• Focus, practice results in Smith winning gold

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You don’t wake up early in life thinking that one day you would be a world champion.

    But, as a competitor, you find yourself doing well in competitions at the local, state and national levels, that thought of being a “world champion” can creep into your mind.

    For Frank Smith, his experiences in archery have led him to great heights.

    Last month, he reached the pinnacle of his career in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

  • Best in the State: Local couple honored for their volunteer work at Shep. Elem.

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two nationalized Americans that adopted Bullitt County as their home have now been adopted by a local school.
        And their volunteer efforts at the school have led to an award from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
        Lebanon Junction residents Emilie and John Ward received the Senior Volunteer Service Award from Gov. Matt Bevin at the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

  • World Champion: Schweitzer lives dream in winning blue ribbon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like Cinderella at the ball, Shepherdsville resident Anna Schweitzer lived a dream, with all eyes focused upon her.

    Unlike Cinderella, it didn't happen until midnight. And instead of a chariot, she had just one horse.

    Schweitzer, and the horse she rode, Riverdreams Marc of Reflection, earned the World Champion of Champions title at the 2016 World Championship Horse Show.

  • UPDATE: Eastside’s Mills among three finalist for state teaching honor

      UPDATE (10/19, 11 a.m.) - Eastside Middle School's Sarah Mills was selected as the 2017 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    Mills was honored at the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Acheivement Awards ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates on Mills and the ceremony.


  • MWMS teachers, couple share special bond after he donates kidney to wife is donation of kidney

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—While some couple claim to be soul mates, one Okolona couple can confirm that they are, in fact, kidney mates.
        Married for 25 years, Bullitt County natives and Mount Washington Middle School teachers Matt and Carey Murphy always knew they were meant to be together.
        Until recently, they didn’t realize just how meant to be they really were.
        After feeling sick in 2014, Carey went to several doctor appointments to determine what was causing it.

  • Moore builds proper place to deposit American flags for their disposal

        SHEPHERDSVILLE—While many have American flags flying at their homes and businesses, they might not know where to take them once their time to fly is up.
        Boy Scout Troop 868’s Nicholas Moore decided to change that.
        Located at the American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville, the flag retirement box is meant to retire flags with the respect they deserve, Moore said.

  • Bullitt East’s Moore marching to U.S. Army’s All-American band

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — One Bullitt East band member is marching his way to the U. S. Army All-American Bowl.

    Bullitt East senior Adam Moore was chosen to join the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in January.

    Moore will play snare drum next to the 124 other students also selected to perform in the halftime show of the football game in San Antonio.

  • Frank Smith to be part of national archery team

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Frank Smith has won numerous local, state and national archery awards.

    Winning on the big stage is nothing unusual for the Shepherdsville resident.

    But the retired employee of General Electric and former state representative is tackling a brand new arena this month.

    Smith has been invited and will participate as a member of the United States team in the World Outdoor Field Archery Championship in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

  • State Fair ‘would’ not be same with Beckner’s winning entry

     CLERMONT - The trees even bow when John Beckner walks by.

    One of them snapped in half on his property, leaving Beckner to clean it up after returning home from the Kentucky State Fair with another Best of Show wooden toy model.

    Beckner has entered handmade models in the state fair since 1999. In that time he has earned eight Best of Shows, along with nine first place blue ribbons, 8 second places and three thirds.

  • Stacey Stults selected district music educator of the year

        The 2016-2017 school year began with special honors for one elementary school music teacher.
        Stacey Stults was named District V Music Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA). She has taught music for 16 year investing time at Lebanon Junction and Nichols Elementary Schools before joining the Shepherdsville Elementary School staff when the doors opened in 2005.