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Today's News

  • Man indicted for murder in I-65 death

     HILL VIEW -- A Jefferson County man has been indicted for the murder of a Bullitt County resident.

    Robert H. Whitaker Jr., 52, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on numerous charges relating to the Nov. 26, 2016, death of William Lee “Billy” Dezern.

    According to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Dezern was called to Interstate 65 northbound near the Brooks exit.

  • Forensic audit begins; team asked to look at irregularities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the regular annual audit for the 2015-16 fiscal year about completed, a committee is already looking at the start of a much more detailed look at city spending.

    The Shepherdsville forensic audit committee got a sneak peak at what the regular annual audit by Smith and Company will say when it is presented on Feb. 14.

    Jonathon Eade and Wayne Stratton, auditors with the firm of Jones, Nale and Mattingly, made a presentation to the committee.

  • ‘Small’ redistricting changes put into place for next school year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After listening to several parents with comments — both pro and con — over two proposed redistricting areas, the decision was made.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved changing about 80 elementary students in two areas.

    In the Chapeze area, 37 students would move from Lebanon Junction Elementary to Cedar Grove Elementary.

    That change received support from several speakers.

  • Police seek Wal-Mart burglar i.d.

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police on Friday, Jan. 27:

    The Shepherdsville Police Department needs your assistance in identifying this person.

    On January 14, 2017 at about 6:50am the person in the photo is alleged to have entered a car and stole several items in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

    Should you have information on who this person is please call (502) 921-1000.

  • State Police investigating local death

     The following is a statement released by the Kentucky State Police Thursday morning, Jan. 19:

    Kentucky State Police Post 04 Trooper/Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Bullitt County.

    On January 18, 2017 at approximately 11:24 PM EST, the Shepherdsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Landmark Ct. in Shepherdsville.

    Shortly after, Shepherdsville Police Officer Matthew Johnson saw a man matching the description that was given, walking in the vicinity of the initial call.

  • Police seeking individuals in Wee Stor-It theft case

     PIONEER VILLAGE – Invesitagators with the Pioneer Village Police Department have received several new leads regarding a major theft at the Wee Stor-It storage lot.

    The department issued a press release stating that the leads have resulted in recovered property and new leads, along with two persons of interest that are now being sought.

    Police are seeking David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks Jr., 42, both of Shepherdsville, in relation to the theft investigation.

  • 2016-17 DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

     Local high school basketball teams are now appearing in their respective district tournaments.

    The top two teams from each district tournament will advance to regional tournaments.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for scores and updates, and see full stories in next week’s editions of The Pioneer News.

     

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL:

     

    23RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at North Bullitt High School

    Monday, Feb. 20:

  • Fire boards seem close to contract deal

     Maybe it was the sweet smell of bacon. Maybe it was the desire to stop writing big checks to attorneys. Maybe the parties finally realized that enough was enough.

    For whatever reason, the fire district board and the fire department board at Southeast Bullitt have been working together to reach an agreement for an amended contract.

    Over breakfast Saturday, the parties calmly and intelligently discussed a skeleton of a contract agreement.

    Only one real sticking point appeared -- the length of the contract.

  • Central runs and guns to opening victory

     HEBRON ESTATES – Just three days removed from a horrendous 29-point outing in the regular season finale against Spencer County, the Bullitt Central Cougars bounced back in high fashion on Monday, opening the post-season with an 81-37 victory over Evangel.

    Playing in the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt, the Cougars advanced with the win and will play top-seeded Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

  • Hoops action will be hot all week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After single games on Monday night in both the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments, the basketball will really heat up as the week progresses.

    In the 23rd District, the Bullitt Central boys’ moved into the semi-finals with a win over Evangel on Monday. The Cougars will now take on Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the first semi-final. North Bullitt will take on Southern in the second semi-final.

    The two winners on Wednesday will advance to Friday’s championship game that has a start time of 6:30 p.m. at North Bullitt.