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Education

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • SUPER HEROES

     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.

  • Superintendent addresses clown threat issue

     The Following is a letter distributed on Thursday, via email, from Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis:

    Dear BCPS Community,

  • Computer coding new art at CES

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A new foreign language is being taught in elementary schools: the language of computer programming. 

    Coding is the language designers use to instruct a computer program what to do. Through coding, a video game character knows when to jump or when to turn the corner. Coding is also used in website design. A link changes colors when clicked or a drop down menu drops when the mouse hovers over it because of the code written behind it.

  • Special mentoring bond between Cougar players, SES students

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scientific studies show that cougars around the world are solitary creatures by nature.
        That’s not the case in Bullitt County, however, where the cougars have little buddies to keep them company.
        Bullitt Central High School’s football team, in collaboration with the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center, began the Cougar Buddies program with Shepherdsville students.

  • Bullitt East’s Moore marching to U.S. Army’s All-American band

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — One Bullitt East band member is marching his way to the U. S. Army All-American Bowl.

    Bullitt East senior Adam Moore was chosen to join the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in January.

    Moore will play snare drum next to the 124 other students also selected to perform in the halftime show of the football game in San Antonio.