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Today's Features

  •     FRANKFORT - After being named one of three finalists for the title of Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year, Bullitt East’s Darrell Vincent sat calmly in the Capitol rotunda as he awaited the announcement of the winner yesterday morning.

        The anticipation built as Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday commended all the finalists for their dedication.

        “We appreciate and applaud you,” he said.         

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Throughout the years Martie Korfhage has worked very hard to create a perfect home for her family.

        From cooking great recipes and crafting homemade drapes to using tried and true cleaning techniques, the 86-year-old has a wealth of knowledge she acquired throughout the years and much of it she attributes to the Bullitt County Homemakers.

        Korfhage has been a member of the county’s Cedar Grove Homemaker Club since September of 1949.

  •     Bullitt Central FFA advocated new involvement in the community, outspoken leadership, and agriculture education to strengthen the relationship between FFA and Farm Bureau as well as to prove younger generation’s interest in agriculture.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Abraham Lincoln’s coming to town…sort of.

        This weekend visitors and local residents alike will have the opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when the Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile makes a stop in downtown Mount Washington.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a certain pride in knowing your family tree.

    Those interested in sharing or gathering genealogical information met at Ridgway Memorial Library for the second annual Family Fair, presented by the Bullitt County Genealogical Society in conjunction with the Bullitt County History Museum.

    Genealogical Society president Barbara Bailey said all were welcome to attend, not just those with Bullitt County connections. She displayed memorabilia from the history of The Pioneer News, with which her ancestors played a major role.

  •      CLERMONT - Bernheim’s Concert by the Lake, sponsored by Jim Beam, will rock your evening on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5-9 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheatre on Lake Nevin.

        Local favorites and rising stars J.D. Shelburne and Erica Martin will deliver high-energy rock and country, each with their own exciting personality.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Don Grace doesn’t play basketball, football, baseball or golf, but he does have a sport - competitive commercial truck driving.

        Since 1999, Grace has competed in four Kentucky Motor Transport Association Truck Driving Championships, giving him the opportunity to exhibit his commercial driving skill.

        Along the way he picked up second- and third-place honors in various categories, but despite his best efforts he never could nab first place.

        That is until this year.

  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest recently held its annual BugFest weekend.

    A lot of youngsters got a chance to see bugs up close, as well as some other creatures in nature.

    More photos by Stephen Thomas are available in the photo galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Most Americans will never forget the tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001.

    To commemorate 9/11 and give honor to those who lost their lives on that day folks all over the country participated in various events in remembrance.

    As a way of thanking military, police, fire and EMS personnel for their service the Mount Washington Valu Market observed the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by offering them a 10 percent discount on all items in the store.

    “It’s our small way of giving them some recognition,” store manager Dan Kelty said.