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Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pleasant Grove Elementary students are raising school funds while acting environmentally responsible.

    Students earned over $400 by recycling empty Capri Sun drink pouches and returning them to TerraCycle, an eco-friendly company that produces over 50 recyclable products.

    Pleasant Grove PTO president Christy Crosley came up with the idea, seeing the TerraCycle information on the back of a Capri Sun box. The school would receive two cents for each returned pouch.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - What did you do on Spring Break?

        For 13-year-old Kaitlyn Yates, the answer to that question was extraordinary: She saved her younger siblings from a burglar and assisted in his apprehension.

        Because of her successful efforts, Kaitlyn was honored by Bullitt County EMS officials and the County Judge’s office.

        The event occurred on the morning of April 9, the Friday of Spring Break, when Mark Dages, 48, of Mount Washington allegedly broke into Kaitlyn’s home.

  •     NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary is located 12 miles west of the nearest library. Local residents have to travel over the Highway 44 hill to access library materials.

        Thanks to grant funding and efforts by the Bullitt County Library Board, folks in the Nichols area may now save the effort thanks to the new Nichols Easy Access Library.

        It’s not a building; A large box, similar to a mailbox in an apartment complex, is located on Nichols Elementary’s front porch.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fiscal court meetings are over.

    The concerns over who is running what for the county parks program are done.

    It’s time to have a little family fun.

    On Friday, the YMCA of Bullitt County will kick off what it hopes is a very family-friendly summer of fun by the pool. Make that three pools.

    A grand reopening beach party will be held on Friday at the Bullitt Central pool. After being closed last summer, the YMCA is now managing that pool, as well as the facilities behind Maryville Elementary and beside Mount Washington Middle.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County farmers left their green thumbprints on an international educational opportunity.

        The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service played host to a group of European representatives traveling throughout the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the US State Department.

        Five individuals from various European countries stopped in Bullitt while also visiting New York City, Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Diego.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - America’s spirit shines when everyday people do extraordinary things. This is the spirit that shines in the work of the American Red Cross.

        Every day, the Red Cross and its volunteers work to save lives or rebuild lives that have been shattered by disaster - down the street, across the country and around the world.

  • Police chief Aaron Yates and members of the Hillview City Council helped to raise funds for Operation Santa during the 2010 Hillview City Fair.

    They took pies in the face for a donation to Operation Santa.

    Besides Yates, the participants included Tim Boggs, Kim Whitlock and Harry Cooper.

    Look for more photos in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seven Counties Services employees feel they are planting seeds in helping their clients’ lives blossom.

    One of the organization’s therapeutic programs involves a greenhouse where clients assist in the growing process.

    The Howard F. Brocco Therapeutic Greenhouse was officially dedicated to the Seven Counties’ president and CEO, who has provided his services since the organization’s inception in 1978.

  •     PIONEER VILLAGE - Sam Hutchins likes to read.

        In fact, he likes to read a lot.

        As a participant in the Maryville Reader program, the second grader has accumulated 146 points.

        And those points represent earning one point for every book the 8-year-old has read.

        Yes, that means he has read 146 books this year.

        “It helps you learn more words,” Hutchins said was one reason he likes to read.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted its annual Family Literacy Night with special guest George Ella Lyon.

        As keynote speaker, Lyon visited with students throughout the school day and parents during the event.

        Lyon, a Kentucky native, is an artist dealing with poetry, novels, plays, songs and picture books geared toward both children and adults.

        Family Literacy Night included a poetry cafe, with many students showcasing their own pieces.