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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Flag Dedication

    Young adults looking to learn more about the police profession have joined the Shepherdsville Police Explorers Post 133, a part of the Boy Scouts of America organization.

    The teens 14 and older have worked with the Shepherdsville police on a variety of projects over the past year. From helping with all the local parades to helping to park cars at the Bullitt Blast, the youth have been busy.

  • Dancing to help the kids

    The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Bullitt County again hosted a night of dancing with The Monarchs at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    Another large crowd came out to support the CASA program, where volunteers provide assistance to children in the court system.

    Local attorney J. Chester Porter sponsored the dance, which is one of the agency’s biggest fund-raisers of the year.

  • County's stimulus wish list $49M

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If President Obama gets his economic stimulus package through Congress, Bullitt County officials want to make sure they have projects in line for funding.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, along with members of Bullitt Fiscal Court and the eight mayors, has sent a wish list of projects both for road repairs, as well as water and sewer projects.

    If the state received enough funds to meet all the county’s wishes, there would over $49 million in projects, which would generate 1,249 jobs.

  • Key threesome scores for Lady Eagles in big victory

    HEBRON ESTATES - Who needs practice?

    Apparently not the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    In an unusual move, head coach Bill Robinette did not have his team practice for the three days prior to the team taking the court Monday night in the first round of the Girls' 24th District Tournament. The team had played a game on Thursday and then stayed out of the gym.

    This time it worked. North Bullitt put together perhaps its best game of the season, particularly on offense, as they blasted Southern 57-26.