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Today's News

  • East and North beat the elements before BE wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – What has been a tough first-part of the season for both teams, got a little better for the Bullitt East Chargers on Thursday as they turned back North Bullitt 2-0 in boys’ soccer action.

    The contest was almost not played as heavy rains the previous night hit the area, but as Bullitt East head coach Mike Brangers noted, his field was so dry that it just sucked up the rain. There was also intermittent drizzle the afternoon of the game, but it stopped 10 minutes before the start of the game and did not return.

  • Big work still in progress at Bullitt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s first, and oldest, high school facility is in the process of a facelift worth bragging about.

    Construction is underway for a new campus building and other various improvements that will almost double the school’s building size.

    Bullitt East and North Bullitt have already received new college and career centers. Like Bullitt Central, each has a multi-purpose area and flexible classrooms.

    In addition to the similar upgrades, Bullitt Central also received a major renovation.

  • Parents can learn more about children’s meals at school thanks to new software

     Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.

  • 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.