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Today's Features

  •  The annual Valentine Gala, sponsored by the American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties, brought out one of its largest crowds ever Saturday night to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    There was plenty of dancing - by young and not-so-young - to the music of the Wulfe Pack, featuring Sherry Edwards.

    There were lots of gift packages won by ticketholders.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will host a buzz worthy program. this weekend.

    Bee Curious: An Afternoon with Phil Craft will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 – 4 p.m. at the Bernheim Education Center.

    Whether you’re curious about becoming a beekeeper or just interested in learning more about one of nature’s most fascinating creatures, this session offered by Phil Craft is sure to enlighten. 

    Craft will cover the basics of getting started as a beekeeper, as well as honeybee biology.

  •  The following results were from the Middle School Governor’s Cup academic competition for District 41:

  •  FOX CHASE - Owen Taylor, pictured with his helpers and granddaughters - Haley, 5, and Shelby, 8 - had a very good year.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - A house party recently landed a Mount Washington man and 16 young adults in jail. 

  •  HILLVIEW – Police officers have a main goal of helping and protecting people.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Kentuckians, far ahead of cancer.

    "Our goal is to increase awareness of heart disease," said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department education coordinator. "It affects everyone. We want to promote facts and healthy lifestyles."

    The Health Department features life-changing information and tips, along with a good time, during its annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  •  A large crowd turned out Friday night at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The fund-raiser was to help relocate the Bowman Valley School, a one-room schoolhouse for African American students. It has been donated to preservation but money is needed to move it to a safer location next to the Woodsdale Schoolhouse next  to the Board of Education office.

    Todd Bodenheimer presented his tribute to Elvis as the main entertainment.

  •  Workers were busy last week at Vine Hill Baptist Church, which is located on Highway 245 across from Bernheim Forest.

    The wooden cross that sat atop the church for many years had begun to deteriorate and church members decided it was time to replace it

    A new steeple was installed last week and pastor Greg Crenshaw took these pictures of the occasion.

  •       Bullitt East High School freshman Savannah Warner has been honored with a Louisville YMCA Youth Character Award.

         YMCA Membership Director Anita Stump submitted a glowing nomination that accentuated Savannah’s belief on God.

         “I really liked that they highlighted my strong Christian faith,” Savannah said. “My faith is the most important thing in my life.”