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Today's News

  • Retired Fulton jailer, suppliers charged for detention center kickbacks

     PADUCAH – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., joined by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Amy S. Hess, announced charges today against retired Fulton County Kentucky Jailer Ricky Parnell and four contractors, who performed work on the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the project.

  • NB gets second chance against Dragons

     HEBRON ESTATES – It’s not often in high school football that you get a chance at redemption against a rival in the same season.

    The North Bullitt Eagles will get that rare opportunity on Friday when the green and gold make the short trip around Louisville to take on fellow Class 5-A, District 3 rival South Oldham in the championship game of Region 3.

  • Honoring Our Veterans

     North Bullitt’s JROTC program has one of the longest-standing ceremonies to honor the veterans.

    On Friday, North Bullitt graduate SMSgt John Wardrip was invited to return and speak to the students.

    He also had the honor of watching his son, Chase, carry the American flag in the school’s color guard.

    Schools throughout the county held similar ceremonies. Look in The Pioneer News and the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from various ceremonies.

     

  • Elections are over... now time to move on

     Nov. 8 is behind us. Now, let the healing begin.

    With the votes being cast and the public having made its choice, it is time for a healing to take place both in our nation -- but more importatly, in our community.

    We’ll take some time to do more analysis down the road. But what is needed now is an effort to bring our community together.

    After any election, there are hard feelings. Things are said as part of campaign rhetoric. And, this year seemed to take on the personal feelings displayed at the national level.

  • Thompson elected to serve on Bullitt school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The newly-elected member of the Bullitt County Public School Board has plenty of knowledge.

    Having had three children go through the system and having spent a lot of volunteer hours, Diane Thompson is eager to serve.

    Thompson defeated Katherine Dozier to secure the Second District school board seat currently held by Roger Hayes.

    Hayes withdrew from the race but that occurred too late to have his name removed from the ballot.

    Thompson led the way with 2,258 votes.

  • North’s Benz signs with Kentucky Wesleyan

     HEBRON ESTATES – The recruiting game is never easy and seldom a sure thing, but for North Bullitt baseball player Blake Benz, the second time round might have been the perfect outcome.

    Back during the summer, Benz had an offer on the table from Evansville University, but as sometimes happens, priorities change and coaches head in different directions. This time, Benz was the odd man out.

  • Dragons breathe fire on Cougars’ upset hopes

      CRESTWOOD – For the first 16 minutes of Friday’s Class 5-A, Regional 3 semi-final, the Bullitt Central Cougars had a perfect game plan and perfectly executed it against South Oldham.

    Unfortunately, at some point the high-powered Dragons had to get the ball. Once they did, the home team found the end zone at will, scoring 20 points in the final 4:12 of the first half before rolling to a 37-0 win.

  • Brown shows what he can do for NB

     BEREA — When the North Bullitt Eagles fell behind 14-0 in the first five minutes of play Friday  night, there was no panic along the sidelines.

    After all, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings has always said that games are won over the course of four quarters.

    On Friday, in the second round of the Class 5A post-season tournament, the visiting Eagles would overcome that deficit and roar back with a 54-41 victory over the host Madison Southern Eagles.

  • Coin toss decides final council seat in Hillview race; recanvas possible

     HILLVIEW -- It came down to a flip of a coin to determine the sixth and final member of the Hillview City Council.

    On Thursday, David Conn and Alice Meredith Keister were part of an unusual event.

    Tied with 904 votes, the pair were called to the Bullitt County Clerk’s Office for a flip of a coin.

    But the even more bizarre part of the story is that Conn was unable to attend due to emergency medical issues.

  • Shepherdsville council will be blend of experience, rookies this January

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In one city there will be a mixture of new and old, while in others the lineup will remain basically the same.

    The votes were cast on Tuesday and several changes will be made on town boards when 2017 arrives.

     

    SHEPHERDSVILLE

    With a total of 15 candidates, including a write-in, voters got to select their top six candidates.

    The leading votegetter was Stacey Dawson Cline, who returns after serving eight years in the early 2000s, with 1,849 votes.