Features http://www.pioneernews.net/features/todaysfeatures en Local students qualify for state STLP http://www.pioneernews.net/content/local-students-qualify-state-stlp <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/hhhhhroby_elementary_school_stlp_students2.jpg" alt="Roby Elementary" title="Roby Elementary" align="left" hspace="6" width="73" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) teams from Maryville and Roby Elementary Schools and an Eastside Middle School youth have qualified for state finals March 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.</p> <p> Maryville&rsquo;s STLP Coordinator Kimberly Tabler said her group&rsquo;s project was on bully prevention.</p> Second Chances program 'Batty for Bats' http://www.pioneernews.net/content/second-chances-program-batty-bats <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/jjjjj_mg_0004.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &mdash; Students throughout the county were prepared for Dracula and his friends thanks for Second Chances Wildlife Center and the Bullitt County Public Libraries.</p> <p> Throughout the month of October, Second Chances founder Brigette Williams visited the libraries to educate residents on bats as part of BCPL&rsquo;s &ldquo;Batty for Bats&rdquo; program.</p> <p> Williams informed them that vampire bats don&rsquo;t really turn into vampires and the bats found in Kentucky are from the microbat category, which mostly feed on smaller things like insects.</p> Prewitt selected as local Partner of Year http://www.pioneernews.net/content/prewitt-selected-local-partner-year <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/jjjjjjjjjimg_6823.jpg" alt="PIP chairperson Sarah Smith with Lisa Prewitt" title="PIP chairperson Sarah Smith with Lisa Prewitt" align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lisa Prewitt, from Our Lady of Peace/KentuckyOne Health, was selected as the 2017 Partners in Prevention&rsquo;s Partner of the Year.&nbsp;</p> <p> According to chairman Sarah Smith, the board chose Prewitt for her years as a loyal and dedicated member.</p> <p> During her time with the PIP committee, Prewitt has led drug prevention efforts for the county at many of the middle and high schools.&nbsp;</p> Bullitt Central Class of 1972 holds 45-year reunion http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bullitt-central-class-1972-holds-45-year-reunion-0 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/1-8-18_class_of_1972.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;The Bullitt Central High School Class of 1972 held its 45-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.</p> <p> Sixty-nine of the class graduates attended, including some who were attending at Class of 1972 reunion for the first time.</p> <p> The majority of classmates in attendance came from Bullitt County or one of the four neighboring counties &mdash; Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson or Spencer.&nbsp;</p> <p> The graduates attending included:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> *Eddie Barrow, Linda Cundiff Barrow and Tony Rummage, all of Brooks</p> CASA Helpers http://www.pioneernews.net/content/casa-helpers-0 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/1-1-18_casa_mt_washington_lions_club.jpg" alt="Mount Washington Lions Club" title="Mount Washington Lions Club" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;Many organizations and businesses help support the CASA Program for Bullitt County. The staff of Craig and Landreth Cars donated $200 which provided Thanksgiving dinner for three families in the CASA program. The Bullitt County Woman&rsquo;s Club presented a check for $1,142.50 from its annual Bake Sale where a portion of the proceeds are donated to CASA. CASA is so thankful for the continued support of the Mt. Washington Lions Club. $1,000 goes a long way in helping us continue our mission of serving abused and neglected children!! You all are awesome!!</p> Toys for Tots http://www.pioneernews.net/content/toys-tots-0 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/hhhhhhimg_4346.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp; Thousands of toys were donated during the annual Toys for Tots program in Bullitt County. The bike ride helped raise toys which were given out prior to Christmas.&nbsp;</p> Anything for Operation Santa http://www.pioneernews.net/content/anything-operation-santa <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/best_pieimg_5688.jpg" alt="Caitlin Valdez takes one for Hillview&#039;s Operation Santa program" title="Caitlin Valdez takes one for Hillview&#039;s Operation Santa program" align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Overdale staff, including Caitlin Valdez, along with local police officers, including Hillview officer Scott Barrow, agreed to take a pie in the face as part of the Operation Santa program at the elementary school.</p> <p> Hillview&#39;s Operation Santa program donated 400 boxes full of food and toys to area families. The annual program is organized by the city&#39;s recreation department.</p> <p> Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86, based in Hillview, held vaqrious fundraising events at area schools, collecting over $1,700 for the program.</p> Local Farm Bureau earns Gold Star Awards http://www.pioneernews.net/content/local-farm-bureau-earns-gold-star-awards <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/1-1-18bullitt_harriet_brooks.jpg" alt="Harriet Brooks (right) of the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, accepts the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Vicki Bryant, chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women’s Committee." title="Harriet Brooks (right) of the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, accepts the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Vicki Bryant, chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women’s Committee." align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Bullitt County Farm Bureau earned numerous Gold Star Awards during the Kentucky Farm Bureau&#39;s annual meeting.</p> <p> Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state&#39;s largest general farm organization.</p> <p> Recognized for the achievements of its women&rsquo;s program this year, Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau&rsquo;s annual meeting in Louisville.</p>