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Today's News

  • 2014 City Fair will have more of a BLAST

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s going to be a blast. 

    The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission has voted to partner with the Zoneton Trowel Club to combine the Shepherdsville City Fair and Bullitt Blast into one event this summer.

    Zoneton board member Tony Thompson said he thought the arrangement could benefit both parties and bring the community together for a three-day event at the Shepherdsville city park.

    “We can showcase the county and we can showcase the river,” he said.

  • Pace quickens as state budget debates are near

     FRANKFORT -- We are moving into the final few weeks for the 2014 Regular Session.

    Although the winter weather played havoc on the legislative schedule this past week, forcing cancellation of legislative action on Monday, the House still dealt with several bills.

    One of the bills that has generated the most attention thus far this session is House Bill 70, which seeks to restore the voting rights for people convicted of some felonies who have completed all other requirements of their sentence.

  • Local youth runners, archers earn honors over the past weekend

     LOUISVILLE - Several local runners did well in the Rodes City Run 10K.

    The 6.2-mile event - the second in the Triple Crown series - saw several local runners of all ages finish among the top in their age groups.

    For the youngsters, John Barbagallo of Mount Washington was second in the 14 and under division with a time of 38 minutes, 50 seconds.

    In the 15-19 age group, Michael Montgomery, also of Mount Washington, placed third with a time of 38:41.

  • Board moves on tracks but not until 2015 year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may not be a Cadillac but sometimes a Volkswagen is at least a start.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board gave its OK to move forward with getting the three track surfaces into usable condition - by next year.

    A proposal was made several months ago by Jim Rice of Flynn Brothers Construction.

    This came after a story in The Pioneer News outlined the inability of any of the three high schools to host its own county track meet due to the disrepair of each facility.

  • Online hunter education registration goes statewide

     FRANKFORT – Online registration for Kentucky’s hunter education programs is now statewide.

    The new system, which was tested in various regions of the state last fall, will help speed up the delivery of hunter education cards to participants.

    “This is part of an overall effort by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to improve services to the public,” said Jamie Cook, the agency’s mentor hunting coordinator. “Online registration makes the process much more efficient.”

  • Court affirms $11M judgment vs. city

     HILLVIEW - The state Court of Appeals has ruled that an $11 million verdict in favor of a local trucking company was correct.

    And, now, one of the attorneys for the company is looking for the city of Hillview officials to stand up after eight years and do what is right for his client.

    On Friday, the three-member panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued its opinion affirming a Bullitt Circuit jury decision last year awarding Truck America Training and its owners James Carter and Deborah Carter a total of $11 million in damages.

  • Man pleads guilty to making threats to judicial facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a bright sunny Monday in October 2013, Robert J. Pronovost II had plenty of things he wanted to do.

    But one of them was not to go to prison.

    So, instead, he called into Bullitt County Central Dispatch on Oct. 21 and said that there was a weapon of mass destruction in the judicial center or the sheriff’s office.

    For a second time in a matter of months, buildings in the courthouse square were shut down and employees evacuated.

    On Thursday, Pronovost entered a guilty plea for his involvement in the incident.

  • SISTER ACT: Local girls get national attention for performance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What do you really see when you look into the mirror?

    Gracie Latkovski sees herself dancing ballet. Thanks to her sister, Quincy, so can everyone else.

    The sisters recently won at the JAMfest Super Nationals dance competition for their special performance, one that has gone worldwide through social media.

    The special dance shows a special bond between the sisters. It also shows that, despite Gracie’s physical condition, anyone can achieve anything if they believe it in their minds and hearts.

  • Senate tries to make government more efficient

     Although we did not have session on Monday due to the wintery weather conditions, the Senate continues to work on bills to make governmental processes more efficient, clean up statutes and save taxpayer money. 

    Off of the floor, the members and staff of the Majority Caucus have been busy reviewing the budget situation in preparation for the House’s budget bill. Although we do not have an actual piece of legislation to work with, we still anticipate certain requests and appropriations, and can be ready to work quickly when the bill comes out of the House.

  • Magical season ends in frustration for BE

     SHIVELY – Bullitt East’s magical season of rebuilding and reinvention went down to the final seconds on Monday against Pleasure Ridge Park in the championship game of the Class Act Boys’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.