Today's News

  • State track championships had local success stories

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County had a multiple state champion for the first time in over 20 years.

    Add to the that the fact that Bullitt County had its first-ever one-two finish in the same event.

    Yes, the 2009 Kentucky State Track and Field Championships was a good weekend for the most part. Both of the Bullitt East track teams scored team points as did the North Bullitt girls.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " A Mount Washington man was arrested Thursday on child sexual abuse charges that allegedly occurred two years ago.

    Mount Washington Police Det. Buddy Stump arrested 32-year-old Michael A. Fortner of Emma Court with a warrant claiming Fortner had inappropriate sexual contact with a female minor under 12 years old.

    Stump said the child was seven at the time of the alleged incident. He said the victim told her mother about the incident recently, prompting the mother to contact police.

  • One killed, four hurt in pair of accidents

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County emergency units remained busy Monday evening as two separate accidents led to a fatality and severe multiple injuries.

    Five vehicles were involved in the first accident, which occurred on Highway 44 East at Watergate Road shortly after 5 p.m. Three drivers were extricated from their vehicles and transported by two Stat Care helicopters to University of Louisville hospital.

  • Woman injured, twins die in two-car wreck

    UPDATE 6/16/2009: Jennifer Smothers'  family told The Pioneer News today that she is still in critical condition.

    As of Tuesday, Smothers' uncle, Bryan Patton of Mount Washington, said his niece was dealing with very serious injuries. Smothers has been on a ventilator since the accident and is still unconscious.

    Smothers has been at University since June 10 when she was involved in a car accident on Highway 44 East.


  • 2009 All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championship Results

    2009 All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championship Results

    (Scoring was done on a 5-3-2-1 basis in individual events and 5-3 in the relays. Only those athletes scoring points in each event are listed. No school could claim more than two spots in the top four finishers.)


    Team Scores - Bullitt East 106; North Bullitt 44, Bullitt Central 13.

    110-Meter High Hurdles: Jacob Duvall, BE, 17.32; Chris Pate, NB, 19.32.

  • Three local teams score state points

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East sprint standout Bobby Harrison stood on the infield grass at the University of Louisville track on Friday night with three medals hanging around his neck.

    For most athletes in Kentucky, it would have been an electric moment. For Harrison it was really the end of a frustrating day that saw him come up short of some of his goals, namely a state championship in either the 100- or 200-meter dashes or the 4 X 100-meter relay.

    Instead, the senior finished fifth in the 200, and sixth in the 100 while the relay team was fourth.

  • Mount Washington officials interested in getting swimming pool open again

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — City officials want Mount Washington’s county-operated swimming pool open for the summer, and they are investigating ways to make that happen.

    At last Monday’s city council meeting, councilman Barry Armstrong said he would like to know exactly how much it would cost to make the city’s pool operational.

  • Committee has plans to keep hours, fund programs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When magistrates gather together on June 16, they expect to have a new look budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

    The budget committee, led by chairman Joe Laswell and fellow magistrate Eddie Bleemel, met for the last scheduled time on Tuesday with recommendations they expect to restore some unfunded items and still have more money in reserve than originally budgeted.

    Laswell said the list of recommendations would be presented to County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and her office would have a revised budget to vote upon.

  • Hillview looking forward to prescription assistance

    HILLVIEW - Although it might take a little while to get the program started, Hillview officials are excited about a way to help those who might be having trouble affording medical prescriptions.

    Mayor Jim Eadens expressed his excitement about the city’s Prescription Assistance Program.

    Two city clerks were sent to Elizabethtown for what Eadens called “very detailed, intense training.”

    The program assists city residents in acquiring prescription medication at lower prices.

  • 2009 Regional Track and Field Championships: BE's Stevens and Young go 1-2 in girls' shot

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East junior Jackie Stevens was such a big favorite to bring home two titles from Friday’s Kentucky State Track and Field Championships that it put added pressure on her to live up to the high expectations.

    Just put it down as mission accomplished.

    Stevens won both the girls’ Class AA discus and the shot put at the University of Louisville, giving Bullitt East its first state track titles since 1988. The junior had top three finishes in both events last season.