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Today's News

  • Bleemel Lane housing proposal draws questions

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- County planners had questions about a Paragon Homes property rezoning request and it appears the same might be said of leaders in Mount Washington.

    After first placing the item on the table, members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission voted unanimously to send an unfavorable recommendation to rezone 19 acres along Bleemel Lane from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    The Mount Washington City Council will have the final decision on the rezoning, which is set to be discussed at its Nov. 23 meeting.

  • Billings sees her stock grow in pro figure competitions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County native figures to be a hometown favorite in an upcoming fitness competition.

    Stephanie Billings will take the stage for the first time as a professional figure competitor during the 2009 KentuckyMuscle Bodybuilding, Figure, and Bikini Championship Finals in Louisville, presented by the International Federation of Body Building and Fitness (IBFF) and the National Physique Committee (NPC).

  • Hunters Hollow officials pleased with work done at stream walk

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Mayor Linda Parker announced during the October Hunters Hollow City Council that the recent north end Stream Walk clean-up was a successful event.

    Unfortunately, the city’s ditches still contained serious issues that plagued local drainage.

    The council had requested at past meetings that all Hunters Hollow residents should maintain areas near ditches along their own properties.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 23 (NOTE: There will be no lane closures in the work zones Wednesday, November 25th – Sunday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend).

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    UPDATE: 11/24/09

  • Childhood dream leads Payne to national honors

    HILLVIEW ee" Since she was very young, Shepherdsville native Jana Payne couldn’t imagine herself being anything else but a professional hair stylist.

    “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, since I was a little girl, I’ve been trying to braid Barbie Doll’s hair,” she said.

    It was a childhood dream that has turned in to a very successful reality for Payne, who recently won several regional and national awards through her employer, Fantastic Sams.

  • Practice Food Safety this Thanksgiving

    FRANKFORT - For many, Thanksgiving means a home-cooked feast with family and friends. In light of this holiday tradition, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) reminds Kentuckians that food safety should also be a part of the celebration.

    Many holiday dinners incorporate meat and poultry, a possible source of foodborne disease unless handled and prepared properly. This holiday season, DPH urges consumers to take precautions in preparing food items and to pay close attention to good hygiene practices.

  • Threatening letter results in nothing at BE

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A threatening message found at Bullitt East High School Tuesday evening appears to be a hoax but Principal Deborah Atherton said Wednesday morning the school is treating it very seriously.

    According to an e-mail message sent to parents, Atherton received a phone call at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday evening from an individual who claimed a threatening message had been found on school property.

    Atherton said Wednesday that police had requested she not elaborate on the nature of the message, but did say that it was "juvenile in nature."

  • Election filings placed on-line by clerk's office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Curious voters can now have around-the-clock access to see who has filed to run for the 2010 elections in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney’s office is now updating the candidate filings on a daily basis.

    Go to www.pioneernews.net for link or go directly to www.bullittcountyclerk.com and click on the voter registration section.

    Candidates have until Jan. 26, 2010, to file.

  • Corporate community supports CASA

    The CASA Program for Bullitt County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Board of Directors thanks Tom Givhan and John Spainhour for hosting the CASA Corporate Reception.

    This was an effort for CASA to gain support from local community businesses.

    CASA is a non profit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Family Court system.

  • Time now to come forward on unsolved murder case

    It’s been 10 years since the kidnapping and murder of 17-year-old Jessica Dishon.

    After the initial suspect, David “Bucky” Brooks, was indicted but the proceedings ended in a mistrial, there has been no other charges.

    There were hundreds of theories in back in 1999 with just as many suspects named. Yet, to date, another trial has not been held.

    After the media circus which surrounded the case 10 years ago and the ensuing trial, things have been quiet.