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Today's News

  • NB’s Dunnavan signs with Spalding for basketball

     HEBRON ESTATES – His senior season didn’t turn out as he had dreamed, but basketball will continue for North Bullitt senior Travis Dunnavan after he signed last week to play at Spalding University in Louisville.

    Dunnavan’s senior season was cut short by injuries that eventually required major knee surgery. The season hadn’t even started when he first hurt the knee but it was believed at the time to just be a sprain. Dunnavan played in the first game of the season, but then went down hard and sat out the next month.

  • Walking of the Cross

     Members of Full Gospel Christian Center led the annual cross walk through downtown Shepherdsville on Good Friday.

    The group stopped for prayer at the Bullitt County Courthouse before continuing the march through town.

  • Shepherdsville man pleas guilty to sex charge

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Shepherdsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for seeking sex with a minor.

    Jonathen Howerton, 25, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced last week in Louisville by United States District Court Judge David Hale. As part of his plea agreement, Howerton must register as a sex offender upon release. 

  • Monday night northbound I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a lane closure tonight on Interstate 65 in Jefferson County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be performing pavement repairs on I-65 North beginning at the Jefferson/Bullitt County line and extending one mile north.

    The right lane of I-65 North will be closed between mile points 123 and 124 on Monday evening, April 17. This work is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

  • Big tennis winner was the weather

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The final weeks of the tennis season began after spring break. However, the weather wasn’t always cooperative.

    But before the spring break vacation, Bullitt East girls’ tennis got a couple of matches completed.

    On March 28, the Lady Chargers went to Highview Park for a single match against Whitefield Academy.

    Jada Rush lost to Whitefield’s Emily Jacobson 6-0, 6-1.

    (Wednesday’s match against Bullitt Central was detailed in the Monday, April 3, issue of The Pioneer News.)

  • Central, East heading to KHSAA state archery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the third straight season, Bullitt County will be sending a one-two punch to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Archery Tournament in Lexington.

  • Woman enters plea in death of moped rider

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Jefferson County woman may not face any additional jail time after entering a plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Emily Hickey entered a plea to reckless homicide and could be sentenced to five years in  prison. Final sentencing will be on May 15.

    However, probation will be recommended. If she does not violate her probation for five years, Hickey would not be subject to any additional jail time.

    In May 2016, Hickey was driving westbound in the eastbound lane in the early morning hours.

  • City officials talk about chance of using food tax for projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— With nearly $900,000 in revenue from the restaurant tax each year, Shepherdsville councilmember Lisa Carter is looking for a way to use some of those funds for projects such as beautification.

    And, while the Shepherdsville council is looking at the issue, others are attending meetings hosted by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    At a recent council meeting, Carter repeated an earlier idea of revising the current setup.

  • Tourism continues to grow in Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE— It can be difficult to picture how tourism affects a county.

    It isn’t as difficult to picture $519, as in the same $519 Bullitt County residents saved in local and state taxes in 2015 thanks to tourism.

    According to a recent study Certec, Inc. of Versailles,  for the year 2015, Bullitt County generated just over $89 million in direct tourist spending and $140 million in total tourist spending.

    Tourism supported 1,901 jobs and produced $31 million in worker income, according to the survey.

  • STAND OFF: Man captured, warrants served in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— What started as a post-burglary search warrant quickly turned into a standoff situation.

    On Monday afternoon, two residences were broken into in the Treva Drive area.

    Due to several firearms being included in the list of stolen items, Louisville Metro Police was called in to assist with the high-risk search warrant on Tuesday, April 11, Daugherty said.