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Today's News

  • Tinnell believes it should be business

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Todd Tinnell was getting frustrated.

        He was seeing his taxes continue to rise and government not willing to find ways to curb expenses.

        After awhile, Tinnell decided to do something about it. He is running as a Democratic contender for the office of jailer.

        "I'm tired of paying higher and higher taxes because the government refuses to get spending under control," said Tinnell, who is making his first run at office.

  • City employee appeals termination

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Schroeder was hired in 1996 to work at the Shepherdsville wastewater treatment plant.

    Over the course of the past seven years, the treatment plant’s operation was recognized by the state and Schroeder was honored nationally last year.

    However, as of Feb. 1, 2010, Schroeder was dismissed from his duties as supervisor of the treatment plant.

    Now, the three-member civil service commission will begin hearing testimony and will rule on Schroeder’s appeal of the disciplinary action.

  • Cougars take first Stepp in post-season play

        OKOLONA - An 18-0 run midway through the first half set the stage for the rest of the game as Bullitt Central sent North Bullitt to the sidelines on the first night of the Boys’ 24th District Basketball Tournament at Southern High School.

        The Cougars moved ahead 8-7 early in the big run and then never looked back as they rolled to a 66-55 victory. The win moved the maroon and gray into Tuesday night’s semi-finals where they were slated to take on top-seed Fairdale.

  • Insight into the school closing decision

        If my recollection serves me, it is sweeps month for television viewership. If that still be the case, look for a lot of investigations.

        Was interested to see that one station is doing an investigation on Thursday over the decision to open or to close schools due to inclement weather.

        I’ll tape it (or whatever we do in this day and time) because I hope to gain some insight.

  • Trial dates set for two in murders

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three individuals remain in the Bullitt County Detention Center and trial dates have been set.

        Samuel D. Harris, 18, and Courtney Caro, 18, have a trial date of Aug. 3 for their roles in the death of four-month-old Aiden Caro and injuries suffered by his twin, Braiden.

        Harris, represented by Cristal Maraman, entered a not guilty plea on the charge of murder and criminal abuse.

        His bond remains at $1 million cash.

  • Valentine Gala 2010

    There was plenty of dancing going on Saturday night at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre as the annual Valentine Gala hosted by the American Red Cross.

    The Wulfe Pack provided the music and the near-record crowd provided the entertainment on the dance floor.

    The event, which is a large fund-raiser for the Bullitt-Spencer County chapter, included a host of package winners.

    WLKY news anchor Rick VanHoose was the MC once again.

    See more photos in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Roberts pleased with new direction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Melanie Roberts said she wanted to bring a different perspective to the office of county judge/executive.

        She wanted to bring a sense of openness, integrity and transparency to the position.

        In her first term, Roberts believes she has made a difference and hopes to continue for another four years in the office.

        The Republican has filed for a second term and will run in the May primary against former deputy county judge Depp Rasner.

  • Tinnell wants to continue progress

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Donnie Tinnell decided to make a run at the sheriff’s office, it was a well planned campaign with some lofty goals.

        In his first term as sheriff, Tinnell said he is pleased with the progress made on many of those goals. He is now seeking another four years to continue those programs.

        “I love the challenge to make it better,” said Tinnell, who has 29 years in the law enforcement career. “We’ve done a lot but there is a lot more to accomplish.”

  • Wheeler feels time on council gives him edge

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Of the candidates running for the seat of magistrate in the Second District, Brent Wheeler says he has something other candidates don’t possess.

        He has six years as a member of the Mount Washington City Council.

        “Six years on the city council makes you ready to handle the job on fiscal court,” said Wheeler, 40. “Nothing could have prepared me more than being on the council.”

  • Doan wants to give back to people as magistrate

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Wayne Doan retired after 34 years of service with General Electric and was looking for a way to give something back to his community.

        That way is to run for the magistrate’s seat in the Fourth District.

        Having served on various committees while at GE and with plenty of time to devote to the job, the Democrat said it was the right time to throw his name into consideration.