• College students must be careful with loans, finances

     Whether you are saving or borrowing money, you need to pay close attention to your interest rate, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • A Gala Opening

     Students at Hebron Middle were greeted to a red carpet opening day of school.

    And when they did get inside, they were treated to a special morning of activities.

    Principal Steve Miracle nailed it by singing the National Anthem.

    Assistant principal Troy Kolb showed the student body how NOT to dress.

    Eighth-grade students won the race to dress a teacher to win one of many competitions during the fun assembly.

  • Enrollment numbers still on rise for schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While it may pose some headaches, growth is good when it comes to a school district.

    In Bullitt County, the enrollment numbers continue to grow, even if it might have been a lot more than one high school expected.

    At the end of the fourth day, enrollment in Bullitt County was 12,652 compared to 12,466 at the same point the year before.

    The biggest areas of growth are coming at the high school level, which will kick-start the district’s non-ending series of construction work back into high gear.

  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet eager to ‘Adopt’ your student’s ideas

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced the beginning of the 2011 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.  Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2012.The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

  • Mid-Continent honored for enrollment growth

     Mid-Continent University in Mayfield is Kentucky’s fastest growing university, according to figures compiled by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

  • Back to School with a new playground

     BROOKS - The students at Brooks Elementary had a swinging time during opening week.


     A quiet excitement was the common report from Bullitt County Public Schools on opening day.

    Hebron Middle School, still under partial construction, held the biggest event with a red carpet greeting for students, followed by a special assembly.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for more opening week photos from the schools.

  • Career center to focus on students not college-bound

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools now feature a new program to help prepare students for their arrival into the workforce.

    Riverview Opportunities Center and the Bullitt County Area Technology Center are combining efforts to offer the Career Readiness Center, an alternative high school education program featuring hands-on work experience.

    CRC is set up in two parts including online curriculum and vocational training. Students receive high school equivalency education along with workforce preparation.

  • Whicker settles into seat as new PGES principal

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - There’s a new chair at Pleasant Grove Elementary School and it’s Whicker. 

  • Safety tips for the road as schools begin

      FRANKFORT - For some 23 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 985 school bus related crashes resulting in 278 injuries and four deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Lt. David Jude is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.