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Today's News

  • 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.

  • MW defense stands strong to win state 7-U

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After losing a couple of games to finish third in its district tournament, one might think that manager David Clevinger and his team might be a little down.

    But the Mount Washington U-7 All-Stars were ready for play in the West Kentucky State Tournament at Okolona.

    In fact, the team from Mount Washington did not lose a game in pool play and then completed the sweep by winning the state title 8-7 in eight innings over Germantown.

  • Circuit clerks are active in their communities

     When you see the clerks in the Circuit Clerk’s office, there are many things you may not know about them.

    There are 19 full-time clerks in an office which, per the state’s own statistics, requires 25 full-time clerks.  16 of these clerks process all of the paperwork in the court system.  3 of the clerks work in the driver’s license division.

    Clerks in the District, Circuit and Juvenile divisions are the takers, not the makers.  Clerks can only process documents received. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exclusive interview with the elusive BEAR

     CLERMONT - Officials at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest always felt the opportunity was bearly possible.

    Rangers investigated claw tracks and took reports on a number of missing picnic baskets before receiving photographic proof that a black bear was in the forest last week.