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Today's News

  • Students need to check KEES account accuracy

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT.

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Bullitt EMS Recognized For Making Sure Minutes Count

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You’ve heard the commercials.

    When a heart attack strikes, seconds can determine life or death.

    Early diagnosis by first responders may mean whether a person lives or dies.

    Bullitt County EMS was recently honored with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award.

    Only two EMS agencies in Kentucky and only 84 in the United States received the Gold Award this year.

  • EVALUATION: Board grades superintendent for past year’s performance

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After meeting behind closed doors for nearly three hours, the Bullitt County Public School Board released its evaluation of superintendent Keith Davis.

    Starting his ninth year at the helm of the district, Davis received either “good” or “excellent” in the 10 performance standards set up by the state Department of Education.

    And he met the three goals set by the board last summer.

    Chairman Roger Hayes said the evaluation process is a difficult one for all the parties.

  • Details on comments for performance evaluation

     Below is a review of comments from the Performance Standards of Bullitt County Public Schools' superintendent Keith Davis. To view the story on Davis' evaluation during the school board meeting click here.

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    Performance Standards for Superintendent Keith Davis

    1. Leadership and District Culture

  • County to seek state help to determine jail staffing plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How many employees should be working at the Bullitt County Detention Center?

    That is apparently a question of interest to Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But jailer Martha Knox didn’t know of the request until she was alerted by a member of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

    On July 7, 2015, Roberts sent a letter to the state.

  • Tests show mold found in county jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The test results are in and mold has been detected in parts of the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Jailer Martha Knox informed Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently that the GED room in the detention facility had some type of growth.

    A special meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. to decide the next step.

    For the time being, that room is not being used for the GED services. However, the growth seems to be expanding to the other side of the room’s walls.

  • Leaders at all levels need to learn to be true leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past several years, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a luncheon featuring U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    The 2015 version of the gathering occurred on July 20 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    A nice crowd but not as many elected officials as one might think.

    However, in reality, they didn’t miss much.

    Yes, it would be nice in terms of respect for the nation’s highest ranking Republican.

  • TAKE AIM

     HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary students got to the point during one of the school’s summer camps.

    The Family Resource Center sponsored an archery camp for students in grades 3-5, led by instructors April Sharpe and Lisa Jett.

    The camp was designed as a way to increase student interest in the school’s archery program and hopefully find some new team members for the upcoming school year.

    See more photos of the Freedom Archery Camp in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 5th, Cedar Grove 8th in World Archery

     NASHVILLE -- Six teams from Bullitt County went to Nashville over the weekend to participate in the NASP World Archery Championships.

    Bullitt East placed tied for fifth out of 78 teams in the high school division and had one who placed fifth overall in the boys’ competition.

    Morgan Vaughn tied with five other shooters for third place. Out of 2,633 male shooters, the 11th grader placed fifth overall after a shootout.

    For 11th graders alone, Vaughn was second out of 165 competitors.

  • Mayor indicted for misdemeanor; could face up to 90 days in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of an eight-month period, the mayor of Shepherdsville allegedly promoted or commanded a person to engage in the business of prostitution.