• Bullitt honored for college, career readiness

     Bullitt County Public Schools is among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015.

  • Career Day at Cedar Grove

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Students at Cedar Grove Elementary were given a chance to explore possible career paths during Career Day.

    Special speakers throughout the county spoke to the students about their career choices, which included a racecar driver, a pediatrician, a beautician and an optometrist.

    The event was established through the school's Family Resource Center.

    See more photos of the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • She Did It: Smith glad she donated hair once again to help raise research funds

    Cancer patients enduring hair loss will eventually have wigs to wear thanks to the efforts of people like Jessica Smith.

    She, along with over 120 people, participated in St. Baldrick’s head shaving event earlier this month at Louisville Slugger Field.

    The special education teacher at Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary Schools had to wait awhile until she sat in the barber chair but it only took moments for her long brunette hair to be cut. Her hair was carefully handled so it can be used by Locks of Love.

  • Booklet to help freshman survive college

     FRANKFORT -- Surviving College, a guide that helps college freshmen succeed during their first year on campus, is available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes sections about:

    *Majors and class schedules.

    *Staying healthy and safe on campus.

    *Learning styles and study tips.

    *Campus life.

    *Financial basics.

    KHEAA also provides Surviving College for Adults, geared toward nontraditional students.

  • BAMS students design tool to help automotive repairs

     Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program student T.J. Brown designed and created a device that is being used in the automotive class at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    The device is so cutting edge automotive technology teacher Brian Dugan, who made the request from BAMS teacher Robert ‘Chip’ Davidson, gave it a name…the Caliper holding tool.

  • Growing pains include need to put redistricting on board table

     As a school community, we have a lot to be happy about. 

    We have great schools filled with bright, energetic teachers; thoughtful, dedicated leaders; well mannered, curious, and motivated students; superior support staff; and wonderful volunteers. 

    Our facilities are in very good, bordering on great, shape. Our transportation fleet is safe, efficient, and effective. 

    Our assessment results are on the rise - moving up 68 places in just eight years and surpassing many traditionally high performing school districts. 

  • Eagle Battalion team earns second place national honors

     The North Bullitt High School Eagle Battalion Academic team earned Second Place in the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB).

    The team consists of Stephen McCullough, Krista Tungett, Chase Caudill, Katie Jenkins and Kailah Habib.

    Senior Army Instructor Major Kevin Clark described his feelings this way.

  • Making the grade: School staff gives high survey marks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the employees of the Bullitt County Public School District think of their employer?

    And what do they think about the leadership of the district?

    With 888 certified and classified employees taking an on-line survey through Patron Insight, the results were pretty good.

    In fact, Rick Nobles of Patron Insight said they compared very well with other school districts throughout the country.

  • Humphrey part of spring break mission work by CU students

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- As the winter months come to a close, spring is on the horizon, and it is coming just in time for Campbellsville University’s Spring Break March 14-18. 

    Students and teachers will rush to beaches and vacation spots to enjoy this new season. However, instead of enjoying the warmer weather and relaxation, 30 CU students and faculty members are rushing to serve orphans, prison inmates and their fellow spring breakers.

  • Trinity Smith earned honors at state Beta

     Trinity Smith, a sixth-grade student at Eastside Middle School, competed recently at the national Junior Beta State Conference in Louisville.

    Trinity finished in the top five out of over 70 other Special Talents acts in the Thursday preliminary and she advanced to the Friday general session.

    She finished third as she sang Jesus Take the Wheel, to an audience of around 6,000.  She brought home the first Junior Beta award to the school.