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Today's Features

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Two of Pioneer Village's finest were recognized for their life-saving efforts.

    Pioneer Village police officers James Miller and Ray Wilburn were recognized by the city council for their assistance with a local resident experiencing a heart attack.

    The officers responded to a home on Greymont Court on Jan. 18, finding an unresponsive male in full cardiac arrest.

    Wilburn was able to enter the home through an unlocked garage door and immediately began CPR.

  • Little Miss Dress Up in Hillview hosted a special fashion show at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The free show featured the latest prom and pageant fashions as modeled by local young adults. There were also vendors there to sell merchandise.

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

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Spring is right around the corner which means so is the second annual ARTfest.

    The theme for this year’s art showcase is “Reimagined Favorites.”

    The library staff is asking patrons to recreate the cover of one of their favorite books. 

    Any Bullitt County Public Library card holder may participate and this year it’s open to all ages: kindergarten through fifth grade; middle school; high school and adults.

    Submissions will be displayed at the Ridgway Memorial Library in April.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Occasionally in sports the Most Valuable Player will also make the best play of the season.

    North Bullitt High School teacher Christy Bickett was crucial in one of the top moments of the past school year, when her AP Calculus class won the TI-Nspire Express Your Selfie Contest hosted by Texas Instruments, with the class receiving a live Skype interview with actress Mayim Bialik from “The Big Bang Theory.”

  •  Louisville Irish Dancers will perform at Mt. Washington Middle School Tuesday, March  17,  at 9 a.m.

    Youth Service Center Coordinator Megan Hatter said the dancers will not only demonstrate the fancy footwork of the Irish but use their appearance as a teachable moment.

    “This is certainly an exciting opportunity to highlight the performance in honor of St. Patrick’s Day while capturing the arts in education,” she said. Over 550 students, several family and many staff members will compose the audience.

  •  ORLANDO -- One, two, three time’s a charm. After having high marks the last three years, Eastside Middle School small cheerleader squad finally won the world champion title at the United Cheerleading Association National High School Cheerleading Championship in Florida.

    “It was really exciting, especially for the kids because they practiced so hard,” said head cheerleading coach Carrie DeBold.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's one of Bullitt County's biggest events because it's the one that puts the emphasis on the children.

    The 2015 KidsFest, presented by Kentucky One Health and Kosair Charities in association with the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year's event will include an admission fee of $1 per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a sea of red on a recent Thursday morning.

    The occasion was the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon, coordinated by the Bullitt County Public Health Department.

    The aim of the event is to raise awareness to the dangers of heart disease.

    Dr. Brian Holland discussed the changes in his field of detecting and treating heart ailments in the very youngest of children.

    The biggest challenge to dealing with infant heart ailments is early detection.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Spring is almost here, we know what’s on everyone’s minds next --prom.

    Little Miss Dress Up will be hosting the first annual Hollywood Nights Prom, Homecoming and Pageant Show on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. 

    The event is free to the public.

    Owner of the Hillview store, Marietta McKinney, said she wanted to have a fashion show specifically featuring prom and homecoming wear.

    “We hope to do this every year,” she said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

    “He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

    The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

    When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.