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Today's News

  • Best of Paul Coyle - 07/28/14

      This week's Best of Coyle, from 2007, is a reminder to Bullitt Cuuntians that school begins on one week, on Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News staff wishes everyone a happy and safe return to school from their summer vacations.

  • Top vocalists have different stories, same passion for singing songs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They all have different stories but one thing in common—a love for music.

    Recently 16 people competed to become Bullitt County Vocalists of Year sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council. And three came out on top.

    In the adult category Nichols resident Matthew Armstrong was the winner.

    The 24-year-old said music has always been a part of his life.

    “I started singing when I was five years old at a little church my uncle used to pastor at,” he said.

  • Filings slow as deadline nearing for fall elections

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With less than two weeks to go before the filing deadline, there are few candidates who have jumped into the various non-partisan races.

    And no one has filed for the two school board seats which will be contested.

    The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    In the race for Mount Washington, incumbent Joetta Calhoun will not run for re-election.

  • Relocation getting very close

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the hopes of relocating the Bowman Valley School in early August was a bit of a stretch, organizers planning the big event are getting more excited as reality grows closer.

    The relocation of the last remaining one-room school occupied by African Americans in Bullitt County will soon be settling into its new home - between the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse and the school district’s central office on Highway 44 East.

  • CASA’s Summer Night Out

     Each summer, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Bullitt County (CASA) hosts a major fund-raiser.

    The Summer’s Night Out was held over the weekend at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The dinner and auction provides funding for CASA, which is a group of volunteers helping children who are in the court system by no fault of their own.

    Alex Cline provided some pre-dinner music while the crowd enjoyed socializing with one another.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.