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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements for Emily Curtsinger

    Update (6-10-15, 11:30 a.m.): There will be visitation for Emily Curtsinger on Saturday, June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Schmid Funeral Home. On Sunday, June 14, there will be another visitation from 1 to 8 p.m.

    The funeral for Emily will be at 11.a.m on Monday, June 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

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    Update(6-9-15, 5 p.m.): The Pioneer News has been informed Emily Curtsinger recently passed. Our condolences are with her family and friends.

  • BC’s Williamson grabs international contest recognition

     Bullitt Central High School junior Jakob Williamson was awarded a $1,500 Web Innovator Award from GoDaddy.com at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in May in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Among 1,702 participants from 78 different countries, Jakob is the first student from Bullitt County to win an award at ISEF.

  • Comprehensive plan reaches final stages June 11

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Accepting two written comments, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will take up possible passage of its comprehensive land-use plan at its next meeting on Thursday, June 11.

    All the public testimony has been taken and the commissioners will have an opportunity to decide at its 7 p.m. meeting on whether to vote on the document.

    The document sets out goals and objectives for zoning map amendments, as well as definitions.

    There is also a map denoting the various proposed future uses of the property.

  • Carnell’s football skills taking him to Centre

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – One of the most decorated players in Bullitt County football history, Bullitt Central senior Trevor Carnell, will be playing football at Centre College starting in the fall.

    Carnell has known for quite some time that his football career would continue at the small school in Danville. Centre offered the two things that Carnell was looking desired in a college.

  • Old Mill bus involved in accident; no injuries reported

     A Miller Transportation bus returning to Old Mill Elementary from a field trip was involved in an accident on Highway 44 East near the KOA Campground Wednesday afternoon.

    Principal Les McIntosh contacted Central Office shortly following the event.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said that all students were accounted for at the school following the ordeal.

    Davis added that there were no known injuries to the students.

  • Circle of Peace Gathering

     For many years, Bullitt County was home to an annual Pow Wow to raise awareness of Native American tribes and to educate the public on the cultures of the various tribes.

    With the disbandment of the Red Crow Indian Council, another organization stepped up last weekend to host its Pow Wow.

    The Ohio Valley Native American Warriors Society hosts the two-day Circle of Peace Gathering.

    Large crowds came out to see the customs of the Native Americans. There were vendors with authentic goods and there was food enjoyed by the Native Americans.

  • Eagles soar 6-4 after stumbling start; NB scores two in 5th to beat Hopkinsville

     LEXINGTON -- It may have been North Bullitt’s best game of the year.

    Forget about the three errors in the first inning.

    Forget about having to come from behind twice.

    Forget about the June 1 temperatures that hovered in the 50s.

    Monday’s 6-4 victory over the Hopkinsville Tigers in the first round of the Rawlings KHSAA State Baseball Tournament in Lexington may have indeed been North Bullitt’s best of the season.

  • Highlands next for Eagles

      LEXINGTON – For the second straight season, North Bullitt’s quarter-final round opponent at the state baseball tournament will be from the Ninth Region.

    That was decided on Tuesday morning when Highlands stunned the state’s top-ranked team, McCracken County, by a 5-2 score.

    North Bullitt will now face Highlands at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Whitaker Bank Ball Park in Lexington.

  • Nearly all reach grad standards

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the Bullitt County Public School Board announced a policy several years ago that students would not graduate unless they were college or career ready, there was some concerns.

    There was probably a lot of parents -- and students -- who didn’t realize the ramifications of such a requirement.

    Under the original decision, you would not walk the graduation line if you did not meet the college or career readiness standards. 

  • School budget to have 2% pay hikes included

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A new sanctioned high school sport will be funded for coaching positions in the upcoming academic year.

    While not sure where practice and “home” meets might be held, the Bullitt County Public School Board approved three coaching positions for bass fishing.

    That is part of the annual $117.8 million budget proposed for 2015-16.

    The addition of bass fishing at each of the high schools will cost approximately $3,200 times three.