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Today's Features

  •  LEXINGTON, KY —”The Family Foundation of Kentucky is pleased to honor state Rep. James Tipton and state Rep. Russell Webber with its ‘Champion of Faith, Family and Freedom Award’ for their principled and steadfast leadership over the last biennium,” said Kent Ostrander, president of the organization. 

    “The direction of the Commonwealth has changed significantly in the last two years, in no small part because of the dedication and labor of these two Bullitt County representatives.” 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Four Republicans are battling for the right to face a lone Democrat in the fall general election.

    The ultimate winner will serve the next four years as magistrate for the Second District.

    Incumbent Gary Lawson is being challenged by Charles Ballard, Curt Hudson and Shaun Logsdon. According to a social media post and a call to his fellow candidates, George R. Russell suspended his campaign.

    Cynthia Lynn Robertson is the unopposed Democratic Party nominee.

     

    CHARLES BALLARD

  •   HEBRON ESTATES - A former Bullitt County Teacher of the Year is in the running to be named as this year’s state Teacher of the Year.

    Christy Bickett, a Calculus instructor at North Bullitt High School, was selected as one of 24 recipients for the 2019 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards.

    Bickett was then selected as one of three finalists for the 2019 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Award. She will attend a ceremony and luncheon held at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort on May 15, where the winner will be announced.

  •  Hey... it didn’t rain on the annual Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Bullitt County Extension Office.

    The norm for the annual plant sale is for rain... make that heavy rain... to fall on the rain or shine sale.

    This past Saturday, the crowds were huge as they enjoyed the sunshine and the many great items on sale.

  •  Eighth graders have taken on the role of activists and organized a Run For Freedom to bring attention that modern day slavery still exists.

    Bullitt Lick teacher Jessica Flores themes her units so students learn about interesting topics as they learn reading and writing skills.

    “This unit is all about oppression,” she said. “We begin by reading about basic human rights and then look at a time in our history when those rights were being denied and people did something about it: the Civil Rights Movement.”

  •     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 April.

     

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

  •   CLERMONT – Spring is in full swing and that means it is time to get outside and experience all that is budding in nature. 

    It also means it is time for BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Whether it’s creating garden faerie houses, participating in naturalist-led discovery stations or enjoying local artisans and food vendors, there are activities for everyone.

  •     The Blue Lick Optimist baseball and softball organization hosted its opening day parade through the streets of Hillview.

    Then they returned to Challis Ford Park for games, food and fun.

    See more parade photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net by clicking here.

  •  Who says robotics is only for boys? 

    Well a group of local girls from Whitefield Academy have definitely proved that girls can do robotics too.

    It all began as a dream for team captain Elaine Nelson. “I felt it would be great to try and form an all girls’ team and this year we have made it happen!” said Elaine.

    After a previous competition, Olivia Bailey, of Shepherdsville, stated, “This is so much fun! We are going to remember this for a long time.”

  •  The new principal at Roby Elementary School is Tonya Hill.

    “Thank you so much for the warm welcome to Bullitt County Schools,” she said. “It warms my heart to know I am a part of such an encouraging and supportive team. I look forward to working with you as we strive to help all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.”