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Today's News

  • MW tries to deal with smelly issue near plant

     It’s a stinky situation. One the city of Mount Washington is taking more steps to solve.

    At Monday night’s city council meeting, City Sewer Superintendent Tim Johson gave an update on combating odor. He said he did some research and has isolated hydrosulfide as the problem.

    “It releases the gases that they’re smelling and eats at the concrete,” Johnson said.

    He said he thinks removing that element at the pump stations could be the key to getting rid of the smell before it even reaches the treatment plant.

  • Parade will continue to be focal point again in annual OFD festival

     The Lebanon Junction Old Fashioned Days parade is being driven with some new reins this year.

  • Tales of threats, vandalism outlined

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The conflict between Bullitt Fiscal Court and Bullitt County jailer Martha Knox got much more personal Tuesday.

  • Bugs and plants highlight Bernheim's weekend

     Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 21.

    Take part in an insect safari, join the bug parade and even sample a chocolate-covered cricket at the Nitty Gritty Café.  It’s all part of a day full of activities for children of all ages beginning at 10:00am through 4:00pm.  Click here for a full schedule of BugFest activities.

  • Grants approved for local schools

     1. Safe Schools Coordinator Jaime Goldsmith requests permission to accept a donation from the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention in the form of 555 nine-panel drug screens which will allow the drug testing program to operate as in previous years. This donation will be in the amount of $9,990.00.

  • Undefeated BC and BE hit the road; NB home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The undefeated Bullitt Central Cougars and Bullitt East Chargers will take a definite step up in competition this week as both programs go on the road.

    Bullitt Central has a road trip for the ages as they will travel to Paducah on Saturday to take on the newly formed McCracken County Mustangs. The game is part of the Patriot Bowl, a three-game showcase of games. The Cougars will travel over 400 miles round-trip on Saturday.

  • Halfway to the playoffs for local squads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season, The Pioneer News will run the results from The Great Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

  • Proceed with caution on Charter school issue

     Charter schools are schools established by private groups using tax money.

    The purpose is to allow flexibility and freedom from some of the regulation that stifles creativity in the public school and leads to greater achievement.

    I will say up front that if there is ever clear evidence that charter schools (or any other method) can be more successful that our current system, I will be 100% in favor of it.

    There are success stories in the charter movement.

  • Eastside in running for teacher lounge makeover

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eastside Middle School is looking for a makeover. 

    Well one for the teachers that is.

    The school was nominated for SummitMedia’s Ultimate Teachers' Lounge contest and recently made it to the finals.

    SummitMedia owns radio stations: Lite 106.9, 107.7 The Eagle, New Country Q103.1 and Country Legends 103.9.

    In fact that’s how Eastside Middle seventh grade social studies teacher Peggy Newkirk heard about the contest.

  • Procedures in place if you wish to donate to schools

     This is in reference to the 2012-2013 board approved donation and comprehensive grant list. As noted in the procedure below, a principal has the authority to accept a donation of $500 or less. Those donations are documented at the school level.

    PERSONNEL03.1322 AP.1

    Receipt of Gifts

    Personnel shall adhere to the following procedures when a donation is made to the District: