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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Take the bait—save the date... for the annual Fishing For Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament Saturday, April 11, at Taylorsville State Park.

    The day, sponsored by the Mt. Washington FOP Lodge #82, will begin at 5 a.m. with registration at Briar Ridge General Store, 21 Old Briar Ridge Road.

    Entry cost is $50 a boat.

    The fishing fun begins at 7 a.m. at the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp. 

  •        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Hard work and dedication has paid off for Mount Washington Community Ministries. 

    The 31-year-old organization was recently named the Kentucky Pantry of the Year by Dare to Care at the 5th Annual Presentation of the Dare to Care Food Bank 2015 Bobby Ellis Awards.

    “I think this is an indication that the community appreciates the volunteers and their time and the organizations who contribute funds,” said Ralph Clark, co-director of the Mount Washington Community Ministries.

  •  The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  •   CLERMONT - When it comes to reading, Bernheim Middle School students can…and box, and bag, too.

    BMS students collected over 1,300 food items for the Dare to Care program as part of a school-wide event in conjunction with the annual Book Fair.

    Library/Media Specialist Karla Elliott decided on this year's Book Fair theme, Reading Oasis, as a way to get students involved in challenging students to care about helping others.

  • Employing a combination of basic materials and advanced technology, Mt. Washington and Old Mill Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students created a prosthetic device for a student whose left arm ends at the elbow joint.

                (Parents of the student requested the youth recipient and school not be identified).

  •  Youngsters came out to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday to do a little Easter Egg Hunting, enjoy some lunch and have an opportunity to get their faces painted and their pictures taken with Harvey.

    This was all part of an event coordinated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Explorers Post.

    See more photos of the event by Thomas J. Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  The Friday fish fry is serious business at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    The Lebanon Junction landmark hosts their Lenten fish fry every year, opening early for lunch and offering delivery service.

    The church features both fried and baked fish, along with onion rings, fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and green beans, as well as dessert.

    St. B hosts just one of many fish fry events at various locations thought Bullitt County during Lent.

  •   Diabetes is a complicated disease process. Diabetes is a chronic disease that can cause some serious complications for a person if not controlled. Control is the ultimate goal with Diabetes. The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) identifies seven Self-Care Behaviors on which one should focus to obtain that goal.

  •   The cost of food in America remains affordable.  According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.

    According to Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau President, that means the average household will have earned enough disposable income—that portion of your income available for spending or saving—to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks.

  • Bullitt Central High School sophomore Caity Forgey is one of 60 students selected to attend the prestigious Carol Martin Gatton Math and Science Academy at Western Kentucky University.

                “Surprised, then excited, and it’s all still sinking in,” Caity said. She is the first Bullitt Central student accepted into the academy and it quite proud of that accomplishment.