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Today's News

  • Roby students learn to appreciate state’s past

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Roby Elementary students have a better appreciation for what it means to be a Kentuckian.

    Fourth graders participated in a Living History Museum consisting of figures associated with the Commonwealth.

    “We developed our history museum as a way to tie together research writing and Kentucky history, which is the focus for fourth grade Social Studies, as well as technology, speaking and listening standards,” said teacher Emily Forgey.

  • Energy in schools - Potential versus kinetic

     Most readers will know that to say “potential energy” is another way of saying “stored” energy, like when you turn the propeller on the balsa wood rubber band powered plane until it is so twisted it is getting ready to break. 

    To turn it into kinetic energy, one just has to let go and away the plane soars.

    During the last couple of weeks, I had my yearly opportunity to speak to our 8th grade class at all six middle schools. 

    That adds up to just over a thousand 13- or 14-year-old young men and women. 

  • 2016-17 DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

     Local high school basketball teams are now appearing in their respective district tournaments.

    The top two teams from each district tournament will advance to regional tournaments.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for scores and updates, and see full stories in next week’s editions of The Pioneer News.

     

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL:

    23RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at North Bullitt High School

    Tuesday, Feb. 21:

  • Work begins on homeless shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the disbanding of The Shepherd’s Shelter, Bullitt County’s primary resource in the struggle against homelessness, other organizations have attempted to step up and meet the needs.

    Those local organizations have been working together, with assistance from Metro United Way, to develop the Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, attempting to combine all local efforts toward a common goal.

  • Dollar Sunday collections through March

     The Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, dedicated to ending homelessness in the community, is raising funds for a new county homeless shelter facility as well as for short-term homeless-related needs.

    The group is hosting its first fund-raising event, known as the Dollar Sunday Initiative, through all area churches.

    Every church is asked to designate one Sunday service through March 26 to ask each member to donate $1 toward the coalition.

  • Fire groups closer than ever to contract

     CLERMONT — In the past, the sizzle of the conversation between members of two groups working for the people of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District was pretty explosive.

    But, on this particular Saturday, that sizzle in the kitchen of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department came from the bacon and not the banter.

    After about two hours of discussion, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board and the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Board were shaking hands and checking out if there were any leftovers in the kitchen.

  • Fire boards seem close to contract deal

     Maybe it was the sweet smell of bacon. Maybe it was the desire to stop writing big checks to attorneys. Maybe the parties finally realized that enough was enough.

    For whatever reason, the fire district board and the fire department board at Southeast Bullitt have been working together to reach an agreement for an amended contract.

    Over breakfast Saturday, the parties calmly and intelligently discussed a skeleton of a contract agreement.

    Only one real sticking point appeared -- the length of the contract.

  • Central runs and guns to opening victory

     HEBRON ESTATES – Just three days removed from a horrendous 29-point outing in the regular season finale against Spencer County, the Bullitt Central Cougars bounced back in high fashion on Monday, opening the post-season with an 81-37 victory over Evangel.

    Playing in the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt, the Cougars advanced with the win and will play top-seeded Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

  • Hoops action will be hot all week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After single games on Monday night in both the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments, the basketball will really heat up as the week progresses.

    In the 23rd District, the Bullitt Central boys’ moved into the semi-finals with a win over Evangel on Monday. The Cougars will now take on Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the first semi-final. North Bullitt will take on Southern in the second semi-final.

    The two winners on Wednesday will advance to Friday’s championship game that has a start time of 6:30 p.m. at North Bullitt.

  • Spring Forest fire season now in place for Bullitt

     FRANKFORT – The Spring Forest Fire Season is now in effect through April 30 in every Kentucky county. 

    This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) urges residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during this season.

    The KDF has responded to 78 wildland fires since January and nearly 40 percent have been attributed to debris burning.