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Education

  • KIDS COUNT: Bullitt does well in statewide analysis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While much has been made over the improvements in the educational levels for Bullitt County students, little has been discussed about the overall well-being of children in this area.

    But, according to the 2013 KIDS COUNT data, Bullitt County is doing very well in providing overall care for their children.

    In fact, of the 120 counties in the commonwealth, Bullitt County ranks 10th in the entire state.

  • Lauren Smith takes passion for education to Kenyan children

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Some may say molding young minds is the key to a civilization's future. Bullitt East graduate Lauren Smith is hoping to expand on that idea with her organization Pink Elephant.

  • Future appears to be bright in higher education

     In this month’s Lane Report, there is a special section titled, Research Kentucky 2014.  If you are interested in looking at it yourself, it can be found digitally at www.lanereport.com.   

    The section highlights several institutions of higher education and the work they are doing with important research initiatives.  

  • School helps to make Wishes come true

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every person has their own form of a wish they’d like to fulfill.

    Makenzie Robinson, an 8-year-old Shepherdsville resident, will fulfill a wish to visit Disney Island with her family.

    Her parents, Fredie and Tiffiny, are fulfilling their own wish - having Makenzie, happy and healthy in their lives.

    And Makenzie’s school, Shepherdsville Elementary, is celebrating their special classmate by raising funds to make someone else’s wish come true.

  • Students IN session Friday, next Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public School students better forget about that four-day weekend.

    With 13 days missed already due to inclement weather, the Bullitt County Public School Board was faced with a no-win situation Monday evening.

    Not knowing the direction of the state General Assembly in terms of granting grace days due to weather, the school board unanimously voted to use Friday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 17, as two make-up days.

    March 28 had already been designated as a school day.

  • Weihe selected for state children’s choir

     When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

    “I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

    Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.  

  • Early release will be history in next calendar

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some didn’t understand the usefulness of the early release days for students each school year.

    For more educators, the unusual scheduling one day a month served a very valuable purpose.

    Now, with the passage of the 2014-15 school calendar, all parties may be even more satisfied.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously agreed to adopt the proposed calendar for next year.

  • GOOD MIND + IMAGINATION = GREAT SCIENCE

     Students in Bullitt County recently put their scientific skills on display.

    The county science fair was on display at Bullitt East High School.

    The top three winners from each middle and high schools, as well as the BAMS students, participated.

    Volunteers from GEEK Squad City, the Louisville Science Center and GE served as judges.

    Look for more photos, including photos of the winners, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Students walk those 50 extra miles to be fit as Eastside Middle School

     MOUNT WASHINGTON--Eastside Middle is taking extra strides to make sure their students stay healthy and fit.

  • Mooney's project on display

     Lilly Mooney, a seventh grader in Mooney Home School, was one of 12 youngsters to have her agricultural science project on display at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting.

    Her project was Apples to Apples.

    She was awarded a $75 prize.