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Today's Features

  •  The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Operation Santa, was held on Saturday at the Hillview Government Center.

    Hundreds of youngsters hit the trail to find eggs and even a few special prize eggs.

    See more pictures from Thomas Barr, as well as other Easter photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Safety is pivotal to any school, and the Shepherdsville CIty Council knows that.

    The council approved two new school resource officer positions for the city’s police department, allowing for three total to assist at public schools within city limits.

    Curtis Hockenberry and Ray Page Jr. were selected to join Sgt. Ken Bernardi in the special positions.

  •  BROOKS - A local author knows how to make others feel better with a serving of miraculous chicken soup.

    Jean Thompson Kinsey’s most recent published work is a short story included in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen,” a collection of short stories based on various miraculous occurrences.

    Kinsey’s story, and miracle, “But Now I See,” is a autobiographical story. It centers around her husband, Glen, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at one point but survived it.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A quality Catholic education contributed to a new novel about vampires.

    Local author David Patrick, a former student at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Shepherdsville, is releasing his first novel, “Nero Demare and the Legend of the Vampires.”

    It wasn’t the Catholic Church that developed interest in a vampire novel, but Patrick’s development of writing skills at St. Aloysius eventually led him to completing his first full work.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Next fall, 15-year-old Maria Long will start a new journey.

    Instead of heading back with her peers to Bullitt East to begin her junior year, she will be a student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    “I think it will give me the opportunities to get ahead at my age and know more of what I want to do with my life,” she said.

  •  The annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon was held on Saturday.

    It was another grand day of fashions, food and fellowship with the proceeds going to help fund three scholarships for graduating seniors.

    The Bullitt County Woman’s Club again sponsored this annual event.

    See more photos of the event from Mary Barczak on www.pioneernews.net.

  • HEBRON ESTATES--A thoughtful essay earned North Bullitt High School Senior Kelsey Raikes one of six scholarships from a Louisville business and radio campaign.

    “I wrote about my work with a six year-old who has a lot of social anxiety,” Kelsey said. “I was able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him. By working together, he is able to enjoy being in social settings instead of being so nervous. He is breaking out of his shell.”

  • Bullitt Central High School English III/AP English III and Drama Teacher Kevin Gose plans to run across the Commonwealth of Kentucky this summer to raise money and awareness for diabetes and healthy living.

    His inspiration is a literal father figure.

    “I see how diabetes has slowly broken my dad down,” he said. “Diabetes doesn’t have a cure, and it takes away time that I will have with him. It is not a cold. You don’t recover. You just try to slow it down, manage it.”

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary fifth graders had an opportunity to wax poetic like historical figures.

    The school hosted a history wax museum with students playing the roles of important historical figures.

    Each student selected their figure, researched their biography information, then wrote and performed a monologue while dressed as the figure.

    Alex Duncan selected Walt Disney based on her love of cartoon movies.

    "The most movies I watch are animated and he basically invented animation." Duncan said.

  •  If it is the season of Lent, it must be time for those fish fry Fridays.

    Throughout Bullitt County, churches and other organizations have hosted a Friday full of fried fish and other food items.

    At St. Benedict Catholic Church in Lebanon Junction, the fish fry starts at lunch and continues through dinner.

    This is the final Friday fish fry for Lent at places such as St. Aloysius, St. Rita, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Francis, Hillview Government Center and the Mount Washington Lions Club.