Today's Features

  •  It is my honor to welcome our students and their families to the 2018-2019 school year.

    The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 8.

    As this date approaches, staff members of Bullitt County Schools have been busy making preparations.

    School offices are now open, and principals and office staff are ready to assist you with anything your family might need to start to the new school year.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Taking a break before swim day, students at Today’s Kids Daycare in Shepherdsville were given a front row seat to the rodeo.

    Cowboys and cousins Rylee Cundiff, 8, and Chad Beard, 5, displayed their roping skills to students in the courtyard using their metal bull.

    Both boys typically mutton bust, or ride sheep like a bull during the rodeo.

    “I like sheep riding because it helps get you more training to riding steers,” Cundiff 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.

  •  HILLVIEW — Did Dr. Jack Roberts ever imagine that the church which started meeting in the Overdale Elementary cafeteria would ever celebrate its 50th anniversary?

    Or, did Roberts ever imagine that he would be the pastor when the 50th anniversary celebration service was held?

    Or would Roberts imagine that the church would grow to include four buildings on its campus and teach the Word to preschoolers and college students?

  •     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.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Dr. Chris Albert was doing a routine visit at the stockyards sometime around 1992 when she was alerted that a child had one of her syringes.

    Worried, she turned around to see that the child was her three-year-old daughter, Jessica Carnes, ready to hand her mom the next tool.

    “Oh, it’s that’s child,” Albert replied. “That child is okay.”

    By age six, Carnes was administrating anesthesia during an operation.

  •  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.