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Today's News

  • District helps others with works needs

     A computer system called TeamWorks which tracks work orders, inventory and maintenance has garnered attention from several Kentucky school districts.

    Eddie Clan, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor for Bullitt County Public Schools, installed the technology after seeing it firsthand in Boone and Daviess Counties, districts with large pupil populations.

  • Hillview looks to upgrade community center

     HILLVIEW – In efforts to upgrade its community center, Hillview officials are getting rid of some old to get something new.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the city is getting rid of the old plastic and wooden bleachers in the community center on Prairie Drive.

    The wooden bleachers will be moved to the city’s ball field next to the government center.

    The plastic ones will be sold on gov.deals.com.

    New bleachers are on order.

    The city is also getting rid of about 50 folding chairs.

  • Filings begin; deadline Jan. 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With almost two months to go until the primary filing deadline, activity has been high in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The most populated race for next May was expected to be the contest for sheriff.

    As of Monday, that race has already drawn four Republicans and one Democrat.

    Former county attorney Walter Sholar has thrown his name into the sheriff’s race.

    Sholar would be joined in the Republican primary by Bryan Whittaker, Larry Coy and Michael Offe if the filing deadline was today.

  • Donations needed for MPCAA transportation expenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the most joyous time of year, the good people of Bullitt County seem to do a tremendous job making sure everyone is taken care of at Christmastime.

    From needy families to school kids and their teachers, many organizations go above and beyond to make certain all community members are properly taken care of.

    Sometimes, however, there is one group that feels forgotten and neglected, and emotions can hit them especially hard at this time of year.

  • Grant-Jones named top health teacher

     Eastside Middle School’s Jodi Grant-Jones has been named 2017 Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year.

    “Totally shocked, but so honored” is how Jones described the feeling. She is the only Kentucky health educator in grades K-12 selected for the award. 

    Jones was honored Nov. 12 during KAPHERD’s fall convention in Lexington and will receive a Certificate of Recognition at the Nov. 27th meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2017

     Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for December 2017!

  • Memorial planned for 1917 train wreck

        A century ago, on December 20, 1917, the local train out of Louisville was making its way toward communities like Shepherdsville, Bardstown, and Springfield. The evening sun dropped below the horizon as it approached Shepherdsville.

       The previous weeks had seen a terrible snowstorm, followed by freezing temperatures which had only thawed a bit in the last two days. Many folks eagerly took the train to Louisville that morning to take care of last-minute business and Christmas shopping.

  • Dec. 1-Jan. 15 time to make applications for in-district transfers

     Parents may make application December 1 through January 15, for a student transfer in accordance with Board Policy to attend an Elementary or Middle School identified as accepting transfers for the next school year. 

    Non-compliance with academic, attendance, or discipline requirements may result in forfeiture of future transfers or a return of the student to his/her school of residence. 

  • HOLIDAY SEASON 2017

     Light Up Shepherdsville returned to the city park with new activities.

    Great weather and free food were part of the attraction Saturday.

    The annual parade brought big crowds to the park, where music, food and a visit from Santa Claus were part of the night.

    Visit the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures and videos from the festivities.

  • Bible reading marathon returns to Bullitt County starting New Year’s Day

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, nearly 90 local residents took the challenge.

    And, this year, that number will grow.

    Bullitt County will again participate in the Kentucky 120 Bible Reading Marathon and Shepherdsville Government Center will be the local host.

    Depp Rasner, coordinator of the local effort, said that the goal is to have all 120 counties have a Bible reading maration starting on Jan. 1, 2018.

    In its first effort, Rasner said he was very pleased with the 87 participants who volunteered their time.