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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you ask government officials, police officers, school administrators and church leaders what the major problem is facing local individuals and families, more often than not they give the same answer.

    It’s heroin.

    Following a wave of rampant methamphetamine creation and abuse, heroin suddenly became the area’s primary drug of choice, both cheaper and easier to obtain among users.

  •  BOWLING GREEN -- “Only Doing It for Some Doll.”

    So describes the behavior of the ‘guys’ in Frank Loesser’s classic musical Guys and Dolls.

    This joint production of WKU’s Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance is based on Damon Runyon’s stories of New York gamblers in the ‘40s and will be presented April 1-3 at Van Meter Hall.

    The show was a great success on Broadway in 1950 and has been performed all around the world. In 1955 it was made into a movie starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Students at Cedar Grove Elementary were given a chance to explore possible career paths during Career Day.

    Special speakers throughout the county spoke to the students about their career choices, which included a racecar driver, a pediatrician, a beautician and an optometrist.

    The event was established through the school's Family Resource Center.

    See more photos of the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Regular visitors to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Seniors Center are not strangers to retirement.

    However, the party they attended was to celebrate a special retirement for a special person.

    Senior Center director Mary Wilson is retiring after 12 years of fun daily activities, special parties, hot meals and plenty of love.

    The seniors reciprocated that love with a special party in Wilson’s honor, including gifts and visits from some of Wilson’s past and present co-workers.

  •  FRANKFORT -- Surviving College, a guide that helps college freshmen succeed during their first year on campus, is available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes sections about:

    *Majors and class schedules.

    *Staying healthy and safe on campus.

    *Learning styles and study tips.

    *Campus life.

    *Financial basics.

    KHEAA also provides Surviving College for Adults, geared toward nontraditional students.

  •  Due to the low spending of LIHEAP funds through the state of Kentucky, the crisis phase has been extended to April 30, unless funds run out prior to that time.

    This program is administered through the Community Action Agencies in Kentucky.

    During the crisis phase, a low-income household must bring a copy of a disconnect or past due notice on heating bills.

    Applicants whose rent includes their heating costs must bring an eviction notice.

    For more information, contact the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency at 543-4077.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—For many, a new year means new chances and saying goodbye to the past.

    It can also be a time many people dread, fearing that a new year could mean leaving behind a lost loved one.

    Joe and Patty Curtsinger expected there to be tears last New Years. Their daughter, Emily, had passed away June 9 from liver failure, a battle she’d fought her entire life.

    But, thanks to Emily’s encouragement and a little help from the Dream Foundation, the family was able to celebrate with a family tradition: a Kid Rock concert.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you believe that over 52 tons of garbage was recycled in the past year through efforts of various groups in Bullitt County?

    It’s true, according to a report filed with state officials by Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield.

    The county receives an annual litter abatement grant. For the past year, the county received $72,158 and spent every penny of it.

    In fact, Hatfield said, the county spent $91,261.53. That includes billable time for things likes the use of county road department equipment.

  •  The North Bullitt High School Eagle Battalion Academic team earned Second Place in the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB).

    The team consists of Stephen McCullough, Krista Tungett, Chase Caudill, Katie Jenkins and Kailah Habib.

    Senior Army Instructor Major Kevin Clark described his feelings this way.

  •  CLERMONT -- Signs of spring are everywhere at Bernheim this month.

    That includes a new traveling exhibit from Morton Arboretum that shines a spotlight on the plight of trees. Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat opens at Bernheim runs through July 5.

    A public opening will be held on April 2.

    The exhibit will be set up in and around the Two Ponds Loop trail behind the Visitor Center.

    The Morton Arboretum developed and produced the exhibit in association with the Global Trees Campaign.