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Today's News

  • Inside Connect assumes control of west Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The outskirts of Bullitt County will soon be better technologically connected thanks to Inside Connect Cable, LLC.

        The cable service provider purchased the Time Warner/Windjammer plant located in the Brooks area, allowing the company to expand toward northwestern areas of the county.

  • Shooting sports big part of 4-H program in area

    Spring is just around the corner and with it brings a new season for 4H Shooting Sports. Shooting Sports continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the Kentucky 4-H Program.

    Hundreds of youth ages 9-19 participated last year alone!

    Our 4-H Trap /Shotgun Club meets at  the Jefferson Gun Club. (From I-65 take the Brooks exit west and cross the RR tracks. Take Hwy. 1020 North, cross the RR tracks again and turn right) or the Jefferson Co. Sportsman’s Club, depending on availability.

  • KENTUCKY STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Owensboro upsets East

    LEXINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers lose in the semi-finals of the 2009 Forcht Bank/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament 6-5 to Owensboro.

    The Chargers end their memorable season with a 31-9 overall record.

    Owensboro, despite a 14-15 record, advance to Saturday' state finals versus Lexington Catholic at Aplebee's Park in Lexington.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full tournament coverage.

  • Bluegrass Speedway racing preview: June 13

    Bluegrass Speedway Returns to Action With 8th Annual June Jam June 13

     

    Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will return with “Saturday Night Showtime” after a couple of weeks off as the 8th Annual June Jam is contested on Saturday June 13.

     

    The Saturday June 13 program will be the 8th Annual June Jam, featuring the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Super Late Models in a 30 lap, $3,000 to win A-Main event.

  • Bee sting triggers wreck

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bee apparently caused an accident along Highway 61 Tuesday morning.

    Shepherdsville Police Officer Ken Proffitt said the driver of a 1998 Toyota Corolla lost control after she was stung by a bee.

    Proffitt said the driver, a white female, 46, from Pioneer Village, was headed northbound along Highway 61 near the Conestoga Parkway intersection just before noon.

    The driver's car flipped on its side and came to rest in the brush along the northeast corner of the intersection.

  • Hallman guilty of wife's murder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were tears throughout the Bullitt Circuit Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.

    Nineteen months to the day, a Bullitt County jury deliberated for less than three hours to decide that Steven Hallman was guilty in the shooting death of his wife.

    And the panel would return on Thursday to determine that Hallman should serve 25 years in prison for the Oct. 13, 2007, murder of Kimberly Nugent Hallman.

    As members of both families cried after the verdicts, sheriff’s deputies led Hallman to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • Man injured in ATV rollover

    CORAL RIDGE - A man was rescued after his ATV flipped on top of him Monday morning.

    Zoneton Fire and Bullitt County EMS units responded to the call just after 11 a.m. The location of the ATV was behind 197 Coral Ridge Road near Highway 61.

    Zoneton Chief Rob Orkies said the ATV driver received possible rib injuries, but nothing else life-threatening. The driver was transported by BCEMS to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Proper Protection: New fence, marker to protect Lone Grave in Shepherdsville

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county’s most historic grave is receiving some tender love and care after local developers accidentally tore the grave’s wrought-iron fence down last fall.

    The site, better known as The Lone Grave, is located in a wooded area behind The Best Western near Lakeview Garden Apartments.

    The grave’s fence was torn down by a crew of workers hired by landowner Ronnie Ables. Ables said he wasn’t aware that the grave existed and didn’t purposely destroy the site.

  • North Bullitt JROTC cadets take top honors

    HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt JROTC took first place overall in the Platoon IDR event during the first annual two-day Drill Meet and Raider Challenge Brigade Championships in Frankfort.

    The event featured 29 schools from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

    During the Raider Challenge North Bullitt earned a second place in the Obstacle Course event, along with a third in both the One Rope Bridge and the Mystery events.

  • Judge denies probation in rape case of former educator

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator in Bullitt and Nelson counties could spend the next eight years in prison.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled Thursday morning that Larry Brent Childress, 41, should not be granted probation for his role in a sexual encounter with a teenager beginning in 1993.

    Childress had entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy. The sentences would total eight years in prison.