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Today's News

  • June 3, 2009: State changes mind; students will go extra day of school

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students in Bullitt County will not be getting out of school quite as early as they thought.

    With much disgust, superintendent Keith Davis received approval from the Bullitt County Public School Board to go along with the mandate of the state Department of Education.

    At a special meeting Friday morning, the board opted to amend its current calendar to force students to attend school on Wednesday, June 3. This would extend the revised calendar one day.

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  • Memorial Day travelers advised to slow down, buckle up

    FRANKFORT - A travel weekend widely considered the beginning of summer starts, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety reminds motorists to Drive Smart.

    According to AAA, an estimated 32.4 million people will be hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend - a half million more than in 2008.

  • BREAKING NEWS: No injuries in school bus accident

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A Bullitt County school bus was involved in an accident Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.

    According to Maryville Elementary principal Sam Cowan, Bus 131 had a minor accident with a car. One of the bus' wheels brushed against the car on Kingsley Avenue.

    Bus 131 arrived at Maryville 10 minutes late. Bus riders were allowed to eat breakfast before heading to their classrooms.

    Cowan said anyone with questions or concerns could call him at Maryville, 955-6553.

  • Do you know the real assets of your teenager?

    I am a parent of three children and acutely aware of the many temptations and dangers facing our kids today - many more than I faced as a child.

    I did not have to deal with cyber bullying, the temptations on the internet or the media bombardment of drugs, alcohol, violence and early sexual behavior.

    Our kids today face so many more risks than we did.

    So, what is a parent to do?

    We know that most of us usually follow the parenting model we’re most familiar with - our own parents behavior.

  • Scholarship in honor of Ennis

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Charles “Chuck” Ennis III had a very successful career in the military.

    But his dream was to someday go back to college and earn his bachelor’s degree.

    Unfortunately, on Jan. 29, 2008, Ennis was returning home from college when another vehicle crossed the center line. The son of Danny and Sandy Ennis died at the scene.

  • Old Mill tutor lets students cut her hair for Locks of Love

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - There's a new group of young, aspiring hairdressers at Old Mill Elementary School - and they tried out their skills on Instructional Tutor Nicki Bradshaw-Vormbrock Tuesday afternoon.

    Bradshaw-Vormbrock gave her students a special opportunity to cut her hair for the Locks of Love program that helps provide wigs for cancer patients.

  • 2008-09 Players of the Year

    The 2008-09 High School Basketball Players of the Year, sponsored by Dignity Memorial, Arch L. Heady & Son Okolona Funeral Home, The Awards Center and The Pioneer News.

    The recipients this year were honored with their special trophy by Tim Gonterman of Arch L. Heady & Son Okolona and Dignity Memorial.

    The co-winners for the boys were Bullitt East’s Willie Moore and Adam Kelty.

    The co-winners for the girls were Bullitt East’s Kayla Thacker and Bullitt Central’s Lindsay Hester.

  • NB's Schott signs to continue volleyball at Midway College

    LOUISVILLE - North Bullitt senior Sara Schott got the best of both worlds last week when she signed to attend Midway College in Midway, Ky.

    On one hand, she will get to continue playing volleyball for a program that is trying to rebuild itself under third-year head coach Cindy Cheatham. At the same time, she gets to follow her dream to major in accounting. It also didn’t hurt that Midway is not too far away from home.

  • State prepares for swine flu

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is asking health care providers and public health officials to be on the alert for potential cases of swine flu in Kentucky.

    “We are closely monitoring developments involving swine flu cases in the United States, Mexico and abroad,” said Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D. “We continue to provide information to health care providers and other stakeholders about this evolving situation, and are preparing for a wider response should that become necessary.”