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Today's News

  • Graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 6

      Bullitt County Public Schools will hold commencement ceremonies for its three high schools Saturday, June 6, in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (Fairgrounds).

    Bullitt Central will begin at 11 a.m.

    Bullitt East is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

    North Bullitt will wrap up beginning at 6 p.m.

    Congratulations to all of the graduates and families of the Class of 2015!

  • State Fair seeking part-time employees for upcoming event

     The Kentucky State Fair Board is hiring nearly 300 additional part-time staff for its Venue Services department.

    Those hired will assist with events at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Kentucky International Convention Center, the KFC YUM! Center and the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Young wildlife best left undisturbed

     FRANKFORT – Encounters with young wildlife increase in spring as people spend more time outdoors.

    An unattended deer fawn curled up in tall grass. A litter of rabbits discovered alone in the backyard. A baby bird furiously flapping its wings but struggling to get off the ground.

  • Conserve Water while Growing Beautiful and Productive Gardens

     Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden.

    Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering devices can also reduce watering frequency. Just make sure to test their effectiveness before leaving town. Or consider a one-time investment in a drip irrigation system designed for container gardens.

  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s June 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    A local consumer received a call from 888-675-3768 from a person claiming to be with Humana Health Insurance. The consumer was told he had to purchase a prime policy. The scammer wanted personal information. Humana is NOT making these calls.

  • 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.