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Today's News

  • Middle, high schools face challenge of maintaining improving test scores

     It doesn't seem all that long ago that tassels were flying, mortarboards were being tossed, and principals were congratulating Bullitt County's newest crop of high school graduates,

    Already, it's time to do it all again as the Bullitt County Public School system prepares for the start of the 2016-17 school year.

  • Elementary students will see lot of changes in faces, facilities as new year approaches

      The Bullitt County Public Schools Class of 2029 is fresh off their exciting visit to the Kindergarten Kickoff, while all the other elementary students are counting down the days until school begins again on Aug. 10.

    The students will see new smiling teacher faces among the familiar friendly faculty members eagerly awaiting their return, including three new principals.

    Two of the schools are still completing major renovations, with the long-term results greatly outweighing the short-term bumps.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 31, 2016

     

  • Shepherdsville market growing each summer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- According to the Time Use Institute, Saturday is by far the busiest grocery-shopping day of the week. On a typical Saturday, the country’s biggest stores see near 41 million shoppers walk through their doors.
        While those Saturday shoppers may find a large variety of fruits and vegetables, rarely are the foods sold cheap, natural and local to Kentucky.
        Shepherdsville has a local, inexpensive option for Bullitt County residents.

  • State to provide incentives for firm to move to MW park

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A manufacturing company looking to consolidate its operations will remain in Bullitt County.
        However, it will apparently move its facilities from Hillview and Hunters Hollow to Mount Washington.
        Santa Rosa Systems LLC has received preliminary approved from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to open a manufacturing facility in the Mount Washington Business Park.

  • Johnson selected GOP candidate in 49th

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For years, Dan Johnson has been a part of the campaign process.
        Even today, he is vice-chairman of the local Donald Trump campaign.
        But the 55-year-old minister really hadn’t thought about entering a local race.
        That is, until there was a declared vacancy in the race for the 49th District House of Representatives seat.

  • 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.

  • Fandomfest offers family-friendly fun at new home this weekend

     LOUISVILLE -- More than 20,000 celebrities, authors, artists and fans of anime, horror, pop culture, sci-fi, steampunk, comic books, gaming, film, television and literature will come to the Kentucky Exposition Center July 29-31 for Fandomfest Comic & Toy Show, the largest comic con in the region.

  • Allstate agencies collecting items for Center for Women

     LOUISVILLE -- Two Bullitt County Allstate insurance agents are teaming up with the Center for Women and Families to help children served by the agency get ready to go back to school. 

    Agents Chris Lee of Mount Washington and Chris Roberson of Shepherdsville are collecting school supplies until July 29 and delivering them to the Center on Aug. 3.

  • 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.