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Today's Features

  •  Casey Sherrard’s literary piece Through the Window was awarded First Place in the NightWriter’s Writing Contest sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    By winning the high school bracket as well as the overall bracket, she received a Certificate of Recognition, a cash award and her work will be published in the council’s compendium of winners.

    Casey has been invited to a book-signing banquet where she will read her piece to the audience and sign the first editions. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON-- It’s the show that started it all and, for some, it was the show that helped them end an era.

    Eastside Middle School recently performed “Annie Jr.”, a shorter version with less complex music of the ever-popular “Annie” play.

    The middle school drama club was led by Bullitt East students, who starred in their own production of Annie Jr. as middle schoolers seven years ago.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students from Eastside Middle School gave a local organization something to cheer about.

    Members of the Eastside Cheerleading squad organized a schoolwide donation drive for HOPE (Helping Out People Everywhere) in Bullitt County, an organization dedicated to assisting homeless community members.

    The cheerleaders delivered over 1,500 items to HOPE officials at their new resource center at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

  •  Friday night visitors to the festival enjoyed performances by the Mount Washington Middle concert band and the Crossroads Elementary “Pirates! The Musical” cast.

    During the chillier Saturday, performers included Kristen Nicole, Kim Brown and the Mighty Worshippers and Tom Wietecha, along with two showings of the live shoot-out performed by the Cowboy Posse, presented by Schmid Funeral Home.

    Visitors also saw the Mountain City Cruisers Antique Car and Tractor show.

  •  The 65th annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A cold, chilly day could not stop over 100 people who gathered to listen to various speakers as they led prayers.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr from the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  •  FRANKFORT -- A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

    1) What my aspiration for my generation is.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a day where students were the leaders, leading the leaders throughout the school.

    Roby Elementary celebrated its first annual Leadership Day, an opportunity to showcase the school along with the impact of The Leader in Me program on the students.

    Principals, teachers, counselors and district staff members were invited to attend the event, including a Roby Rally, classroom and hall tours, a question/answer session and free breakfast.

  •  Bullitt Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had two teams earn First Place in the Kentucky FBLA tournament.

    Senior Thomas Curtsinger was awarded First Place in the category of Personal Finance.

    The team of seniors Katie Montgomery, Isaac Mitchell and Alex Price earned First Place in Sports and Entertainment Management.

    Junior Noah Fleitz and senior Sydney Shepherd took Fourth Place for Webpage Design. Noah also secured a Fifth Place trophy for Networking Concepts.

  •  FRANKFORT -- Surviving College, a guide that helps college freshmen succeed during their first year on campus, is available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes sections about:

    *Majors and class schedules.

    *Staying healthy and safe on campus.

    *Learning styles and study tips.

    *Campus life.

    *Financial basics.

    KHEAA also provides Surviving College for Adults, geared toward nontraditional students.

  •  A great group of volunteers from the Sabert Corporation in Hillview came out to the Active Heroes military family retreat center on Friday, April 22.

    Even though the conditions were less than superb, several volunteers showed up to work. The group came to volunteer on Earth Day, so they focused on a project that involved helping the environment.