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Today's News

  • Eaton to make bid for State Senate

    SHELBYVILLE - A familiar political face in Shelby County has announced his candidacy for the vacancy to be left when state Sen. Gary Tapp does not run for re-election in 2010.

    David Eaton, the former mayor of Shelbyville and currently the city administrator for Simpsonville, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to the 20th Senate seat.

    Tapp announced earlier this spring that he would not seek re-election to the state senate.

  • Large local contingent headed to East/West Junior All-Star games

    LOUISVILLE - A trio of Bullitt County players and one coach will take part in the East-West Junior All-Star basketball game on Saturday at Bellarime University.

    The annual girls’ and boys’ contests pit the best players from the Fifth and Sixth Region against their counterparts from the Seventh and Eighth Regions. Each region has six representatives. All the players will be seniors in the upcoming season.

  • County to ask for site plans on utility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Louisville Gas and Electric built a substation on Highway 61 next to The Pointe subdivision.

    People called the Bullitt County Planning Commission seeking information.

    But, since such utilities are not by local zoning laws, Roanne Hammond and her staff didn’t know anything to tell residents.

    That has all changed.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission unanimously approved a measure to require a site plan to be filed on things such as cell towers and substations that are regulated by the state Public Service Commission.

  • 2009 Bullitt County Fair

    The watermelon eating contest at the Bullitt County Fair was a popular, though messy, event.

    Rain and heat hampered attendance at this year's fair.

    The fair was still a fun event with a full week of activities and contest.

    Continue to check the photo galleries at www.pioneernews.net for more fair snapshots. New galleries will be added over the course of the next few weeks.

  • Puppy Love... Pugapalooza

    A pugnacious time was had by all at Pugapalooza.

    The first annual Pugapalooza event was hosted by Kentuckiana Pug Rescue at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    Pugapalooza was a special event focusing on pugs, a special breed of canine originally bred and domesticated for Chinese emperors and dating back to the days of Confucius.

    The festival included special pug contests including races, best costume, best trick, Popsicle licking, best kisser and curliest tail.

  • Man, woman charged in case against three children

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man and his girlfriend are in the Bullitt County Detention Center following alleged abuse of two youngsters.

    Steven William Morris, 43, and Kelly M. Porter, 28, were charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. Morris was also charged with assault.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, the investigation continues and more charges could be possible.

    On Monday evening, McGaha said a call came into Central Dispatch about two children walking along West Blue Lick Road and Chillicoop Road.

  • Cougar Youth Football Camp

    The youth football league season might still be more than month away from starting, but a number of players got a jump on the season last week when they participated in the Cougar Youth Football Camp at Bullitt Central. This has become an annual event once again under head coach Danny Leasor.

    The 40 players got instruction from Leasor and the other Bullitt Central assistant coaches on the fundamentals of the game. They also had an opportunity to play in a number of games.

  • Bullitt part of regional plan to lessen drug impact

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County sheriff’s department is getting more assistance in the battle against drugs from two different fronts.

    First, the agency has been a partner with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department as part of a regional effort to target drugs trafficking along interstates.

    Second, long-time community advocate Dr. Mohana Arla has a new mission - to help the sheriff’s department get rid of drugs in the county.

  • Spainhour to run for senate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local attorney John Spainhour made official what most expected -- he confirmed his run for the 20th District state Senate seat.

    Spainhour announced previously that he was exploring the possibility due to the need to have a Bullitt Countian serve in the Senate for the first time in 40 years.

    He also felt it was important that since redistricting of House and Senate boundaries would be done during the next term that Bullitt County needed representation in the Senate.

  • County recovers over $105,000 in sophisticated on-line theft

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The news got a little brighter for county officials looking to recover over $415,000 taken in an on-line scam.

    The money, which was discovered missing last Tuesday, has apparently been sent to the Ukraine.

    After meeting nearly three hours in closed session, Bullitt Fiscal Court members learned that some of the funds have been recovered.

    County attorney Walter Sholar said many hours had been spent over the past week both by local and bank officials to recover over $105,813.