• Booklet helps students get through college experience

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky students headed to college in the fall have a new resource to help them through their first year on campus.

    Surviving College, a guide to students’ first year, is now available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes the following sections:

    ·         Majors and class schedules;

    ·         Staying healthy and safe on campus;

  • Nichols Elementary can build with $5,000 grant from Lowe's

        NICHOLS - With $5,000 from Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program, expect the landscape around Nichols Elementary School to change dramatically.
        Thanks to Principal Sheri Hamilton and District Grant Writer Juliann Vachon, students and staff at the small western Bullitt County school are eager for spring to arrive so they can spruce up the grounds.

  • Advice on how to be better prepared to take ACT exams

    FRANKFORT - On March 6, juniors attending Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT, a national college entrance exam. The ACT assesses students’ ability to perform college-level work. Scores may also qualify students for a bonus award through the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

    To do their best on the ACT, students should follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), which administers the KEES program:

  • Bullitt East FBLA earns state health grant funds

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and its partners have selected 41 high schools to receive grants to develop or improve the nutritional, physical activity or tobacco prevention policies at their schools. 

  • Relief felt as custodian plan pulled

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Bullitt County Public Schools’ custodian Donnie Jessie learned of the proposal to outsource the district’s cleaning services last week he was unsettled. 

  • Overdale’s Toll one of 30 parents to graduate from leadership program

     LEXINGTON, KY – Overdale Elementary School parent, Jennifer Toll of Shepherdsville, was one of 30 parents from across Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, this program is designed and implemented in partnership with the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.

  • UPDATE: Schools will not outsource custodial duties

     UPDATE (02/19): Bullitt County Public Schools have made the decision to discontinue its pursuit of seeking outside companies for custodial duties in county schools.

    A discussion at Tuesday's school board meeting will not take place as a result of this decision.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full update on the story.


  • Bullitt Central FFA celebrates week; alumni group meets

     Warning! A herd of escaped bovines could be mooving your way.

  • Smiles aplenty over past 10 years

     HILLVIEW - Ten years of bright, happy smiles grace Bullitt County Public Schools students thanks to Smile Kentucky!

  • St. Aloysius students offer salute

    In honor of National Catholic School Week, students at St. Aloysius dressed like their favorite people during Biography Day on Thursday.

    Professionals of all types were on display.

    Moms and dads were also a favorite of many students.