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Today's News

  • Halfway to the playoffs for local squads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season, The Pioneer News will run the results from The Great Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

  • Proceed with caution on Charter school issue

     Charter schools are schools established by private groups using tax money.

    The purpose is to allow flexibility and freedom from some of the regulation that stifles creativity in the public school and leads to greater achievement.

    I will say up front that if there is ever clear evidence that charter schools (or any other method) can be more successful that our current system, I will be 100% in favor of it.

    There are success stories in the charter movement.

  • Eastside in running for teacher lounge makeover

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eastside Middle School is looking for a makeover. 

    Well one for the teachers that is.

    The school was nominated for SummitMedia’s Ultimate Teachers' Lounge contest and recently made it to the finals.

    SummitMedia owns radio stations: Lite 106.9, 107.7 The Eagle, New Country Q103.1 and Country Legends 103.9.

    In fact that’s how Eastside Middle seventh grade social studies teacher Peggy Newkirk heard about the contest.

  • Procedures in place if you wish to donate to schools

     This is in reference to the 2012-2013 board approved donation and comprehensive grant list. As noted in the procedure below, a principal has the authority to accept a donation of $500 or less. Those donations are documented at the school level.

    PERSONNEL03.1322 AP.1

    Receipt of Gifts

    Personnel shall adhere to the following procedures when a donation is made to the District:

  • Area CC teams are getting active

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With Labor Day now in the review mirror, the area cross-country programs are starting to heat up with meets nearly ever week.

    Since the Tiger Run on Labor Day Weekend, the Bullitt East teams have been in action on consecutive Saturdays while both Bullitt Central and North Bullitt sent at least partial teams into action to start the season.

  • Board pleased with district's plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It might be the easiest situation for either party but it is a way to provide some feedback into the performance of the school superintendent.

  • UPDATE: Bite the Bullitt 5k Zombie Chase postponed

     UPDATE (Sep. 23): The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) has postponed its inaugural Zombie Chase scheduled for Oct. 5.

    C.R.E.W. director Daniel Crum said a low sign-up tally led organizers to hold off for now and schedule another time when more participants may be able to attend, possibly next spring.

  • Belcher will run for 'new' 49th District House of Rep seat

     FOX CHASE – Before the ink was dry from Gov. Steve Beshear’s pen, Linda Belcher knew what her next professional journey would be.

    Belcher was ready to return to the place she called home for four years.

    The Fox Chase resident is ready to regain her seat as state representative of the 49th District.

    And due to redistricting, which was approved by the General Assembly on Friday, Belcher will not have to face Russell Webber, who won their 2012 election battle.

  • Vachon sees many changes in education

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beth Vachon has been around education for a long time. 

    Thirty-two years to be exact. And in that time, she’s seen many trends in teaching and learned some lessons of her own, but one thing has always stayed the same: her love for children.

    “Laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh, you got to laugh,” she said. “You’re around kids they’re funny, enjoy it. It’s one of the perks (of the job).”

  • For a better place to live, you must get involved in your community

     We have an opportunity today to bring The Pioneer News into the homes of each student in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    We thank superintendent Keith Davis for that opportunity.

    You will notice a larger than normal number of school-related stories and pictures.

    With nearly two dozen public school facilities, the opportunity is endless when thinking about activities which are going on.

    I thought I would take a little space today and talk about two things - the school system and The Pioneer News.