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Today's News

  • Bullitt County Health Department says you “otter” immunize

     The Bullitt County Health Department celebrates National Immunization Month by reminding both adults and children — You “Otter” Immunize! 

    Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

    The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. 

  • Roby's Cubbies

     Kindergarten students at Roby Elementary got a head start on the school year.

    They gathered at the school before the opening day to meet with teachers, learn their way around the school and participate in various activities.

  • NB’s Williams competes for Miss Jr. Teen title

      Dana Williams, a sophomore at North Bullitt High School, was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Junior Teen pageant.

    The pageant will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Dana learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections.

    This came after candidates were interviewed in local preliminary contests.

    Dana submitted an application and took part in the interview session conducted by this year’s preliminary pageant coordinator.

  • All three area teams hit the road for week one battles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of the high school football season on Friday will mean road trips for all three Bullitt County teams this week.

    This will be the third straight season that  a Bullitt County team has played in the Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County High School. The past two years it was Bullitt East (posting a 1-1 mark) and now Bullitt Central has taken that spot as they will take on Madison Southern in the second of the two games on Friday.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2015

      A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2015 season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.

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    AUGUST 28:

    Fairdale at BULLITT CENTRAL, 7:30 p.m.

    Martha Layne Collins at BULLITT EAST, 7:30 p.m.

    Southern at NORTH BULLITT, 7:30 p.m.

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  • Ample rain should mean bountiful dove season

     FRANKFORT – It is the third week of August and already it is the third wettest summer on record for Frankfort and the fifth wettest for Louisville. Corn fields across most of Kentucky look robust as do pastures, yards and soybean fields.

    This portends excellent conditions for the dove season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

  • Working toward a healthier Commonwealth at the State Fair

     LOUISVILLE - Kentucky has some of the highest cancer rates in the country. In order to improve those statistics, KentuckyOne Health and the Kentucky Cancer Program and affiliates have teamed up to provide screening opportunities for five different cancers at the Kentucky State Fair, August 20-30, 2015.

  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     

    Your Better Business Bureau will be out at the KY State Fair! Stop by booth MS-12 in Main Street, KY in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. Pick up the latest BBB Wise Buying Guide – hot of the press, and also get information on scams, internet safety, credit, and more!

     

    Here are more tips while you are out at the fair:

     

  • Jessica has already made writer proud

     It’s that time of year when school begins, not only for the kids but also for the college-bound students.

    Many of these students are anxious and excited about a new beginning, moving away from home to live on a college campus.

    As a member of The Pioneer News staff, I’ve known many local students who have performed well in high school and headed to that next level. Some have returned to become prominent local citizens.

  • Shepherdsville to look at comprehensive plan on drainage work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Do you think there might be drainage issues in certain parts of Shepherdsville?

    But do you know for sure where the problems are and how they could be fixed?

    Shepherdsville city councilman Bernie Brown knows there are problems but he also knows there needs to be a comprehensive study on where they actually exist.

    Engineer Arthur Jones said he could work with Scott Fleming, the city’s public works director, to start work on a plan of attack.