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Today's News

  • Lebanon Junction festival scene will be a little different come this fall

     LEBANON JUNCTION - The month of September usually heralds the return of the annual Old Fashioned Days Festival.

    However, this year it will be nowhere in sight for patrons... for that month anyways.

    Last month, OFD committee president Terry Stovall resigned. 

    Lebanon Junction resident Paula Ballard replaced him as the new leader. She was previously on the OFD committee for three years before taking last year off.

  • Huntin’ for Eggs in Hillview

     The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Operation Santa, was held on Saturday at the Hillview Government Center.

    Hundreds of youngsters hit the trail to find eggs and even a few special prize eggs.

    See more pictures from Thomas Barr, as well as other Easter photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Maria Long excited about being next Bullitt Countian at Gatton Academy

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Next fall, 15-year-old Maria Long will start a new journey.

    Instead of heading back with her peers to Bullitt East to begin her junior year, she will be a student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    “I think it will give me the opportunities to get ahead at my age and know more of what I want to do with my life,” she said.

  • Style Show

     The annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon was held on Saturday.

    It was another grand day of fashions, food and fellowship with the proceeds going to help fund three scholarships for graduating seniors.

    The Bullitt County Woman’s Club again sponsored this annual event.

    See more photos of the event from Mary Barczak on www.pioneernews.net.

  • Special judge assigned to handle charges against Stanley Dishon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A special judge has been appointed to handle a pair of sex-related cases against Stanley Dishon.

    After both circuit judges - Rodney Burress and Elise Givhan Spainhour - disqualified themselves from sitting on the case, Charles Simms III was assigned to hear the cases.

    Simms is already hearing the murder case against Dishon. He is charged with kidnapping and killing his niece, Jessica, in 1999.

    The recent cases deal with sex allegations several years ago.

  • East ready for tough run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Standing at 13-1 overall and undefeated against teams from Kentucky, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers will find out over the next two weeks just how good they are.

    Already, coach Ricky Hoffman’s team has beaten three teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the state. Bullitt East stands at number nine and between Tuesday of this week and next Saturday, the Lady Chargers will play five of the top seven teams in the state based on the state’s coaches’ poll.

  • NB softball has big Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES – Oh what a Saturday for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    Coming off a two week stretch in which they had lost five of the previous six times they had stepped on the field, the green and gold came alive as they competed in the Vernon Bibb Memorial Showcase, winning three games by a combined four runs.

    They did that without any seniors, and only two juniors. The seniors were not available as they were on the school sponsored Senior Trip to New York City.

  • Central cannot get healthy

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – When the season started, first-year Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips felt he was strong at the pitching position.

    That situation lasted just about three weeks. As of last week, Phillips was having to cancel or postpone games because he had no varsity pitching available. The coach didn’t feel that it would be fair to the team’s foes to put young and inexperienced players against top-tier competition.

    That will be the case again this week as Phillips is taking it one game at a time.

  • District won’t get too deep in help

     HILLVIEW - In the time of an emergency, the Bullitt County Sanitation District was ready to help out the owner of a private treatment facility.

    However, that lending of a hand will not go any further until a long-term solution to the problem surrounding the failure of the Hunters Hollow treatment facility is developed.

    On March 29, a failure in the wall of the Bullitt Utilities treatment facility led to over 300,000 gallons a day of raw sewage being dumped onto the ground and into a tributary of Brooks Run.

  • Schools receive major reading grant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nine Bullitt County elementary schools are achieving goals in reading thanks to a substantial state award.

    The Kentucky Department of Education tentatively awarded the local schools a total of $873,000 following the review process of the Read the Achieve grant proposal by Bullitt County Public Schools.

    BCPS schools receiving funding include Brooks, Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Nichols, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby and Shepherdsville Elementary.