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Today's Features

  • BAGHDAD - A Shepherdsville man is making a big difference for our soldiers in Iraq. And he doesn’t even carry a weapon.

    George Allen Blevens, an Electrical Inspector employed by Hill International Inc., is serving as a member of Task Force SAFE. The 36-year-old’s daily job is the safety of service members and civilians in Iraq.

    Task Force SAFE (Safety Actions for Fire and Electricity) was formed by a Congressional mandate in August 2008 to inspect, assess and correct any electrical, fire or safety issues at more than 94,000 Coalition facilities across Iraq.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Most anyone can tell a story, but it takes work to spin a quality tale.

    The Bullitt County Public Library presents an opportunity for local residents to learn prose from the pros with a series of storytelling events scheduled this summer.

    Workshops will be hosted at the Ridgway Memorial Library featuring two of the nation's best storytellers from Kentucky, Mary Hamilton and Cynthia Changaris.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON " Kids not quite ready to surrender their break to the approaching school year will have at least one more chance to celebrate summer this Friday.

    Peoples Bank Mount Washington is sponsoring the Summer Kid-Fest starting at 4 p.m. on the business’ property at 201 N. Bardstown Road.

    The celebration will include an evening filled with fun and free attractions including slides, a bungee run, bouncers, a free movie, and an obstacle course. Children will also have the opportunity to receive a free back-pack, drinks, ice pops and more.

  • Residents of the Deer Run subdivision off Hebron Lane in Pioneer Village hosted their first annual July 4th parade through the neighborhood.

    About 100 people of all ages came out to celebrate the Fourth. The Zoneton Fire Department and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department led the parade.

  • The allure of the 25-cent ice cream cones was too much for Olivia Cunningham to resist at the 8th annual Bullitt Blast, held on July 4 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The rains couldn’t keep away a large crowd which showed up for over six hours of activities.

    There was music, rides, cars, military equipment, animals and the finale - fireworks.

    See page B-10 for a look at the fireworks. And look in next week’s edition of The Pioneer News for pictures from the other events of the day.

  • Residents of the Stoney Ridge subdvision off Cedar Grove Road held their second annual parade in honor of the Fourth of July holiday. There was plenty of participation and even a little food at the end of the walk through the residential streets.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Technological advancements often coincide with educational improvements.

    Bullitt County did its part to keep pace with those advancements, playing host to Kentucky’s tech-savvy educational leaders.

    The three-day Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference took place at North Bullitt High School.

    The event included Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Todd Leatherman, Executive Director of Consumer Protection with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, as featured speakers.

  • NICHOLS - Donna LaFountain is now doing some double duty.

    The principal of Nichols Elementary is now also serving the role as director of the county’s pre-school program.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said it would not be a position where LaFountain splits the duties 50/50. Instead, she will spend whatever time is required for each of the positions.

    When the pre-school coordinator’s position became open, Davis said he looked at ways to fill the slot.

    “I think we have a good solution,” said Davis.

  • Happy 80th Birthday, Bernheim Forest!  1929 was a historic year.  It was the year Isaac W. Bernheim established Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.  Bernheim will be celebrating all year long and we hope you will join us.  We have new and exciting initiatives and events planned for you in this 80th anniversary year, and we want you to be an integral part of all we do.  Bring us your Bernheim stories, photos and ideas as we honor the history and the shining future of this grand and beautiful natural resource that is Bernheim Forest.

     

  • The Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center in Hillview got into the Independence Day spirit early this year with a pre-holiday parade.

    Members dressed up in patriotic and Americana costumes, walking and rolling along with waves and smiles for everyone. Each member picked out their own costume.

    Administrator Leah Smith said all-American foods such as hot dogs and apple pie were served for lunch to get everyone in a festive mood. Beach ball volleyball and Washers were among the outdoor recreational games following the parade.