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Today's News

  • Pulliam selected for prestigious honor of being 2014 National Merit Scholar

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School Senior Alison Pulliam has earned one of the most prestigious awards in the United States.

    She is a 2014 National Merit Scholar.

    “It is exciting and a little sad at the same time,” she said. “I am honored to be selected but I know it means my high school years are drawing to a close.”

  • Planning already in full gear as city fair, July 4 blast to combine into one

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County hopes to start a new tradition with its Fourth of July festivities this year.

    This year the Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast will be combined into a four-day celebration.

    Fair Director Tony Thompson said he thought it would a great way to get more people involved to expand the event for four days.

    Held at the Shepherdsville City Park, the event begins July 3 at 6 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. July 6.

  • COMMENCEMENT CLASS of 2014

      Bullitt East High was the first of the three schools to graduate on Sunday.

    The class numbered over 300 graduates and collected over $6 million in scholarships.

    See more photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Roads will be resurfaced this year; Hwy. 44 on blacktop list

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Five major resurfacing projects will be part of the Rural Secondary program proposed by the state transportation cabinet.

    Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for District 5, made his annual presentation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The state will have $1.1 million available to take care of the rural secondary roads in the county. The list of projects could be amended at a later date if additional funds are secured.

    The projects planned in the 2014-15 fiscal year include:

  • Man indicted for alleged robbery of local business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who allegedly robbed a local convenience store and then led police on a chase to Jefferson County has been indicted.

    Jeffery A. Dawson has been indicted on the charge of robbery in the first degree by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Dawson robbed the Valero on Highway 245 at Interstate 65 and then fled north into Jefferson County before he was stopped.

    In the commission of the crime, Dawson had a deadly weapon and threatened to use physical force against an employee.

  • Craddock named to take over NB hoops

     HEBRON ESTATES – Going home or leaving home? 

    For new North Bullitt boys’ basketball coach Korey Craddock, the difference doesn’t really matter. The new coach is where he wants to be, back where he spent four seasons as an assistant coach.

    The return to North Bullitt was filled with familiar faces.

    “That is especially true in the senior group,” Craddock said after a practice with his new team last on Friday. “I’ve known some of them since they were eighth-graders in summer ball.

  • West Hebron Lane to be closed for two months near Preston

    PIONEER VILLAGE - 

    Motorists who use West Hebron Lane between Preston Highway and John Harper Highway will have to find another route for the next two months.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the closure of KY 1450 (West Hebron Lane) at KY 61 (Preston Highway).

    This roadway will be closed to through traffic to allow for reconstruction of the intersection as part of the KY 61 widening project.

  • Students get to visit Bible sites in world

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first graduating class from the Heart of Worship Christian Academy participated in a most unique hands-on lesson plan: A visit to actual Bible locations.

    Academy instructors Brian James and Dana Bischoff James hosted five students on a tour of historical Mediterranean areas where Bible stories were said to have taken place.

    The students included Ally Renee, Olivia Bailey, Trever Yates, Noah Edwards and Kayla Beeler.

  • Fox Chase hires new clerk for city government

    FOX CHASE - The city of Fox Chase was able to obtain a new city clerk within the month following the resignation of former clerk Ricki Daniels.

    Despite approving the new clerk, the city council continued to share concerns about the old clerk's reasoning for departure.

    The council unanimously approved the hiring of Jennifer Barnes as the new city clerk. Mayor Bill Broughton introduced Barnes at the May city council meeting.

  • Dave Marion named girls' head coach at North

     HEBRON ESTATES – A familiar face in Bullitt County basketball circles has been named the new girls’ head coach at North Bullitt as Dave Marion will take over the reigns of the program after the resignation of Amber Courtney a month ago.

         Marion hit the ground running as the Lady Eagles will be jumping into summer action this week with a number of games on Monday, Friday and Saturday.