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Today's Features

  • John Roberts, public relations director and grant writer for the Bullitt County Public School System, recently earned state recognition.

    Roberts earned top honors from the Kentucky Schools Public Relations Association in the following categories:

    *External Publications - full color for Excellence Begins in the Classroom, first place

    *Photography for District Science Fair, first place

    *Photo Essays - Mock Accident at North Bullitt and Welcome to the 2008-09 School Year, two first-place awards

  • Joseph “Joey” Meers, son of Carolyn Meers of Bullitt County, has received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The scholarship will provide up to $1500 a year toward college expenses for a total of four years.

    After an emotionally difficult childhood and adolescence, Meers earned his GED (General Educational Development) credential in the JAG Program with Bullitt County Adult and Community Education in March 2009.

  • LOUISVILLE ee" Blood donation. It’s the priceless gift of hope. By making an appointment to donate blood through the American Red Cross this holiday season, you not only give someone hope ee" you help save lives too.

  • CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest believes that increasing the amount of time children spend out of doors, year round, will help them learn more effectively, increase social skills, benefit from physical activity and generally have more fun!

  • The Furry Friends, a group of volunteers who support the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, hosted a special Halloween event.

    Families were invited to come out and tour the shelter.

    The trick or treaters were greeted by volunteers, including Delsey Williams, who posed with some of the guests.

    Anyone wishing to help support the animal shelter should contact the Furry Friends, who meet on the first Thursday of each month at the shelter.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - After having just seven high school seniors in the partnership college credit program with Jefferson Community and Technical College, the participation could only grow.

    This fall, 30 students, with representation from all three high schools, are earning up to 12 college credit hours while they are still attending their regular school.

    But, in addition, the Pioneers of the Next Generation are making sure the program grows and the number of Bullitt Countians attending college increase.

  • BROOKS - John Kehne doesn’t exactly know why or how, but evidence convinces him that the world will change on Dec. 21, 2012.

    The Brooks resident has gone as far as creating his own Web site, www.december212012.com, currently the number one Google site devoted to the topic. Kehne boasted over five million hits per month from 63 countries.

    Kehne does not claim to predict the future in any fashion. He just feels there is enough evidence to believe that something significant will happen on that day.

  • It was a perfect night on Friday as Mayor Joetta Calhoun and Santa and Mrs. Claus flipped the switch on the Light Up Mount Washington display on Bardstown Road.

    Aubrey Schneider was among those who received a free photo with Santa and Betty Porter was joined by some special singers at the First Baptist Church.

    The lights will remain on display during the holidays.

    Check upcoming editions of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for more photos of the holiday season.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes you just need a ray of hope.

    On Christmas Day, the St. Aloysius Bounty of Hope looks to bring a bit of cheer to over 500 people with a special holiday meal.

    Tom Chamberlain, organizer of the Bounty of Hope program, said the first year had 300 people participate. This year, that number could double.

    Thanks to donations from entities such JOM Pharmaceutical, Apex Wireless and a lot of individual helpers, Chamberlain said a Christmas meal will be prepared and presents will be given to over 250 children.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE — Sugar plums are always dancing in amateur baker Robin Mann’s head.

    The Shepherdsville homemaker loves to spend her spare time dreaming up new, sweet concoctions to share with friends and family — but doesn’t seek fame or profit for her culinary delights.

    Mann does, however, enjoy a little friendly baking competition every once and a while. That slightly competitive spirit coupled with her accomplished baking skills landed her a first place award at the Kentucky State Fair this August.