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  • Common sense, research all part of talks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Darrell Vincent recognized last year that when his high school students arrived later due to a two-hour weather delay, they acted differently.
    There was more interest and more energy.
    He knew that with a little more sleep, his students were better prepared to start learning when the bell rang.
    And there is plenty of research nationwide about the advantages of having high school students starting classes later in the morning.
    However, the mission given a committee to study the start times of Bullitt County students is not a simple one.

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  • French-Henry knows value of veterans

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Though the war may be over, for some the battle has just begun. After serving our country, many military service members have a hard time transitioning back to civilian life. Especially if they were in combat.

    Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, shared how she was personally affected by this battle with members of the Mount Washington AARP recently.

    The 2000 Miss America’s father served in the Marines during Vietnam where he became disabled.

  • East/North Girls' Regional Basketball Postponed

     A list of updated scores from the 2015 6th Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Tournaments, as well as the 23rd and 24th District Basketball Tournaments involving Bullitt County schools. For full coverage continue to check upcoming issues of The Pioneer News and online at www.pioneernews.net.

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    WEDNESDAY, MAR. 4:

    Girls' 6th Region Tournament at Valley High School

  • Boil water advisory in effect for some Mt. Washington residents

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- A water main break on Highway 44 has left many without water.

    Public Works Director Ronnie Fick said the break will affect customers who live from Bethel Branch to Halls Lane.

    Water is expected to be turned back on within the hour. All customers should boil their water until further notice, he said.

  • VALENTINE RECORD

     There was an overflowing crowd at the annual Valentine Gala, which benefits the Bullitt and Spencer County service centers of the American Red Cross.

    With the Wulfe Brothers again providing music, the dance flows was filled throughout the night. There was over 500 who attended the annual fund-raiser.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos and video by Thomas Barr.

  • Mahoney could be next police chief in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- For the past couple of years, Sgt. William Mahoney has been an active voice in working on getting improvements made to the radio communications for first responders.

    More specifically, Hillview police officers often have trouble communicating with Central Dispatch if they are inside certain type of buildings.

    During those discussions, Mahoney has served as a representative of the Hillview Police Department.

    Now, he will be representing the officers as their interim chief of police.

  • Reconciliation helps to unite Bullitt community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were smiles, hugs and handshakes all around, proving the Day of Healing Through Prayer and Reconciliation to be a success.

    The event was hosted by the Bullitt County Ministerial Association at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, designed as an opportunity for area leaders and residents to meet and get along for the betterment of the community.

    Event organizer Randy Pace introduced an All-Star group of volunteer singers from all three county high schools as a combined performance choir.

  • Hill enjoys opportunity to expand role in schools as new MW resource officer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Sgt. Becky Hill has had a passion for teaching the DARE program for many years, recently she was given the opportunity to focus on it full-time.

  • Shepherd's Shelter faces financial hurdles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - There are two plans of attack in the battle against homelessness.

    The short-term approach involves finding immediate food, clothing and shelter for those in need.

    The long-term involves a process in which the person gets back on their feet in an attempt to re-establish a normal, self-sustaining life.

    The Shepherd's Shelter, Inc., is a non-profit, faith-based organization first created in 2001 by local citizens, offering "a continuum of care" throughout the entire homeless process.