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Today's News

  • Welcome to Kindergarten

    The Bullitt County School System hosted its Kindergarten Kickoff for youngsters on Thursday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event allows incoming Kindergarten students to visit their new teachers, counselors and principals prior to the first day of school.

    Students received free backpacks, school supplies and other fun stuff, along with important information for themselves and their parents.

    The Class of 2022 begins Kindergarten Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • Grand Slam! St. Catharine signs four from NB baseball

    HEBRON ESTATES - Both North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise and St. Catharine College coach Luther Bramblett felt like they hit grand slams on Tuesday when four Eagle players signed to continue their careers at the Springfield, Kentucky school.

    The event might have been the first time any one program in Bullitt County has sent that many players to the same college at one time. Overall, six Eagle seniors from last year’s team have accepted offers to play at the next level.

  • Eagle Midnight Madness

    The North Bullitt Eagles started hitting at the very first possible moment last Friday night as they ran through drills on Midnight Madness.

    The Eagles will be throwing the ball a lot more this season.

    The team has added assistant coach Don Biggs who coached the Eagles to the 1996 regional final, but has not been on the sidelines since 1997.

  • School district investigates bus incident

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Board of Education is investigating why a railroad crossing arm struck a bus Monday afternoon.

    Superintendent Keith Davis confirmed a parent's call to The Pioneer News saying that her daughter's bus, No. 51, was sitting on a railroad crossing at Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

    Davis said the district is investigating the cause of the mishap or malfunction before determining what course of action should be taken.

    He said a substitute driver would be on duty Tuesday.

  • Boy Scouts help to improve pool

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Jacob Carter and Jacob Franklin knew there was work to be done at the Mount Washington pool long before the city made needed repairs earlier this summer.

    Franklin and Carter, both of Mount Washington and Boy Scout Troop 333, enjoyed going to the pool as young boys. Although they couldn’t make some of the most expensive repairs, they recognized a need for additional picnic tables and the restrooms to be renovated.

  • Hunters Hollow residents upset with installation of speed humps in city

    HUNTERS HOLLOW – The Hunters Hollow city commission has discussed speeding issues for many years.

    After years of warnings to no avail, the council investigated the possibility of adding speed humps along city streets. The humps were installed last year.

    The humps have finally hit a bump, with Mayor Linda Parker receiving a petition from city residents demanding the humps be removed.

  • Parents fight against proposed school redistricting plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Parents made emotional pleas Tuesday evening to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    They didn't want to see their children forced to attend a new school beginning next fall due to a massive redistricting plan proposed.

    The board listened as parents presented reasons why the boundaries should not be changed, made threats of pulling kids out of the public school system and offered suggestions on how to equalize the population in the schools.

    Some questioned whether the board had already made up its mind.

  • Looking both ways over school year

    Summer time is in full swing and our kids are taking it a little slower.  At least, they aren’t going to school every day.  Instead of being a slow time for young people, many now are attending camps of all kinds - academic, social, and athletic, vacation bible schools, family vacations, summer reading programs at the library - the list goes on and on.  In most cases, the lazy days of summer are just a myth.  That is certainly the case with your school system.  Though staff members are squeezing in well-earned vacations, time is very short, and there is much t

  • Tips to prevent prescription drug abuse

    Think about your home. What prescription and over-the-counter (OTC drugs do you have? Where are they kept? Would you know if some were missing?

    The good news is that you can take steps immediately to limit access to these drugs and help keep your teen drug free:

  • Gambling we need a better answer

    As a standing member of the Bullitt County community I, as much as anyone else, want the best for this area and everyone in it.

    Bullitt County has problems just like any other area. Some problems are the same in other places. Some are unique to us.

    In past editorials I have suggested ideas for our local officials as far as ways to improve this glorious place.

    However, the officials may not have taken me very seriously. For example, the Highway 44 monorail system between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington remains to be planned.