• Bobcats do like pizza

     If you had any questions on whether Bobcats liked pizza, you could have found that answer during the orientation at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    The home of the Bobcats hosted a pizza party with its orientation night to get ready for the new school year.

    The event was well attended and well enjoyed.

    Pizza from Mr. Gatti's was provided courtesy of the Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center.

  • Progressive Dinner

     For the second year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a Progressive Dinner.

    Guests started with a salad at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and then went to Forest Edge Winery for some wine and appetizers. They finished up at the Jim Beam Stillhouse for dinner and live auction.

    Sponsors were Jim Beam, Park Community Credit Union, L&N Federal Credit Union and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    See more event photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Contestants sought for annual Farm Bureau youth contest

     We will be holding the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on September 19.

  • Amazon brings more the smiles to pair of local elementaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a Brad Paisley or Taylor Swift concert, but the students and teachers at Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary still received a special surprise.

    Corporate employees from Amazon.com fulfilled teacher wish lists and personally delivered items to the schools as part of the company’s Teacher’s Classroom Wishes Come True program.

    The event was a total surprise at each school, with the company secretly working through Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Coordinator Traci Gould to plan individual school assemblies.

  • Opening Day festivities kick off the 112th Kentucky State Fair

      LOUISVILLE, KY (August 19, 2015) – Several events on Thursday, August 20 will kick off the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair. Events include the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast, Opening Day Ceremony, a free Action XTREME Sport Show in Freedom Hall and the free concerts in Cardinal Stadium. 

    The Fair opens with the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at 7:00 a.m. All commodity groups will be represented.

  • Free concerts on Turf at this year’s state fair

     LOUISVILLE - The Turf Concert Series returns to the Kentucky State Fair for the third year and includes 11 concerts on the Cardinal Stadium field. All concerts are free with Kentucky State Fair gate admission.

    The 2015 Turf Concert Series features:

  • Music in the Park

     Come out to the Shepherdsville First Street Park every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. to enjoy some good music.

    Bring your instrument and play along. The gatherings will be held every Tuesday until the weather turns bad.

    Everyone is invited to come out and listen or to join in the fun.

  • Bernheim to host popular CONNECT on Aug. 22

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim Forest invites guests to connect, literally, with the Earth at this year’s CONNECT at Bernheim.

    It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6:26-10:26 p.m. for the annual summer celebration that showcases all that is possible when Art, Science and Nature intersect.

    New this year -- the Mud Play Zone.

    Wear your getting down and dirty clothes and bring an extra towel along for the ride home.

    As in years past, Artists will set up around Lake Nevin with funky, fun and spontaneous art displays and demonstrations.


     HEBRON ESTATES - At one summer camp, the students were proud to be known as blockheads.

    Freedom Elementary hosted a summer Lego camp, presented by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Teacher Kristen Axline led students through creative math, science and language arts projects designed around Lego toys.

    Students created marble mazes and cars with the building blocks, as well as creating a superhero based on Lego designs.

    The camp was available to Freedom students entering grades 3-5.

  • Truck, tractor pulling series at BC fairgrounds this Saturday

     CLERMONT -- It’s time for the big trucks to return to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The Battle of the Bluegrass pulling series will again bring the big machines to the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 8.

    Despite a hot and humid night last year, a big crowd showed up and were treated at a great evening.

    Tom McConnell and Kevin Fulks own the regional truck and tractor pulling series which competes from spring through fall.

    A number of the events are televised by NBC Sports.