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Today's Features

  • Wicked Plants - Saturday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. ee" noon, Visitor Center

    Fee: Members $7, non-members $10; registration required

    Poisonous plants and wicked weeds are worth knowing! Join a Bernheim naturalist for an investigative ramble on the wild side of some less than lovable plants.

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    ECO KIDS: Third Saturday Adventures in Nature for Kids and Families ee" Spring Wildflowers - Saturday, April 17, 1:00 ee" 4:00 p.m., Visitor Center

    FREE

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Though some parental knowledge and skill takes over, it never hurts to receive further assistance from experts - an extra set of hands.

    The Bullitt County Health Department features such assistance, free of charge, through the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program.

    HANDS partners first-time parents with skilled mentors who offer a wide range of parental advice and assistance.

    The program begins as early as three months into the pregnancy, continuing until the child graduates at age two.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A successful fundraiser will help Bullitt County’s young farmers harvest educational opportunities.

        Numerous activities such as fundraisers have earned the Bullitt County Young Farmers two consecutive state awards.

        The Young Farmers, a division of Bullitt County Farm Bureau, recently earned a second consecutive Gold Star Award for Excellence.

  • Various Easter week observances were held in Bullitt County.

    First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville again hosted its daily service and lunch during Holy Week. The St. Aloysius choir sang during one of the services.

    The Walk of the Cross through downtown Shepherdsville was held on Good Friday. The walk started at the Full Gospel Christian Center near the detention center and ended at the Melton’ food Mart on Highway 44. One of the stops included a prayer in front of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

  • Snows in late January caused the annual Catholic Schools Week celebration at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Academy to the postponed.

    However, the eighth-grade students would not escape the volleyball skills of the staff.

    Once again this year, the staff taught the students a lesson in volleyball skills with a hard-fought victory.

    This is an annual event which concludes a week of activities to highlight educational opportunities at Catholic schools.

  • The Bullitt County Public Schools TeenAgeParenting Program recently received a generous donation from a local company, JOM Pharmaceuticals.

    JOM is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. The donation included many items that the moms and moms-to-be can use for baby care.

    Barbara Plenge, director of TAPP, accepted the donation with gratitude. A goodie bag of care items was put together for each of the students.

  • Throughout Bullitt County, the young and old, two-legged and four-legged were enjoying the Easter holiday.

    Seniors visited the Alternative Adult Day Care Center in Hillview to enjoy some Easter games.

    The HOPE for Pets hosted its second Easter Egg hunt for dogs. A large turnout came out on Friday to pariticpate in the annual event.

    The Cedar Grove Pre-school program held an Easter Egg Hunt on Friday. The youngsters hunted a little and then compared their take with someone else’s.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Shortly after Darrell Vincent graduated with bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering in 1992, he had a career at a major corporation and a bright future ahead of him.

    But after a while he became dissatisfied with his job and wondered what else was out there.

    “I just wasn’t happy with what I was doing,” Vincent said.

    He enjoyed science and wanted to coach high school sports, so he considered becoming a teacher. And so he did.

  • Youngsters in Hillview participated in the annual Easter Egg hunt.

    Things don’t take too long, even when over 6,000 eggs are at stake.

    Youngsters from all age groups quickly found the eggs hidden outside the community center.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Dana Bischoff recently visited Jennifer Cornell’s AM and PM class at Maryville Elementary School.

    Bischoff’s desire is to work with elementary-aged children to help with crime prevention.

    Bischoff, who is also a college instructor, stated, “My heart is in education, I believe it truly helps generate productive citizens.”