http://www.pioneernews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Burress again best of best http://www.pioneernews.net/content/burress-again-best-best <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/lauren_burress.jpg" alt="Burress studies a students project on Greek societies" title="Burress studies a students project on Greek societies" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> MOUNT WASHINGTON &mdash; No current teacher has taught in Bullitt County longer than Lauren Burress.</p> <p> The Eastside Middle teacher laughed as she tells the story of how she found out: a paycheck didn&rsquo;t go through and the powers that be couldn&rsquo;t figure out what went wrong with the automated system&hellip; until they saw the program was set to deliver the checks to current teachers from 1987 and beyond.</p> <p> &ldquo;They didn&rsquo;t realize anyone was still teaching in the county from before then,&rdquo; she said.</p> Two juveniles charged in threat against NBHS http://www.pioneernews.net/content/two-juveniles-charged-threat-against-nbhs <p> &nbsp;The Bullitt County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office has charged two juveniles with terroristic threatening against North Bullitt High School.</p> <p> According to chief deputy Mike Cook, deputies learned on Sunday evening at around 7 p.m. that a threat had been made on social media.</p> <p> With the assistance of the Hillview and Pioneer Village police departments, the sheriff&rsquo;s office quickly identified the two juveniles. One was interviewed and charged on Sunday with the other being charged on Monday.</p> Special election on Tuesday http://www.pioneernews.net/content/special-election-tuesday <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/specialelection.jpg" alt="Either Democrat Linda Belcher or Republican Rebecca Johnson will be the next representative of the 49th district" title="Either Democrat Linda Belcher or Republican Rebecca Johnson will be the next representative of the 49th district" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will truly be a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 20.</p> <p> Voters of all party affiliations will be eligible to cast their ballots if they reside in the 49th District.</p> <p> Due to the death in December of Dan Johnson, his seat as the state representative is open and must be filled.</p> <p> His widow, Rebecca Johnson, will be the Republican nominee and Linda Belcher, who served three terms previously, will be the Democratic representative on the ballot.</p> SHOT: Long-time sheriff passes away http://www.pioneernews.net/content/shot-long-time-sheriff-passes-away <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/2-19_shot.jpg" alt="Shot Dooley served as Bullitt County sheriff for four terms" title="Shot Dooley served as Bullitt County sheriff for four terms" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON -- All he wanted to do was to help people.</p> <p> Whether it was his time as the sheriff of Bullitt County or during his tenure as a Mount Washington City Councilman or as a person out in the community, Lloyd H. &ldquo;Shot&rdquo; Dooley loved helping people.</p> <p> Dooley passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Baptist Health, at the age of 82.</p> <p> The Mount Washington man served four terms as the sheriff of Bullitt County and a total of 25 years overall in the office.</p> Superintendent selection may be made on Friday night http://www.pioneernews.net/content/superintendent-selection-may-be-made-friday-night <p> &nbsp; SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the end of this week, the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System could be determined.</p> <p> The search, which was recently narrowed down to four candidates, could end at a special meeting of the Bullitt County Public School Board,&nbsp; which is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.</p> <p> Last Thursday, two of the candidates met in closed session with members of the school board.</p> <p> Matthew Shane Baker, director of districtwide programs for Greenup County Schools, met first with the school board.</p> Student caught writing threat note at BCHS http://www.pioneernews.net/content/student-caught-writing-threat-note-bchs <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A day after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., left 17 dead, a student in Bullitt County could face criminal charges for writing a threatening note.</p> <p> On Thursday a &ldquo;school threat&rdquo; was discovered in a note at Bullitt Central High School.</p> <p> Christian Cargill, 18, has been charged with terroristic threatening by the Shepherdsville Police Department. He was served with his arrest warrant.</p> ROADSHOW for the week of February 18, 2018 http://www.pioneernews.net/content/roadshow-week-february-18-2018 <p> &nbsp;Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.</p> <div title="Page 1"> <p> Pothole patching, sweeping, drain &amp; ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night. Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.</p> Wollam continues teaching at her only school - Brooks Elementary http://www.pioneernews.net/content/wollam-continues-teaching-her-only-school-brooks-elementary <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/jjjjjj03.jpg" alt="Becky Wollam" title="Becky Wollam" align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;BROOKS - A Louisville native, and a student directed affected by the city&rsquo;s busing issues, has spent her entire career teaching in Bullitt County.</p> <p> Despite the opportunity of returning to Jefferson County Public Schools for more money, she has chosen to stay at the only school she has worked with, in the Bullitt County community she has grown to love.</p> <p> Brooks Elementary Kindergarten instructor Becky Wollam, in her 25th year with the school, was selected as the 2018 Bullitt County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year.</p>