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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville wins 1999 suit over fire districts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision was what city of Shepherdsville officials had been waiting for the past decade.

    On Tuesday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled that on Sept. 27, 2007, the city of Shepherdsville had a regular fire department.

    The decision settles a lawsuit filed in 1999 by the fire taxing districts of Zoneton, Nichols, Mount Washington and Southeast Bullitt.

    At that time, the fire districts argued that the city of Shepherdsville had encroached illegally into their territory when it annexed property.

  • Key plays go against Chargers in game one

    HODGENVILLE - After allowing six runs, all with two outs, the Bullitt East Chargers find themselves behind the eight ball in the Section 3 Semi-State Tournament against Elizabethtown.

    In a game of key hits, it was the Panthers that made all the right moves as they rolled to a 6-1 decision in the best-of-three series at LaRue County High School. The two teams will meet again on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the second game.

  • Alphin's arm muzzles Colts in semis

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East junior Brandon Alphin had the arm and that was more than enough for the Chargers on Wednesday as they cruised past DeSales 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Baseball Tournament at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

    Alphin had some of his best stuff of the season as he was perfect through the first four innings against the 22nd District champions. He did walk three batters in the fifth inning to allow the one run to score, but the Colts’ only two hits in the game came in the sixth inning.

  • Fatal I-65 accident Monday evening

    CLERMONT - A driver was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 near Highway 245 Monday evening.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, the driver, a white male, drove into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the left southbound lane just south of the 245 overpass.

    Thompson said the tractor-trailer was slowed due to I-65 construction lane closures beginning just south of the entrance ramp. The driver, in a white Ford Ranger, did not slow down.

  • Puchino hopes to explore big world during summer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " Mallori Puchino knows there is a big world outside the city limits of Mount Washington, and she intends to educate herself about it every opportunity she gets.

    This Bullitt East High School senior has committed herself to being globally minded and recently earned the opportunity to expand her knowledge of international affairs this summer in Washington, D.C. and New York City, NY.

  • Parents get showered with information

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School played host to the 11th annual Community Baby Shower sponsored by Bullitt County Family Resource Centers and the Bullitt County Health Department.

    There were 50 patrons including expecting mothers and new parents with children up to six months of age.

    The Baby Shower offered an opportunity for new and expecting parents to collect information from various resources and organizations available in the community.

  • Children on roll to help raise funds for St. Jude

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The kids at Cornerstone Child Care were on a roll during the third annual Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

    Co-owners Deanna Sanders and Lynn Montgomery allowed all Cornerstone kids to bring their own tricycles and bicycles to the event. This year 14 children raised $400 through sponsorships.

    This year’s Trike-A-Thon meant a little bit more to Cornerstone because of five-year-old member Olivia Johnson, who was born with spina bifida.

  • Inside Connect assumes control of west Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The outskirts of Bullitt County will soon be better technologically connected thanks to Inside Connect Cable, LLC.

        The cable service provider purchased the Time Warner/Windjammer plant located in the Brooks area, allowing the company to expand toward northwestern areas of the county.

  • Shooting sports big part of 4-H program in area

    Spring is just around the corner and with it brings a new season for 4H Shooting Sports. Shooting Sports continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the Kentucky 4-H Program.

    Hundreds of youth ages 9-19 participated last year alone!

    Our 4-H Trap /Shotgun Club meets at  the Jefferson Gun Club. (From I-65 take the Brooks exit west and cross the RR tracks. Take Hwy. 1020 North, cross the RR tracks again and turn right) or the Jefferson Co. Sportsman’s Club, depending on availability.

  • KENTUCKY STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Owensboro upsets East

    LEXINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers lose in the semi-finals of the 2009 Forcht Bank/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament 6-5 to Owensboro.

    The Chargers end their memorable season with a 31-9 overall record.

    Owensboro, despite a 14-15 record, advance to Saturday' state finals versus Lexington Catholic at Aplebee's Park in Lexington.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full tournament coverage.