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Today's News

  • Crisis energy assistance funds are now available

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Multi-Purpose CAA has begun the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that assists households in a heating crisis on January 4, 2010 and will end on March 31, 2010 or until funds are expended.

    The deepening of cold winter weather combined with rising utility costs leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm.

    Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help! 

  • Hogg wants to change government

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Tim Hogg has considered getting into politics for years.

        This spring, the opportunity was right and Hogg threw his name into the hat to be the next magistrate of the Second District.

        Hogg, 41, said there must be change in the way all government operates.

        The Republican contender said the taxpayers are taking shots from all angles.

        “I want to protect the taxpayers,’ said Hogg. “They’re tired of it.”

  • BE pulls away late Wednesday; Lady Cougars struggle

        OKOLONA - Pulling away in the second half, the Bullitt East Chargers beat the Southern Trojans 53-44 on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Boys’ 24th District Tournament at Southern High School.

        The win reversed a semi-final loss that Bullitt East suffered a year ago in the tournament and sent the Chargers into Friday’s championship game against Fairdale. Bullitt East had the two-seed for this game with Southern third after the red and gold won a two-pointer overtime game in December.

  • 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.