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Today's Features

  •  The first day of the 2015-2016 school year for students is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 16, during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • 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.

  •  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.

  •  Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County. 

    The funding opportunity is open to all non-profit organizations serving Bullitt County, with a priority on those that align with Metro United Way’s focus on education, financial stability and healthy lives – the building blocks for a better life for all.

  •   BERNHEIM - The third time really was a charm for Erica Holder on Monday night as she was crowned the 2015 Miss Bullitt County Fair on the opening night of the week long festival.

    Competing in the summer event each of the two previous years, Holder gained experience and maturity that she carried into play against four other competitors, impressing the four judges to earn the crown from 2014 Miss Bullitt County Fair Joanna Whitener.