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Education

  • Bullitt Central robotics class 'hog wild' over competition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was educational. It was a fundraiser. It might become a new holiday tradition. And it made the principal pucker up.

    And it was summed up in three simple words: Pig verses robot.

    Bullitt Central High School hosted an in-school fundraising event pitting Penelope the Pig, a school resident cared for by the agriculture department, verses The War Pig, a mobile robot created by students in the new Robotics class.

  • Pioneer Village police to join others in helping families at Christmas

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Like other police agencies in the community, the Pioneer Village Police Department will become Santa’s Helpers this December - with the help of the community.

    Chief D.J. Reynolds said the Santa’s Helpers program will start slow this year by helping six families from Maryville Elementary School.

    Reynolds said information on the children and their clothing sizes and gift requests are available at Becknell Hall.

    “These people need help and we need to help them,” said Reynolds.

  • Adkins has right sign for new school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Boy Scout Matthew Adkins, from Troop 100, recently unveiled the new sign for Crossroads Elementary.

    Adkins, who is a junior at Bullitt East High School, supervised the building of the structure to erect the sign as part of his Eagle Scout project which is up for review. The PTA bought the sign.

    The Mount Washington resident said he contacted former Crossroads Principal Kim Sego to see what he could do for the school.

  • Retired teachers give back to schools

     Members of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association recently recognized the week in Kentucky honoring their years of service by doing something for the schools in which they served.

    Members of the local organization gathered at Bullitt Central High School to donate books which will be distributed to various schools in the county.

  • Discussions get a bit rocky but soil situation may not be as bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While not believing the soil stabilization efforts for the new college and career ready center at Bullitt Central High will not be a worst-case scenario, there was no solid commitments.

    Meeting with the Bullitt County Public School Board last week, architect Russ McFarland said that bringing in good soil for the new facility had gone well. However, the area where much more unstable soil was predicted had not been reached.

  • Over Five Years, District Energy Savings Exceeds $1.46 million

     Diligence at the district and school level has resulted in energy savings of $1.46 million over five years.

         The dollar figure was a key element in an Impact of Performance Contracting and Intelligent Services report by Kyle Johnson of Harshaw-Trane at the October Bullitt County Board of Education meeting.

         Johnson said an energy consumption analysis was performed for the period of January 2009-August 2013 for phases 1, 2 and 3.

  • Osborne honored by radio stations, credit union for having Class Act

    Recently, Old Mill Elementary third grade teacher Jodi Osborne was up to her elbows in applesauce with 75 third graders when she got the call.

    She had won Gen X Radio’s Teacher of the Month contest. One of her awards was a spa day at  Joseph’s Salon & Spa, Osborne jokingly asked the station if she could take her spa day now.

    On Friday she was recognized by the station and Class Act at school. In addition to the spa day, she also received $100 to purchase school supplies for her classroom and a pizza party for her class.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: DECEMBER 2013

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

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    CHRISTMAS EVE – Tuesday – BUSINESS HOURS – 8AM-12PM

  • 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.