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Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Jacob Carter and Jacob Franklin knew there was work to be done at the Mount Washington pool long before the city made needed repairs earlier this summer.

    Franklin and Carter, both of Mount Washington and Boy Scout Troop 333, enjoyed going to the pool as young boys. Although they couldn’t make some of the most expensive repairs, they recognized a need for additional picnic tables and the restrooms to be renovated.

  • HILLVIEW – For months Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens expressed his approval of the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP), which assists local residents with acquiring necessary medication.

    The program, originally presented by Gov. Steve Beshear’s office, allows trained volunteers to assist communities and uninsured families with prescriptions and medication information.

    Two Hillview city employees immediately volunteered to accept KTAP training. Now the city is receiving further assistance from a local business.

  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest celebrated its 80th Anniversary July 12 with a community wide bash for the whole family.

     

    Look for more photos inthe galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Student energy teams at seven Bullitt County Public Schools were recognized May 18 for promoting awareness and reducing energy consumption.

    Overall since the district started implementing energy conservation efforts over two years ago, there has been a cost avoidance exceeding $250,000 in annual energy costs.

    Bullitt East High School student earned the Overall Gold Award for their year end report and additional activities related to energy conservation.

    District Energy Manager Andrea Rock lauded the efforts of Bullitt East students.

  • Local Boy Scouts teamed up with the Bullitt County Woman’s Club to do some landscaping at the Bullitt County Detention Center on Saturday, June 6.

    Scouts from Shepherdsville Boy Scout Troop 868 and Cub Scout Pack 868 turned out early Saturday morning to construct four flower beds at the front of the jail.

    A landscaping plan had been prepared by the Bullitt County Woman’s Club in consultation with the local Master Gardener Association and the Bullitt County Extension Office.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Boy Scout Troop 868 proudly announces that Stephen Guelda of Shepherdsville has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Stephen is the 11th scout to earn the Eagle rank in Troop 868 during the unit’s 10-year history.

    Stephen, who lives in Fox Chase, is a recent graduate of St. Xavier High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society.

    Stephen is a member of St. Aloysius Parish in Shepherdsville and an active participant in the youth group at Mother Seton Catholic Church in Okolona.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE — Basket making is an art that produces a beautiful and useful product. But perhaps what makes it interesting for anyone is that behind each handmade basket is a special story or experience that reveals something about its maker.

  • No it was not a field trip to the zoo!  A.P.E.S. or American Private Enterprise System program is a cooperative program between the University of Kentucky Extension Service in Bullitt County and local high schools.

    It is designed to teach selected high school juniors and seniors from throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky about how our country does business.

    The students meet in local study groups with executives of local businesses and educators for discussion and hands-on experiences.

  • CLERMONT — Dr. Mark Wourms has an impressive scientific background when it comes to botany, biology, conservation, preservation and zoology.

    But that background blossomed out of something much more personal — a deep-rooted love for nature that began as a young boy in Dayton, Ohio.

    “I’ve always been fascinated by nature, since I was kid. I was always out looking under logs and finding bugs,” he explained, smiling.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just like tweaking the engine of a ‘57 roadster, the second annual Blastin’ Down Buckman Street event hopes to be more powerful than ever.

    The open header street rod, hosted by Hot River Nights, cruise is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4-7 p.m. on S. Buckman between the lights at Highway 44 and Second Street.

    Unlike last year’s inaugural event, held primarily in the Shepherdsville City Park, chairperson Depp Rasner said the street rods would be on display, literally, in the street.