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Today's Features

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Occasionally in sports the Most Valuable Player will also make the best play of the season.

    North Bullitt High School teacher Christy Bickett was crucial in one of the top moments of the past school year, when her AP Calculus class won the TI-Nspire Express Your Selfie Contest hosted by Texas Instruments, with the class receiving a live Skype interview with actress Mayim Bialik from “The Big Bang Theory.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's one of Bullitt County's biggest events because it's the one that puts the emphasis on the children.

    The 2015 KidsFest, presented by Kentucky One Health and Kosair Charities in association with the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year's event will include an admission fee of $1 per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a sea of red on a recent Thursday morning.

    The occasion was the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon, coordinated by the Bullitt County Public Health Department.

    The aim of the event is to raise awareness to the dangers of heart disease.

    Dr. Brian Holland discussed the changes in his field of detecting and treating heart ailments in the very youngest of children.

    The biggest challenge to dealing with infant heart ailments is early detection.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Spring is almost here, we know what’s on everyone’s minds next --prom.

    Little Miss Dress Up will be hosting the first annual Hollywood Nights Prom, Homecoming and Pageant Show on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. 

    The event is free to the public.

    Owner of the Hillview store, Marietta McKinney, said she wanted to have a fashion show specifically featuring prom and homecoming wear.

    “We hope to do this every year,” she said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

    “He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

    The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

    When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.

  •  BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World will offer incredible seminars throughout the Show weekend, Feb. 27 through March 1 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

    Each ticket includes access to the seminars offered on the day of the visit, which are filled with helpful information delivered in a fun, interactive manner.

    Throughout the weekend Jeff Wallitsch, Wallitsch Garden Center, will teach about gardening on a budget, as well as container gardening. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Though the war may be over, for some the battle has just begun. After serving our country, many military service members have a hard time transitioning back to civilian life. Especially if they were in combat.

    Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, shared how she was personally affected by this battle with members of the Mount Washington AARP recently.

    The 2000 Miss America’s father served in the Marines during Vietnam where he became disabled.

  •   HEBRON ESTATES -- It was difficult to decide who might have been smiling the most.

    It could have been University of Louisville president James Ramsey and his staff.

    Or it could have been members of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    Ramsey made a recent visit to several of the programs now underway in Bullitt County.

  •  There was an overflowing crowd at the annual Valentine Gala, which benefits the Bullitt and Spencer County service centers of the American Red Cross.

    With the Wulfe Brothers again providing music, the dance flows was filled throughout the night. There was over 500 who attended the annual fund-raiser.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos and video by Thomas Barr.