In its first year, the Brooks Elementary Beta Club has hit the ground running.

    The members started off participating in the Light the Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    The club personally raised $317.77 toward the team’s goal of $2,852.25.

  • Best in the State: Local couple honored for their volunteer work at Shep. Elem.

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two nationalized Americans that adopted Bullitt County as their home have now been adopted by a local school.
        And their volunteer efforts at the school have led to an award from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
        Lebanon Junction residents Emilie and John Ward received the Senior Volunteer Service Award from Gov. Matt Bevin at the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.


        MOUNT WASHINGTON—For the first time ever, a Bullitt County teacher has been named the top middle school teacher of the year.
        Eastside Middle’s Sarah Mills was presented with a check for $3,000 during a ceremony in Frankfort, sponsored by Valvoline.

  • Brooks students devise plan for bad weather if it strikes area

     BROOKS - Many of the county’s north end residents still recall the fateful day 20 years ago when a tornado made a path through the area.

    Or the storm in 2012 when a tornado all but destroyed a school complex in Henryville, Indiana.

    Brooks Elementary is located close to wear the 1996 tornado touched down. Although the building is fairly new, school officials still wanted students to be as safe as possible.

  • Work on BLMS may be back on table

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Getting good news about its most recent round of test scores was great for the Bullitt Lick Middle School community.

    Now, it appears, the oldest school in the district to not receive renovations could again be in line for improvements.

    Earlier this summer, the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to not move ahead with selecting an architect to begin work on plans for major renovations.

  • UPDATE: Eastside’s Mills among three finalist for state teaching honor

      UPDATE (10/19, 11 a.m.) - Eastside Middle School's Sarah Mills was selected as the 2017 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    Mills was honored at the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Acheivement Awards ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates on Mills and the ceremony.


  • MWMS teachers, couple share special bond after he donates kidney to wife is donation of kidney

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—While some couple claim to be soul mates, one Okolona couple can confirm that they are, in fact, kidney mates.
        Married for 25 years, Bullitt County natives and Mount Washington Middle School teachers Matt and Carey Murphy always knew they were meant to be together.
        Until recently, they didn’t realize just how meant to be they really were.
        After feeling sick in 2014, Carey went to several doctor appointments to determine what was causing it.


     Students at Mount Washington Elementary got to celebrate how super they are during the school’s Superhero Day.

    In the morning, local heroes, including police officers and nurses, welcomed the students to the school.

    That afternoon, teachers battled it out to the Macarena to see whose dancing powers beat the rest during “Dancing with the Staff.”

  • Hayes opts to not run for new school board term

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After doing everything from being a school bus driver to a head football coach to being a principal, Roger Hayes has spent over 46 years in education.

    His experience is vast and his most recent calling has been to serve on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Completing his first four-year term, Hayes had filed to serve another stint.

  • District proficient again in state testing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The scores will never be where local school officials would like them to be; however, Bullitt County leaders are pleased with the strides made in the recently-released Unbridled Learning state assessment.
        For a fourth straight year, the Bullitt County Public School System has been labeled as proficient.
        And several individual schools made great strides.