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Today's News

  • Judge sens HIP back to Detention Center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The operation of the Home Incarceration Program will be returned to the management of the Bullitt County jailer.

  • 2014 BULLITT COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

     A list of unofficial results in the 2014 Bullitt County primary election. Look for more coverage in Wedesday's edition of The Pioneer News and on www.pioneernews.net.

     

    UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - 2014 BULLITT COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION (*incumbent):

    U.S. SENATE - DEMOCRAT:

    ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES 3,644

    Burrell Charles Farnsley 509

    Tom Recktenwald 484

    Gregory Brent Leichty 402

     

    U.S. SENATE - REPUBLICAN:

  • Program to help find jobs for 16-21 year olds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  – Bullitt County employers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Bullitt County youth this summer by participating in the SummerWorks program. 

    SummerWorks, managed by the Kentucky Youth Career Center in Shepherdsville, is seeking to place 100 young adults, ages 16-21, in meaningful jobs with local employers for seven weeks this summer.

  • Raid yields marijuana, cash crop

     As part of an on-going investigation, the Bullitt County Drug Task Force raided a residence in northern Bullitt County on Monday.

    According to task force director Mike Halbleib, detectives were able to seize one pound of marijuana, as well as $31,100 in cash.

    No one has been charged in this case. Halbleib said it part of a larger investigation. He said the case would eventually be turned over directly to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

  • Chiara Russman selected to participate in summer seminar at U.S. Naval Academy

     A local student will have the opportunity to participate in a unique summer opportunity.

    Chiara Russman, a resident of Mount Washington, has been seleced to join 2,250 young men and women from across the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

    She is a student at Christian Academy in Louisville.

    The fast-paced leadership experience is for rising high school seniors.

    This helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering application for admission to the Naval Academy.

  • Celebrating tourism in Bullitt County

     CLERMONT - Bullitt County Tourism Day, in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week (May 3-11), was hosted at the Interstate 65 Welcome Center May 8.

    The celebration, hosted by Bullitt County Tourism, featured booths representing Bernheim Forest, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Forest Edge WInery, Bullitt County Basket Guild and the Mount Washington Quilting Bees.

    Members of the Bullitt County Arts Festival performed outside at the Welcome Center.

  • AARP honors pair of women in community for their service

     Two important ladies in the community were recognized at May’s AARP meeting at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center. 

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun honored Patty J. Curtsinger for her dedication of donating her time to family and community members through making meals, cutting hair and giving rides to people for the last 30 years.

    Curtsinger, who was choked up by the presentation, thanked everyone for their support for her daughter about 20 years ago when she had to have a liver transport. 

  • District judge suspended 30 days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County district judge who has served since 1999 has been suspended from her duties on the bench for 30 days this summer.

  • College, career ready both important to students

     It is sometimes hard to communicate the importance of one thing without discounting the importance of another thing. 

    For that reason, I am going to state right up front what I want you to understand when you finish this column (call it a learning target): Increasing the percentage of Bullitt County citizens who have a bachelor’s degree is important AND pursuing a bachelor’s degree is not the only way to be successful, smart, or happy.

  • Wednesday tornado confirmed in Bullitt

     DEATSVILLE - The National Weather Service in Louisville confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Bullitt County on Wednesday afternoon.

    The event occurred between 2:23 and 2:27 p.m. Wednesday in a 1.5 mile area ranging from Lotus Rd. and Maraman Rd.

    Damage reports included several downed or snapped trees, with one falling on a trampoline. Several shingles were removed from one house, while another experienced siding damage.

    No one was injured during the event.