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Today's News

  • Zoning sought for manufacturing plant

        HILLVIEW - Planners will be asked to begin a process that could eventually land over 200 manufacturing jobs in Bullitt County.

        A special meeting of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will be held on Thursday to discuss zoning requests for two tracts of property at the northwest quadrant of Interstate 65 and Brooks Road.

        One tract of land would be property owned by Willabrook Inc., which is part of the Williams family property.

  • Foster brings leadership skills to Bernheim job

    CLERMONT - From coaching football to leading a school community, both positions require a lot of leadership skills.

    Willie Foster now has the opportunity to use his on-field abilities in the classroom.

    The former Bullitt Central assistant principal relocated to Bernheim Middle School, taking over as its new principal.

    Foster, a Bullitt East graduate and former football player, brings nine years of education experience to Bernheim. He fills the vacancy left by Bob Bright, who took another administrative position over the summer.

  • Writer still likes holiday games

        I still enjoy celebrating holidays, so much that I always supply a list each month at www.pioneernews.net.

        That way Bullitt County can share the experience with me.

        One of the bigger holidays, Labor Day, is approaching, which has me wondering what everyone will be doing over the extended weekend.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: AUGUST 2010

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: August 2010

    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    3: School Administrator Training at Zoneton Middle from 8am-4pm

    5: SFS Orientation at Bullitt East; Registration 8:30am, Program at 9:00am

    6: New Educator Orientation at Bullitt East from 8am-3pm

    10: OPENING DAY FOR TEACHERS

    11: FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS

    12: VIP Campaign at PSCC from 6-8pm

    18: EARLY RELEASE DAY

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Apathy or laziness? Which is really appropriate in local voting, filings

        How important is the tea party movement in the United States?

        And how much impact will it make in Bullitt County elections?

        Maybe Bullitt County voters need a good dose of strong tea on election day.

  • Fox takes over Lady Eagle program that is rebuilding

        HEBRON ESTATES - In recent seasons, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles have fielded relatively strong soccer teams.

        What the green and gold haven’t been able to do is find consistency in the coaching ranks. Melissa Fox is the new head coach, becoming the fourth different person to handle those duties over the past five years. The one positive is that Fox was the assistant coach last season so she has worked with many of the players on the team this fall.

  • Hunters Hollow tax rate stays same; revenue will decrease

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - New tax rates will bring a slight increase in taxes for Hunters Hollow residents, but the city itself will not accumulate as much revenue.

    The 2010 ad valorem tax rates on real and personal property, along with public service companies, were established by the city commission during its August meeting.

    The real property tax rate remained at 10.45 cents for every $100, the same rate as 2009.

  • Rest rooms may be too nice to use by visitors

        Have you ever told stories about the messiest restroom you’ve ever visited?

        What about telling others about the best public restroom you’ve ever seen?

        Leave it to the internet.

        Cintas Corporation, based in Cincinnati, has sponsored a contest the past eight years to honor businesses across America that place high value on hygiene and exceptional style.

  • Conway pledges to work hard in race for U.S. Senate seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Jack Conway is in a sprint race. With less than 80 days until the general election, Conway is running scared.

        But he’s not scared because of who is following him. The state attorney general is scared of what might happen if he doesn’t win the race for U.S. Senate.

        Conway was one of the featured speakers during the annual FDR dinner hosted by the Bullitt County Democratic Party.