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Today's News

  • Christmas at Pleasant Grove Elementary

    Pleasant Grove Elementary School had its holiday festival with Santa.

    Children enjoyed crafts, cookies and had an opportunity to shop for their family and friends.

    There were lots of choices and yummy cookies.

  • Front row seat for Santa

    Youngsters at Roby Elementary sang  while Santa and his helpers got a front-row seat.

    The PTA sponsored a supper and a Santa Shop, as well as ssinging performances by the youngsters.

    Santa was also there to have his picture taken with the many youngsters who attended.

    Watch www.pioneernews.net for more Christmas photos.

  • CGES has wish list from the teachers

    CEDAR GROVE - A standing tradition during the holiday season at Cedar Grove Elementary is the annual Christmas wish tree.

    Each year the school's certified staff members decorate a tree in the school lobby. The ornaments contain wishes from each member.

    Students and their families are invited to offer wish gifts of their own choosing. They can supply a wish gift for any teacher, not just homeroom instructors.

  • Christmas in the city at Lebanon Junction

    The Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Day Committee sponsored the annual Christmas in the City on Sunday.

    The celebration included the lighting of the city Christmas tree and visits with Santa, including refreshments.

    The community gathered to celebrate at city hall and the community center, with the celebration culminating in the square.

  • Girls with painted fingernails at Maryville can enjoy science

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A group of girls at Maryville Elementary now know that science is fun.

    Female fourth grade students have an opportunity to participate in a new program known as “Scientists Who Wear Fingernail Polish.” Maryville instructor Elyse Harrington coordinated the program.

    Harrington and principal Sam Cowen both mentioned recent CATS test scores showed Maryville girls lagged behind boys in science. They believed the new program would raise interest and improve test scores.

  • Holiday Helpers: Toys for Tots

    The Bullitt County Toys for Tots effort, in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps and the American Legion Post 157, had a record year in 2008.

    Over 1,000 participants were involved in the annual bike ride where toys were donated to help families in Bullitt County at Christmas.

    The rally started at the Tractor Supply in Hillview and included a trip to Shepherdsville and the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Sounds of the Season: St. Aloysius Elementary

    St. Aloysius Elementary students celebrated the Christmas holiday with a special concert.

    The school is currently the only Catholic school in Bullitt County.

    The annual concert in the school gymnasium allows students an opportunity to perform in front of family and friends in attendance.

    The concert was directed by St. Aloysius Music instructor Lori Kerr.

  • Students receive gift that will keep them warm during winter

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Students in Teresa Cox's third grade class learned a valuable lesson Friday: That the gift of a handmade scarf can warm the heart and body.

    For the past ten years Cox, who teaches at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, has presented her students with a handmade scarf each Christmas.

  • Elf at your service: Greenwell recognized for service throughout the year

    MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Tom Greenwell is a sales associate and window clerk for the Mount Washington Post Office - or is he an elf?

    This time every year, Greenwell transforms into Santa’s number one helper.

    He grows a special beard, his toes appear to curl and his festive red and green hat features pointy elf ears.

  • Dafler to represent county at state fair pageant with positive attitude

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

    This is Miss Bullitt County Fair 2008 Danielle Dafler’s mantra before going on stage in any pageant.

    Over and over she repeats these words in her thoughts to reassure herself and calm her nerves.

    These words are simple and few, derived from a children’s book about a determined train, but they have given her the confidence to succeed in pageants and in life.