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Today's News

  • Battle of the Bluegrass Modified 9th Annual Bluegrass Rumble July 25

    BARDSTOWN - After a weekend off, The roar of engines returns as track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will present another evening of “Saturday Night Showtime” on Saturday July 25 and the Modified division will take centerstage in the 9th Annual Bluegrass Rumble, paying $1,500 to win for the Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series.       

     

  • Pill Drop

    The first Saturday of the medication dropoff saw 22 people bring old pills to a disposal site.

    Over 8,750 pills were collected, as well as many other old and unneeded medications.

    The final pill dropoff will be on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. behind the courthouse.

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    Pill drop-off planned for July 18, 25

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kenny Hardin could get one detective busy 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the fastest growing drug problem in the county - prescription pills.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff on Thursday will have plenty of fun, school information

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The start of a new school year can be exciting, like the beginning of a football season.

    When you’re beginning Kindergarten the thrill and excitement could hardly be contained, though nerves could come into play for such young students.

    To ease the transition and focus on the excitement, Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers are presenting the second annual Kindergarten Kickoff, scheduled Thursday, July 23, 4-7 p.m., at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Three graduates will be perfect employees in future

    Over the past week, graduates from the four Bullitt County high schools have been honored.

    Many have stood as their accomplishments were recognized. There was academic achievement. Athletic skill was honored. And those who excelled in extracurricular activities were honored.

    But maybe three graduates accomplished one of the greatest achievements in the Class of 2009.

    I would add my special salute to Hanna Scott and Jacob Corley, both of North Bullitt, and Ericka Nutt of Bullitt East.

  • The boys (and girls) of summer shift into high gear

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The summer All-Star baseball and softball circuits will shift into high gear this week with a flurry of games in a number of age groups.

    While the summer time is a slow sports time with the high school teams taking a break, the next two weeks are the busiest of the middle summer time for the Sports Editor. Bullitt County has three strong summer baseball/softball leagues with the Blue Lick Optimist League, the Mount Washington Baseball and Softball League and the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Leagues.

  • 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.