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Today's News

  • Eagles could only put it all together on one winter night

    HEBRON ESTATES - Not every night could be Feb. 6 for the North Bullitt Eagles this season.

    For one night, the green and gold put all the pieces together. The result was a 56-48 victory over Southern, the team that earned the top seed in the 24th District Tournament and eventually reached the district final before losing a close game to Fairdale.

    Most of the rest of the season was one frustration after another for the Eagles. The team ended up with only four victories in 28 games and Southern was the only team they defeated that ended up with a winning record.

  • County to delay junk days due to debris work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It appears the ice storms of the past winter have claimed another victim - the annual countywide junk days.

    Normally held on the weekends surrounding spring break, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield agreed that the project could not be held this spring.

    Instead, both said holding the junk days either later in the summer or in early fall would be more practical.

  • CATS to be replaced with new exam

    FRANKFORT - The testing animal that has led education in the commonwealth of Kentucky over the past 28 years has run out of lives.

    The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, known more commonly as CATS, will basically go away with this spring’s testing cycle.

    Students will still be tested in subject areas as reading, math, science, social studies and writing. Other areas will be optional.

    While many praised the intent of the education reform act of 1990, the CATS portion of the assessment drew much criticism.

  • On-line training may save time, money for city

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sending employees to distant locations for required training can be expensive and inconvenient.

    But the city of Shepherdsville may have found a way to solve both of those situations.

    City clerk Maxine Jeffries said she is working with an on-line university program to allow employees to pick up training at $7.50 per person for many of the classes. Many of the courses are less than amount.

    Some of the classes would be 30-60 minutes long and all would require an on-line test. Employees passing the class would receive certificates.

  • Judicial Center briefly evacuated

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Circuit Court cases were interrupted along with other business as usual Tuesday when the Bullitt County Judicial Center was evacuated.

    Shepherdsville Police Maj. Terry Whittaker said SPD and Shepherdsville Fire units responded to the Judicial Center at 1 p.m. Tuesday due to a fire alarm and a report of smoke.

    Whittaker said the smoke was noticed in the rear lower level of the building near the elevators.

    Everyone was evacuated while Shepherdsville Fire units examined the building.

  • Police investigate rash of break-ins

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the past few weeks, thieves in the Shepherdsville area have hit an increasing number of vehicles.

    If you don't believe it, look at the number of theft by unlawful taking reports in the weekly crime section of The Pioneer News for the Shepherdsville City Police.

    Sgt. Jeremy Meyer, a detective for the Shepherdsville Police Department, said investigations are on-going after the rash of vehicle break-ins at homes and local hotels.

    "More than 20 vehicles have been targeted in the past several weeks," Meyer said in a release.

  • Inexperience hung heavy for the Lady Eagles

    HEBRON ESTATES – In late November, veteran North Bullitt Lady Eagle head coach Bill Robinette didn’t have any lofty expectations for his 2008-09 squad.

    That is often the case when a program loses all five starters from the previous season and eight of its top ten players.

    Unfortunately, when the green and gold went 5-5 in the month of December, the expectations might have suddenly exceeded reality. North Bullitt then went winless in January and there were just three wins over the final two months of the season.

  • Bullitt Central FFA floral design team takes top honors

    On Feb. 5, 2009, the Bullitt Central FFA Floral Design team traveled to Gallatin County for the regional floral design contest.

    As individuals, the students had to create a bud vase, centerpiece, a corsage and a freestyle presentation.

    In the end, the team pulled together to reach its goal of winning first place.

    Team members included Erica Biven, Samantha Dailey, Megan Drake and Whitney Hodge and adviser Tiphanie Merriam.

    Thanks to Creations by Barbara for her help.

  • Crisis component of LIHEAP now underway locally

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. has begun the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that assists households in a heating crisis on January 5, 2009.

    The deepening of cold weather combined with rising costs leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills of purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!

  • Chargers' only problem was an inability to beat Fairdale

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Not much went wrong for the Bullitt East Chargers over the final two months of the 2008-09 basketball season.

    Well, at least nothing went wrong that didn’t involve the word ‘Fairdale.’

    After losing to Fairdale on Jan. 9, Bullitt East would finish the season winning 12 of the next 14 games. Unfortunately, both of those losses were to the Bulldogs, 87-68 on Feb. 4 and then a 60-45 setback in the semi-finals of the 24th District Tournament.