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Today's Features

  • 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.”

  •     The second annual Tour de Hillview will be held on Saturday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m.

        Over 300 participants are anticipated for this event, which will include live music, catered delights by Calistoga Restaurant.

        There will be safety tips offered.

        The bike ride will be through the streets of Hillview.

        Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, call 957-5280.

  •     The freedom of a mobile agricultural classroom allowed Freedom Elementary students an extra educational opportunity.

        The Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC), sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, recently visited Freedom.

        MSAC program coordinator Jason Hodge visits hundreds of schools throughout the state offering programs that implement farm safety and preservation along with agricultural education.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a sad day for many of those who bid farewell to what has been a Shepherdsville institution for over 30 years.

    On Sunday, Feb. 28 the Kitchen Family Restaurant in Shepherdsville closed its doors for the last time, ending a chapter of local history.

    “There was no desire to close,” said owner Scott Cundiff. “It just so happened that all the planets lined up and this is where we‘re at.”

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, more that 1,100 Boy Scouts had gathered at Bullitt Lick Middle School to attend a Merit Badge University program.  Following a brief orientation session, scouts were soon seated in classrooms working on merit badges ranging from American Heritage to Woodworking with some 70 other options in between.