Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Willie Foster interviewed for the position of principal at Bullitt East High School four years ago, he may have said a few things that offended some folks.

    For example, he used the term “sleeping giant” to characterize Bullitt East in terms of its academic possibilities.

    Well, the “giant” is now awake.

    Bullitt East earned the title of being a School of Distinction in the latest round of results from the state Department of Education accountability assessment.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted a Healthy Hometown Jubilee at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to celebrate its five years of community service and commitment.

    KRDC members from partnering Henry and Shelby counties also attended the celebration.

    Director Jessica Craddock gave a synopsis of the coalition’s activities, efforts and successes during the five years, showing the strides Bullitt County made in raising diabetes awareness and offering assistance programs and monthly informational sessions.

  • CLERMONT -- There isn’t a better place to enjoy fall’s splendor than at Bernheim and there are a ton of ways to do that in October, including ColorFest, Bernheim’s annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct.  18.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Students and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. 

    This contest encourages Kentucky’s finest young writers and artists to create and submit short essays and artistic entries that promote best practices for wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  •  A few clouds couldn’t keep away a big crowd for the Wall Street Park Fall Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    The highlight each year is the parade on Saturday.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • It is the event that has brought out families and classic cars to ValuMarket in Mount Washington to raise money for a good cause for the past four years: The Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Car Show.

    The show is put on by the Stillwell family in honor of their son, who was diagnosed several year ago, and their niece, Riley, who was diagnosed in January. 

  •  District Gifted and Talented Coordinator Sarah Coomer has been named a Director of the Kentucky Association of Gifted Education Advisory Board.

    She will join 19 state and University colleagues to participate in KAGE Board meetings held quarterly to serve as an advocate and liaison for children and young people with gifts and talents within their district and across the state. 

    “Totally shocked and very humbled,” she said. “This is really an honor.”

  • HILLVIEW - At the Alternative Adult Day Center, Carl Hartstern is a hero even without his Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

    The regular attendee at the center celebrated his 100th birthday with a special party hosted in his honor.

    Hartstern was presented with his own cake, complete with 100 candles. State Rep. Linda Belcher honored him with a Kentucky Colonel proclamation by Gov. Steve Beshear, while Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts officially declared Sept. 19 as Carl Hartstern Day.

  •  Bullitt County stepped up its fight against diabetes.

    The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted its fourth annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk in the Park at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A total of 31 participants walked for an hour, measuring their steps with pedometers. The group collected a total of 195,568 steps.

    “Every step is a step towards wellness and awareness,” said health educator Cynthia Brown.