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Today's News

  • LJ budget has few changes

        LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s official; Lebanon Junction has an annual budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

        During the June meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to adopt the city budget ordinances for the coming fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

        City attorney Mark Edison, who prepared the water and sewer, and city annual budgets, said there were no surprises in the new budgets, adding that there were no spending cuts. However, he did say there was no new spending.

  • Salem Speedway: Results for June 27

    Unofficial Results: GIGANTIC GRAND OPENING SALEM SHORT TRACK

    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, Sunday, June 27, 2010

    International Outlaw Figure 8

    Fast Qualifier: Gary Bedell, 19.798

    Heat 1(8 laps): 1. Butch Winters  2. Charlie Hargraves  3. Chris Green  4. Doug Greig  5. RJ Norton Jr.  6. Corey Turner  7. Gary Bedell  8. Rich Fenwick

  • Class AA, Region 3 Track & Field Championships

    Class AA, Region 3 Track & Field Championships At North Oldham HS

  • Transportation Cabinet launches enhanced traffic information site

    FRANKFORT - Just in time for the vacation travel season the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched an enhanced traffic information website with a number of new features.

    The new site, at the same Web address of 511.ky.gov, operates on a Google Maps-based system, which will be familiar to many users.

    “Our enhanced 511 reflects an effort to provide more tools to the traveling public but also to make our information more meaningful,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock.

  • Note to district coaches - Alphin, Bowles did graduate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no truth to the recent rumor that local baseball coaches Brian Wise and Tommy Alvey attended Bullitt East’s graduation ceremony last week to make sure that Charger seniors Brandon Alphin and Matt Bowles did pick-up diplomas.

        Still, you couldn’t blame the North Bullitt and Bullitt Central head coaches for making a day out of it and presenting each of the players with a personal gift. The two could have taken up a collection and gotten donations from the coaches at Southern and Fairdale as well.

  • Summer Send Off

        Maryville Elementary recently held its Summer Send Off reading night on May 26.

        It was for all students in grades K-5. All students and their families were invited to attend a reading event which gave students and their families time to read together and participate in fun, educational learning centers based on literature.    

        Every child received a free book donated by Kohl’s.

  • Youth All-Star action hits high gear this week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The summer All-Star season will hit the ground at full speed this week with most of the area teams seeing action.

        In fact, all of the area softball teams and all of the baseball All-Star teams up to the 12-year old age bracket will be in action this week. The handful of Under-13 and Under-15 teams in baseball will not play until next week.

  • Some good things did come out of new budget

        FRANKFORT - In a spirit of compromise that followed weeks of debate, the House and Senate came together recently to vote for a two-year budget that has the twin goals of living within our means while preserving classroom funding and other critical services.

        Unfortunately, I could not vote for the Executive Branch budget.  I felt that too many “good things” were cut from the budget that would have helped Bullitt County and our state.  However, I did vote for the operation budget for the state’s road plan.

  • Bullitt Blast 2010

        From eating pies to watching fireworks in the sky, the ninth annual Bullitt Blast was another rousing success.

        See www.pioneernews.net for more photos over the coming weeks from this special annual event at Paroquet Springs.

  • East’s Stevens sweeps shot, discus; Troutman is second

        LOUISVILLE - Overcoming the pressure of being the defending champion as well as having the top seed by a wide margin in both of her events, Bullitt East senior Jackie Stevens closed out here high school track career with a highlight day at the Class AA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships on Thursday at the University of Louisville.

        Competing more against her own high standards than against the other throwers, Stevens lapped the field in winning both the discus and the shot put for the second straight year.