• Education commissioner begins tour of state in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The man who leads the state’s education commission had never seen students so engaged in a learning dance on phonics.

    But, Dr. Wayne Lewis was truly amazed at the activities being conducted at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

    And, then he saw some of the fantastic things at Bernheim Middle.

    He ended his tour of local schools with a visit and discussion at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    Thursday’s visit was the first in a state-wide tour of schools, including technology centers.

  • Reed part of team that set Guinness record for 24-hour bowling total

     HEBRON ESTATES - A North Bullitt student didn’t spare any effort to strike down a world record that he split with three others.

    Kyle Reed was part of a four-man team that set the Guinness World Record for the highest pinfall total on one lane in a 24-hour period.

    The North Bullitt senior and captain of the boys’ bowling team joined forces with two friends, Jalen Troutman and Trace Wiseman, and Trace’s grandfather, Steve Wiseman, to topple 39,558 pins.

  • School employee suspended after investigation of sexual misconduct

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A general maintenance worker for the Bullitt County Public School System has been arrested.

    Jesse Bray, 51, of Shepherdsville, was arrested by Kentucky State Police and is currently housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    According to superintendent Jesse Bacon, Bray has been placed on unpaid suspension.

    On or about Nov. 29, Bacon said that his office was advised that Bray was under investigation for allegations related to sexual abuse of a minor.

    Bray  is a general maintenance employee of the system.

  • City swings into action to help

      HILLVIEW — The renovated Maryville Elementary School is fantastic.

    Everyone was pleased with the results when the school board voted to basically gut the original building and rebuild.

    However, there is just one thing that remains from the prior school that is causing problems today.

    The playground area has equipment that is desperately in need of replacement.

    The Maryville Elementary PTO may have found its first partner in a long quest to update the playground and fence in the equipment for safety reasons.

  • Brief collection results in major results

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library system hosted a brief campaign asking Bullitt County residents to drop their drawers for a good cause.

    The Drop Your Drawers program was a collection of new underwear and socks for the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.

    Laundry hampers were placed at each BCPL location in November and December, with an image of official mascot Captain Underpants reminding everyone to share what they could.

  • Eastside students learn from Newcomer Academy

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — They’re not from around here. They speak very little English and have very little experience with American culture.

    But eighth graders at Eastside Middle learned that the students from Jefferson County’s Newcomer Academy like chicken and selfies and aren’t as different as they may look.

  • KHEAA can help pay for college, tech school

     Kentuckians seeking help to pay for college or technical training can take advantage of student aid programs administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Those programs include the:

    *Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship. KEES lets high school students earn money by getting good grades in school and doing well on the ACT or SAT.

    *College Access Program Grant. CAP awards help financially needy students pay for classes at Kentucky's public and private two- and four-year colleges.

  • 2018: Education

    The biggest news came at the top of the public school system. Keith Davis opted not have his contract renewed as superintendent. Jesse Bacon has been named the successor in February.

    Schools continue to face changing rules. This year’s assessments placed no ranking or scores for any of the districts. However, the county had several schools which are in need of improvements.

  • Holiday Music At Maryville Elementary

     Students at Maryville Elementary were in concert for the holiday season.

    Even Frosty the Snowman made an appearance at the school concert.

    Check the multiomedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures from the schools.

  • Presence of school resource officers expanding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- When students at Bullitt Central High School return from Christmas break, they can expect to see a  new face walking the hallways.

    Under an agreement between the Bullitt County Public School System and the Shepherdsville Police Department, a school resource officer will be assigned to Bullitt Central High School on a full-time basis.

    And, this is just the latest in a growing number of school resource officers thanks to the efforts of the district and law enforcement agencies.