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Today's News

  • Health officials warn that flu season is already upon us; shots available

     CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. 

    While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the viruses most likely to cause the illness during the flu season.

    Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.

  • Health officials warn that flu season is already upon us; shots available

     CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. 

    While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the viruses most likely to cause the illness during the flu season.

    Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.

  • Bernheim ColorFest activities planned for October 19-20

     CLERMONT - There aren’t many places more beautiful than Bernheim Forest in the fall. 

    Activities and programs for people and families of all ages fill the October calendar, including Bernheim’s annual ColorFest on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20.

    ColorFest’s two days of affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with hands-on nature activities, great food, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and many more autumn activities.

  • North holds off furious BC rally in volleyball

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Playing for the second time in 10 days, the outcome was much the same on Monday as North Bullitt pinned a second defeat on arch-rival Bullitt Central in five games.

    North Bullitt, after winning the first two games in convincing fashion, had to pull it back together in the final game to win 15-6. The final score was 25-13, 25-16, 17-25, 17-25, 15-6.

  • School officials have reason to gloat as plan coming together

     The plan is working.

    While we have always opined that there is much more to educating our youngsters than simply looking at the test scores...

    And while we have religiously fallen into the trap of trying to compare schools and districts to one another based on those scores...

    It seems only right that when the Bullitt County Public School District knocks the lights out of a testing cycle that we allow them to crow a little.

  • Uncle charged in 1999 Dishon death

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was Sept. 10, 1999, when a 17-year-old Bullitt Central student was reported missing.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2013

      Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s October 2013 Hot Topics!

    1.    Beware of Rental Scams. Renters who are looking for a house to lease are getting scammed by someone who poses as an “owner.” The place is in a great place, for a great price. The ad looks legitimate and is often copied from a real ad. The “owner” is out of town and wants a security deposit, wired. The renter is out the money, and has no place to live.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Affordable Care Act Scams

     Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  The open enrollment period begins today, October 1, and scammers understand that many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

    BBB warns, beware of fake websites, fancy mailers, robo-calls, and scam artists calling you, asking for personal information.

    BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky prescribes the following:

  • Festival Fun in the fall

     The Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days parade turned out to be another big success. Nice weather helped and the large crowd followed the route into the Wall Street Park.

    See more photos from the festival and the parade by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • CHANGE of HEART...Seniors trips exempted

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A senior trip planned in April for Bullitt East students may not occur. Well, that was the view in early September.

    While the request for permission had not crossed the desk of  Bullitt County Public School Board members, the issue was a topic of discussion at a monthly workshop session.

    But, after hearing from three Bullitt East seniors, the school board voted 3-0 to make an exception to the rule - a rule in which they all voiced strong support.

    All three schools are eligible for the senior trips this spring.