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Events

  • GOOD MIND + IMAGINATION = GREAT SCIENCE

     Students in Bullitt County recently put their scientific skills on display.

    The county science fair was on display at Bullitt East High School.

    The top three winners from each middle and high schools, as well as the BAMS students, participated.

    Volunteers from GEEK Squad City, the Louisville Science Center and GE served as judges.

    Look for more photos, including photos of the winners, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Tickets on sale for annual Gala; shares sold for various packages

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 8.

    The 16th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight. The Wulfe Pack will perform.

    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.

  • Home Product Expo returns to Shepherdsville this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal and Summit Media Radio Stations Q103.1 and Legends 103.9 will take place on January 18-19 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. 

    This year there is anticipation of an even larger response to the show.

  • FOP Lodge brings some Christmas joy to area youngsters

     HILLVIEW - They protect and serve, and sometimes they spread extra holiday cheer.

    Members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 42 gathered at the Hillview Wal-Mart to assist selected Bullitt County children in their Shop with the FOP Lodge 42 program.

    Lodge president Doug Walls said names of families being assisted were collected through Bullitt County Sheriffs Dep. Jeff Schank, who worked with the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  • Career Day has musical tone at MES

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Career Day was a good recruiting tool to bring in a musical entertainer interested in recruiting for the military.

    Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Buckley, assistant recruiting center commander at the U.S. Army center at Jefferson Mall, was invited by Maryville Elementary to speak with students at a Career Day about military jobs.

    Buckley did more than talk: The musician gave every Maryville student a copy of his new Country music album, compliments of the Army recruiting office.

  • Bullitt Central robotics class 'hog wild' over competition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was educational. It was a fundraiser. It might become a new holiday tradition. And it made the principal pucker up.

    And it was summed up in three simple words: Pig verses robot.

    Bullitt Central High School hosted an in-school fundraising event pitting Penelope the Pig, a school resident cared for by the agriculture department, verses The War Pig, a mobile robot created by students in the new Robotics class.

  • UPDATE: Parade gets start to Shepherdsville holiday season

     UPDATE (12/6): The 2013 Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade in Shepherdsville has been canceled due to inclement weather.

    A make-up date for the event has not been announced.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again this year, the streets of downtown Shepherdsville will be a sight to be seen.

    From dump trucks to VW Beetles, vehicles and people will be adorned with lights Friday night as part of the Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade.

  • LIGHT UP LEBANON JUNCTION

     It was a perfect night in Lebanon Junction on Saturday as Mayor Butch Sweat and Santa Claus were joined by a lot of others to light up the holiday display.

    The festivities started at the town square and continued to the light display at the city park.

    Look for more photos by Thomas Barr, as well as photos and videos of other holiday events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Convenience store gives back to community with Thanksgiving meal

     HILLVIEW - The Guru Market in Hillview is giving thanks to the community with a special Thanksgiving meal.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the store will feature free holiday meals to the community. 

    This is the third year for the event.

    Store owner Ishwar Patel said the annual celebration was created to provide a meal for people having a hard time during the holiday season.

    “This way everyone gets a holiday,” he said. “Everyone is invited and welcome.”

  • Light shed on issue of domestic violence

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For victims of domestic violence, there is always a flicker of hope that life can be better.

    Light is continuously shed by the Center for Women and Families, an organization dedicated to eradicating domestic violence and abuse situations through assistance and educational programs.

    Every year CWF hosts a candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence victims at the Bullitt County Courthouse. The vigil takes place in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.