Today's Features

  •     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 July.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Carl Curtsinger wrote about the Hidden Valley Motel near Mount Washington, and interviewed Phyllis Smith, its owner, about the future of the motel with the scheduled expansion of Bardstown Road.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As a mother of two, Amanda Chappell is familiar with the struggle to keep her children involved in extra-curricular activities.

    Her daughter, Baily, 8, is involved in cheerleading, dancing and pageants. Her son, Michael, 4, is into baseball and karate.

    Amanda and her husband, Chad, were familiar with the struggle that parents had to pay for the commitment to have their children involved in such activities, let alone pay for the activities themselves.

  •  Bullitt Central FFA students are getting together each week during the summer months in an effort to be involved within the community. 

    This also allows us more opportunities and time to develop those soft skills needed for future careers.  Soft skills include things like attitude, communication, creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and a few others

    Mr. and Ms. Peake enjoy getting together during the year to provide group activities, which each of us can learn from each other and what our community needs are. 

  •   After two years working as the assistant principal at Pleasant Grove, Beau Johnston has been chosen to lead the elementary school following the retirement of Melissa Whicker.

    “I am honored and thrilled to fulfill the role as the leader of Pleasant Grove Elementary,” he said. “The tradition of excellence at this school speaks for itself and I feel that I am up for the challenge to continue with the academic success as well as educating the whole child.”

  •  Brooks Elementary School’s new Principal is Kevin Fugate.

    “I am really excited to begin a journey with Brooks Elementary and Bullitt County,” he said. “I am happy that the hiring team at Brooks found the qualities they were looking for in me.”

     Fugate’s short term goals at Brooks Elementary are to build relationships with his school community and build a unifying culture.

    Long term goals include seeing Brooks excel both culturally and academically.

  •  LOUISVILLE — Over $5.6 million was raised through a variety of efforts for the 2018 WHAS Crusade for Children.

    And the dollars raised in Bullitt County will go to help agencies in Bullitt County.

    One-hundred percent of the money raised goes back to agencies which help children. This year, 229 agencies, hospitals and schools received grants.

    The largest local grant went to the Bullitt County Public School System. The board of education received $54,000.

  •  We have been hearing a lot lately about the devastating wildfires that hit the Smokies in 2016 and how the tourist communities in the mountains have bounced back. “Smokies Strong” as the locals like to say. 

  •  Local residents were fighting drug addiction by taking their words of awareness to the streets.

    Break the Chains of Addiction, a local organization dedicated to removing stigmas and raising awareness pertaining to drug abuse issues and recovery, hosted a community awareness walk.

    Organization vice-president Virginia Hiser and secretary Melissa Sample said the group was encourage to chant along and make sure other citizens hear their message.

  •  There is no event better than Kindergarten Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for incoming pupils and their parents to prepare for that first day of class.

    Freedom and Brooks Elementary School Family Resource Center Coordinator Sherri Bishop noted Kindergarten Kickoff is for children who have already enrolled and those who still need to finish their paperwork.

  •  James Waters, of Shepherdsville, found Friday the 13th to be a lucky day for him.

    The 29-year-old won $40,000 on a $5 Super Cash ticket early Friday morning after scratching it off in his car at the Cedar Grove Country Store.

    Waters talked about how his day got started. 

    “I went to Walmart but forgot a few things so I ran up to the country store.  While I was there, I got a ticket too,” he told lottery officials.