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Education

  • Madison Wilson receives McDonald’s scholarship

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One Bullitt County student will find it a little easier to pay for college this fall thanks to a scholarship from local McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana owner/operators and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK).

    Bullitt East High School student, Madison Wilson, was recognized and awarded with a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,500 in a ceremony held on Tuesday, May 10 at the Greater Louisville Medical Society.

  • Bullitt East students earn championship in marketing

     Bullitt East High School students Jacob Birge, Kitty Harris, Elisabeth Halbauer, Jeremiah Johnson and Jasmine Meeks participated in the Global MarketPlace Challenge and were named Champions.

    The youth competed against 10 other high schools from Jefferson County and Indiana districts. By placing first, they toured the Papa John’s corporate headquarters May 16th.

    In addition, Jasmine was the first recipient of the Grindmaster-Cecilware Business leadership scholarship for $500.

  • Treadway selected Freedom principal

     HEBRON ESTATES - One of Bullitt County’s youngest elementary schools will be led next semester by Bullitt County’s youngest principal.

    Matt Treadway was named Freedom Elementary’s newest leader, with the official move taking place after the current school year is completed.

    Treadway comes from Pleasant Grove Elementary, where he served the past year as assistant principal. He is a Hardin County resident and John Hardin High School graduate.

  • Brooks honors Marvin Stewart for his commitment, service to school

    BROOKS - Marvin Stewart was a well-respected leader at Brooks Elementary and within the surrounding community.

    Stewart served 12 years as Brooks principal during his long tenure within the Bullitt County Public Schools system.

    His commitment to educational excellence will continue at the new Brooks Elementary location, with the school library officially dedicated in his honor.

    Former and current Brooks staff members, administrators, and friends of the Stewart Family gathered for a special dedication ceremony at the library to commemorate the event.

  • Redistricting plan is dead

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Trinity and Kennedy Smith did not want to face the possibility of attending different schools in a couple of years.

    It appears the sisters who attend Eastside Middle and Pleasant Grove Elementary, respectively, will get their wish.

    In a decision not expected until July, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 4-1 to not accept any of the redistricting proposals made by a committee.

  • School board votes to drop redistricting plans

    The Bullitt County Public School Board has voted to drop any plans for redistricting students in the 2017-18 school year.

    A large crowd came to voice opposition to the options presented.

    By a 4-1 vote, the board opted to not bring up any redistricting proposals until at least next year.

    Overcrowding in several schools in the eastern part of the county led to a massive redistricting proposal, which would affect over half the schools to some degree.

    See Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

  • Start planning for retirement now

     FRANKFORT -- Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind when you're still in school, but now is the time to start thinking about it. In fact, the farther away it is, the better off you may be, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    For decades, U.S. citizens have depended on Social Security for much of their retirement income. However, Social Security benefits for younger workers are not guaranteed.

  • BCHS FBLA wins first place in state contest

     Bullitt Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had two teams earn First Place in the Kentucky FBLA tournament.

    Senior Thomas Curtsinger was awarded First Place in the category of Personal Finance.

    The team of seniors Katie Montgomery, Isaac Mitchell and Alex Price earned First Place in Sports and Entertainment Management.

    Junior Noah Fleitz and senior Sydney Shepherd took Fourth Place for Webpage Design. Noah also secured a Fifth Place trophy for Networking Concepts.

  • Roby shows community how to be top leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a day where students were the leaders, leading the leaders throughout the school.

    Roby Elementary celebrated its first annual Leadership Day, an opportunity to showcase the school along with the impact of The Leader in Me program on the students.

    Principals, teachers, counselors and district staff members were invited to attend the event, including a Roby Rally, classroom and hall tours, a question/answer session and free breakfast.

  • Growing Experiences at Crossroads

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—In a world where students think milk comes from the grocery store, Crossroads Elementary is working to teach students the importance of gardening and growing their own food.

    In 2015, LG&E’s Debbie Shobe contacted first grade teacher Rebecca Johnson about organizing an Earth Day event.

    Johnson had recently spoken with Crossroads parent Chris Tobbe about designing a fruit and flowers garden.

    When presented with the blueprint, Shobe excitedly agreed to help the group make their garden dreams come true.