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Today's News

  • GEORGE BRADBURY - Early carrier, Tragic Death; Little history on postal service throughout Bullitt County

     More than two centuries ago in 1775, Benjamin Franklin was appointed first postmaster.

    ‘The first Post Office was established in Boston, Mass., at the house of Richard Fairbanks in 1639.  One of the earlier Post Offices that were located in Bullitt County was in the town of Shortsville.  Shortsville was located near the Bullitt-Jefferson County line not far from Mount Washington, Kentucky.  This Post Office was there from 1856 to 1863 when it was discontinued.  

  • Teen allegedly kills LJ mother

    UPDATE 1-16, 11:55 p.m.

    LEBANON JUNCTION--A Lebanon Junction man has been charged with burglary in the first degree and murder after an incident Thursday afternoon.

    Around 2 p.m., police were dispatched to 247 Walnut St. in Lebanon Junction with reports of a shooting.

    Lebanon Junction Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Bullitt County EMS and Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.

  • Auditor releases Southeast Bullitt Fire District exam; finds weaknesses in financial controls

     Auditor Adam Edelen today released a special examination of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District, finding lax controls and a lack of analysis of its finances while levying property taxes at the highest allowable rate.

  • HEART-WARMING: Youngster blessed with opportunity to have new lease on his young life

     HILLVIEW - Logan Johnson’s Yellow Brick Road turned out to be Interstate 71.

    That’s the route he traveled from his Hillview home to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he received a new heart.

    Logan is a 10-year-old fifth-grade student attending Little Flock Christian Academy. On Sunday, Oct. 19, he also became a 10-year-old heart transplant recipient.

    On top of receiving a second opportunity, Logan was well enough to return home just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

  • Wells passes test; seeks Head Start position

     Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.

  • Getting House in order priority in first week

     FRANKFORT - This week marked the start of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    This year’s session we are only scheduled to meet for 30-days, and we spent the first week more or less getting the House of Representatives in order.

    One of our first responsibilities was to elect the individuals who will lead our caucus for the next two years.

    These are important and crucial roles, not only for our caucus but the General Assembly as a whole.

  • Lady Eagles cap 3-0 week with win

     HEBRON ESTATES – Despite scoring just one basket in the two middle quarters, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles played defense well enough on Friday to stay one step ahead of Bullitt Central to the tune of a 43-31 victory.

    In the 23rd District, where these two teams are better than the other three teams by double-digit margins, this was the defacto battle for the top seed in the post-season tournament which will be held at Bullitt Central in late February. North Bullitt is now 2-0 in the district seeding battle while Bullitt Central fell to 1-1.

  • NB has a little more offense than BC

     HEBRON ESTATES – After the two arch-rivals stumbled through a 46-31 win in the first meeting of the season, the rematch on Friday between North Bullitt and Bullitt Central had nowhere to go but up.

    And up it went.

    In a much more scintillating contest, a near capacity crowd at North Bullitt watched the two rivals battle it out in hand-to-hand combat before the Eagles pulled away late for a 71-60 win.

  • East wins pair over weekend

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East Chargers and Lady Chargers both picked up key wins over the weekend as they started the new year with a pair of wins.

    Chargers’ District Win

    First, on Friday, the Bullitt East Chargers played their second 24th District game of the week, turning back visiting Whitefield Academy 90-57.

    The win moved Bullitt East to 2-0 in the race for the top spot in the district standings.

  • WIZARDS of the GAME

     A large crowd came out on Saturday night to see a little basketball and a whole lot of fun.

    The Harlem Wizards made a return trip to North Bullitt High School to help raise money for the school’s athletic department.

    Teachers and former players took on the traveling team from New York.

    The squad was one of three traveling the country to help organizations raise funds.

    See a video and photos from the game in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.