Features http://www.pioneernews.net/features/todaysfeatures en Local church collecting items for tornado victims http://www.pioneernews.net/content/local-church-collecting-items-tornado-victims <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/02_330.jpg" alt="Family Day Ministries members with some of the collected donated items for Fairdale, Illinois" title="Family Day Ministries members with some of the collected donated items for Fairdale, Illinois" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE - A devastating tornado demolished the small town of Fairdale, Illinois, earlier this month.</p> <p> A local church has decided to do its part in assisting Fairdale residents with a truck full of donated and much-needed supplies.</p> <p> Family Day Ministries will be collecting items through Thursday, April 23, to assist the tornado victims.</p> <p> Pastor Mike Miller has been involved with similar collections in the past. From his experiences he has learned the types of items people in Fairdale may need most.</p> State Fair project to explore Constitution history http://www.pioneernews.net/content/state-fair-project-explore-constitution-history <p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE &ndash; On April 19 in 1792, Kentucky&rsquo;s first Constitution was adopted, as an independent government for the nation&rsquo;s fifteenth state was about to be launched on the western frontier.</p> Open Arms supports grandparents who are raising their grandchildren http://www.pioneernews.net/content/open-arms-supports-grandparents-who-are-raising-their-grandchildren <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt County has recognized a need and is taking action.</p> <p> Jacey Smothers, family resource center coordinator at Mount Washington and Roby Elementarys, said both of her schools have a lot of grandparents that are raising their grandchildren now.</p> <p> She said she thought Open Arms, a support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers, would be beneficial to her school communities and others.</p> Bullitt East students continue to gain national recognition http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bullitt-east-students-continue-gain-national-recognition <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/stlp2015_007.jpg" alt="Bullitt East’s team of students displaying their work on drainage plans at the site of the new MW library" title="Bullitt East’s team of students displaying their work on drainage plans at the site of the new MW library" align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local project has captured some national attention. The Youth Chamber of Preservationists was recently commended by the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency for their project &ldquo;Put a LID on it.&rdquo;</p> <p> Four juniors at Bullitt East High School: Haley Steinmetz; Eliza Love; Gavin Blain and Isaac Shelton, utilized the EPA national stormwater calculator to survey and create a low impact design model for the site of the new Mount Washington Public Library.</p> ZOMBIE TRIPLE FEATURE http://www.pioneernews.net/content/zombie-triple-feature <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/15mmmm.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes high school students seem like zombies when they get up in the morning for school.</p> <p> North Bullitt Drama students appeared that way on purpose for a special zombie trilogy presentation of one-act plays known as the &ldquo;Zombie Creature Triple Feature.&rdquo;</p> <p> The plays included &ldquo;10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse&rdquo; by Don Zolidis, &ldquo;Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie&rdquo; by Jason Pizzarello, and &ldquo;The Brainfest Club&rdquo; by Drama Club director Adam Elliott.</p> Political forum to feature statewide office seekers http://www.pioneernews.net/content/political-forum-feature-statewide-office-seekers <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the candidates for statewide office have to say about the upcoming election?</p> <p> What do they promise that would make the lives of people in the Commonwealth better?</p> <p> Those will be just some of the comments made on Thursday, April 23.</p> <p> The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum for candidates in the eight Constitutional offices, which will be on the ballot in May and November.</p> Bernheim asks public to name Golden Eagle http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bernheim-asks-public-name-golden-eagle <p> Clermont, KY &ndash; Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest wants the public to help decide the name of a Golden Eagle it recently fitted with a GPS satellite transmitter.&nbsp; The adult male spent time in the knobs of Bernheim and the surrounding region this winter and the transmitter now indicates he is heading back to his nesting grounds, which could be as far as northern Canada. &nbsp;Just this past weekend, the eagle was flying south of Chicago after traveling north through Indiana.</p> ‘Heroes’ sought for MW Spring Festival festivities http://www.pioneernews.net/content/%E2%80%98heroes%E2%80%99-sought-mw-spring-festival-festivities <p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHNGTON -- Are you veteran?</p> <p> Live in Mount Washington?</p> <p> Then the Mount Washington Family Spring festival coordinators are looking for you.</p> <p> Bill Willoughby, a coordinator of the festival, said the theme this year is &ldquo;Our Heroes.&rdquo;</p> <p> He said it was a natural choice, for the Mount Washington Lion and Lioness clubs, since it is their motto.</p> <p> The group is seeking the oldest veteran in Mount Washington to serve as this year&rsquo;s grand marshal in the parade on Saturday, May 9.</p>