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Today's News

  • Tickets going fast as Valentine Gala draws closer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If it’s getting close to the Valentine Day holiday, it must be getting close to the annual American Red Cross Valentine Gala at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Tickets are now on sale to benefit the Bullittt/Spencer County Service Center of the American Red Cross. Tickets are $50 per person, $100 per couple or $400 for a table of eight. Half of each ticket price is tax deductible.

  • Regional wrestling on Saturday for Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central wrestling program will move into the post-season Saturday when they compete in the Region III Championships at the Hoops Sports Academy off Blankenbaker Lane in eastern Jefferson County.

    Wrestling will begin at 10 a.m. for the 11 teams in the region. The finals will not start until much later in the day, around 6 p.m.

  • America is a land of opportunity, caring people

    On Tuesday, Jan. 20, I witnessed something that could only be described as one of the triumphs of America’s Democratic-Republic.

    On that day, through a live broadcast on msnbc.com, in The Pioneer News office in Mount Washington, with Joann Mitchell, I watched a man named Barack Hussein Obama—who was born of a black man from Kenya, and a white woman from Kansas—become the 44th president of the United States.

  • Officials pleased with quick response to storm

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County officials have been pleased with the response to the snow and ice storm that started Tuesday.

    However, there will be many weeks and months before all the recovery issues would be settled.

    Bullitt County Emergency Management director Mike Phillips said things went relatively well as the area got hit with a combination of snow and ice.

    The major problem faced by emergency responders has been the massive amount of trees which have fallen - blocking roads and knocking out utilities.

  • Winter driving tips offered for drivers

    FRANKFORT ee" Snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice make for treacherous driving, so the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety is stepping up efforts to aid and educate motorists.

    Motorists should always use extra caution when driving in winter weather. But they are reminded that bridges and overpasses are typically most treacherous.

    Safety Tips for Travelers during the Snow and Ice Season:

    •Make sure your vehicle is sufficiently winterized ee" check the battery, antifreeze level, heater, defroster, wipers, and windshield washers.

  • Project good if price is right for customers

    It seemed like a done deal.

    While no one would discuss the destination, it was widely known that the $18 million bond issue proposed by the city of Shepherdsville would have expanded its current sewage treatment plant and run an extended line south toward Highway 245.

    One of main benefactors would be the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont. Many of the other benefactors would be current residents or businesses, as well as many more potential residents, industries and commercial developments.

  • Murder or self-defense? Hasch testifies of abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no dispute that on April 14, 2008, Janice Hasch fired a handgun that killed her husband.

    The question a Bullitt Circuit Court jury will have to answer is whether she intended to murder her husband.

    Prosecutor Michael Mann concluded his portion of the case on Wednesday morning. Defense attorney Butch Turner began his case before the jury was dismissed until Thursday.

    During his opening statement, Mann said that Janice Hasch took a gun, removed it from a pouch, loaded it and shot her husband.

  • Take care of pets during cold months

    Winter is upon us, and cold weather is here...so how can you keep your pet happy and healthy during the chilly winter months? Here are some tips to help make sure that your furry friend stays warm:

    *Never leave your dog or cat outside in the cold weather. Your companion animal could suffer from frostbite or freeze to death. See your veterinarian immediately if you suspect frostbite or hypothermia.

  • Winner takes all game goes to BE

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The battle to decide the top-seed for the upcoming 24th District Tournament took a backseat to more emotional matters when Bullitt East invaded Bullitt Central on Friday.

    The emotional build-up came to an abrupt halt five minutes into the game when Bullitt Central sophomore guard Keoka Hilliard and Bullitt East’s Kayla Thacker collided as Thacker drove to the basket. The collision was relatively minor, but Hilliard fell awkwardly and hit her head on the floor.

  • Outages record high in county; most of power restored

    Storm recovery updates

    While most customers have now regained electric power, a handful remain shut down. Salt River Electric and Louisville Gas and Electric crews remain on duty 24 hours to restore all power. Officials believe everyone will be up and running through this weekend.

    Approximately 15 residents remain at the Red Cross shelter located at Shepherdsville City Hall. For information on the shelter call 921-1001.