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Today's News

  • Memorial Day weekend doesn't stop gravesite thefts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crimes involving gravesites don't stop, even for Memorial Day weekend.

    Mount Washington police with assistance from Shepherdsville units arrested Mount Washington residents Geraline Hilbert, 63, and her grandson, Joshua Taggart, 21, Saturday after the two allegedly stole 22 bronze vases from Highland Memory Gardens gravesites around 8 a.m. The vases had a total estimated value of $13,000.

  • School chief gets good grades from his bosses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Keith Davis knows there are many areas in which he can improve up as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    But he also knows that it is good to feel that the members of the school board have the confidence in his abilities to lead the sixth largest district in Kentucky.

    The five-member board released its annual evaluation of Davis' performance on Tuesday and the superintendent met or exceeded all areas of evaluation.

  • Federal grant to provide over 100 summer jobs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a tight job market, over 100 young adults ages 16-24 may have an opportunity to have employment this summer.

    The Bullitt County Community and Adult Education program will receive funding through KentuckianaWorks and the federal stimulus package.

    The entire region will receive over $1.4 million in funding with Bullitt County receiving enough funding to supply 114 jobs and another $84,000 for administration of the program, according to adult education director Jim Boswell.

  • Bullitt Central JROTC drill team excels during North Hardin meet

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Cougar Corps drill team placed fifth overall out of 26 teams competing in the 7th Brigade Drill Championships at North Hardin High School.

    The Exhibition Platoon earned top honors under Cadet Lieutenant Brandon Ross. Another squad led by Cody Hawkins took third place.

    Chris Hogue and Dustin Skeeters earned second place in the Exhibition Duels competition.

    Scotty Thompson earned 13th place overall in the unarmed “Knockout” competition, which included a field of more than 800 cadets.

  • Cougar Idol

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Concert Choir recently showed their talents by representing music both they and their parents idolize.

    This year’s spring concert theme was “Cougar Idol,” a play on the popular reality television series, “American Idol.”

    Students performed songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s, featuring country, rock and popular music.

    The Bullitt Central Concert Choir is led by music instructor Amy Parker-Cuenca.

    Look for more Cougar Idol photos in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • BE's Hoffman signs for baseball at St. Catherine

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East senior second baseman Jimmy Hoffman found just the perfect fit recently when he signed to play his college ball at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Kentucky.

    Hoffman can play the game that he loves while at the same time being close enough to home for family and friends to watch many of his games.

    “The coaches were really nice and they have a good program,” Hoffman said last week after signing all the official papers to attend the NAIA school. “Their record is good and it’s close to home.”

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters control Publishers burn

    LEBANON JUNCTION - No one was injured after a fire took place at the Publishers Printing Lebanon Junction location Tuesday afternoon.

    A small fire was reported in the roof area of the facility after 5 p.m.

    Lebanon Junction Fire units responded to the scene. They will able to distinguish the blaze within the hour.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further information.

  • Eagles get single run needed to triumph over Southern

    FAIRDALE - It was the game everyone expected.

    North Bullitt ace Matt Wagner versus Southern ace Reggie Young.

    In a game in which one run might make the difference, the North Bullitt Eagles got that single run across the plate Wednesday to win 1-0 over the Trojans in the semifinals of the 24th District baseball tournament at Fairdale High School.

    While Wagner and Young were mowing down batters, it was junior Aric Hester who came up with the big hit for the Eagles.

  • Staples heads BC's sweep in HJ

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central is a long way from a powerhouse track school, but the Cougar program is making a name for itself in one event - the high jump.

    In the previous decade, Bullitt Central had just two athletes advance to the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships - Rachel Haley (multiple times) and Nic Owens. Both advanced each time in the high jump with Owens finishing third in the boys’ event in 2005.