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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 2, 2015

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

     

  • Highway 245 site appears out of running for new JCTC Bullitt campus

    CLERMONT -- If the Bullitt County Education Development Authority hopes to see a beautiful college campus on its property off Interstate 65, it will apparently be with a different suitor.
        For the past two years, the local group has been working with a prospective tenant to locate a place of higher education on county property at the intersection of I-65 and Highway 245.
        Drawings were rendered and hopes were raised.

  • Statewide Tornado Drill postponed

    FRANKFORT--Due to the potential for flooding and the outlook for another round of winter weather to affect Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Tornado Drill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

  • LJ looks at ways to get rid of eyesores

    Eyesores have caused headaches for the Lebanon Junction city council. At a recent council meeting,
    council member Connie Jackson ask if they could be more diligent in enforcing that people clean up trash and other waste in their yards.
    “If they're elderly we can get a youth group to help clean it up,” she said.
    Jackson also mentioned they needed an ordinance relating to dilapidated buildings. She said there are a couple of garages in town that look like “they would fall over if you touched them.”
    “There's no pride in town anymore. We're not going to grow if people don't try,” she said.

  • 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.

  • MADNESS INTO REGIONALS: TOURNAMENT SCORES

     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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    TUESDAY, MAR. 10:

    Boys' 6th Region Tournament at Valley HS:

    Doss 65, BULLITT EAST 61

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  • 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.