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Today's Features

  •  Bullitt East High School Director of Bands Trevor Ervin was honored with the 2018 Phi Beta Mu Young Bandmaster Award during the Kentucky Music Educators Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Louisville.

    “I have no words to properly explain this humbling experience,” said Ervin who has guided dozens of musicians to successful auditions for the KMEA All-State Band.

    This year, the Bullitt East Wind Ensemble was also invited to perform. 

  •  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.

  •  Donald Trump, Elvis Presley and Beverly Clearly walk into a school. No, it’s not a punch line. It’s a historic wax museum at Mount Washington Elementary.

    Fifth graders recently picked a famous person and researched his or her life. Then, they dressed up as the person and presented their historic findings to the fourth graders.

    Characters included Michelle Obama, John Deere, Anne Frank, Michael Jordan, Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Coco Chanel and many more.

  •     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.”

  • LEBANON JUNCTION—Known as the community’s preacher, a Lebanon Junction legend has stepped down from the pulpit.

    Pastor Mike Rodgers pioneered the Faith Assembly of God church 35 years ago after feeling called to leave his post at Hillview Assembly of God.

    A military brat, Rodgers spent his first six years moving throughout the country with his family. At age 6, they settled in Florida where his mom managed to get all eight kids to church once a week, he said.

  •  Kendra Cox and her two year-old son Brayden took big steps toward independence by recently moving into the Family Scholar House on Cane Run Road in Louisville.

    Kendra’s accomplishments include becoming the first graduate of the district’s TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP) to qualify and be accepted after earning a Hardship Graduation Request from Riverview Opportunity Center in December 2017. She completed all of her senior requirements, is Career Ready in childcare, employed at UPS, and intends to enroll in the Galen College of Nursing.