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Today's Features

  •  The earliest opening day in Bullitt County Public Schools history has arrived.

    Students experienced a beautiful summer day as they arrived at school on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News will visit each BCPS school location during opening week. Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Think you might have some cash or property that you might have lost track of over the years?

    Maybe those coins which were left in a safety security box at a bank?

    Or maybe a refund from a utility company?

    Or could you have left an urn with a family member’s remains in the bank security box for safe keeping?

    Well, the stories are many and the possibilities are unimaginable.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local authors have received a great deal of success, and that’s not fiction.

    Amy McCorkle, with her co-author Melissa Goodman, have achieved success this year in the form of multiple awards from various independent organizations.

    The duo received nominations for two separate awards at the 2014 FandomFest event at the Galt House in Louisville Aug.1-3. The nominations are both for screenplays, featuring the works, “Bella Morte” and “City of the Damned.”

  •  LOUISVILLE - Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  •  FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2014 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  •  Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Shepherdsville for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year.

    Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

  •   Walk on the Wild Side at Indiana Animal Preservation 

    It was a shared Facebook post that led our family to discover one of the best days of our summer vacation. 

    Wildlife In Need (WIN) is located in Clark County, Ind.

    WIN is home to hundreds of indigenous, exotic and endangered animals. The animals are very active and healthy. 

    They appear to be very happy and have an amazing bond with Tim Stark, the owner of WIN. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Arts Council is looking for a place to call their own.

    Beginning next month, the group will start having fundraisers to build an arts center.

    “It’s something we are all pretty excited about,” said Arts Council President Donna Burke.

    She said they are looking at a few pieces of land and have made up a tentative drawing of the building which will include an art gallery/gift shop and meeting/event rooms for the three divisions of the council.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They all have different stories but one thing in common—a love for music.

    Recently 16 people competed to become Bullitt County Vocalists of Year sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council. And three came out on top.

    In the adult category Nichols resident Matthew Armstrong was the winner.

    The 24-year-old said music has always been a part of his life.

    “I started singing when I was five years old at a little church my uncle used to pastor at,” he said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - With less than two weeks to go before the filing deadline, there are few candidates who have jumped into the various non-partisan races.

    And no one has filed for the two school board seats which will be contested.

    The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    In the race for Mount Washington, incumbent Joetta Calhoun will not run for re-election.