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Today's News

  • Bullitt jobless rate improving

     Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    In addition, for the first time since December 2007, only one county, Magoffin (12.2 percent), had a double-digit unemployment rate in November 2016.    

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.6 percent. 

  • Court approves pay hike for electrical inspector position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Uncertainty over electrical inspections and the availability of inspectors may have been solved by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Debating over the past few months over pay to the replacement for retired electrical inspector Lawrence Froman came to a close last Tuesday.

    Without any public discussion and following a short closed door executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to promote Ronnie Blankenship to the lead electrical inspector at the rate of $52,500 per year.

  • Hebron Estates commissioners all sworn in, ready to start new year

     HEBRON ESTATES - The year’s end meant completing old business and preparing commissioners for new business in Hebron Estates.

    Returning commissioners Bob Denner, Russell Forshee, Kathy Merrifield and James Tucker were all sworn in, following the November election, at the city’s December meeting.

    Among the business completed was a unanimous vote allowing mayor Jerry Clark to sign a four-year contract extension with the city’s new trash collection servers, Waste Management.

  • Lebanon Junction officials no longer at loss to determine water shortage

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- At times, there was more water purchased than was sold.

    But, thanks to a new meter, the losses which ranged from 10-15 percent per month may be a thing of the past. 

    Public works director Chaz Sullivan said that a new meter was installed at the truck stop and that seemed to completely solve the shortage issue.

    The water loss dropped to 1 percent, well under the goal of 10 percent.

    He said it took time to find the meter, which was leaking water.

    In other business:

  • 2016 Bullitt County Player of the Year

     North Bullitt senior Nate Johnson was recently named the 2016 Bullitt County Football Player of the Year. The annual award of sponsored by Schmid Funeral Home. Presenting the award to Johnnson were Tim Gonterman (left) and Mark Schmid (right). The award is also sponsored by The Awards Center, radio station WFBR-95.3 and The PIoneer News.

  • Cougars win one in OT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting 26 points from sophomore Taj Higdon and 19 from another sophomore, Aiden Terry, the Bullitt Central Cougars survived a couple of shaky moments on Thursday to beat visiting Henry County 59-57 in overtime.

    The game between former Eighth Region rivals was much like the season has been for the Cougars to this point – full of both youthful promise and youthful inexperience.

  • Red-hot Chargers roll PRP early

      VALLEY STATION – Shooting an incredible 79 percent from the field in the first half, the Bullitt East Chargers made a statement to the rest of the field at the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament as they crushed a highly-respected Pleasure Ridge Park squad 68-48.

    Just a month earlier, playing at PRP for the first time ever, Bullitt East pulled out a 66-62 victory.

  • Chargers compete; Ballard still advances

     VALLEY STATION – Coming into Friday’s quarterfinal matchup against Ballard in the Republic Bank Louisville Invitation Tournament, Bullitt East coach Jason Couch talked about one thing.

    Competing for 32 minutes.

    Despite a 72-61 loss, Couch said it wasn’t because of any lack of effort by his Chargers.

    “We competed for 32 minutes,” said Couch, who is in his first year at Bullitt East.

    With 2:56 left in the game, the Chargers trailed 60-56.

  • Helping Others

    The Shepherdsville Santa program assisted over 114 families during the holiday season.

    Volunteers helped to prepare the food baskets. And local businesses assisted with making sure there were funds to provide the items to place in the food and toy baskets.

    A car show each fall is a major fund-raiser for the giveaway.

    This is the fifth year for Shepherdsville Santa.

  • On Target

     Bullitt Central and Bernheim Middle were among the participants in the Meade County New Year’s Archery tournament.

    Bullitt Central won first place in the team title with 3,399 points. Noah Glass finished third with 290, while Hunter White was fifth with 289 for the boys.

    Britney McCarthy won third place with 287 points, while Brittany Bowman was fourth with 280.

    Bernheim placed second overall as a team with 3,251 points. Alexis Hodgkins won third place with 282 and Sarah McCarthy won first with a 288.