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Today's Features

  •     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.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Casey Porter of Mount Washington set out on a hunting trip to eastern Kentucky with her father and brother, she was apprehensive.

    The 11-year-old had never hunted big game, but she made up her mind to do her best and enjoy the experience.

    Not long after the Porters arrived in Perry County in mid-December, Casey harvested an elk weighing between 500 and 600 pounds from about 160 yards away.

    “It was awesome,” Casey said. “When I was successful in taking my cow, I was very happyee my daddy hugged me really hard.”

  •     In its first event, the coalition for recreational and fitness in Bullitt County hosted an observance for the National Women’s Health Day recently.

        As part of the festivities, about 100 women of all ages, and a few men, participated in a walk through the Shepherdsville City Park. The health department sponsored the event.

        A men’s walk will be held in June at the city park.

     

  •     NICHOLS - Kenny Hume passed away while in the process of saving items from the home of his neighbor, Charles Martin, during a house fire.

        Nichols Fire units responded to Martin’s home on Fisher Road around 5:20 a.m., according to Nichols Fire Chief W.D. Coy.

        Martin received first and second-degree burns, according to his brother, Ray. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - After the past year, Christa Altman is happy she’s able to enjoy a stroll.

        The stroll happens to be scheduled at Slugger Field in Louisville. It’s the Great Strides walk, hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

        On Jan. 12, Altman became the recipient of a lung transplant. The former St. Aloysius school teacher had suffered for years from cystic fibrosis.