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Today's News

  • Rolling Hills’ Jensen signs for volleyball with Campbellsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two years ago, Baylee Jensen took care of two tough decisions by making one decision.

    Looking for a volleyball program to hone her skills, Jensen met up with the Central Kentucky Volleyball Academy in Campbellsville. The program is under the direction of Amy and Stephen Zink who just happen to be the coaches at Campbellsville University.

    After two years of seeing Jensen’s ability up close, Campbellsville was the obvious spot for the 6-foot-3 middle blocker to call home for the next four years.

  • Rolling Hills Christian wins state KCSAA title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was another banner season for the Rolling Hills Christian Tornados volleyball team – literally.

    For the fifth straight season, the program was able to raise a banner as the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association Class 4-A State Champions. The title came in late February at the State Tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

  • Lindsey Duvall - MISS BASKETBALL

     When the Kentucky All-Stars challenge the Indiana All-Stars this summer, a Bullitt East player will be wearing the No. 1 jersey.

    Lindsey Duvall has been selected as Miss Basketball for Kentucky after completing her senior season. She will be the second Lady Charger to earn the prestigious honor as Becky McKinley was selected in 1992.

    The games will be played in June — June 10 in Indianapolis and June 11 at Central Hardin High School.

    See The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net on Monday for all the details.

  • KidsFest 2017

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Cold weather didn’t deter the warmth inside Parquet Springs Conference Centre during the 2017 KidsFest presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and KentuckyOne Health.

    Free games and activities, treats and educational items and door prizes were distributed.

    Booths ranged from local businesses to county emergency officials, with mascots and the occasional animal in attendance.

    The annual event is designed to be fun for children of all ages and a great opportunity for family engagement.

  • Man indicted for attempt to kill another with knife

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local man has been indicted for stabbing another individual.

    Justin Honrado has been charged with assault by a recent session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Honrado stabbed and cut another man on Dec. 28, 2016, causing serious physical injury.

    This is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    Det. Myra Minton of the Shepherdsville Police Department investigated.

    In other felony indictments:

    *Dakota Hatzman — charged with sexual abuse.

  • Transparency difficult one to describe but vital

     Over the past decade, transparency in government has been the big buzzword.

    As we celebrate Sunshine Week across the nation, it is important that the public takes an active role in its government.

    In a recent survey by Pulse Research Inc. in Kentucky, the overwhelming finding is that people still read newspapers.

    And, one of the key items they look for in their local newspaper is legal notices.

    This survey which was one in which individuals were invited to go online, over 340 people participated.

  • Lady Chargers seeking post-season success

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Over the past several seasons, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers have been one of the best softball programs in the state – in the regular season.

    Despite that fact, the red and gold have very little to show for it in the post-season.

    Over the past four seasons, Bullitt East has averaged 25 wins a season only to lose in the 24th District Tournament final in each of those seasons. Even more frustrating is the fact that the team has gone 2-4 in Sixth Region play and has not advanced past the semi-finals.

  • North under new management with new (higher) expectations

     HEBRON ESTATES – After being an assistant coach the past two seasons at Ballard and two more seasons as an assistant coach at Whitefield Academy, Neal Hornback felt he was ready to become a high school softball head coach.

    He just didn’t know that the school closest to his home would end up being where he landed.

    It was really a whirlwind turn of events that landed Hornback at North Bullitt. Former Lady Eagle head coach Mike Nally did not return to his position. That decision had nothing to do with his work in the program.

  • Fox Chase votes for slight hike in property tax rate

    FOX CHASE - The new tax rates are in for the City of Fox Chase, and one of them is going up.

    The city council unanimously approved an increase on the 2017 real property ad valorem tax rate, set at 13.93 cents per $100 of real property.

    The 2016 rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100. City attorney Mark Edison said based on the city’s tax base, a compensating rate to collect the same funding as last year would need to be set at 13.98 cents.

  • North Bullitt grad flying high in U.S. Marine Corps

     HEBRON ESTATES - A former North Bullitt Eagle is now flying high following his United States Marine Corps recruit training.

    PFC Damian Whitehouse, a 2016 NB graduate, recently completed a three-month training at Parris Island, SC.

    The son of James Whitehouse and Mary Isaacs now heads to Camp Geiger, NC, for further combat training, then eventually to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, to begin aviation training.

    Whitehouse prepared for his Marine career through the USMC Delayed Entry Program, working with recruiter SSGT Justin McLinn.