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Today's News

  • Hasch gets 2 years for shooting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After deliberating for eight hours into Thursday evening, an eight-woman, four-man jury found Janice Hasch guilty of reckless homicide in the April 14, 2008, shooting death of her husband, Jerry.

    And the jury spent another two hours on Friday before recommending a sentence of two years on the conviction.

    Final sentencing in the case will occur on March 6.

    Janice Hasch, 58, remains free on a $300,000 bond awaiting sentencing.

    She was originally charged with murder and could have received a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

  • MW officials pleased with debris cleanup efforts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – While changes in the hours will take effect on Monday, Mount Washington officials have been very pleased with the cleanup efforts following the recent ice storm.

    A makeshift debris removal site was formed at the southeast corner of the bypass and Old Bardstown Road.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun praised community members for their efforts in helping with the cleanup. She specifically praised First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington and Mount Washington United Methodist Church for manning an all-night warming shelter at the First Baptist location.

  • No one injured in Brooks RV fire Thursday morning

    BROOKS – Zoneton Fire Department responded to a recreational vehicle fire shortly after 8 a.m. this morning.

    It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to control RV fire, which was located off Yearling Drive. The road was closed temporarily to accommodate the responding fire units.

    No one was injured.

  • Suspect arrested following multiple burglaries

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Sheriffs reported that Louisville Metro Police arrested William Pierce early Wednesday morning.

    Pierce, 32, of Louisville, was wanted for as many as 60 to 70 burglaries in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby County beginning in August 2008.

    Louisville Metro Police and Oldham County Police officials recently began a joint investigation along with Bullitt County.

    Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Pierce was responsible for possibly a dozen home break-ins throughout western Bullitt County primarily taking place last November.

  • UPDATE: BE advances in 6th Region Tourney

    LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Chargers move on to the second round of the 2009 Girls' Sixth Region Basketball Tournament with a 49-33 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park.

    The Lady Chargers (23-8) will play again Friday against the Iroquois/Central winner. Iroquois is the top ranked team in the state at 26-1. Central is 14-12.

    The game will take place at Bellarmine University at 6:30 p.m.

    Check Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story on the Bullitt East/PRP contest.

  • Debris cleanup begins to come to close

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s original plan was to keep the debris collection site open for several months.

    However, Bullitt Fiscal Court members have decided to close the collection site at the Bullitt County Stockyards as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

    Officials said further issues would be discussed and any necessary further actions taken during that meeting.

    Because of the large amount of debris collected, along with maintaining the site and securing it 24 hours, magistrate Joe Laswell said the county was already paying over $200,000 for services.

  • County takes steps to help cut down on possible scam artists coming to area

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Countians have seen it before.

    When disaster strikes, outsiders will come to the community chasing an opportunity to make a few dollars.

    While most are legitimate, there are a few who may not be so honest.

    In an attempt to at least get some information on those doing work inside the county, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, with the support of the magistrates, signed an executive order requiring all contractors dealing with home repair or debris removal over the next 90 days to receive a permit.

  • State late in sending 'courtesy' notices on car tags

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Motorists throughout the state of Kentucky may be driving around on expired vehicle registration tags.

    As officials with the state revenue cabinet debated the ultimate assessment formulas to place on motor vehicles, time passed to prepare registration reminders for those whose tags expire in January.

    According to Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney, notices could be mailed this week to those who should have paid last month.

  • Creason's hot-shooting fuels BC past North

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Trailing 17-4 after the first quarter of Monday's opening round game of the Boys' 24th District Tournament, the situation appeared dire for the Bullitt Central Cougars against arch-rival North Bullitt.

    Apparently, it really is darkest before the dawn.

    Connecting on three consecutive three-pointers over the first 2:30 of the second quarter, the Cougars got back in the game, finally pulling even at 23-23 before heading to the locker room with the score knotted at 25-25.

  • Fewer fouls mean more offense for peaking Chargers

    HEBRON ESTATES - After the two teams combined to commit 66 fouls in their first meeting of the season three weeks ago, just about anything would have been an improvement when Bullitt East traveled to North Bullitt on Friday.

    Well, for Bullitt East it was a great improvement. The Chargers were in control from the start and blitzed North Bullitt 85-35 in one of the most lopsided scores in the rivalries’ 30-year history.