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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •   BROOKS - A long-time local instructional coach will have an opportunity to oversee all the instruction at Brooks Elementary.

    Melissa Boyle was selected by the Brooks Site-Based Decision Making Council as the school's newest principal, replacing Cheri Lineweaver.

    Boyle has spent her entire career in Bullitt County Public Schools as an instructional coach for Pleasant Grove and Cedar Grove Elementaries.

  •   BROOKS - The revolving door on the principal's office at Brooks Elementary has since been removed.

    Following a stretch of news principals each year for four years, Cheri Lineweaver brought stability to the position.

    In six years with the school she has overseen many changes, most notably to the new Brooks campus, which resulted in a larger student base.

    WIth the school stabilized, Lineweaver devised to refocus on her personal life, announcing her retirement at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Following the retirement of a veteran educator and native Bullitt Countian, Roby Elementary welcomes a community newcomer who wanted to become a part of the county’s quality reputation.

    Brittany Knipp, a Louisville native, moved to the area with her family so her children could attend Bullitt County Public Schools.

    She now finds herself fully involved as Roby’s new principal, selected by the school’s Site-Based Decision Making Council.

  •  School Administrators Adrienne Usher and Angela Bibelhauser have been selected to participate in this summer’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Usher who just completed first year as Overdale Elementary School principal, will attend training June 16-18 in Greensboro, N.C.

    Bibelhauser also just finished her first year leading the Bullitt Alternative Center, Riverview Opportunity Center and Spring Meadows Children’s Home, although she has been assistant principal at the facilities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary is known as the traditional school of the Shepherdsville area, remaining in existence longer than the other current schools.

    A major portion of its long history is Bullitt County’s longest-tenured principal at one school, Gayle Korfhage, who is stepping down at the end of the school year.

    Korfhage will retire with 18 years in at Roby, 13 as principal, and a total of 31 years in education.