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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT - Southeast Bullitt Fire Department continued its efforts to become a community-friendly organization by hosting its first open house for the public.

    The event included free burgers and hot dogs, bouncies for the kids and a dunking booth, as well as emergency demonstrations performed by the firefighters.

    SEB staff members also offered a tour of the facility located on Clermont Road near Bernheim Forest.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES -- JROTC students at North Bullitt High School recently had the opportunity to hear some words of wisdom about their future from a pair of high-ranking Marine Corps officials.

    Major General Mark A. Brilakis, the highest ranking officer to ever speak at North Bullitt, was joined by Sgt. Major Samuel Heyward Jr.

    Cadets in the North Bullitt program were able to hear some of the experiences of both recruiting command officers.

    Both are based at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command at Quantico, Va.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--On the first Thursday in May, communities across America are encouraged to come together to pray.

    In Bullitt County, the National Day of Prayer has been a fixture for over a decade. The annual noon-time event is held at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Pastors from throughout the county lead prayers for various segments of the population.

    Around 200 people gathered on a warm Thursday.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--Sometimes we all need a little tough love.

    And that's exactly what Shepherdsville resident Pam Carter's mother gave her to help her grow up.

    Carter recently had her story, “Tough Love,” published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” : Thanks to My Mom 101 stories of Gratitude, Love and Lessons.”

    In the story, Carter talks about she how got pregnant at 16 and how that changed her relationship with her mother.

    “She was a doting Grandma while I was Momma to my child,” she wrote.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - It's a pilot program. And it's a pilot program. It's both.

    Bullitt County Public Schools is adding aviation and aerospace to its College and Career Readiness Initiative Program, which offers a variety of alternative education toward various job paths.

    North Bullitt High School and the Bullitt County Career Readiness Center (in conjunction with the Bullitt County Area Technology Center) will partner with the Air+Space Academy headquartered at Bowman Field in Louisville.

  •   CORRECTION: The following group, Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County, was incorrectly mentioned as Loved Ones Against Drugs (LOAD) of Bullitt County in the May 13 edition of The Pioneer News. The following online version has been corrected.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lori Pile and Frances Sprinkles want to offer a load of assistance to the community.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - Students at Cedar Grove Elementary have a better idea of future career paths thanks to some local experts.

    Representatives of various community businesses and organizations visited Cedar Grove for the annual career fair, hosted by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    FRC coordinator Tammy Perdue said representatives are invited each year to discuss their jobs with students, as well as the many types of jobs necessary for their places of work to flourish.

  •  HILLVIEW - The Hillview Wal-Mart is offering well wishes to Kosair and the Children's Miracle Network.

    Wal-Mart zone manager Darlene Ready said the store's goal was to raise $30,000 for Kosair Children's Hospital, with a wishing well created at a store entrance for donations made by shoppers.

    The store will host two Saturday carnivals in the next month, May 16 and June 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring cake walks, ring toss, plinko, duck pond, sucker tree, karaoke, colored hairspray and a Tarot reader.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Every year, on a Friday night, Bullitt County gathered some of its biggest heroes to honor their lives.

    Now, for the first time ever, the gathering will happen on a Saturday, and will include many more heroes in the celebration.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life, presented by the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 6 p.m. to midnight at North Bullitt High School. This year's theme is "We Can Be Heroes" featuring superhero characters.

  •   CLERMONT --  Spring is in full swing at Bernheim and that means it’s time for BloomFest, the annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Garden faerie house construction, the garden faerie parade, flower bed planting, naturalist-led discovery stations, local artisans, food vendors,  and a very special birthday celebration are just some of the many activities for everyone to enjoy.