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Today's News

  • Former educator to serve 120 days

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator and athletic coach will spend at least 120 days in confinement before being considered for release.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress listened to a shock probation request from Larry Brent Childress, who entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy.

    Burress rejected a request for probation on the eight-year sentence in May.

  • Third title over four years still sweet to young team

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Winning district titles never gets old to the Under-11 Mount Washington baseball All-Star program.

    With an 8-6 victory over Fern Creek on Saturday, coach Kevin Ezell’s team won its third Cal Ripken District Tournament over the past four years. This year it was the combined District 2 and District 20 championship.

  • What a blast

    The allure of the 25-cent ice cream cones was too much for Olivia Cunningham to resist at the 8th annual Bullitt Blast, held on July 4 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The rains couldn’t keep away a large crowd which showed up for over six hours of activities.

    There was music, rides, cars, military equipment, animals and the finale - fireworks.

    See page B-10 for a look at the fireworks. And look in next week’s edition of The Pioneer News for pictures from the other events of the day.

  • U-12 Blue Lick All-Stars head to state after runner-up finish

    LOUISVILLE - Sometimes championships are won and lost in the early rounds of a tournament.

    And sometimes, the play of a team throughout the tournament will earn the squad a spot in the state tournament.

    Both scenarios played a part in the Blue Lick All-Stars earning a berth in the state tournament to be contested this week at Okolona.

    After an easy victory over Fairdale in the opener, Blue Lick played the host Prairie Village team in the winner’s bracket final on Friday evening. It was an epic contest as the visitors won 6-5 in eight innings.

  • Results: The Trials 200, Salem Speedway

    Results - THE TRIALS 200, Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, Saturday, July 18, 2009

    ASA Late Model Series ee" Challenge Division

    Fast Qualifier: Drew Brannon, 16.925 (New Track Record)

  • 2009 Bullitt County Baseball All-Stars

    Under-10 Baseball All-Stars:

    Players - Austin Strickland, Austin Calhoun, Austin Mason, Justin Mason, Drew Matthews, Trey Duckett, Chase Rafferty, Cody Peele, Cameron Blevins, Ethan Smith, Tristin Logsdon, Justice McConnell and Callou Willett.

    Head coach - Mike Smith; Assistant coaches - Scott Duckett and Chase Nugent.

  • Shepherdsville continues path to getting rid of homes that have become dangerous

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past several years, Bill Holland and his neighbors have watched things going on at a vacant structure on Sixth Avenue.

    Some of the things Holland has seen haven’t been pleasant.

    But, thanks to a new initiative by the Shepherdsville City Council, the property at 240 Sixth Avenue is the fourth structure to be demolished.

    Under the new nuisance abatement ordinance approved by the city council, code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said it has been much easier to remove abandoned property.

  • MW Under-10 All-Stars age well, win with undefeated mark

    FERN CREEK - Heading into last week’s Under-10 Cal Ripken District 2 Tournament hosted by Fern Creek, Mount Washington head coach Norm Terry had a few questions about his team.

    By Saturday night, all of those questions had been answered in a very positive way.

    Mount Washington won the four-team tournament going away, beating Fern Creek 17-5 in the championship game. That win qualified the team for this week’s East Kentucky State Tournament in Lexington.

  • Marking the Fourth

    Residents of the Stoney Ridge subdvision off Cedar Grove Road held their second annual parade in honor of the Fourth of July holiday. There was plenty of participation and even a little food at the end of the walk through the residential streets.

  • Mt. Washington sends zoning back to commission

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s taking more time than expected to get the rezoning of a land parcel approved so a local auto care center can move into town.

    Ken Towery of Ken Towery’s Autocare Supercenter intends to be a part of the booming growth taking place along Bardstown Road in Mount Washington and wants to locate his business on Oakbrooke Court. But his goal of having construction finished by November has been threatened.