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Today's News

  • April Fools' Rocks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A dumptruck lost a load of gravel along N. Buckman Street Wednesday afternoon.

    The truck tailgate released in front of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing offices, causing gravel to spill onto N. Buckman, primarily in the southbound lane.

    The truck continued southbound along N. Buckman through Shepherdsville. It was eventually stopped by Shepherdsville Police units near Highway 480.

    The N. Buckman southbound lane was covered with the loose gravel from Adam Shepherd Parkway to W. Blue Lick Road.

  • Bullitt man guilty of re-entering country

       LOUISVILLE – Jose de Jesus Ornelas-Rodriguez, of Bullitt County, pled guilty on March 24, 2009, to charges of illegally re-entering the United States, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Ornelas-Rodriguez, an alien and citizen of Mexico, pled guilty and admitted that on or about Oct. 23, 2008, he was found in the United States, after having been previously deported from the United States, and did not have the consent to apply for re-entry into the United States. 

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  • Officials know importance of task force to combat drugs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE  – The affect of methamphetamine is far more than simply the people that are manufacturing, trafficking or using the illegal drug.

    Many aspects of society are affected and law enforcement officials believe the current drug task force in Bullitt County is the most effective way to combat the problem.

    Danny Thompson, chief deputy Bullitt County sheriff, has been in law enforcement for four decades and has seen the influx of methamphetamine.

  • Legislature hitting home stretch in session

    FRANKFORT — As we hit the home stretch of this 30-day legislative session this week, we directed our attention to a range of bills that will make a difference in the lives of average Kentuckians.

    This is our last opportunity to focus on Senate bills, as next week, each chamber will turn its attention to final passage of legislation already passed by the other, so the Governor can sign or veto the bills during our two-week recess later in March.

  • Groups come to honor youth

    HILLVIEW – The Wal-Mart Brave Hearts continued their charitable efforts for another special child in the Bullitt County area.

    Nathan Ing, a seven-year-old Shepherdsville resident, has experienced cancerous brain tumors for a majority of his life.

    Nathan has remained a strong and lovable young boy throughout his ordeal, and the Hillview Wal-Mart recognized him with a special day in his honor.

    The Wal-Mart Brave Hearts donated money and time toward the event, hosting cake wheels and hot dog sales fundraisers.

  • Lady Eagles get plenty of early game action

    HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagles had the peddle to the metal last week, playing seven games in the opening week of the regular season, more than twice as many games as any other spring sports team.

    Most of the games were played over the weekend as the green and gold dodged rain drops to compete in the Ballard Invitational. Against some top-flight opponents, coach Eric Lambert’s team reached the tournament semi-finals before losing for a second time in as many days to Christian Academy.

  • Top flight TNA wrestlers to be in county on Friday night

    When you don’t drink and don’t smoke, you need some type of vice other than working too much.

    From the time I can remember, one of my escapes in life has been the human soap opera with athletes - more commonly known as professional wrestling.

    Make no mistake about it, don’t think I would have even gotten into the squared circle or the six sided-ring.

  • Man facing sodomy, rape charges

    BROOKS - A northern Bullitt County has been indicted for sexual misconduct with a minor girl.

    According to the indictment, Daniel Ray Keith of Brooks has been charged with first degree rape and sodomy, both Class A felonies punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    He is also facing Class B felonies on second-degree rape and sodomy charges. These are punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • Former MW fire official to repay money

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A former firefighter has entered a guilty plea and will have to repay over $15,000 taken from the taxing district.

    Anthony Judd entered a guilty plea on Tuesday afternoon to forgery and theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Judd was given a five-year sentence on each count and they would be served consecutively for a 10-year sentence.