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Today's Features

  •  MOREHEAD - The initial class of Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics arrived Sunday, Aug. 9, on the campus of Morehead State University.

    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics was designed to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. 

    A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

  •  The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office will conduct traffic safety checkpoints through Sept. 7.

    During the checkpoints in Bullitt County, officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations and motor vehicle equipment violations.

  •  Students at Pleasant Grove Elementary ushered in the new year with a parade led by the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    The fourth graders of Pleasant Grove Elementary made sure onlookers knew they were proud of their grade with their banner, their noisemakers, and their “Fourth Grade Rocks!” chant.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  FRANKFORT, - Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 35 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. 

    The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Days before the Kentucky State Fair opens to the public, Shepherdsville residents Nina Bain and Dennis Shaffner were busy at work to display the antique and art competitive exhibits. 

    “Out of all the years, this is the happiest I’ve ever been,” Bain said. “I’m going to retire on a really high note.”

    Bain is the superintendent for the antique exhibit.

  •  HILLVIEW - When Lise Richey lost her job at Humana after more than eight years, she realized she needed to up her game in order to get a comparable job.

    “I’ve been able to find jobs, but nothing close to what I was making,” she said.

    After noticing a flyer for the Bullitt County Public Library’s Job Lab when she went to pay her water bill at the Shepherdsville Government Center, she found the game changer she needed.

  •  The Bullitt County CASA program was contacted by Kosair Charities about starting a Back to School drive to help the youngsters in the program.

    With the assistance of Pat Smith Darnell, director of pupil personnel with the school system, several schools without Family Resource Centers were targeted for assistance.

  •  The Bullitt County Health Department celebrates National Immunization Month by reminding both adults and children — You “Otter” Immunize! 

    Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

    The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. 

  •   Dana Williams, a sophomore at North Bullitt High School, was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Junior Teen pageant.

    The pageant will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Dana learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections.

    This came after candidates were interviewed in local preliminary contests.

    Dana submitted an application and took part in the interview session conducted by this year’s preliminary pageant coordinator.

  •  Kindergarten students at Roby Elementary got a head start on the school year.

    They gathered at the school before the opening day to meet with teachers, learn their way around the school and participate in various activities.