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Today's News

  • BCPS OPENING WEEK 2014

     The earliest opening day in Bullitt County Public Schools history has arrived.

    Students experienced a beautiful summer day as they arrived at school on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News will visit each BCPS school location during opening week. Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos.

  • Owner wants to extend hours

     HILLVIEW - For Ricky Thompson, having a 2 a.m. closing time for his business is bad.

    Especially when other similar businesses can stay open until 4 a.m.

    But what makes things worse for the owner of County Line Bar in Hillview is that an existing ordinance requires him to close the doors by 1:30 a.m.

    When officials on the Hillview City Council seemed surprised that the business had to close its doors 30 minutes prior to the clock striking 2 a.m., they were really surprised when a copy of the 2013 ordinance was read.

  • A bash before school

     In what has become an annual event, Bullitt Lick Baptist Church organized a Back to School Bash last Friday at the Shepherdsville Park.

    Youngsters from the community got to enjoy bouncy activities, sno-cones, plenty of food and school supplies.

    Hundreds of youngsters took advantage of his project hosted by the church.

    If you didn’t know, public school students are back in classes Wednesday.

  • State to help you find your lost treasures this Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Think you might have some cash or property that you might have lost track of over the years?

    Maybe those coins which were left in a safety security box at a bank?

    Or maybe a refund from a utility company?

    Or could you have left an urn with a family member’s remains in the bank security box for safe keeping?

    Well, the stories are many and the possibilities are unimaginable.

  • Former principal to run for position on county school board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the filing deadline was on Tuesday morning, several local races would be vacant on the November general election ballot.

    With less than a week to go until the Tuesday, Aug. 12, filing deadline, several local races were not filled.

    One race which had its first candidate to file came in the contest for School Board in District 3.

    Debby Atherton, a long-time educator who most recently retired as principal of Bullitt East High, filed for the seat currently held by Tim Wiseheart.

  • Coulter will direct county college, career initiative

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Christy Coulter thought she would retire some day as principal at Bullitt Central High School.

    With 24 years in the building, including the past six as principal, Coulter has been a teacher, coach, motivator and instructional leader.

    She would be that principal down in the end zone on football Friday nights cheering with the student body. But she would also be that principal who would demand a lot of her staff and her students.

  • Last Camps of Summer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before school started today in Bullitt County there was a rush to get in the last of the summer youth camps that have become the staple for area families.

    At Zoneton Middle School, boys’ basketball coach Casey Bannon held her Sixth Annual Timberwolf Camp and had a strong turnout. One of the highlights of the four-day event was a guest appearance by former University of Louisville women’s basketball player Tia Gibbs who talked about what it takes to play at the next level.

  • High school sports season is about to explode

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The vacation is over. Like all of us, that is a sad thing to have to say. It’s like the day after Christmas.

    Still, it is great to come back to a job that you love and that has not changed one bit.

  • Best of Coyle: Back to School

     The Pioneer News welcomes all Bullitt County Public School students, faculty, administrators and staff back to school on August 6.

  • New year has started - expect great things to happen

     The beginning of the school year is upon us, and it is a good time to take stock of where we stand. 

    Before burying you under a bunch of statistics, I want to clearly state that our students are not made up of their test scores. 

    Not a week goes by that doesn’t bring individual and team success stories.