Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Tyler Kahl recently celebrated a pretty important milestone when he graduated from Bullitt East High School.

    But he also got to fulfill a lifelong dream.

    On a recent Monday morning, Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Eric Butler and his crew got to fulfill one of Tyler's biggest dreams-- to ride in a fire truck.

    Wearing his yellow fireman's hat, Kahl was in the front seat and got to sound the siren on several occasions during his 20-minute ride.

    Upon returning, Kahl was given the opportunity to fight a fire or two.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--National recording star J.D. Shelburne was the featured attraction Thursday night at the Shepherdsville City Fair and Bullitt Blast. The native of Taylorsville sang on the opening night of the three-day event. He performed his newest single about the demise of his hometown.

  • Several high school students will get a unique look inside the world of business and economics during the annual IUS Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy.

                Bullitt Central High School sophomores Isaac Mitchell and Karie Skelton could collaborate with North Bullitt High School youth Mallory Miles, Matthew Cummings, Rebecca Vogt, Kaitlyn Sohl, Amanda Pennington, Rhyne Newton, Chanse McKenzie and Victoria Ernspiker as well as numerous other high school students in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn't quite $100,000, but a young Bullitt Countian brought in quite a pay day for a local organization.

    The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) program was established to assist those in need throughout Bullitt County.

    The group hosted a picnic social community event at First Street Park in Shepherdsville. About 60 people attended for a free meal and learned more about the agency.

  •  It was a banner year for local fire departments as all participated in the WHAS Crusade for Children. In all, almost $6 million was generated in Kentuckiana for special needs programs.

    Of that, Bullitt County fire departments generated over $174,000 -- of which, all will be returned to the community in the form of grants to organizations like the school system.

    Zoneton Fire Department collected $87,029.37, which again placed them among the top five fire agencies in Kentucky.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central High School searched for a full year to fill the principal vacancy. They have decided it to leave it to Beavers.

    Jim Beavers was named the new BCHS principal by the site-based decision making council.

    Beavers, a Bardstown native, will replace interim principal Andrew Pohlman, who will remain at the school.

    Bringing an educational and military background, Beavers said both helped him become familiar over time with the Bullitt County area.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Little Flock Baptist Church will host one of the longest days of the year for Bullitt County.

    Actually, it’s the third annual Longest Day of Play event sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department’s Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (CREW).

    The event always takes place on or around the Summer Solstice, when the most daylight in one day is prominent, according to CREW director Daniel Crum.

  •  Fairbear and Fairabear made their annual appearance on Saturday morning at the Bullitt County Fair.

    They were there to meet with children gathered for the baby pageants. And they were also there to promote the Kentucky State Fair, which will be Aug. 20-30.

    In between having pictures taken, Fairabear decided that a temporary UL tattoo was needed.

    Look for pageant winners, as well as other contest winners and fair photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East High School engineering students involved in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) performed very well on this year’s End Of Course (EOC) exams.

                The EOC exam for the engineering course is a norm referenced test similar to AP course exams. The scale is from 0-9 with 0-3 considered basic; 4-7 considered proficient; and 8-9 considered advanced which is comparable to K-PREP’s distinguished classification.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - In the shadows of a thriving business park, located on what once was ample farmland, locals will again be able to acquire farm products.

    A new Shepherdsville Farmers’ Market has been established, located at 172 Buffalo Run Rd. off of Cedar Grove Rd. near the House of Quilts.

    The market will be available every third Saturday of the month through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.