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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – For more than 20 years the Challenge Clubhouse at Seven Counties Services, Inc., has served as a home away from home for many program clients.

    In an effort to make everyone even more comfortable, the clubhouse recently expanded, with more features to help fulfill clients’ needs.

    An open house was hosted to introduce the additional facilities to the public. Program clients assisted with individual tours.

  • The watermelon eating contest at the Bullitt County Fair was a popular, though messy, event.

    Rain and heat hampered attendance at this year's fair.

    The fair was still a fun event with a full week of activities and contest.

    Continue to check the photo galleries at www.pioneernews.net for more fair snapshots. New galleries will be added over the course of the next few weeks.

  • A pugnacious time was had by all at Pugapalooza.

    The first annual Pugapalooza event was hosted by Kentuckiana Pug Rescue at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    Pugapalooza was a special event focusing on pugs, a special breed of canine originally bred and domesticated for Chinese emperors and dating back to the days of Confucius.

    The festival included special pug contests including races, best costume, best trick, Popsicle licking, best kisser and curliest tail.

  • ZONETON ee" On any day, you might find the Cissell brothers at a baseball game or even playing racecars with their wheelchairs in the driveway.

    Caleb, 13, Elijah, 10 and Jacob, 6, love the same activities that other children love including Nascar and art. They even have some healthy sibling sports rivalries.

    But experiencing the world is a bit different for the Cissell brothers than for many children. Shockingly all three boys have the Duchenne’s form of Muscular Dystrophy ee" a debilitating and degenerative genetic muscular disease.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Some ride to have fun, others ride to reach a destination. This Saturday a group of concerned citizens will ride to remember a group of Mount Washington teens who died by suicide.

    The participants in the second annual Make a Difference For Kids Inc.’s Ride to Survive Poker Run are hoping to create awareness of youth cyberbullying and teen suicide.

    All proceeds will benefit the Make a Difference for Kids foundation that is led by President Mark Neblett of Mount Washington.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON " Having a career other than working in the family business never really crossed M.D. Jasper’s mind, until his father’s untimely death.

    When Jasper was a freshman in high school, he lost his father, J.R. Jasper. Up until that time, Jasper always assumed he would pitch in at the family’s farm machinery and auto dealership.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - When told about the changes to the Bullitt County Public Health Department over the past 23 years, Swannie Jett is amazed.

    But as the new director of the public health agency, Jett is looking forward to continuing the growth experienced in the past three decades.

    Jett, who was recently introduced as the new director, said the challenges he faces are not the same as those experienced by retired leader Ned Fitzgibbons.