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Education

  • Happy First Thanksgiving

     Students from Ms. Flynn’s and Mr. Kuhn’s kindergarten classes at Crossroads Elementary put on this play about the first Thanksgiving.

    A feast followed for the kids, their parents and special guests.

    Look for more photos by Mary Barczak from the event, as well as other community Thanksgiving photos and videos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.


  • Sean Woods makes perfect score on Explore exam

     Sean Woods spent two hours answering 128 questions on the EXPLORE exam.

         His test results place him in rare company. He is one of only two students in the last six years in Bullitt County to achieve a perfect score of 25 in all four subject areas (although many have come close).

         “When taking the test last spring, I knew I was getting a lot of the answers right but I was not sure if it was going to be a perfect score,” Sean said in a recent interview at Mt. Washington Middle School.

  • SHOUT OUT...

     Recently, 36 students with the Mount Washington Middle School Band, under the direction of David Bretz, were selected to attend the Tri-State Middle School Honor Band, located at Morehead State University, on Nov. 23..

    Students from Kentucky were joined by those from Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. 

    Nine students were selected for the top ensemble.

  • District suspends use of outside bus carrier

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There had already been discussions over the past year about who should transport local students on field trips.

    That discussion centered primarily on ways to help school system bus drivers instead of paying outside carriers.

    But the most recent discussion by the Bullitt County Public School Board revolves around an injury accident which occurred recently on Interstate 64.

    And that has led the county to suspend any business with Commonwealth Bus Service at this time.

  • Work continues to finance college facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is still ticking as local officials put into place the mechanisms needed to get plans for a community college facility in the governor’s next round of budget discussions.

    At a special meeting of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, members learned that their organization did not have to be the agency which would borrow money to privately-build the actual college facility.

  • Utterback excited about new role as FRC coordinator

     HILLVIEW - Two Bullitt County elementary schools are once again receiving substantial family resources thanks to the hiring of a new coordinator.

    Tiffani Utterback was selected as the new Family Resource Center coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary.

    A Mount Washington resident, Utterback is a self-proclaimed "military brat" with family originally from the Louisville area.

  • Salute to the Veterans

     CEDAR GROVE - The celebration of local veterans began earlier this year with two school events designed to honor and educate.

    Cedar Grove and Lebanon Junction Elementary hosted Veterans Day programs with local veterans invited to participate. The programs were sponsored by the schools’ Family Resource Centers.

    Each event included training for 5th grade students provided by Rick Dickerson of Fort Knox, who is also a veteran of the Gulf War and the Cold War.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 2013

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - November 2013. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

    HOLIDAYS

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    VETERANS DAY - Monday

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  • Brown spins some spooky tales for Bernheim students

     CLERMONT - It was neither a dark nor stormy night, but the spooky tales being spun inside the Bernheim Middle library had students on the edge of their seats.

    The library hosted Roberta Simpson Brown, a regional storyteller known as “Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales.”

    Bernheim librarian Paula Clemons said this was Simpson Brown’s fourth visit to the school.

    “She is always invited to entertain students while also promoting storytelling as an art form,” Clemons said.

  • PROGRESSING: County moving toward Work Ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether the county is successful in its bid to become certified as a Work Ready Community, positives have already been drawn from the process.

    But, the county has cleared the first hurdle on what will be a three-year trek to earn that recognition.

    Recently, the county was approved as a Work Ready Community in Progress.

    That means the work will continue.