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Today's News

  • Micah's Chester to play for college powerhouse

    HILLVIEW -- What college basketball coach has won the most national championships and what school does he work for?

    Give up.

    Ron Arnett has won 11 national championships as head coach of the Kentucky Christian University Lady Knights, including the past three National Christian College Athletic Association titles.

    When Rachel Chester of Micah Christian Academy in northern Bullitt County went down to try out for a possible spot on next year’s roster, the coach who has won 78 percent of his games at the Grayson, Ky., university was impressed.

  • Random thoughts from spring break

    Some random thoughts while spending spring break with a bunch of teenagers playing baseball in eastern Tennessee...

    *Why did Bullitt County get shut out on any of the state dollars to deal with issues related to BRAC improvements at Fort Knox?

    Was it a lack of input from local officials? Was it that most of the important projects dealt with infrastructure improvements in Hardin and Meade counties?

    No one probably has a clear-cut answer.

  • Vittitoe takes 'big heart' to play college football

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you ask veteran football coach Dan Leasor the size of senior Jesse Vittitoe, the answer would be “big enough.”

    If you asked Vittitoe, the answer would be the same.

    While there may be football players who are taller and heavier than the Bullitt Central player, there is none with a bigger heart.

    That heart and desire will lead the son of Kathy and Michael Vittitoe, to Illinois College to continue his gridiron career.

  • Some good, some bad notes from legislative work

    FRANKFORT ee" To better understand just how much the country’s economic crisis has affected Kentucky, it may help to look at some hard-to-imagine statistics in a different way.

    If the number of people seeking unemployment insurance for the first time in February came together, for example, they would immediately become Kentucky’s third-largest city, slightly ahead of Owensboro.

    The total number of unemployed is of course much higher. Its size easily outranks the combined populations of Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington and Richmond.

  • Continue to battle meth in county

    Probably 99.9 percent of the Bullitt County populace would not know how to make methamphetamine or even what it looks like if they saw it.

    However, it is a problem throughout the country and Bullitt County is not immune.

    A special series of articles the past week in The Pioneer News and a public forum held on Tuesday night provide proof of the problem.

    It affects many of us – even though we might not know it. Most crimes occur due to drug involvement and many families are falling apart because of the drug.

  • Wanted rape suspect in custody

    HILLVIEW - United States Marshals have arrested a Bullitt County man wanted for a rape charge.

    Justin Mullins, a Zoneton Road resident, was taken into custody around1:20 p.m. according to Bullitt County Sheriff's Det. Scotty McGaha.

    The sheriff's department issued a warrant for Mullins, who was charged with first-degree rape for an alleged April 13 encounter with a 13-year-old girl.

    McGaha said the alleged event happened in the Kings Lake area off Highway 44 West.

    The pair had met through a cousin and then spoke through the internet, according to McGaha.

  • Shepherdsville pleased with demolition work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With one structure already demolished since the passage of a new code enforcement ordinance, city officials are ready to tackle other properties.

    Jim McAuliffe, the city’s code enforcement officer, said there had been much praise received after the demolition of a home at the corner of Hester Street and Carpenter Street.

    He said the next spot would be a trailer off Highway 44 West.

    McAuliffe said the owner is willing to have the city destroy the trailer and he would pay the cost.

    Other cleanup projects are being investigated.

  • Sparks fire destroys home; no injuries

    BROOKS - A house previously damaged by fire was completely destroyed by another fire Tuesday afternoon.

    Zoneton Fire Maj. Randy Vincent said the house, located at the 300 block of Sparks Lane, was the same location that burned shortly after the February ice storm.

    According to Vincent, the house remained vacant following the initial fire, with severe damage to the front area. He said the house no longer had electricity.

  • BE's Smith picks a sport, then Kentucky Wesleyan

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East senior Chelsey Smith had some tough questions to answer this spring before she starts college in the fall.

    No, picking a college didn’t turn out to be as difficult as selecting a sport. Smith is participating in three sports during this school year and in two of those, volleyball and basketball, she has been a part of the varsity teams for the past four seasons.

    After weighing all of the options, Smith decided that volleyball was the sport she was best suited to pursue in the future.

  • North reverses earlier loss, beats East 8-1

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt softball coach Eric Lambert never used the word ‘revenge’ last Thursday before his team took the field against Bullitt East, a team that had beaten the Lady Eagles 5-4 earlier in the season.

    Of course, that’s not to say that some of his players weren’t thinking revenge.

    Whatever the word was that North Bullitt was thinking, it worked to perfection as the green and gold picked up an 8-1 victory.