Today's Features

  •  HILLVIEW - Bullitt County will forever have a hero to celebrate thanks to a young man who overcame obstacles and became an inspiration for others.

    Jesse Schott, 17, a North Bullitt High School student who battled three separate bouts of brain cancer, passed away last Monday at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    He was widely known throughout the North Bullitt and Hillview communities, assisting with various civic functions and regularly attending the Bullitt County Relay for Life as a young survivor.

  •  Bullitt County high school junior Jacob Hall recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Hall and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 10-14 at Murray State University. 

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky for an additional 46 students. 

  •  LEXINGTON -- A local student was part of a group of University of Kentucky students who placed third in a national competition.

    A tractor built by University of Kentucky students recently placed third at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

    In addition to the team’s overall ranking, they also placed third in performance events and placed first, second and third in each of the three tractor pulls.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dr. Keith Davis had grown uncomfortable the past couple of months.

    It wasn’t because of his departure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System at the end of June.

    Instead, it was the various opportunities people took to recognize him for the district’s accomplishments the past 11 years.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - A strong working relationship with a local business and the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers has resulted in an entertaining and educational endeavor.

    Alliance Entertainment, located within the Cedar Grove Business Park, donated 26,000 educational DVDs to the Family Resource Centers and Youth Service Centers.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Like most good volunteers, Jeremy Willis didn’t start helping at the Bullitt County YMCA for the awards.

    In fact, when he was told he was selected as the 2018 YMCA Volunteer of the Year for the branch, he had no clue it was even a thing.

    “It’s always nice to be recognized but that’s not why we do it,” Willis said.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE — For 160 years, Hebron Presbyterian has served members of northern Bullitt County.

    The church celebrated at the church with a walk down memory lane.

    Displays lined the edge of the room showcasing the church’s history in categories ranging from weddings to old newsletters. Dozens of photo books featured hundreds of photographs taken at church events or of church members. A quilt was on exhibit that had been passed down through five generations of church members.

  •   It was a hot time at the old Bullitt County Fair last week.

    The week started out with some showers but the end of the festivities were hot, hot, hot.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for Fair highlights over the next week, including pageant photos and various contest winners.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—If the honeybees are gone, we’re gone.

    That’s local artist Travis Kelley’s motivation behind his newest project: Bee is for Bullitt County.

    After noticing the gourd production had dwindled four years ago, Kelley discovered it was due to lack of bees to pollinate the plants. He created a line of artwork called “Bee Somebody” to bring awareness to the situation.

    Today, Kelley is ready to get the rest of the county involved.

  •     We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of June.

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Cub Scout Jimmy Wilkins was pictured placing a small American Flag before a veteran’s grave at the Hebron Cemetery on Memorial Day morning.

       The paper reported on the work that Pioneer Village resident Corbin Huff was doing to help teach martial arts to pupils who are blind.