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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Bullitt County cares about their hearts.

    For the first time in its nine-year reign, the Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon sold all 300 seats a week and a half before the event.

    The annual event brings local organizations to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, including the American Heart Association, Bullitt County Extension Homemakers, Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County YMCA, CareSource, KentuckyOne Health and Mended Hearts Kentuckiana Chapter 11.

  •  FRANKFORT -- A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

    1) What my aspiration for my generation is.

  • Lisa Lewis is the new grant writer for Bullitt County Public Schools. She began her duties Jan. 25th and has been busy meeting staff and researching funding opportunities which will directly impact students.

    She is already very impressed with the caliber of professionalism in Kentucky’s seventh largest school district.

    “I was truly humbled by the extraordinary talent within the school system,” she said. “Not only does Bullitt County have great educators but they also have a strong leadership team.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum’s plans to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 1917 Shepherdsville train wreck were briefly derailed in light of new information.

    Documents were recently discovered in a purchase at a Louisville estate auction by local business owner Gary Gibson.

    The papers Gibson found appeared to be about a separate incident. As he read through he discovered some of the papers were directly connected to the local event.

  •  If you are a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and a high school senior, make sure you return your application by the date mentioned.  If you need an application, you can call Harriet Brooks at 502-543-7816 and request one.

    Some of the other scholarships available through Kentucky Farm Bureau are:

    Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship worth up to $3,000 is for a non-traditional student.  One who plans to continue undergraduate studies at an accredited Kentucky college or university.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to doing the right thing and helping a family in the community that deals with special needs, the Outdoors Without Limits Bernheim Chapter is on the right track.

    The area organization strives to bring the outdoors to those who otherwise could not enjoy due to individual disabilities.

    OWL made it possible for one young man to venture outdoors thanks to the donation of an Action Track Chair, a special form of wheelchair designed with track wheels, like a tank, to allow more individual accessibility.

  •  It was another big crowd on Saturday as the American Red Cross hosts its Valentine Gala at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The Wulfe Brothers were joined by Sherry Edwards on stage for a night of singing and dancing.

    See more photos and videos from the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students at Shepherdsville Elementary recently completed the requirement of the DARE program.

    Besides going through the program, students were required to write a DARE essay.

    Winners were Kileigh Schmidt, Abby Smith and Skylar Reed.

    The graduates were:

  •  Mount Washington Middle School students in Joey Hamilton’s first period seminar class received national exposure for their video response on Channel One News.

  •  CAMPBELLSVILLE -- With local churches canceling services during the recent snowstorm on Jan. 24, Campbellsville University students had nowhere to go to worship, so they took matters into their own hands.

    At 10 o’clock that morning, the campus community assembled for a worship service in Ransdell Chapel. The service had a variety of parts, all led by students, including: worship, testimony, and preaching. These students were part of CU’s Church Outreach team, which leads services each Sunday at local churches, ministering and preaching the gospel.