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Today's News

  • Accountability is tough subject to fully understand

        The dictionary definition of accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
        While this definition certainly applies (or should apply) in our politics, our families, or our churches, the word is used differently when it comes to what is known as school accountability.
        In education, school accountability revolves almost exclusively around student testing and is really a synonym of the word “rating.”

  • Seven Counties to become Centerstone of Kentucky

         Centerstone and Seven Counties Services announced Monday that they have finalized an affiliation that will combine their operations, creating a five-state, non-profit behavioral health organization serving more than 150,000 people of all ages annually. The affiliation was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both organizations.

  • Excess fees from clerk helps cash flow for county government

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s tax time in most communities.
        It is a time when cash flow is pretty good as property tax dollars are collected.
        But there is also additional revenue.
        Recently, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney presented a check for $118,150.63 in excess fees from the office to Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        In other business:
        *Jimmy Waters was honored on his retirement after 36 years.

  • Semi-final pairings now set for the play-offs

         SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.
        The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Interstate 65 lane closure in Bullitt County scheduled for November 4

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2016) –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane closure this Friday, Nov. 4 on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance crews will be performing concrete pavement replacement. The right lane of I-65 South will be closed between mile points 121 and 122. The exit to Brooks (Exit 121) will remain open.

     

    This work is scheduled to start at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 3 and continue until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4.

     

  • SPD need help locating man

    The following message was sent out by the Shepherdsville Police at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016:

    Shepherdsville Police Department is needing your help in finding Chad A. Vittitow.  If you have information in regards to his whereabouts contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000 or the anonymous tip line at 502-215-1588 or call 911.

    WANTED

  • Refinancing might save $2 million

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Thanks to the bond market, Bullitt County Public Schools could have a few extra dollars to spend over the next few years.
        Over the course of the next few years, the refinancing of bonds originally taken in 2008 for the construction of two elementary schools may yield the district nearly $2 million.
        Both the school board and the school’s finance corporation approved resolutions allowing for representatives of Hilliard Lyons to pursue the refinancing of bonds.

  • NO PD work on election day in Kentucky

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Teachers needing to get those professional development hours completed won’t have to worry about doing it during Thanksgiving break.
        The Bullitt County Public School Board voted unanimously to remove Nov.23 as a possible professional development day and move it to the end of the year, which would now be May 30.
        Board chairperson Debby Atherton said she wasn’t comfortable with making a PD day during the holiday break.

  • Community has until Nov. 7 to give opinions on 2017-18 calendar

        It’s that time of year to start thinking about the 2017-18 Bullitt County Public School calendar.
        The community has until 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, to respond to the online survey.
        The results, which will be on the district’s website by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, will be used by the calendar committee to make a recommendation to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

  • Halloween in the Hallways

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—Bullitt East High had over 1,000 children visit their hallways for their annual Halloween in the Halls event.
        For $1 per child, participants traveled through themed halls to take pictures, play games and, of course, collect candy.
        Themes included the Nightmare Before Christmas, superheroes, video games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and pirates. Participants voted for the Finding Nemo theme as their favorite with Harry Potter as a close second.