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Events

  • Bernheim Forest to host Pop-Up Adventure Playground Day Thursday afternoon

     CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest invites children and anyone interested in their development and well-being to the Pop-Up Adventure Playground Days on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Louisville’s Russell Lee Park (3701 Southern Avenue, Louisville) and Thursday, Feb. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Bernheim Forest in Clermont.

  • Taking vocabulary tests to a new height

     NICHOLS - When the older students at Nichols Elementary had a fun time during a learning event, the "word" got out.

    Nichols celebrated its second annual Vocabulary Day, originally created by 4th/5th grade instructor Amy Ferrell to make students think about word meanings by implying them into creative costumes.

    This time all students and staff members participated in the event, using words ranging from 'wet' and 'zany' to 'short-sighted' and 'miscellaneous'.

  • Bullitt County Woman’s Club

     On  Saturday, Feb. 1, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club held a Shop and Save at the Kroger in Shepherdsville.

    Items donated from Kroger customers, including cash donations, totaled $42,349.

    These funds and items will benefit the Center for Women and Families. This is a statewide initiative of the First Lady Jane Beshear.

    Trina Summers, Betty Jo Branham, volunteer Tacey and Peggy Parrish helped to set up the table.

    If you are interested in joining the Bullitt County Woman’s Club, call Linda at 543-2486.

  • Sweets for the Sweeties

     Each year, the Mount Washington Lioness Club hosts a special fund-raiser in honor of Valentine's Day. The annual Sweets for the Sweeties features home-baked goodies by local members of the community.

    The items are sold at the Peoples Bank Mount Washington offices.

    Last year's fund-raiser generated more than $1,200 to be used to help local organizations in the community throughout the year.

  • VALENTINE GALA 2014

     The annual American Red Cross Valentine Gala drew a record crowd on Saturday.

    Besides enjoying dinner, there was plenty of dancing to the tunes of the Wulfe Pack at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This is the major fund-raiser each year for the Bullitt-Spencer County Red Cross.

    There was also a list of gift packages given away to the lucky ticketholders.

    See more photos and video of the gala in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Healthy Hearts luncheon raises public awareness to dangers of heart disease

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heart disease remains a top cause of death in Bullitt County, second only to cancer.

    It’s known as the “silent killer” because many are not aware they have heart problems until something traumatic takes place.

    For years the Bullitt County Health Department has hosted its annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon to raise awareness and increase education of heart disease.

  • UPDATE: CREW has new approach to help residents lose weight this winter

     UPDATE (Feb. 4): The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (CREW) will extend its annual weight-loss competition to a second weigh-in date due to severe winter weather.

    Those unable to attend the initial Feb. 4 weigh-in may now come to the Bullitt County Health Department Annex Building for the second weigh-in, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Eagles land on Beach

     It was a fun time on Thursday night as the North Bullitt Eagles hosted Southern in a basketball doubleheader.

    Wanting to get a big crowd, students were encouraged to dress up for their day on the beach.

    Free admission and free food added to the enticement.

    There were plenty of interesting sights during the game, which featured a pair of victories for North Bullitt.

  • 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.