• Summer history lesson

     Summer camps are usually designed with the students’ futures in mind, but one of them offered a fun glimpse into the past.

    A Kentucky History camp was sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers at Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary.

    Students participated in field trips during the week-long camp, including the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, My Old Kentucky Home and the Stephen Foster Story, Locust Grove and the Louisville Water Tower.

  • School board takes tax hike to continue to fund projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County school officials will have a little more money to spend over the next year thanks to a tax increase approved Monday night.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to approve the 4 percent increase which will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $20.

    The board approved the recommended increase to 66.2 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real estate and tangible property.

    Motor vehicle tax rates will remain at 47.7 cents.

  • Parading in the new year at PGES

     Students at Pleasant Grove Elementary ushered in the new year with a parade led by the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    The fourth graders of Pleasant Grove Elementary made sure onlookers knew they were proud of their grade with their banner, their noisemakers, and their “Fourth Grade Rocks!” chant.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East student part of summer math, science academy at MSU

     MOREHEAD - The initial class of Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics arrived Sunday, Aug. 9, on the campus of Morehead State University.

    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics was designed to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. 

    A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

  • School system to host hearing, vote on new tax rates this evening

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board will host a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 24, prior to its regular meeting.

    On the docket is a proposed rate increase on real property from 64.2 cents per $100 of assessed property to 66.2 cents.

    That would mean that on a $100,000 home, the tax would increase from $642 to $662.

    The new tax rate would generate $37.9 million in revenue for the district.

  • Amazon brings more the smiles to pair of local elementaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a Brad Paisley or Taylor Swift concert, but the students and teachers at Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary still received a special surprise.

    Corporate employees from Amazon.com fulfilled teacher wish lists and personally delivered items to the schools as part of the company’s Teacher’s Classroom Wishes Come True program.

    The event was a total surprise at each school, with the company secretly working through Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Coordinator Traci Gould to plan individual school assemblies.

  • Bullitt County Health Department says you “otter” immunize

     The Bullitt County Health Department celebrates National Immunization Month by reminding both adults and children — You “Otter” Immunize! 

    Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

    The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. 

  • Roby's Cubbies

     Kindergarten students at Roby Elementary got a head start on the school year.

    They gathered at the school before the opening day to meet with teachers, learn their way around the school and participate in various activities.

  • CASA collaborates with Bullitt County School System to help children

     The Bullitt County CASA program was contacted by Kosair Charities about starting a Back to School drive to help the youngsters in the program.

    With the assistance of Pat Smith Darnell, director of pupil personnel with the school system, several schools without Family Resource Centers were targeted for assistance.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL...A smooth start

     It was a very smooth start to the 2015-16 school year in Bullitt County.

    And the number of students in the school system continues to grow.

    The biggest issue in many of the schools will be how to deal with classes which exceed the state-mandated maximum.

    Over the course of the next week or so, school officials will be working on ways to bring all classes into compliance.