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Today's News

  • Football play-offs proving how tough ‘09 schedules were

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A high school or college football coach always walks that fine line when making out a schedule for his team.

    On one hand, you want to prepare your team as best you can and you can only do that by challenging your players in the games. Big wins over good opponents give your players confidence that they can do it again.

    On the other hand, you don’t want to over schedule and wreck your teams’ confidence with debilitating losses. Or worse, collect mounting injuries that hamper your team against opponents they should be competitive with.

  • Majority who voted favor Sunday sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the voters were truly representative of the pulse of the community, people in Shepherdsville are ready for Sunday liquor sales in places that serve food.

    On Thursday and Friday, 323 people went to Shepherdsville City Hall to cast a ballot. When the votes were counted, 241 said they favored Sunday alcohol sales in places which sell at least 70 percent in food and 82 were opposed.

    The vote does not bind the current council members.

  • Man arrested for making threat against life of family court judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who had issues in Bullitt Family Court was arrested on Tuesday morning after making threats against the judge.

    Douglas Matthewj Patterson, 32,of Bardstown, is now lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Patterson has been charged with retaliation against a participant in a legal proceeding.

    According to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, a tip had been received last week that Patterson had made threats against Bullitt Circuit Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour.

  • Man pleads guilty to false registration

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has entered a guilty plea on a charge relating to an incident that occurred 37 years ago in Jefferson County.

    Stephen Ray Thomason entered a guilty plea on Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court to the charge of wrongfully registering. The case was set to go to a jury trial before the matter was resolved.

    A special prosecutor from the state Attorney General Jack Conway’s office agreed to a one-year sentence but that would be served for five years on pre-trial diversion.

    Final sentencing is set for Jan. 25 in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Offensive problems haunt Lady Eagles

    LOUISVILLE - Heading into her first season as a head coach, North Bullitt Lady Eagle mentor Amber Courtney had a lot of concerns.

    That happens when two of your top seven players are eighth-graders and there are only three upperclassmen in the whole program and one of them is playing for the first season.

    Still, Courtney’s top worry at the start of the season was finding ways for her team to put the ball in the basket. That problem was obvious on Tuesday as the Lady Eagles went into Louisville and were dominated by Sixth Region rival Presentation 62-36.

  • Holiday prime time for burglaries

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - You’ve lived in your home for 40 years and never had any problems.

    Then, out of the blue, it happens.

    Someone breaks into your home and steals your valuable jewelry, your money and even your prescription drugs. More than that, the perpetrator has stolen your sense of security.

    From his 30 years of experience in the law enforcement field, Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell knows the above scenario is true. His department faces similar stories each week.

  • Time of giving arrives for our community

    As a very tough 2009 comes to a close, it is time for our community to come together like it always does in a time of need.

    The economy has been tough and unemployment has risen above 10 percent for the past year. Many others who are employed have experienced reduced hours or pay freezes.

    During this holiday season, many more will be seeking a little bit of assistance. It is time for all of us who have dug so deep in the past to dig a little deeper.

  • Committee to study future leadership of tourism, centre

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two heads will be better than one - at least for the time being.

    The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission members have appointed a committee to look at the future structure of its leadership.

    Troy Beam and Vicki Downing will continue to split the tourism and conference facility duties until the committee makes its recommendation.

    With the resignation of Elaine Wilson to take a state tourism position, the commissioners opted to not make a decision in October on a permanent replacement.

  • Scenes from the Season: Light Up Mount Washington

    It was a perfect night on Friday as Mayor Joetta Calhoun and Santa and Mrs. Claus flipped the switch on the Light Up Mount Washington display on Bardstown Road.

    Aubrey Schneider was among those who received a free photo with Santa and Betty Porter was joined by some special singers at the First Baptist Church.

    The lights will remain on display during the holidays.

    Check upcoming editions of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for more photos of the holiday season.

  • Be a Smart Shopper this Holiday Season

    The holiday shopping season is off and running despite a shaky economy. Smart shoppers may be able to snap up bargains before, after and on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that traditionally is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

    However, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to arm themselves with knowledge and a budget before hitting the stores. Setting limits on spending is especially important to avoid a deluge of post-holiday bills.