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Today's News

  • East at Shelby on Friday for district crown

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With at least one play-off game at home already in the bag, the Bullitt East Chargers will have the opportunity on Friday to add a possible second home game as well as a district championship when they travel to Shelby County.

    Despite a loss to North Bullitt two weeks ago, Shelby County is also in charge of its own destiny as they can claim the district title with a win over Bullitt East and get two home games in November.

  • After first week, divisions down to semi-finals

     All the team were playing for keeps on Saturday as The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League opened the post-season with a full slate of 16 games. Each of the winning teams advances to this Saturday’s semi-final action in the chase for the right to play on Championship Saturday, Nov. 2.

     

    ‘A’ Showdowns

    In one of the ‘A’ games on Saturday, the top-seeded Overdale Chiefs rolled to an easy victory as they defeated the eighth-seeded Brooks Saints by a 51-=0 score.

  • Now you are selected...what to expect

     During orientation, 12 jurors will be picked for grand jury. 

    The grand jury will be sworn in and will meet, usually 3 days per month in the 3 month period.  The grand jury determines whether or not to indict, which means to bring a formal, criminal charge against an individual for a felony.

    Grand jurors do not decide whether a person is innocent or guilty. 

    They hear evidence to decide if there is sufficient proof to support an indictment and require the accused to stand trial. 

  • Raise awareness of domestic abuse

     What do Julie Todd, Amanda Ross, Jessica Dishon and Karen Byerly Morgan have in common?

    They were all killed by someone who professed to love them, a stranger or a family member. Since my sister, Karen, was murdered by her husband in August 2010, I have worked with women and me (he’s, men) who are in controlling relationships and families who have lost loved ones due to domestic violence.

    I meet an abused woman at least four times a week.

    From many stories told to me, I have found some COMMON characteristics in their relationships.

  • Oops! 6th Region was mystery event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – One of the last words you want to hear as the Sports Editor of a newspaper is ‘Oops.’

    Twice in the past week I’ve had to tell myself ‘Oops’. One I don’t have much trouble passing along, the other was my bad.

    Mistakes happen in any line of work. However, as we all know, some miscues are more serious than others.

  • Back in the Saddle - Blackburn named BE coach

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East made the most out of a bad situation on Monday when the school named former head coach Bob Blackburn the boys’ head basketball coach for the upcoming season.

  • Russell believes your body’s scars are what define your life

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Sherry Russell doesn’t live her life being defined by her breasts but rather by her scars.

    “Your scars kind of make you who you are,” said the Mount Washington resident.

    In January, Russell will be in remission from breast cancer for five years.

    She had been regularly going to get mammograms done every year, but she missed one in 2007. It wasn’t until after a co-worker at Papa Johns was diagnosed with breast cancer that it sparked her memory to go.

  • Early detection at mobile unit leads to treatment for Noe

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a routine check at the mobile wellness unit about 14 years ago that alerted Shepherdsville resident Georgia Noe.

    She had a mammogram done and later received the call that they found something.

    Shortly after, she went to the James Graham Brown Cancer center to have some more extensive tests done. 

    She was lucky they caught it early.

    Noe said she was surprised because her family does not have a history of cancer.

  • Police chief enters not guilty plea

     LOUISVILLE - Standing before U.S. District Judge Dave Whalin, attorney Thomas Clay entered a not guilty plea for his client, Hillview police chief Glenn Caple.

    Caple was recently indicted on a single count of lying to federal investigators over a drug case in the city of Hillview in January 2012.

    The federal charge carries a possible penalty of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

    A trial date of Dec. 16 was set.

  • Series on high rate of suicide should hit home

      A serious topic with deadly overtones.

    Over the past couple of months, Pioneer News staff writer Stephen Thomas and summer intern Kayla Swanson wrote a series of stories about a growing problem - suicide.

    While nothing earthshaking may have been discovered in the series, the major point of the articles is to alert the community that suicide is a growing cause of death. And the age of such self-inflicted acts is starting every early in life.

    Bullitt County is losing too many lives much too early in life.