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Today's News

  • Kindergarten ROCKS

     The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Treasurer warns of misleading unclaimed property postcards

     Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is cautioning Kentuckians to be wary of  suspicious mail, email or other contact regarding unclaimed property that does not include the Official Kentucky State Treasury letter head.

    The Treasurer ‘s office was recently notified of the suspicious  mailings by the National Unclaimed Property Association (NAUPA).

    "The majority of these mailings are coming in the form of a postcard with a Denver, Colorado postmark and an unclaimed property message notification,” Treasurer Hollenbach said.

  • Construction to begin on I-265/KY 61 improvements

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 24, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to improve traffic operations at the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 61 (Preston Highway) in Louisville.

    Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 28 to add turning lanes at some of the I-265 ramps and build additional travel lanes on KY 61.

  • Status of hospital beds sought

     HILLVIEW - When Jewish Hospital Medical Center South opened its door to the community in 2006, the ultimate goal was to have more than an emergency room and diagnostic testing facility.

    The hope was that the largest county in Kentucky without a hospital would someday be removed from that list.

    Now, with no signs of any movement toward fulfilling the 60 beds approved through a certificate of need process, there is a push to find out what is actually going on with the hospital’s plans.

  • North Bullitt students honored for entrepreneurship skills

     For the second year in a row, a North Bullitt High School student has been on the winning team for the Entrepreneurship Academy.

    Senior Hailey Tolliver’s group was Breeze++. The fictional company created a product that helped harness the Chicago wind for energy.

    Members of the winning team received tuition vouchers that are accepted at all Purdue University campuses or Indiana University Southeast. Breeze++ was awarded first place and $500 vouchers. The team’s mentor was Ed Fancher, a local serial entrepreneur and engineering consultant.

  • County schools receive over $43,000 in Crusade funds

     Special needs students in Bullitt County Public Schools will benefit from the generosity of residents and the WHAS-11 Crusade for Children.

    A $43,000 grant will be used to purchase an eight-passenger or less van with a wheelchair lift and room for two wheelchairs. The vehicle will include a sign on the side or back that says Funded by the WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc.

    The funds will allow ongoing Community-Based Instruction (CBI) during school hours for special education students.

  • Five schools will now share in free meal programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is good news for parents at five Bullitt County schools. 

    Starting with the new school year, students at Lebanon Junction, Brooks and Maryville elementaries and Bullitt Lick Middle School can receive free breakfast and lunch, if they choose.

  • No solutions yet on future of treatment plant facility

     HILLVIEW - After more than three hours of discussions, the fate of the damaged sewage treatment plant in northern Bullitt County seems no closer to a resolution.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation Board hoped to have some news to report from a meeting held earlier that day in Frankfort.

    In March, the privately-owned Bullitt Utilities treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road had a major failure in its tank.

    While the pumps continued to operate, the sewage went directly into the ground and nearby stream.

  • Lane shifts on Southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane shifts on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Beginning this evening, Friday, July 18 at midnight, southbound traffic will be shifted to allow for work in the right and center lanes between mile points 106 and 112.

    Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.  A temporary median cross-over will be used to shift one lane of traffic to the northbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the southbound lanes.

  • SUMMER CAMPS AT SCHOOLS

     A list of various summer camps available through Bullitt County Public Schools. For more information call 869-8000. 

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    Leadership Academy:  This camp is to work on student leadership skills in a variety of areas.

    Target Audience:  GT Students in Current Grades 6-12

    Location:  Shepherdsville Elementary

    Dates:  July 28 – August 1, 2014

    Cost:  ½ day = $50.00 / full day = $100.00