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Today's Features

  •  HILLVIEW - Pam Robertson fell in love with Overdale Elementary, and the Bullitt County Public School system, six years ago when she was selected Overdale’s principal.

    After a successful run, including implementation of new programs and helping Overdale move into its current facility, Robertson will retire at the end of the 2013-14 semester.

    Robertson cited family as her number one reason, with grandchildren, aging parents and an ailing sister that need more of her time. She also hopes to volunteer more with church missions and Bible studies.

  •   Those who enter a career in teaching certainly do not do so for the money. 

    For most, it’s an answer to a humanitarian calling to serve and lead, a calling that persists well into retirement. 

    Bullitt County has a retired teacher who exemplifies that notion.  Teresa Byerly, a member of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association, recently won the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless efforts in prevention and promotion of awareness of domestic violence. 

  •  HILLVIEW - With the most daylight, June is the month to be physically active outdoors.

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) believes that, hosting its third annual Longest Day of Play event.

    This year’s play date is Friday, June 27, 5-8 p.m. at the Hillview Community Center.

    C.R.E.W. director Daniel Crum said the community center’s location gives the event an indoor option in case of inclement weather.

  •  Winning every chess match she played this season was a memorable accomplishment for Pleasant Grove Elementary School fourth grade student Molly Phelps.

    “It’s pretty neat,” said the 10 year-old daughter of Joe and Jessica Phelps. “I play the very best I know how in every match.”

    Her fastest match was 11 minutes and her longest was nearly an hour with 53 total moves. Her King was checked a few times but never taken in checkmate.

  • HEBRON ESTATES--North Bullitt High School junior Collin Newton will spend three weeks this summer participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College in Danville.

    Collin, the 17 year-old son of Brett and Janet Newton, was the only Bullitt County student selected for this honor. He applied for a slot in Musical Theatre.

    He actually had to make a choice on attending either GSA or GSP (Governor’s Scholars Program).

  •  The game can be over in four moves or it can go on for hours all depending on how players position their game pieces.

    Chess is a cerebral contest where Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook and Queen battle to capture a King in the game ending move known as checkmate.

    For two years, over 40 Bullitt County Public School students have waged war on a game board which harks of a completely different generation…the only working electronics is a clock.

  •  CLERMONT - The weather was hot but the rides were even hotter during the 2014 Bullitt County Fair.

    Photographers captured some of the visitors having a great time on the rides.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for images of this year's fair, from pageants to rides, from animals to food.

  •  Terri Hammond decided to open up a new checking account at Forcht Bank, located in the Hillview Kroger.

    Little did she know that at the end of a 12-market promotion by Forcht Bank branches throughout the state that she would be a winner. A big winner. Jason Stuecker presented Hammond with $2,600 in gift cards.

    The promotion provided gasoline for a year for one lucky winner. That winner happened to be Hammond, a customer of the local bank.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - After 33 years a legacy has come to an end. And during that time, the educator has seen many, many changes.

    As of July 1, Bonita Franklin, who is the founding principal of Eastside Middle School,will be retired.

    “It’s a very difficult job, but I have been blessed to love it,” she said. “I am going to retire and continue in another career with kids. My heart’s in Bullitt County.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s no secret with new medicine and technology people are living longer today. And one Mount Washington resident has made it her goal to make sure we are taken care of as we age.

    Mckinze Vowels, a junior at Western Kentucky University, was recently awarded the Lifetime Experience Grant.

    The 19-year-old is majoring in psychology and minoring in gerontology.

    She utilized the grant money to continue research with her professor Jason Crandall on how an aging body responds to exercise.