Today's News


     A quiet excitement was the common report from Bullitt County Public Schools on opening day.

    Hebron Middle School, still under partial construction, held the biggest event with a red carpet greeting for students, followed by a special assembly.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for more opening week photos from the schools.

  • Superman in Bullitt County

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - What was supposed to be an interesting night of basketball with some past University of Louisville players put together by former Cardinal Earl Clark to benefit the Greater Louisville Youth for Christ organization took on epic portions last Friday when Clark at the last minute was able to get his Orlando Magic teammate and All-NBA center Dwight Howard to participate.

    Nicknamed ‘Superman’, the 7-foot Howard stole the show with his power on the court and radiant smile.

  • Career center to focus on students not college-bound

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools now feature a new program to help prepare students for their arrival into the workforce.

    Riverview Opportunities Center and the Bullitt County Area Technology Center are combining efforts to offer the Career Readiness Center, an alternative high school education program featuring hands-on work experience.

    CRC is set up in two parts including online curriculum and vocational training. Students receive high school equivalency education along with workforce preparation.

  • Money’s still tight but bills caught up

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like the national economy, the recovery for the city of Shepherdsville will be a slow one.

  • Whicker settles into seat as new PGES principal

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - There’s a new chair at Pleasant Grove Elementary School and it’s Whicker. 

  • COYLE'S CORNER 08/10/11

     This week Paul Coyle reminds everyone that it's Back to School time and to be aware of both children and buses while driving.

  • Summer is gone...school set to begin

     While it seems like just a few days ago when classes dismissed for the year, today is indeed the first day of classes for the Bullitt County Public School System.

  • Safety tips for the road as schools begin

      FRANKFORT - For some 23 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 985 school bus related crashes resulting in 278 injuries and four deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Lt. David Jude is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Long-time school administrator passes away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A long-time member of the Bullitt County Public School System passed away Monday after a battle with cancer.

  • Head-on collision on Hwy. 61; no serious injuries

     Highway 61 was closed just south of Bells Mill Rd. following a head-on collision Monday afternoon.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Dep. Dale Pressley, a driver in a black PT Cruiser was traveling southbound on 61 when it apparently left the right side of the road, overcompensated and crossed the northbound lane, hitting a guardrail.

    The Cruiser then re-entered the northbound lane, with its passenger-side front corner impacting the passenger-side corner of a green Ford Focus headed northbound.