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Today's Features

  •  Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge recently hosted a lunch for police officers from all the local agencies.

    The goal was to allow the officers to see the various attorneys in Wooldridge’s office.

    Also, it was an opportunity to outline some of the new procedures underway in the county attorney’s office and to answer questions from the officers.

  •  Bullitt Alternative Center science teacher Kristin Humphrey has been selected the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC).

    Humphrey will be recognized at a July 29 awards luncheon during the 14th Annual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.

  •  CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.

  •  We had debated on going to Busch Garden in Tampa this summer. 

    But we couldn’t seem to get past the 14 hour drive (two days lost driving) and the cost of a vacation in the Sunshine State. 

    After much exploring we decided to spend three nights (four days) in Columbus, Ohio. I know what you’re probably thinking…a family vacation in the Buckeye State? 

    Yep and not only did we vacation in Ohio, but we had a surprisingly great vacation full of family fun and at a fraction of the cost! 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School principal Lee Barger quoted President Abraham Lincoln: “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who gets me a book I haven’t read yet.”

    Understanding the importance of books and reading, especially on an influential student, led to unique donations to a local student through the school in association with Journey Christian Church.

  •  LOUISVILLE – Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

  •  OK, there was a little bit of rain. But the big crowds showed up on Saturday as fireworks capped off a busy day and a busy three days for vendors and organizers.

    The Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast started with a bang on Thursday and ended with an aerial fireworks show on Saturday.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--National recording star J.D. Shelburne was the featured attraction Thursday night at the Shepherdsville City Fair and Bullitt Blast. The native of Taylorsville sang on the opening night of the three-day event. He performed his newest single about the demise of his hometown.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Tyler Kahl recently celebrated a pretty important milestone when he graduated from Bullitt East High School.

    But he also got to fulfill a lifelong dream.

    On a recent Monday morning, Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Eric Butler and his crew got to fulfill one of Tyler's biggest dreams-- to ride in a fire truck.

    Wearing his yellow fireman's hat, Kahl was in the front seat and got to sound the siren on several occasions during his 20-minute ride.

    Upon returning, Kahl was given the opportunity to fight a fire or two.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn't quite $100,000, but a young Bullitt Countian brought in quite a pay day for a local organization.

    The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) program was established to assist those in need throughout Bullitt County.

    The group hosted a picnic social community event at First Street Park in Shepherdsville. About 60 people attended for a free meal and learned more about the agency.