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Today's News

  • Man injured in ATV rollover

    CORAL RIDGE - A man was rescued after his ATV flipped on top of him Monday morning.

    Zoneton Fire and Bullitt County EMS units responded to the call just after 11 a.m. The location of the ATV was behind 197 Coral Ridge Road near Highway 61.

    Zoneton Chief Rob Orkies said the ATV driver received possible rib injuries, but nothing else life-threatening. The driver was transported by BCEMS to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Proper Protection: New fence, marker to protect Lone Grave in Shepherdsville

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county’s most historic grave is receiving some tender love and care after local developers accidentally tore the grave’s wrought-iron fence down last fall.

    The site, better known as The Lone Grave, is located in a wooded area behind The Best Western near Lakeview Garden Apartments.

    The grave’s fence was torn down by a crew of workers hired by landowner Ronnie Ables. Ables said he wasn’t aware that the grave existed and didn’t purposely destroy the site.

  • North Bullitt JROTC cadets take top honors

    HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt JROTC took first place overall in the Platoon IDR event during the first annual two-day Drill Meet and Raider Challenge Brigade Championships in Frankfort.

    The event featured 29 schools from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

    During the Raider Challenge North Bullitt earned a second place in the Obstacle Course event, along with a third in both the One Rope Bridge and the Mystery events.

  • Judge denies probation in rape case of former educator

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator in Bullitt and Nelson counties could spend the next eight years in prison.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled Thursday morning that Larry Brent Childress, 41, should not be granted probation for his role in a sexual encounter with a teenager beginning in 1993.

    Childress had entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy. The sentences would total eight years in prison.

  • Memorial Day weekend doesn't stop gravesite thefts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crimes involving gravesites don't stop, even for Memorial Day weekend.

    Mount Washington police with assistance from Shepherdsville units arrested Mount Washington residents Geraline Hilbert, 63, and her grandson, Joshua Taggart, 21, Saturday after the two allegedly stole 22 bronze vases from Highland Memory Gardens gravesites around 8 a.m. The vases had a total estimated value of $13,000.

  • School chief gets good grades from his bosses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Keith Davis knows there are many areas in which he can improve up as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    But he also knows that it is good to feel that the members of the school board have the confidence in his abilities to lead the sixth largest district in Kentucky.

    The five-member board released its annual evaluation of Davis' performance on Tuesday and the superintendent met or exceeded all areas of evaluation.

  • Federal grant to provide over 100 summer jobs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a tight job market, over 100 young adults ages 16-24 may have an opportunity to have employment this summer.

    The Bullitt County Community and Adult Education program will receive funding through KentuckianaWorks and the federal stimulus package.

    The entire region will receive over $1.4 million in funding with Bullitt County receiving enough funding to supply 114 jobs and another $84,000 for administration of the program, according to adult education director Jim Boswell.

  • Bullitt Central JROTC drill team excels during North Hardin meet

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Cougar Corps drill team placed fifth overall out of 26 teams competing in the 7th Brigade Drill Championships at North Hardin High School.

    The Exhibition Platoon earned top honors under Cadet Lieutenant Brandon Ross. Another squad led by Cody Hawkins took third place.

    Chris Hogue and Dustin Skeeters earned second place in the Exhibition Duels competition.

    Scotty Thompson earned 13th place overall in the unarmed “Knockout” competition, which included a field of more than 800 cadets.

  • Cougar Idol

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Concert Choir recently showed their talents by representing music both they and their parents idolize.

    This year’s spring concert theme was “Cougar Idol,” a play on the popular reality television series, “American Idol.”

    Students performed songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s, featuring country, rock and popular music.

    The Bullitt Central Concert Choir is led by music instructor Amy Parker-Cuenca.

    Look for more Cougar Idol photos in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • BE's Hoffman signs for baseball at St. Catherine

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East senior second baseman Jimmy Hoffman found just the perfect fit recently when he signed to play his college ball at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Kentucky.

    Hoffman can play the game that he loves while at the same time being close enough to home for family and friends to watch many of his games.

    “The coaches were really nice and they have a good program,” Hoffman said last week after signing all the official papers to attend the NAIA school. “Their record is good and it’s close to home.”