Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT—The best of local nature, art and science have combined for the past 10 years to create an epic experience at Bullitt County’s largest facility and this year is no exception.

    On Saturday, Aug. 18, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s CONNECT will let visitors experience what only few get to see: Bernheim at night.

    Beginning two hours before sunset and lasting two hours after, CONNECT gives two different experiences depending on the time, Visual Arts Coordinator Jenny Zeller said.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 49th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  •     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.