Features http://www.pioneernews.net/features/todaysfeatures en Remembering those who served http://www.pioneernews.net/content/remembering-those-who-served-0 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/lj06.jpg" alt="Bob DeVore" title="Bob DeVore" align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The damp Monday weather didn&rsquo;t dampen the spirits of those celebrating local Memorial Day services.</p> <p> The annual county service in Shepherdsville was moved into the Bullitt County Courthouse, with members of the American Legion Post 157 placing a wreath in front of a plaque honoring the military.</p> <p> Dirk &ldquo;Mac&rdquo; McCoy was the honorary guest speaker, representing the American Legion.</p> <p> The rain stayed mostly away during the annual ceremony held outside at the Lebanon Junction Post Office, hosted by VFW Post 8293.</p> NB students earn honors for eco-art http://www.pioneernews.net/content/nb-students-earn-honors-eco-art <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/nbhs_eco_art_award2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;North Bullitt High School senior Mindy Greenwell, 17, and sophomore Miranda Keedy, 14, have been honored by the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for their eco-art.</p> <p> The youth were recognized with framed plaques by DEP Director Larry C. Taylor and KY EXCEL Coordinator John Eisiminger during a ceremony in the NBHS College and Career Center Caf&eacute;.</p> <p> &ldquo;By creating such beautiful works of art out of recyclable materials, you have raised awareness about the necessity of environmental conservation,&rdquo; Taylor noted.</p> Crusade funds provide van for speicial outings http://www.pioneernews.net/content/crusade-funds-provide-van-speicial-outings <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/crusade_for_children_van_at_blms5.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Bullitt Lick Middle School students in Matt Smith&rsquo;s Exceptional Child Education Extended School Services MSD unit recently took a field trip to the Hillview Wal-Mart in a customized eight-passenger van courtesy of the WHAS 11 Crusade for Children.</p> <p> &ldquo;They have been waiting a while for this ride and are very excited it is here,&rdquo; Smith smiled as students boarded the vehicle.</p> Boy, Girl meets Shakespeare at Zoneton http://www.pioneernews.net/content/boy-girl-meets-shakespeare-zoneton <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/03_336.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;ZONETON - Maybe middle school students would get into Shakespearian theatre more if it wasn&rsquo;t for those long drives during field trips.</p> <p> Thanks to the Louisville-based Kentucky Shakespeare and its education program, the field trip can come to the schools.</p> <p> Zoneton Middle recently hosted artists Megan Massie and Tony Milder to the school, where they performed &ldquo;Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare,&rdquo; a conglomerate of scenes from three plays including &ldquo;Macbeth,&rdquo; &ldquo;The Tempest&rdquo; and &ldquo;Romeo and Juliet.&rdquo;</p> Relay for Life allows survivors to share stories http://www.pioneernews.net/content/relay-life-allows-survivors-share-stories <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/buehner.jpg" alt="Jean Beuhner with Madeline" title="Jean Beuhner with Madeline" align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;HEBRON ESTATES - Despite coming from the ceiling of the gymnasium rather than the sun, the light was still shining brightly upon Bullitt County&rsquo;s heroes.</p> <p> The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life saw big changes this year, with a move to a Saturday night and the first time ever held indoors due to inclement weather.</p> <p> Thanks to efforts by the volunteer staff, the Relay still took place and remained a success. A large part of the credit goes to the survivors and caregivers who annually attend the event.</p> VOA program can assist Vietnam vets with housing http://www.pioneernews.net/content/voa-program-can-assist-vietnam-vets-housing <p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that&rsquo;s where he found himself.</p> <p> That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.</p> <p> Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd&rsquo;s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.</p> <p> He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.</p> Zoneton Station Two 25th Birthday http://www.pioneernews.net/content/zoneton-station-two-25th-birthday <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/keyimg_0614.jpeg" alt="Zoneton Fire Chief Rob Orkies honors Major Garry Key with a 30-year ring." title="Zoneton Fire Chief Rob Orkies honors Major Garry Key with a 30-year ring." align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> It was a time to reflect.</p> <p> It was a time to celebrate.</p> <p> And it was a time to honor the men and women who serve the community as members of the Zoneton Volunteer Fire Department.</p> <p> On this particular day, the spotlight was on Station 2 in Brooks, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary.</p> <p> More specifically, it was a time to honor Maj. Garry Key, a volunteer who has spent over 30 years with the department.</p> Career day at Roby http://www.pioneernews.net/content/career-day-roby <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/03_331.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary students looked professional for their guests during a Career Day event hosted in the school library.</p> <p> Instructor Tina Contreras said the participating students developed both listening and speaking skills while planning the event, which included area business representatives.</p> <p> Business participants included Simplex Grinnell engineer Mike Clark, cheerleading gym owner Samantha Alongi, Susan Estes with the Kentucky Education Association and Rep. Linda Belcher.</p>