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  • Greene survives first-day jitters to settle into job

     HEBRON ESTATES — First-day jitters are to be expected, especially when someone starts a new school.

    Even more so when that someone is a first year teacher with 120 pairs of eyes watching her every move.

    North Bullitt art teacher Kayla Greene felt the jitters and then some on her first day.

    “Everyone here has been super great, super helpful and very nice, but they aren’t necessarily my comfort zone,” she said.

    After a 14-hour day, Greene drove home and cried when she saw her husband.

  • Geometric path leads Headley to teaching career

        SHEPHERDSVILLE—On her first day as an eighth grade geometry student, Chassidy Headley’s teacher did something that would stick with her students the rest of their lives: she connected geometry to the real world.
        Years later, a now grown Headley hopes to connect to her seventh grade students the same way.
        “I think, if we can make those connections, they might actually like it and might be more engaged,” the Bullitt Lick Middle teacher said.

  • Jerry Summers presented highest honor from state’s travel industry

     Jerry Summers, Community Services Director for Jim Beam, has received the Mangeot – Oaken Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA). 

    The announcement was made during the Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference held in Lexington, Nov. 1-3. 

  • Flaherty in national pageant

     Evelyn Shain Flaherty will compte next week in Orlando, Fla., for the title of Miss American Coed National Pre-teen.

    She is the reigning Miss Great Lakes Preteen American Coed.

    She’ll compete in the evening wear and interview and in optional events: talent, modeling,acting and photogenic.

    Evelyn is in the fifth grade at Lebanon Junction Elementary and is a student at Classic Melodies Performance Institute in Hillview.

    She is the daughter of Robert and DeeAnn Flaherty of Shepherdsville.

  • Donovan celebrates 100th birthday

     Family and friends gathered on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Green Meadows Healthcare Center in Mount Washington.

    They were there to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mary Louise Donovan.

    Mary was born on Aug. 21, 1916, in Fleming County, Ky.

    She is the mother of Rosemary (Darrell) Parrish and the grandmother of Kent (Kimmie) Donovan Parrish of Mount Washington and Chad Cambron (Jennifer) Parrish of Louisville.

    She has three great-grandchildren: Logan John Parrish, Julia Danielle Tatchell and Evan Riley Parrish.

  • Paxton named Mount Washington Parks Director

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— They say that you always find your way back home.
        For Mount Washington’s new community parks director Sheryl Paxton, that saying is couldn’t be truer.
        Raised in Lexington, Paxton attended Asbury University with a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in recreation. After graduation, she worked in retail for a couple years before going to Eastern Kentucky University for her master’s in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration.

  • 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.

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