•  There is so much more to Los Angeles than “Hollywood glitz and glamour!” LA shines bright with many experiences. LA provides a bounty of reasons to hop an Allegiant Airbus from The Northern KY Airport (straight thru flight, economical, and lots of hotels off park and fly). 

  •  Heroes don’t always wear capes! Sometimes, the greatest heroes are the everyday people who work to help others and improve their communities. Obviously, this includes first responders like police officers and firefighters, but local volunteers and people who look out for their neighbors are also heroes in their own right.

    In honor of those individuals and anyone who wants to discover ways they can give back too, Bullitt County Public Library is hosting its first ever Community Heroes Festival on Saturday, March 23.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you live in two municipalities in Bullitt County, you can consider yourself to be residing in one of the safest places in the state of Kentucky.

    SafeWise released a listing of the 20 safety cities in Kentucky and Mount Washington and Hillview both  made the list.

    The organization rated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. The evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes, including aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery.

  •  The cost of food in America remains affordable.  The 

    U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service states that American Consumers spend just over 10% of their disposable income — portion of income available for spending or savings — on food.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau and the 120 counties call this to the attention of the consumers in February because that is when we have earned enough disposable income to pay for our annual food supply (about seven weeks).

  •  The Newman family lived in Gloucestershire, England.  Gloucestershire is a county in southwest, England and where the county is part of the Cotswald Hills, part of the fertile Valley on the river of Seven and the forest that is in that area.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local art students were collecting supplies like honey.

    Each Bullitt County High School received a little extra to help out courtesy of the Bullitt County Conservation District and the new Bees for Bullitt County organization.

    The two programs combined to donate supplies at each school in a contest of decorating beehive boxes.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not too early for Bullitt County’s middle schoolers to begin thinking of their college and career pathways.

    All eighth graders countywide were invited to attend field trips at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center and Riverview Opportunities Center.

    The purpose of the field trips were to allow each student a glimpse into the possibilities that away them in their upcoming educational years, said Bullitt County Public Schools College and Career Readiness director Lee Barger.

  •  Family Resource and Youth Service Centers were born from the Kentucky Education Reform Act nearly 30 years ago.

    Based on the number of students eligible for free and/or reduced lunch, these centers became a valuable resource at schools for the purpose of eliminating barriers to student learning.

    During initial and subsequent state funding, all but one Bullitt County elementary, two middle and one high school were able to obtain a center.

  •    We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1994, 1969, 1944, and 1919 in the month of February.


    1994 - 25 Years Ago.

       Sam Hardy threw his hat in the 49th District ring once again. A 1954 graduate of S.H.S., and a 30-year member of the Shepherdsville Lions Club, Hardy was willing to serve in Frankfort if selected.

  •  CLERMONT - An international artist will display some of his finest works at Bernheim Forest, without paying a giant toll.

    Danish artist Thomas Dambo agreed to prepare three art pieces at the forest, known as the Forest Giants, which he will create on site over the next month. Each piece will resemble a giant troll.

    The artwork is created using recycled and repurposed materials, demonstrating that trash can become a valuable resource. Along with educating patrons, the trolls also fulfill an artistic expression that Bernheim takes pride in.

  •  BROOKS - The American Legion will help local students with their bullying issues.

    The Legion’s Auxiliary Children & Youth Program donated a bench to Brooks Elementary, known as a Buddy Bench, for the school’s playground area.

    A group from the Legion came to visit the students and officially introduce the Buddy Bench, explaining its purpose.

  •  CLERMONT --  Spring is almost here, and Bernheim offers many opportunities to enjoy the longer days and the warmer weather. From Forest Tours to Wildflower Hikes and Wildlife Tracking, visitors can celebrate the first signs of spring in a variety of ways.

    Events and programming for all ages throughout March are listed below.

    Introduction to Wildlife Tracking

    Come to Bernheim from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, and learn about the fascinating world of wildlife tracking.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— They say it takes a village to make a movie and the new movie “Rust Creek” took a little of Mount Washington to create it.

    A wrong turn on her way to a job interview leaves college senior Sawyer (Hermione Corfield) stranded deep in the woods in the middle of winter. Battling the cold and a group of dangerous criminals, Sawyer takes a chance on mysterious loner Lowell (Jay Paulson) to help her escape Rust Creek alive.

  •     We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1994, 1969, 1944, and 1919 in the month of January.


    1994 - 25 Years Ago.

  •  ELIZABETHTOWN -- The Kentucky State Police (KSP) “Citizens” Police Academy provides an excellent opportunity for citizens, who work or live in Kentucky to become familiar with the day to day operations of the Agency. 

    This will enable participants to gain a better understanding of the guidelines, procedures, responsibilities, demands, personnel, equipment, policies and laws that guide the Agency's decision-making process.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Valentine’s Day is about showing those you love just how much you love them. At Saint Francis Xavier church in Mount Washington, it’s a day that allows the younger generation to show its love for the older ones of the church.

    For over 20 years, the middle school classes have worked to bring a homemade meal to the seniors of the church at Thanksgiving.

    After the need arose to split the students due to size about 10 years ago, the eighth grader’s Valentine’s supper began.

  •  The discussion presented to Bullitt Lick Middle School Teacher Tonie Weddle and her Kindness Crew was different than the one Julie Kelly (www.julieckelly.org) gave at the elementary school level.

    When visiting Nichols, Shepherdsville and Roby Elementary Schools, Kelly of ThinkKindness.org interacted with fun and games. She played some trivia and showed a video that were both appealing and thought-provoking.

    Her tone was more serious with middle school students, including a personal note about overcoming obstacles.

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim officials announced that they are now tracking a second eastern golden eagle, a female and companion of the male raptor they have been tracking for four years. The project is believed to be the first pair of golden eagles tracked together in the eastern United States. Bernheim officials cited the large forest block habitat that Bernheim provides as critical to the preservation of this magnificent species.

  •  Bullitt County Public Library and Bee Is for Bullitt County are channeling spring early this year with a family-friendly activity fair all about Kentucky’s native plants and pollinators. 

    The Bee Is for Bullitt County Activity Fair will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  •  The Mount Washington Lions Club hosted a fish fry on Jan. 18 to benefit the Bullitt East bass fishing club.

    With the help of the Lions Club members and members of the fishing club, over $2,400 was raised for the organization.

    Fish and pork chop dinners were sold. The club hosts several fish fries throughout the year to help local organizations.

    On Friday, Feb. 8, the club will host its next fish fry from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (or until the fish sells out).