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Today's Features

  •  School Administrators Adrienne Usher and Angela Bibelhauser have been selected to participate in this summer’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Usher who just completed first year as Overdale Elementary School principal, will attend training June 16-18 in Greensboro, N.C.

    Bibelhauser also just finished her first year leading the Bullitt Alternative Center, Riverview Opportunity Center and Spring Meadows Children’s Home, although she has been assistant principal at the facilities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary is known as the traditional school of the Shepherdsville area, remaining in existence longer than the other current schools.

    A major portion of its long history is Bullitt County’s longest-tenured principal at one school, Gayle Korfhage, who is stepping down at the end of the school year.

    Korfhage will retire with 18 years in at Roby, 13 as principal, and a total of 31 years in education.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Following the retirement of a veteran educator and native Bullitt Countian, Roby Elementary welcomes a community newcomer who wanted to become a part of the county’s quality reputation.

    Brittany Knipp, a Louisville native, moved to the area with her family so her children could attend Bullitt County Public Schools.

    She now finds herself fully involved as Roby’s new principal, selected by the school’s Site-Based Decision Making Council.

  •  Fairbear and Fairabear made their annual appearance on Saturday morning at the Bullitt County Fair.

    They were there to meet with children gathered for the baby pageants. And they were also there to promote the Kentucky State Fair, which will be Aug. 20-30.

    In between having pictures taken, Fairabear decided that a temporary UL tattoo was needed.

    Look for pageant winners, as well as other contest winners and fair photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •   CLERMONT -  Turning 40 doesn’t mean you’re too old to still have good old fashioned fun.

    Jimmy Anderson, president of the Bullitt County Fair Board, believes that. 

    He’ll help oversee the 40th annual Bullitt County Fair, scheduled for June 15-20 at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Anderson said a core group of board members and volunteers have worked together many years to maintain family fun through new events intertwined with the historical features that make people recognize the county fair.

  •  HILLVIEW - School is out, the weather is getting hotter, the days are getting longer, and the Hillview Government Center parking spaces are limited.

    It’s a sure sign that it’s time for the annual Hillview City Fair presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club. This year’s event will take June 11-13.

    Fair coordinator Harlen Compton said the event was beginning to streamline after six years, with minimal changes from the previous year. The most noticeable change will be the live music.

  •  Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden.

    Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering devices can also reduce watering frequency. Just make sure to test their effectiveness before leaving town. Or consider a one-time investment in a drip irrigation system designed for container gardens.

  •  Bullitt Central High School junior Jakob Williamson was awarded a $1,500 Web Innovator Award from GoDaddy.com at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in May in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Among 1,702 participants from 78 different countries, Jakob is the first student from Bullitt County to win an award at ISEF.

  •  For many years, Bullitt County was home to an annual Pow Wow to raise awareness of Native American tribes and to educate the public on the cultures of the various tribes.

    With the disbandment of the Red Crow Indian Council, another organization stepped up last weekend to host its Pow Wow.

    The Ohio Valley Native American Warriors Society hosts the two-day Circle of Peace Gathering.

    Large crowds came out to see the customs of the Native Americans. There were vendors with authentic goods and there was food enjoyed by the Native Americans.

  • HILLVIEW - When the city of Hillview gets rolling, it has a good time.

    The city hosted its first annual Bike Fair at the city's government center and skate park.

    The event included a bike parade through part of the city, as well as bike auctions, food, music, bouncies and hours of fun in the skate park.

    Hillview Police officers provided safety advice while also helping guests with safety gear and bike repairs.