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Today's Features

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - In a brand new red, white and blue gymnasium, the 5th grade Patriots of Maryville Elementary portrayed many historical American figures at their annual Wax Museum.

    Students elect and research their choice of historical figures, then research the individual as part of their classroom assignment.

    From there, they dressing character and create a display for the museum, where they act out a monologue representing the figure.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- May has finally arrived, and soon we’ll hear the much anticipated pounding of the hooves.

    The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is here.

    For the fourth year in a row, the smells at the track include the delicious aromas of Churchill Downs Executive Chef David Danielson.

    Danielson, in his fourth year as executive chef and his seventh year with Levy Restaurants in Louisville, is committed to buying local foods and supporting farmers in Kentucky.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Monnie Goetz has always known she belonged on a racetrack.

    And every Kentucky Derby for the past 31 years, that’s exactly where she’s been.

    The self-employed Mount Washington resident is the “pony person” on the track, hired by trainers to escort horses to the gate.

    “As soon as they leave the paddock at the Kentucky Derby, they come into our hands,” she said. “We make sure they get to the gate and hand them off to the assistant starter.”

  •              MOUNT WASHINGTON— Into the woods Bullitt East students go in a performance of “Into the Woods Jr.” this weekend.

                The musical intertwines the lives of popular fairy tale characters like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

  •  Agriculture Literacy Week is in March.  However, Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated most of the month.  This time is set aside each year to draw attention to the many ways American’s food sysem improves the quality of life for our people.

  •  CLERMONT --  Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time to get outside and experience all that is budding in nature. 

    It also means it’s time for BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

    Whether it’s joining the costume parade, participating in naturalist-led discovery stations or enjoying local artisans and food vendors, there is an activity for everyone.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — It’s a health event designed for all ages and it’s happening in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Health Fair will be at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Previously, the health fair was organized by the county chamber, but it has been several years since they hosted one and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing felt it was time to bring it back.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The weather held out for a beautiful day on the farm… or the educational equivalent.

    Students attended Farm and Agricultural Field Day, hosted by Bullitt County Farm Bureau and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers from Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Schools.

  •  We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of April.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Laurie Geary’s fifth grade class at Mt. Washington Elementary challenged the Mt. Washington City Council to pass an ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants in the city. Katie Whicker and Phillip Burress were among those who presented their request to the council.