• 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.

  • Etherton closes out over 25 years of service to concerns as work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”

  • Boy Scout honors vets as Eagle Scout project

         MOUNT WASHINGTON— A Mount Washington Boy Scout designed a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans at the Louisville Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
        Serving as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout, Tyler Prell first came up with the idea after visiting the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. five years ago.
        “We spoke to a lot of veterans who told us how they were spat on and called ‘baby killers’,” he said.