

    The Mount Washington Police Department was recently called to investigate a theft inside the Circle K. The stolen item was a collection jar for March of Dimes.

    Officials reviewed the video but we were not able to identify the suspects so they took to social media for help.

    “Within 41 minutes we had the suspects identified,” said Sgt. Tim Morris.

  • Homecoming games split at Bullitt Central on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The weather outside was frightful with snow falling, but the Bullitt Central Cougars got to celebrate the 2015 Hoops Homecoming in front of a strong crowd that saw a split of the two games.

    The second game went down to the wire before DeSales rallied with the last five points of the game to escape with a 36-34 victory. It wasn’t a win, but it was a strong showing for the Cougars as the visitors had been seeded sixth for the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament, an event that Bullitt Central failed to make.

  • Regionalized sewage treatment plan too rich for blood of communities

     LOUISVILLE - While a luxury car might be preferred, a consulting firm looking at possible sewer facilities in a tri-county area has recommended something similar to what is now being driven.

    Strand Associates Inc. made its recommendation to members of the Salt River Regional Wastewater work group recently.

  • 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.