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Today's Features

  • Cedar Grove Elementary School music teacher Rebecca Dennis has earned certification in Music/Early and Middle Childhood from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the highest possible ranking in the field of education.

    “It was very challenging but also very rewarding,” she said. “I learned more during the NB process than I did during any college course. Analyzing your own teaching through video was very enlightening. You can reflect on your lessons, but many things go unnoticed while you are teaching.”

  •  The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, the longest-running civic organization in the county, recently installed its officers for the 2015 year.

    The officers include: Pam Harville, president; Sherry Parker, first vice president; Betty Porter, second vice president, Donna Stout, treasurer; and Donna Burke, parliamentarian.

    The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at various locations.

    Major benefactors of the group’s efforts will continue to be CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Center for Women and Families.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fifth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1, will take place this weekend Jan. 17-18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  •  HILLVIEW - Logan Johnson’s Yellow Brick Road turned out to be Interstate 71.

    That’s the route he traveled from his Hillview home to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he received a new heart.

    Logan is a 10-year-old fifth-grade student attending Little Flock Christian Academy. On Sunday, Oct. 19, he also became a 10-year-old heart transplant recipient.

    On top of receiving a second opportunity, Logan was well enough to return home just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

  •  Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.

  •  A large crowd came out on Saturday night to see a little basketball and a whole lot of fun.

    The Harlem Wizards made a return trip to North Bullitt High School to help raise money for the school’s athletic department.

    Teachers and former players took on the traveling team from New York.

    The squad was one of three traveling the country to help organizations raise funds.

    See a video and photos from the game in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - David Strange is history.

    The Bullitt County Genealogical Society held its December 2014 meeting and luncheon at Ridgway Memorial Library as a roast for the Bullitt County History Museum director who stepped down as of Oct. 31.

    The dinner was hosted by History Museum volunteer Daniel Buxton, with guest speakers including Joe Hardesty with the Louisville Free Public Library, Stephen Thomas from The Pioneer News, and Strange's wife, Bonnie.

  •  Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc.begins operating the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on January 12, 2015. 

  •  Family Day Ministries hosted a special toy giveaway for youngsters in the community following its service on Dec. 21.

    The church ministry is located in Shepherdsville and has given out toys to youngsters for the past several years.