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Today's News

  • 2013 Salem Speedway season tickets now selling

     SALEM, Ind. – Salem Speedway season tickets are currently selling for the 2013 racing season.  They are priced at just $170 for reserved seats and $140 for non-reserved seating.

    Season tickets are good for admission to all 2013 motorsports events at Salem Speedway, including the spring and fall ARCA races, the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial sprint classic, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Midwest 150, the Firecracker 200, the Halloween 200 and much, much more.  

  • Board hears wide array of learning strategies

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a wide variety of learning strategies in place, the question is whether they are doing the job in providing better student learning in Bullitt County.

         That's a good question.

         Members of the Bullitt County Public School Board spent a couple of hours recently listening to some of the things underway in the district and why administrators feel that the vision is focused in the right place.

  • BE's Warner earns YMCA Youth Character Award

          Bullitt East High School freshman Savannah Warner has been honored with a Louisville YMCA Youth Character Award.

         YMCA Membership Director Anita Stump submitted a glowing nomination that accentuated Savannah’s belief on God.

         “I really liked that they highlighted my strong Christian faith,” Savannah said. “My faith is the most important thing in my life.”

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 28

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 28:

    Jefferson County:

    US 31:  Roadway is reduced to one lane in each direction on the Clark Memorial Bridge over the Ohio River (mile points 0 to 1.1) due to steel and sidewalk repairs. 

    Lane closures will be in place 24 hours a day for two 30-day periods, one for each side of the bridge.

  • Eagles win 30th in 'B' victory over Bernheim

          BERNHEIM - The Eastside Eagles took a little time to get into high gear, but once they did, coach Kevin Ezell's team roared past the Bernheim Bruins in the championship game of the Bullitt County Middle School 'B' Division Tournament on Thursday.

         The boys' annual tournament, which was moved back a month under the direction of the Bullitt County Board of Education, was once again sponsored by Schmid Funeral Home as well as the Awards Center and The Pioneer News.

  • Eastside continues two year unbeaten streak

          BERNHEIM - Over more than 30 years of coaching basketball, Jerry Troutman has pretty much seen it all.

         Still, the moment is never easy when the game is on the line.

         That was certainly the case on Thursday in the championship game of the Boys' Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tournament. Battling arch-rival Mount Washington, the Eastside Eagles trailed 42-40 in the final minute of regulation.

  • Central picks up first district win

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars picked up their first victory of the season in 23rd District play on Wednesday when the maroon and gray traveled up I-65 and defeated Evangel 51-43.

         With games still remaining against Moore and Southern in February, the Cougars now stand 1-1 in the games that will be used to seed the upcoming tournament which will be played at North Bullitt.

  • East sweeps past district rival Fern Creek

          FERN CREEK - It took a few minutes for the Bullitt East Chargers to get their Kentucky Legs back under themselves after spending five days in Missouri, but once they did on Tuesday, the red and gold cruised past 24th District rival Fern Creek 60-40.

         The win was the 18th this season for the Chargers who have only one loss against a team from Kentucky.

  • Mt. Washington finds way to save phone money

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington officials recently entered into an agreement with a major cellular service provider that will put more coin in the city's coffers. 

    During their last regular meeting, members of the Mount Washington City Council voted to allow Mayor Joetta Calhoun to sign a lease agreement between the city and New Cingular Wireless, formerly known as AT&T Wireless.

    Under the contract the company agrees to pay the city $200 more per month to lease space on the city's Armstrong Lane water tower for three antennas.

  • Shepherdsville to begin seeing benefit of inceptor line

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - The long-debated, often-questioned decision to run a large gravity-fed sewer line under the Salt River is starting to pay off.

         Over seven years ago, the city of Shepherdsville undertook a project to install a large interceptor line under the river to basically take all the sewage from north of the river to the treatment plant.

         This entailed creating a special project team with employees and equipment to do only that work.