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Today's News

  • Charger baseball looking to hit the ball better in ‘15

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East has been one of the top baseball programs in the area for more than a decade, but last season the Chargers struggled to generate a lot of offense.

    Instead, the team posted a 27-8 record with strong pitching. The team scored just 5.2 runs a contest a year ago, but they gave up just two runs an outing.

    The lack of hitting was never more evident than in the opening game of the Sixth Region Tournament last year when the Chargers were knocked out by Holy Cross in a 2-1 game.

  • Lot of key bills left to be completed in few days

      Only two legislative days remain in the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and the fate of several major pieces of legislation -- including the House Majority’s efforts to shore up the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) and reduce heroin addiction -- now rest in the fate of conference committees.

  • Legislators will return for two more days during session

      FRANKFORT – The gavel dropped shortly before midnight on Wednesday of this week, recessing us until March 23rd for the veto period of the 2015 Regular Session.  And with only two days left to go until the session ends, several major issues remain unresolved.

  • KSP charges man with child porn distribution

     On March 17, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by officers with the Audubon Park Police Dept., arrested Ryan S. Hubbard, 39, for charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Hubbard was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect showing images of child sexual exploitation via webcam on a popular chat website.

  • Teen indicted for murder in LJ death

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- A teenager has been indicted for the shooting death of a neighbor in January.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Austin Joseph Allen, 18.

    Allen has been indicted for murder, two counts of burglary and using restricted ammunition during the commission of a crime.

    The most serious charges are Class A felonies, which are punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    On Jan. 15, 2015, police were called to a home on Walnut Street in Lebanon Junction.

  • KIDSFEST 2015

     The annual KidsFest event is hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors.

    Hundreds of youngsters attended Saturday’s events at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The Shepherdsville Police paid for the first 500 in attendance.

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

  • Impound lot upsets MW wrecker operators

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Not everyone’s happy about the prospects of a new city impound lot.

    The Mount Washington city council recently proposed an ordinance to create an impound lot for vehicles confiscated by police.

    Despite pleas from several business owners, the council voted 6-0 to approve the ordinance.

    According to the ordinance, the city will keep an impound lot for storing vehicles towed because: as means of public safety, due to consent of the owner, if there is a parking violation or other criminal activity. 

  • Survey open for public opinion on school times

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For parents, grandparents, students, teachers, custodians, bus drivers and the general public, this is your call to action.

    How you feel about starting elementary school classes at 7:40 a.m.?

    What about high school students no starting classes 70 minutes later than the current time?

    And what if middle school students become the last to start classes at 9:15 a.m.?

    That is the proposal favored by a committee challenged to look at start times in the Bullitt County Public SchoolSystem.

  • North Bullitt liked taste of state; looking for return appearance

     HEBRON ESTATES -- They’ve gotten a taste of the pie. Now, veteran skipper Brian Wise is hoping that his North Bullitt Eagles will be driven enough to want another taste.

    After its stunning run to the state baseball finals last June, Wise said there is no thing for sure this season.

    “We won’t be able to sneak up on anyone anymore,” said Wise. “We’ll have a target on our back.”

    But, that is a burden Wise and his Eagles will gladly take on.

  • BC’s Gossett resigns; will be Southern’s head football coach

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just two months ago, Mike Gossett was the one doing the hiring of a new football coach at Bullitt Central.

    Now, Gossett has been hired as a football coach.

    On Monday, Gossett announced that he would be stepping down as Bullitt Central’s athletic director at the end of the school year in June. The new landing spot will be at Southern High School where Gossett will become the head football coach.

    Gossett made it clear that he did not drop the Bullitt Central job to take the position at Southern.