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Today's News

  • Two charged with drug user's death after distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Calvert City residents were charged by grand jury indictment this week with intentionally distributing U-4770 commonly known as U-4 or by its street name, “Pink”, a Schedule I controlled substance, to a person known as “T.M.” whose death and serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance, and serious bodily injury to K.M. resulted from the use of such substance announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Rhodes has right moves to earn title

     BERNHEIM – In the past, Emma Rhodes has wowed audiences with her moves as a nationally acclaimed ballroom dancer.

    But on Monday, on the first night of the 2017 Bullitt County Fair, Rhodes found success on the runway, as she impressed the four judges to beat out 14 other contestants to be named Miss Bullitt County Fair.

    At the close of the two-hour competition under the pavilion, Rhodes was crowned the new queen by 2016 winner Erica Rhodes (no relation).

  • Plans tweaked for renovations to Bullitt Lick Middle School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Plans were made, then plans were tweaked, and the plans will continue for the potentially-renovated Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Scott Kremer, president of Studio Kremer Architects, discussed plan design upgrades with the Bullitt County Public School Board, with an effort to cut the plan’s cost.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the current renovation designs would put the project an estimated $2.3 million over budget.

  • GOP wants investigation into dispatch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The Bullitt County Republican Party is asking for the resignation of the director of Central Dispatch or an internal review of the actions taken which lost access to NCIC information.

    After infractions by the Central Dispatch operations caused the Kentucky State Police to pull NCIC access to the county, Bullitt Fiscal Court turned over the operations to the sheriff’s office in April.

    The hope is that with the sheriff’s office in charge of the department, NCIC access will return in a more timely manner.

  • Kentucky allergists pay to resolve false claims

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky allergists Bruce Wolf and Kiro John Yun, have agreed to pay $740,578 to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Wolf and Yun, P.S.C. (W&Y) is a medical practice group of otolaryngologists specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with offices located in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Leitchfield, Kentucky. The government alleged that W&Y submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TRICARE and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

  • Son now faces manslaughter charge in death of his father

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man accused of causing injuries which resulted in the death of his father will now face a new charge.

  • Court not quite ready to invest in 16-camera system at shelter

    CLERMONT -- There might be a need for cameras at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

    But, there might not be a need for 16 cameras.

    Staff and volunteers at the shelter hope that with some new bids, a decision could be made at the June 20 meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Angie Greenup, assistant director of the shelter, said that there is a great need to have the security cameras in place.

    Recently, there was an incident at the shelter that could have been documented if the camera system was in place.

  • Area middle schoolers had big track year

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Finally with a place to host larger meets, the six Bullitt County middle schools got together in May and held an All-County Championship meet after not being able to do it because of a lack of a suitable track.

    Now with the new tracks at all three high schools, the middle school competed at Bullitt East this year to crown champions in 12 events for both the boys and the girls.

    In the team races Eastside was the bigger winner as that program won both the boys’ and girls’ events.

  • BE cheerleading pair headed to Western Ky. U.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s highly regarded cheerleading program has sent two more athletes to a top college program as seniors Brooke Stivers and Alyssa Huen both recently signed to continue their cheerleading at Western Kentucky University.

    In May, both of the Charger seniors went through a try-out camp in Bowling Green and both were accepted into the All-Girls program, a team that finished fourth this past season at the UCA National Championships in Orlando.

    The Hilltopper’s All-Girls squad is coached by Josh Bewley.

  • It Happened in JUNE

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of June.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Collectively, Herschel and Pat Ricketts, Lonnie and Myrtle Washburn, Billy and Wanda Cox, Everett and Nettie Coy, Clarence and Lillian McDonald, Donald Kenneth and Ramona June Kerr, and Bob and Jane Harned had totaled 350 years of married life as each couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.