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Today's Features

  •  Alyssa Hensley has earned national honors in the 50th annual SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Competition this summer in Kansas City, MO.

    Alyssa ranked 15 in the United States in Graphic Communications. She is a student at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center, North Bullitt High School and the Career Readiness Center.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students plan to have green thumbs next semester in the school’s new community garden.

    Maryville received a Lowe’s Community Toolbox Grant in the amount of $3,600 to purchase the garden, first planted in April by administrators, students and families.

  •  The earliest opening day in Bullitt County Public Schools history has arrived.

    Students experienced a beautiful summer day as they arrived at school on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News will visit each BCPS school location during opening week. Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Christy Coulter thought she would retire some day as principal at Bullitt Central High School.

    With 24 years in the building, including the past six as principal, Coulter has been a teacher, coach, motivator and instructional leader.

    She would be that principal down in the end zone on football Friday nights cheering with the student body. But she would also be that principal who would demand a lot of her staff and her students.

  •  In what has become an annual event, Bullitt Lick Baptist Church organized a Back to School Bash last Friday at the Shepherdsville Park.

    Youngsters from the community got to enjoy bouncy activities, sno-cones, plenty of food and school supplies.

    Hundreds of youngsters took advantage of his project hosted by the church.

    If you didn’t know, public school students are back in classes Wednesday.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Think you might have some cash or property that you might have lost track of over the years?

    Maybe those coins which were left in a safety security box at a bank?

    Or maybe a refund from a utility company?

    Or could you have left an urn with a family member’s remains in the bank security box for safe keeping?

    Well, the stories are many and the possibilities are unimaginable.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - They sat at Bullitt Lick Middle School to learn how to sit better.

    Thirty local girls, age 11-13, participated in two Safe Sitter educational programs, a one-day event designed to share safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and responses to emergency situations.

    The program was hosted by Bullitt County Health Department educator Liz McGuire and Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

  •  Angela Bibelhauser has been selected as the new Riverview Opportunity/Bullitt Alternative Center/Spring Meadows Children’s Home Principal. She succeeds Brenda Pirtle who was named District Director of Secondary Education.

  • HILLVIEW - A new school leader with ties to Bullitt County's educational past will usher in a new era at Overdale Elementary this semester.

    Adrienne Usher was selected as the new Overdale principal, replacing Pam Robertson, who served in the position for six years.

    Usher brings 13 years of educational experience to the school, including the previous two as instructional coach at Maryville and Nichols Elementary.

  •  Officials at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA took interest in letters dispatched by students in Roby Elementary School teacher Jacquelyn Clark’s reading council.

    “The kids loved the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John R. Ritter and wanted to see if a studio would make it into a movie,” Clark said.