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Today's Features

  •   Recently, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mount Washington celebrated a special occasion.

    The congregation had a note-burning ceremony to celebrate the paying off of the mortgage on their new church in about four years.

    The Rev. Dale Cieslik, the church pastor, thanked the members for their generosity.

    “It’s through giving back to God through you that this house was built.”

    After the note-burning, parishioners released balloons to symbolize their debt being lifted.

  •  The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  HILLVIEW - They both enjoy knocking them down and getting the most pins.

    One of them is a wrestler, the other a bowler.

    The Eric Dezarn team, senior and junior, make for a powerful twosome, one that will compete against other parents and children at the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA).

    Eric S., the son, will attend seventh grade at Zoneton Middle School. However, he is already a member of the North Bullitt bowling team.

  •  Brenda Pirtle has been named District Director of Secondary Education. She succeeds Robb Smith who takes over as Bellevue Independent School’s Superintendent July 1.

    This is Pirtle’s fifth leadership role in Bullitt County Public Schools. She was both assistant and principal at Brooks Elementary School, a district monitoring administrator, and principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center and the Riverview Opportunity Center.

  •  Kindergarten students in Rita Taulbee’s class at Lebanon Junction Elementary School started two outdoor gardens during 2013-2014 school year.

    “They have a salad garden which contains tomatoes, lettuce, chard, carrots, onions, and radishes…everything you would find in a salad,” Taulbee explained.

    With assistance from the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service, students used unique ways to get seeds to germinate before transplanting them.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools hopes to awaken the sleeping beauties within its students by offering a new theatrical initiative.

    A summer musical version of “Sleeping Beauty” will be presented Thursday through Saturday at the Bullitt Central auditorium by the BCPS Summer Musical Organization.

    The musical presents a cast and crew of up to 25 BCPS students representing the three area high schools and four middle schools.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--It was a special day for Thomas Gordon Jr.

    He was able to honor his grandpa, Bill Cecil, by reading his winning essay at the recent meeting for the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association.

    Thomas, who just completed fifth grade at Crossroads Elementary, said he admired his grandfather because “he’s honest, works hard and is loving.”

    He spoke about all of the activities he enjoyed doing with Cecil such as playing on the computer, riding his bike and fishing.

  •  A list of various summer camps available through Bullitt County Public Schools. For more information call 869-8000. 

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    Leadership Academy:  This camp is to work on student leadership skills in a variety of areas.

    Target Audience:  GT Students in Current Grades 6-12

    Location:  Shepherdsville Elementary

    Dates:  July 28 – August 1, 2014

    Cost:  ½ day = $50.00 / full day = $100.00

  • Photographer Mary Barczak spent some time at the Mount Washington public pool recently as temperatures soared into the 90s.

  •  Michael French was recognized by library media specialist Mary C. Parker for his work at the North Bullitt High library.

    He was the Library Ambassador for the past school year. He was put in charge of getting book returns from students and back to the library.

    He made daily rounds to classrooms to collect materials. He kept a chart of the number of books he turned in each day.

    There was a goal of returning 1,000 books for the year and he surpassed that mark.