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Today's News

  • District sells $64 million in bonds for 2 schools, renovations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When you are $167 million in debt, what’s another $64 million among friends?

    While that may sound bad, it’s not as bad as the national debt.

    And, in reality, not bad for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    With projects revenues over the next 20 years, the district would have no problem paying its current bond commitments or the new ones to be sold in July.

  • Final buzzer could be near for basketball goals on city streets

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The shot clock will soon run out on basketball goals in the city of Hunters Hollow.

    The city council discussed what actions they would take pertaining to portable basketball goals left along city streets.

    The city has an ordinance that does not allow unattended goals next to right-of-ways. The ordinance was created for both traffic and safety issues.

    Notification of the ordinance was previously distributed throughout the city, with the problem decreasing.

  • Two juveniles charged in vandalism incidents

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee"Police are investigating a disturbing string of vandalism incidents targeting the Autumn Glen subdivision between Armstrong and Bleemel Lanes.

    Mount Washington police received a call about the incidents shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. The vandalism included graffiti on several homes, a vehicle and some street signs.

    Officer Tim Morris responded to the scene and found that one targeted residence housed an African American family upon which the graffiti appeared to be racially derogatory.

  • Unoffical results: Casey's General Store Spring Speed Fest

    Unofficial Results

    CASEY’S GENERAL STORE SPRING SPEED FEST

    Presented By Salem True Value Hardware

    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana

    Saturday, June 6, 2009

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    O’Reilly USA Modified Series

     

    Fast Qualifer: Scott Tomasik, 17.755

    Dash (6-Laps): 1. Jones, 2. Johnson, 3. Tomasik, 4. Foster, 5. Carroll, 6. Axsom.

    Heat Race (10-Laps): 1. Poole, 2. Scott, 3. Skaggs, 4. Aguill, 5. Coyer, 6. Dager, 7. Popielarz.

  • Ing's fight with cancer ends

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two years ago a five-year-old boy dreamed of becoming a superhero and was thrilled to appear in the newspaper.

    To his family, friends and the Bullitt County community, the young man fulfilled his dream.

    Nathan Ing, a 7-year-old Shepherdsville resident, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, due to complications from severe cancerous brain tumors.

  • David Webb Wins 8th Annual June Jam at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - The O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Graphic Impressions invaded Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the second time in 2009 and David Webb of Nicholasville, KY would start 15th, but finish first and would collect the $3,000 payday at the David and Anita Ferrell promoted venues 8th Annual June Jam.  Other feature winners for the evening included Shane Lafollette of Hodgenville, KY winning his first-ever Street Stock main event and Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY winning his third Modified feature of ’09 at the ½ mile clay ova

  • State track championships had local success stories

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County had a multiple state champion for the first time in over 20 years.

    Add to the that the fact that Bullitt County had its first-ever one-two finish in the same event.

    Yes, the 2009 Kentucky State Track and Field Championships was a good weekend for the most part. Both of the Bullitt East track teams scored team points as did the North Bullitt girls.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " A Mount Washington man was arrested Thursday on child sexual abuse charges that allegedly occurred two years ago.

    Mount Washington Police Det. Buddy Stump arrested 32-year-old Michael A. Fortner of Emma Court with a warrant claiming Fortner had inappropriate sexual contact with a female minor under 12 years old.

    Stump said the child was seven at the time of the alleged incident. He said the victim told her mother about the incident recently, prompting the mother to contact police.

  • One killed, four hurt in pair of accidents

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County emergency units remained busy Monday evening as two separate accidents led to a fatality and severe multiple injuries.

    Five vehicles were involved in the first accident, which occurred on Highway 44 East at Watergate Road shortly after 5 p.m. Three drivers were extricated from their vehicles and transported by two Stat Care helicopters to University of Louisville hospital.

  • Woman injured, twins die in two-car wreck

    UPDATE 6/16/2009: Jennifer Smothers'  family told The Pioneer News today that she is still in critical condition.

    As of Tuesday, Smothers' uncle, Bryan Patton of Mount Washington, said his niece was dealing with very serious injuries. Smothers has been on a ventilator since the accident and is still unconscious.

    Smothers has been at University since June 10 when she was involved in a car accident on Highway 44 East.

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