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Today's News

  • Christmas season comes around much too early

     It comes earlier every year. 

    Yes, you know what I’m talking about --Christmas.

    Now I am by no means in any way a Grinch (I have a lot of wonderful Christmas memories of my own), but it bothers me how commercialized the season has become.

    I keep thinking back to the Charlie Brown Christmas episode where he has to be taught what the true meaning of Christmas is amid all the hustle-and-bustle. 

  • You can bank on financial, funding information

     How much does a school system need to do a great job providing opportunities for all our kids?

    That is a very difficult question and I’m sure there are a wide variety of answers crossing thousands of minds as this is being read.

    Part of your thought process depends on whether or not you have kids in the schools, if you ever had kids in public schools, how you liked school yourself, and even your own level of education and employment. 

  • Mount Washington Middle School honors Omer Stallings with plaque

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Oct. 30, Mount Washington Middle School placed a plaque in the gym to honor Omer Stallings, who passed away over the summer.

    Mount Washington Middle School teacher Doug Soards said a few words at the event which was attended by members of the Stallings’ family. Soards message that night is included below.

     

    As many of you are aware, on July 2nd of tis year, we lost a vital part of no only our Mount Washington community, but our Lady General family.

  • Whatever happened to hiring best for the job?

     Sometimes there are things that hit you the wrong way.

    As much as we have heard about Jefferson County education woes, something hit me the other day.

    Saw in a story in The Courier Journal about the need to diversify the teaching forces.

    With 52 percent of the students in the very large school system listed as minorities, I understand it.

    There is a need for role models.

    There is a need for students of all types of minority to see teachers of their own to be in the classroom and in administrative positions.

  • Leasor stepping down after second BC stint

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – This time, Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor got to go out on his terms.

    Following eight seasons on his second stint as the head coach of the Cougars, Leasor is stepping down after one of the best seasons in the program’s history. Bullitt Central finished this past season with a 9-3 record, tying the mark of the 1990 team, which he also coached, as the most productive for the program since 1979.

    The news that Leasor is retiring is not new news. Leasor had announced before this season began that it would be his last.

  • It will be hard to separate Leasor from Cougar football

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For a coach who would only commit to being on the job for four years when he was hired in 2007, Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor surprised even himself when he stayed eight years at the helm of the Cougar program.

  • Explorers Post gives youngsters taste of life as sheriff's deputy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office looks for future hires, hopefully they won't have to explore further than the county itself.

    The Explorers Program, offered by the Sheriff's Office through the Boy Scouts of America, allows students to participate in an organization designed to offer and promote law enforcement experience.

    Special deputy Dirk "Mac" McCoy serves as Explorers advisor. He said the program was designed to offer participants an opportunity to seriously explore the career field at a higher level.

  • Injuries are a very frustrating part of the game

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The three Bullitt County high school football coaches don’t agree on much, and right now they aren’t agreeing on much at all, but the one common thing they can agree on is that injuries affect your season more than any other aspect.

         Worse, no matter what you do, you can’t plan for them and you can’t prevent them.

         Injuries just happen. Sometimes they happen in practice and other times in games. Injuries can happen before the season starts or in the final game.

  • Affordable home insulation tips

     Freezing weather predicted over the next few days is a good reminder to prepare for winter.

    Frozen pipes are the second most common cause of home insurance claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute. Pipes that are either inadequately insulated or exposed to outside temperatures can freeze, rupture, and cause costly damage.

  • Monday morning Courthouse evacuation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Sheriff's units evacuated the Judicial Center area in downtown Shepherdsville Monday morning.

    The surrounding area was evacuated around 10:15 a.m. An all-clear began around 11:30 a.m.

    The Judicial Center has been evacuated three times in the past two years due to bomb threats. The cause of Monday's evacuation has not yet been revealed.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates.