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Today's News

  • Middle, high school preparations for year of more change

    Every new school year brings change: The 2009-10 year will be known primarily for its physical changes.

    Two new school facilities, along with upgrades at many other school locations and two more facilities in the plans, makes the Bullitt County Public Schools system look like a construction zone as well as an education zone.

    Students, parents and school administrators all need to heed caution and be safe at the schools facing construction issues.

  • H1N1 Swine Flu confirmed case at BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County School District's first reported case of the H1N1 virus -- commonly known as Swine Flu -- has been confirmed in a Bullitt Central staff member, according to a district press release.

    According to a district press release, Health Coordinator for Bullitt County Public Schools Lesa Bodine confirmed the case today. The district has distributed an informational letter via students and e-mail informing parents about the situation.

  • Energy savings continue to rise for local schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The transformation is not cheap.

    However, dividends are already being felt as the Bullitt County Public School District moves forward in its efforts to become more energy efficient.

    Trane has been hired by the district to install energy efficiency measures in all the schools, including new controls, lighting and other mechanical items.

    School board members learned at the past meeting that in the first six months of implementation in a select number of schools, the district had saved about $86,000 in utility costs.

  • County sues bank for stolen money

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Claiming negligence and breach of contract, Bullitt Fiscal Court and county treasurer Kenann Bradley have filed a civil lawsuit against First Federal Savings Bank.

    The lawsuit results from the loss over $310,000 suffered by the county after a cyber-crime occurred in late June.

    The lawsuit, which also listed First Federal employee Gloria Caldwell as one of the defendants, was filed Wednesday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • District to MAP out new way to assess progress

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While no scores were revealed, Lorraine McLaughlin felt pretty good about her performance on a sample test Tuesday evening.

    The member of the Bullitt County Public School Board took a sample of the new Measures of Academic Progress assessment program, which will make its local debut this year.

    Taking a reading exam for those in the 10th grade, McLaughlin laughed that the exam re-introduced her to some old friends, such as Shakespeare and Beowulf.

  • Fifth person charged in counterfeit check scheme

    HILLVIEW - Five individuals have been arrested and the police are searching for another man of interest.

    The individuals are charged for their roles in allegedly writing and passing counterfeit employment checks under the name of Do It All Floor and Wall Covering.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, the agency got a call on Monday from Bullitt County Supermarket on Highway 245 about nine counterfeit checks returned for over $2,000.

    The suspects tried to cash more when they were detained.

  • WEEKEND FOOTBALL UPDATE: Chargers kick off season with a win

    Thanks to three second-quarter touchdowns, the Bullitt East Chargers kicked off the football season with a convincing 35-7 victory over Paul Dunbar of Lexington in the Joe Jaggers Classic at North Hardin High.

    Jonathan Bernard led the ground attack with 168 yards, including touchdown runs of 72 and 2 yards. See game details in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News, your only source for in-depth coverage of every game in the football season.

  • Blazin' Saddles team honored

    The Blazin’ Saddles drill team competed in the district and state levels of 4-H Horse Club competitions.

    The team, coached by Angela Branham, placed eighth in the state competition.

    The drill team consists of:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe with Twister

    *Apryl Kapfhammer with Chief

    *McKenze Branham with Jetta

    *Brittney Blevins with Naomi

    *Bridgette McAuliffe with Dipper

    *Meaghan Metzmeier with Savannah

    *Megan Meffert with Rusty

    *Brooklyn Poteet with Starla 

  • Hot time in the city

    It was a  hot time in downtown Shepherdsville as the classic cars returned for the second annual Hot River Nights/Blastin’ Down Buckman Street.

    This year’s event went from the park to Buckman Street and classic cars and trucks were lined up and down the main drag.

    Car owners occasionally cruised through the large crowd that gathered.

    Over 150 cars were registered for the event.

    See page A-12 of The Pioneer News for more photos, as well as the photo galleries at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 'ACE' Volleyball Camp

    Bullitt East volleyball coach Michelle Gajdik saw a 100 percent increase in the number of campers she had this summer for her annual camp at the school.

    There were 46 players taking part this season.

    The young players worked on the fundamentals of the game with hitting, serving and blocking drills.

    There was even a group of kindergarten age players taking part, working with larger balls on correct form.

    The high school volleyball season starts in two weeks.