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Today's News

  • Lady Chargers run out of gas in tourney final

    LOUISVILLE - One of the first things that Ricky Hoffman noted when he got the job as the Bullitt East softball coach in February was that the team did not have a spring break tournament on the schedule.

    Some quick calls and emails landed the team in the Southern Softball Bash at Southern High School. While the event turned out to have a few scheduling mishaps, the total tourney ended up being a positive for the Lady Chargers as they posted a 4-1 record, losing in the championship game to a team from Tennessee.

  • Wrestlemania: Zoneton's Hoskins to make second straight appearance

    ZONETON - Kyle Hoskins grew up as a wrestling fan. His current favorite is former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion John Cena.

    Thanks to a school librarian and a few books, Hoskins met Cena in person at WrestleMania XXV.

    He now hopes to repeat the moment again during an all-expenses-paid trip to Phoenix for WrestleMania XXVI.

    The Zoneton Middle School eighth grader earned a second Southeast Regional win in The WrestleMania Reading Challenge presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

  • What could special education use with $3 million?

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When is the last time education had an extra $3 million to spend?

        Thanks to federal stimulus funds, Bullitt County finds itself in that position for its special education program.

        But special education director Monica Tharp isn’t going out and spending it all at one time. During a recent special meeting, Tharp talked with school board members about what is planned for the extra funds.

  • Three arrested, charged with multiple burglaries in Bullitt, Jefferson counties

        LOUISVILLE - Three individuals face multiple burglary charges in both Bullitt and Jefferson County following a rash of burglaries.

        Two men who confessed to burglarizing several homes in Bullitt County’s north end were arrested by Louisville Metro Police Saturday.

        Twain Harris, 19, was charged with at least eight counts of second-degree burglary.

  • BC softball still seeking

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - After snapping a short losing streak on Wednesday with an 11-0 victory over Bardstown, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars ran into more trouble over spring break as they headed into southcentral Kentucky for a series of games.

        The good news was that the maroon and gray regained the services of sophomore pitcher Seaera Minyard who has missed the previous week with stiffness in her arm. She worked each of the Lady Cougars’ games last week.

  • Vincent finds his calling as teacher in class, on field

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Shortly after Darrell Vincent graduated with bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering in 1992, he had a career at a major corporation and a bright future ahead of him.

    But after a while he became dissatisfied with his job and wondered what else was out there.

    “I just wasn’t happy with what I was doing,” Vincent said.

    He enjoyed science and wanted to coach high school sports, so he considered becoming a teacher. And so he did.

  • Couple indicted for selling drugs

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After months of investigation and surveillance by police a Mount Washington couple has been charged with trafficking and complicity to trafficking in a Controlled Substance.

        On March 26 Roy J. Skaggs was indicted on two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree and one count of Complicity to trafficking in a Controlled substance in the first degree.

        He was also charged with being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

  • Budget brings lively discussions

        FRANKFORT - After seven weeks of grinding effort, scouring state government for savings, casting a wide net to find more revenue without raising taxes - and under the gun of writing a state budget footer-to-roof beam in limited time - the House this week passed its version of a two-year spending plan for state government.

        The climax came on a near-party-line vote of 65-33 Wednesday after three hours of lively, sometimes contentious, floor debate.

  • Senate takes many items out of budget

        FRANKFORT – As expected, the final full week of the 2010 Regular Session ended with the focus returning to the General Assembly’s top priority, the two-year state government budget.

        House and Senate leaders began working toward common ground on Wednesday afternoon, and if all goes as scheduled, a compromise should be ready for a final vote this coming week.

  • Easter Hunt

    Youngsters in Hillview participated in the annual Easter Egg hunt.

    Things don’t take too long, even when over 6,000 eggs are at stake.

    Youngsters from all age groups quickly found the eggs hidden outside the community center.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.