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Today's News

  • Plenty of stories told as Nichols celebrates 50th

        NICHOLS - During the past year the Nichols Elementary School building underwent substantial physical improvements.

        A special ceremony hosted by the school became a personal upgrade for the entire Nichols community.

        More than 500 visitors attended the Nichols School’s 50th anniversary celebration, sharing memories, yearbook photos and smiles.

        Nichols students participated in the event by roaming the school hallways with cameras and clipboards to interview guests.

  • Overdale students have outside classroom

    HILLVIEW - Overdale Elementary students will soon benefit from a newly established outdoor classroom.

    The school was the 2009 recipient of the $5,000 Science Teaching Excellence grant provided by Amgen, a biotechnology company.

    Fifth grade instructor Brian DiEnno acquired the grant. He said the school would wait until the new Overdale facility was completed before implementing grant funding toward the classroom.

  • A unique Derby in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The chill in the air and recent rains haven't chased away the multitudes at Mike Farner Downs for the annual Bullitt County Derby.

        Part of the large crowd is credited to the pre-race card, including primary races featuring enormous fields. Those results will appear in a later edition of The Pioneer News.

  • Graduation day arrives again

    In just a few days, graduation ceremonies will be held for local high school students.

    Over 600 youngsters will graduate at the four high schools.

    Each year, their future seems to be a bit more clouded. This one is no different.

    Those attending college will face higher tuition costs and less scholarship money.

    And if they attend college, what subject should they major in?

    The job prospects for college graduates is still dim in many fields.

    But if you don’t attend college, what does your future hold?

  • Lady Eagle Hoops Camp

        There was plenty of fun to be had last week at North Bullitt during the first annual Lady Eagle Basketball Camp.

        The event was run by North Bullitt head coach Amber Courtney who just completed her first season at the helm.

        The camp attracted 57 young ladies for four days of basketball activities.

  • Pleasant Grove raises funds while helping to save the environment

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pleasant Grove Elementary students are raising school funds while acting environmentally responsible.

    Students earned over $400 by recycling empty Capri Sun drink pouches and returning them to TerraCycle, an eco-friendly company that produces over 50 recyclable products.

    Pleasant Grove PTO president Christy Crosley came up with the idea, seeing the TerraCycle information on the back of a Capri Sun box. The school would receive two cents for each returned pouch.

  • Calm teen saves lives, helps nab burglar

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - What did you do on Spring Break?

        For 13-year-old Kaitlyn Yates, the answer to that question was extraordinary: She saved her younger siblings from a burglar and assisted in his apprehension.

        Because of her successful efforts, Kaitlyn was honored by Bullitt County EMS officials and the County Judge’s office.

        The event occurred on the morning of April 9, the Friday of Spring Break, when Mark Dages, 48, of Mount Washington allegedly broke into Kaitlyn’s home.

  • Passion for writing, community leads reporter home

        Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alex Wimsatt and I’m the newest addition to The Pioneer News family.

        If you haven’t noticed my by line in the paper, I’m the new staff writer primarily covering Mount Washington and Lebanon Junction.

        I joined the paper at the end of February after graduating from Western Kentucky University in December with degrees in journalism and political science along with a certificate in political communication.

  • Bullitt Blast: Fireworks, day of fun celebrates ninth year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than to enjoy a day of family fun capped off with a fantastic fireworks display.

        The ninth annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast will take place Sunday at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        As always, the event is highlighted with a fireworks extravaganza courtesy of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale, the same company showcased during Thunder Over Louisville.

  • Paul appears at Tea Party event

        Dr. Rand Paul made a brief appearance during a Tea Party rally at Shepherdsville City Park Thursday evening.

        A few hundred patrons attended the event, mostly in support of Paul and the Tea Party.

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