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Today's News

  • Energy savings continue to rise for local schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The transformation is not cheap.

    However, dividends are already being felt as the Bullitt County Public School District moves forward in its efforts to become more energy efficient.

    Trane has been hired by the district to install energy efficiency measures in all the schools, including new controls, lighting and other mechanical items.

    School board members learned at the past meeting that in the first six months of implementation in a select number of schools, the district had saved about $86,000 in utility costs.

  • County sues bank for stolen money

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Claiming negligence and breach of contract, Bullitt Fiscal Court and county treasurer Kenann Bradley have filed a civil lawsuit against First Federal Savings Bank.

    The lawsuit results from the loss over $310,000 suffered by the county after a cyber-crime occurred in late June.

    The lawsuit, which also listed First Federal employee Gloria Caldwell as one of the defendants, was filed Wednesday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • District to MAP out new way to assess progress

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While no scores were revealed, Lorraine McLaughlin felt pretty good about her performance on a sample test Tuesday evening.

    The member of the Bullitt County Public School Board took a sample of the new Measures of Academic Progress assessment program, which will make its local debut this year.

    Taking a reading exam for those in the 10th grade, McLaughlin laughed that the exam re-introduced her to some old friends, such as Shakespeare and Beowulf.

  • Fifth person charged in counterfeit check scheme

    HILLVIEW - Five individuals have been arrested and the police are searching for another man of interest.

    The individuals are charged for their roles in allegedly writing and passing counterfeit employment checks under the name of Do It All Floor and Wall Covering.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, the agency got a call on Monday from Bullitt County Supermarket on Highway 245 about nine counterfeit checks returned for over $2,000.

    The suspects tried to cash more when they were detained.

  • WEEKEND FOOTBALL UPDATE: Chargers kick off season with a win

    Thanks to three second-quarter touchdowns, the Bullitt East Chargers kicked off the football season with a convincing 35-7 victory over Paul Dunbar of Lexington in the Joe Jaggers Classic at North Hardin High.

    Jonathan Bernard led the ground attack with 168 yards, including touchdown runs of 72 and 2 yards. See game details in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News, your only source for in-depth coverage of every game in the football season.

  • Blazin' Saddles team honored

    The Blazin’ Saddles drill team competed in the district and state levels of 4-H Horse Club competitions.

    The team, coached by Angela Branham, placed eighth in the state competition.

    The drill team consists of:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe with Twister

    *Apryl Kapfhammer with Chief

    *McKenze Branham with Jetta

    *Brittney Blevins with Naomi

    *Bridgette McAuliffe with Dipper

    *Meaghan Metzmeier with Savannah

    *Megan Meffert with Rusty

    *Brooklyn Poteet with Starla 

  • Hot time in the city

    It was a  hot time in downtown Shepherdsville as the classic cars returned for the second annual Hot River Nights/Blastin’ Down Buckman Street.

    This year’s event went from the park to Buckman Street and classic cars and trucks were lined up and down the main drag.

    Car owners occasionally cruised through the large crowd that gathered.

    Over 150 cars were registered for the event.

    See page A-12 of The Pioneer News for more photos, as well as the photo galleries at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 'ACE' Volleyball Camp

    Bullitt East volleyball coach Michelle Gajdik saw a 100 percent increase in the number of campers she had this summer for her annual camp at the school.

    There were 46 players taking part this season.

    The young players worked on the fundamentals of the game with hitting, serving and blocking drills.

    There was even a group of kindergarten age players taking part, working with larger balls on correct form.

    The high school volleyball season starts in two weeks.

  • MW may raise payroll tax to fund sewers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Three Mount Washington city councilmen have devised a proposal that could prevent the city’s water and sewer rates from increasing another 17.5 percent in 2010 ee" but it would require a 1 percent hike in the city’s occupational tax and reallocating additional funds from water and sewer tap-on fees.

    Councilmen Dale Walter, Larry Porter and Dennis Griffin all agree there is an alternative way to fund construction of the city’s new $15 million sewage treatment plant other than raising rates again in 2010.

  • Overdale UMC scouts part of summer trek to New Mexico

    LOUISVILLE - A group of 23 area Boy Scouts and 10 adult Scout leaders went on a life changing 10-day summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch.

    Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness. The property donated to the Boy Scouts of America by oilman Waite Phillips, and is maintained by BSA as a high adventure, camping and training center.

    More information about the Scout Ranch can be found at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure/Philmont.