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Today's News

  • Helping those in need have a good hair day on Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to Great Clips and the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization, some Bullitt County residents are readily prepared for the upcoming school year.

    The Great Clips Shepherdsville location hosted a free haircut event for HOPE clients as a way to help them prepare for the Aug. 10 first day of school.

    Along with haircuts and styles for all family members, students also received free backpacks and school supplies.

  • BCPS Back-to-School 2016-17: Important prep dates, calendar

      Bullitt County Public Schools will celebrate opening day on Aug. 10, but there's some preparation work to do prior to opening day.

    The Pioneer News has compiled a list of important dates for students and families, including orientations and open houses.

    Also, a copy of the BCPS 2016-17 official school year calender can be found here.

  • Chromebooks handed out next week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Schools has started a 1:1 Chromebook initiative called “Access 24”.

    This initiative is in an effort to embrace 21st Century Learning. Students will be using Chromebooks in the classroom as a part of routine instruction each day.

  • Lawsuit seeks to clarify candidacy of MW fire board winner

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After securing 94 of the 168 votes for the property owner position on the Mount Washington Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, Michael Huffman thought his position was secure.

    That is, until the board brought up a by-law that could cause his votes to be considered tainted.

    And legal action has been taken to determine whether Huffman can serve on the fire board.

  • Little filing activity as Aug. 9 deadline quickly approaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the days dwindle until the filing deadline passes for the November general election, little activity has occurred over the past week.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The slight activity seen has been in city council races.

    In Shepherdsville, seven individuals have registered for the six available council seats.

    For the first time, Shepherdsville will hold non-partisan races.

  • Congressmen Paul, Guthrie to make stops in Mt. Washington over course of next week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A pair of congressmen will make stops in Bullitt County over the next week as they are on their summer break.

    On Thursday, July 28, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be at Tuscany Restaurant at 11:45 a.m. The restaurant is on Highway 44 East next to Mount Washington Elementary School.

    This will be part of Paul’s town hall meetings throughout the state.

    The public is invited to come out and speak with the senator.

  • Community support for police officers grows in light of issues across nation

      HILLVIEW -- Police officers continuously put their lives on the line to protect their community.

    During the memorial service of the five slain Dallas police officers, President Obama detailed the difficulties of such a selfless career.

    “Like most Americans each day, you get up…and you head to work,” Obama said. “But your work, and the work of police officers across the country, is like no other.”

  • Former sheriff’s deputy found guilty

     LOUISVILLE -- A Bullitt County sheriff’s deputy who was fired for his actions during an October 2014 incident has now been found guilty of abusing his authority by retaliating against a civilian.

    Matthew Corder, who was terminated in 2015, was convicted last week by a federal jury of two counts of willfully depriving a Bullitt County resident of his constitutional rights under the color of the law.

  • Endangered, missing man found dead’ foul play possible

     CLERMONT -- The day a man was listed as a missing person who might be endangered has been found.

    Craig Ickes was found by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday evening off old Highway 245.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the cause of death was listed as a homicide.

    The recovery of the body came just two days after Ickes’ home on West Audubon Drive was destroyed by fire.

  • Louisville woman sentenced for conspiracy to sex traffic a minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville, Kentucky, woman was sentenced today in United States District Court by District Judge David J. Hale to eight years in prison, followed by tens years of supervised release, for conspiracy to sex traffic a minor, announced U. S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.