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Today's News

  • Goal remains simple - prepare youth for their future

     As I’ve written in this space more than once, it is our overarching goal to graduate 100 percent of our students ready to enroll in college without the need for any remedial coursework, ready for a career where they are able to earn a good living and be prepared to advancement, or both. 

    Our Board unanimously endorsed a policy stating this almost five years ago to apply to this year’s senior class.

  • Former Ft. Knox energy program manager faces additional fraud charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former Fort Knox Energy Program Manager was charged in a second superseding indictment today with devising multiple wire fraud schemes to defraud the United States and violating criminal conflict of interest laws, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Academies will allow more areas of expertise in learning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the year started new beginnings.

    By next year, all Bullitt County high schools will be fully implementing career academies or “pathways” that will give students the opportunity to gain background in fields of study they might show interest in as well as possibly obtain certifications.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the new programs will help students be better prepared for their future.

  • BULLITT COUNTY REMEMBERS 9/11

     The fourth annual 9-11 Remembrance was held in Hillview on Sunday.

    A procession of emergency vehicles from throughout the county made the trip from Zoneton Middle School to the Hillview Community Center.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was the keynote speaker.

    Military personnel from Fort Knox were present and the Sheriff’s Explorer Post sold food.

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

  • College, career programs have endless possibilities in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The more she is on the job, the more excited Christy Coulter is about the possibilities of the college and career readiness program in Bullitt County.

    The push of students to attend college has been a longstanding mission of the education system.

    The need for a trained workforce in a diverse pathway of careers is new on the horizon.

    And, it is that newness of the career part of the equation that excites Coulter.

  • Education will be key element for county to thrive

     For years, the key to economic development was location, location, location.

    As times have evolved, there is now a 1A in importance -- an educated and skilled workforce.

    With the changing workforce in the country, the needs have gone from a land heavy in manufacturing jobs to one leaning much more to the service and logistics fields.

    Just look at the landscape in Bullitt County. Those big boxes are a different type of business than your parents or your grandparents  grew up in at General Electric, Ford or Philip Morris.

  • POW/MIA Day set for Friday, Sept. 19

     At every formal military dining in or out, there is a small table set up to honor our POWs and MIAs.

    What follows is the dialogue spoken at the touching ceremony:

    This who have served, and those currently serving in the uniformed services of the United States, are every mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that we enjoy our daily pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain, deprivation and imprisonment.

  • Lady Chargers sweep first round with NB and BC

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Unfortunately, volleyball in Bullitt County is the last of a dying breed in one important aspect -- the sport is the last in which all three local programs still play each other home-and-away during the regular season.

    The first rotation of games started last Tuesday when Bullitt East defeated North Bullitt 3-0. On Monday of this week, the Lady Chargers were at home again and defeated Bullitt Central 3-1.

    On Thursday, North Bullitt and Bullitt Central will clash in an important 23rd District match in Shepherdsville.

  • Hillview will retain same tax rate for coming year

    HILLVIEW - It was called a special meeting, but there was nothing special about maintaining tax rates.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved similar 2014 tax rates to the previous year's rates, including real property, personal property and public utilities rates.

    City attorney Mark Edison referred to the city's real property tax rate calculation worksheet, showing the city with a total gross assessment increase of almost $2 million.

    Edison noted that many cities, including in Bullitt County, were decreasing in assessment.