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Today's News

  • Talented Hands at Brooks art fair

     BROOKS - A beautiful painting of a day brought out patrons for the Brooks Elementary Spring Festival “Talented Hands” Arts and Crafts Fair fundraiser.

    Over 30 vendors participated with various styles of art and craft items for purchase with donations made to the school.

    The event included workshops for types of art such as painting, sculpting craftwork and cupcake decorating.

  • UPDATE: BCPS graduation, last day official

    UPDATE (03/28/14): the last day of school in 2014 and graduation dates have been approved.

    On Monday, Gov. Stephen Beshear will officially sign Friday, June 6, as the last day of Bullitt County classes and graduations on Sunday, June 8.

    The board would also add 14 minutes to each school day through April 7 to accommodate lost time due to the numerous school cancellations during winter months.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for more information.

  • East’s Patton hurls no-hitter in win over Panthers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After the opening days of the high school baseball season, Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles wasn’t exactly pleased with the way things were going.

    That all changed on Friday when Charger senior pitcher Chase Patton threw a no-hitter against traditional power Elizabethtown. That brightened the outlook for the veteran coach as his team got a 3-0 victory.

    That win lifted the Chargers to 4-2 for the season heading into the last week at home before the team heads out over the weekend for Florida and spring break baseball.

  • Central’s hitting still on the cold side

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the bad weather this winter, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore was worried his team’s hitting would trail the pitching, at least early in the season.

    The worries turned out to be well founded as the Cougars struggled to make contact over the first 10 days of the season. The lack of offense led to a 1-4 start to the season.

  • Eagles start the baseball season 1-2

     HEBRON ESTATES - Forget the snow. Ignore the cool breeze. It’s time for baseball.

    The North Bullitt Eagles took the field on Tuesday in the first game of the season.

    After the opening win, the Eagles would finish the first week with a 1-2 record. But head coach Brian Wise is still very encouraged with his squad.

    In the opener, junior Jacob Kelly got all the support he would need in the first inning as the Eagles defeated Seneca 11-2.

  • MWMS re-designated as School to Watch

      Mount Washington Middle School became a Kentucky Schools to Watch® in 2010 which is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999.

    In 2014, their application for Re-Designation was successful marking them as the only Bullitt County Public School with that status.

  • Bullitt Circuit Clerk to begin new program May 1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County is scheduled to go live with the court system’s new Accounts Receivable program on May 1, 2014. There are currently 22 Kentucky counties using the AR program, according to Bullitt Circuit Clerk Paulitta Keith..

    What is AR?

  • Foundation helps victims of fire in Shepherdsville

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a local family lost its home in a fire, the community rallied in support, while the Red Cross assisted in initial support efforts.

    Members of the Shepherdsville Fire Department, who handled the fire, also wanted to help the family beyond the initial response.

    Thanks to research by the department, more funding was donated courtesy of the Firefighters Charitable Foundation, a non-profit agency based in New York that assists disaster victims.

  • Missing girl found

    At 8 p.m. tonight officials from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office announced Cortney Mickey has turned herself in.

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    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing juvenile, Cortney G. Mickey, 13 years of age.

    Mickey was last seen in the company of her non-custodial mother Tonya Mickey. They may be in a 2005 Ford Focus 4door red in color with Kentucky tag 599-PBN.

    Anyone assisting in her disappearance could be charged with a crime.

  • FROZEN NEGOTIATIONS: State impasse stymies decision on snow days, graduation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If parents across the Commonwealth were allowed to grade the papers of state legislators on the impasse over dealing with snow day relief, those marks may not be too good.

    On Monday, legislators announced that any bill to provide relief due to snow days had died.

    On Monday evening, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board were at a loss.

    At this stage, the problems are many and the answers are slim.

    One host parent to a foreign exchange student inquired whether graduation dates had been determined.