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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A bit of civics as legislative session comes to an end

    If you’re into Civics, you’ll love today’s column.  I’ll explain why your General Assembly is in recess right now at a time we call the “Veto Period” and close out the last of this session’s Saturday Coffees.

  • Lady Cougars had a dream season up to the end

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For three months, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars had a dream season.

    In one half of one game, the final page of the story turned into a nightmare.

    Still, veteran head coach Bryan Bates is telling everyone that you have to look at a season as a complete package. In that regard, the Lady Cougars were very successful this winter, finishing with a 19-8 record.

  • MWMS' Carver combines love of teaching, science to earn honors

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — For the second time in two years Mount Washington Middle School has proudly produced Bullitt County’s Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    This year seventh grade science teacher Stephanie Carver is the honor’s recipient.

    Carver was recognized for doing a job that doesn’t really feel much like work to her at all.

    “Every day I get to combine my love for science with my love for teaching,” she said.

  • Tinelli brings talents in engineering to classroom

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Kristy Tinelli excelled at math and science from a young age. So much so, that everyone around her expected her to become a doctor or engineer.

    Giving in to those expectations, Tinelli pursued a degree in chemical engineering. She left her Mount Washington home and moved to Virginia where she had a successful seven-year career in chemical engineering.

    Until one day she realized that she wanted more than just a career.