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Today's Features

  •              MOUNT WASHINGTON— Into the woods Bullitt East students go in a performance of “Into the Woods Jr.” this weekend.

                The musical intertwines the lives of popular fairy tale characters like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

  •  Agriculture Literacy Week is in March.  However, Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated most of the month.  This time is set aside each year to draw attention to the many ways American’s food sysem improves the quality of life for our people.

  •  CLERMONT --  Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time to get outside and experience all that is budding in nature. 

    It also means it’s time for BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

    Whether it’s joining the costume parade, participating in naturalist-led discovery stations or enjoying local artisans and food vendors, there is an activity for everyone.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — It’s a health event designed for all ages and it’s happening in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Health Fair will be at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Previously, the health fair was organized by the county chamber, but it has been several years since they hosted one and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing felt it was time to bring it back.

  •  We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of April.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Laurie Geary’s fifth grade class at Mt. Washington Elementary challenged the Mt. Washington City Council to pass an ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants in the city. Katie Whicker and Phillip Burress were among those who presented their request to the council.

  •  Members and visitors were welcomed to Kings Baptist Church for a flashlight egg hunt.

    Before it got dark, the group ate dinner and the children crafted reminders of what the Easter season is truly about.

    Pastor Derrick Ousley delivered an Easter message before beginning the hunt outside where all age groups were welcome to find the candy-filled eggs.

    Several baskets were also given away to different age groups, including a Vacation Bible School preview basket.

  •  The Fourth Annual Lebanon Junction Easter Egg Hunt brought egg hunters of all ages to the Wall Street Park.

                Thanks to candy donations from local churches, children were let lose to collect as many eggs as their baskets could hold before trading their findings for goody bags of candy.

                After the hunt, kids took pictures with the Easter Bunny and enjoyed the playground and spring weather.

  •  The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hopes a few tweaks to their annual spring fundraiser increases participation and revenue.

    After several years of featuring a Kentucky Derby themed gala, Foundation members are going west (but remaining in Bullitt County).

  •  Members of Full Gospel Christian Center led the annual cross walk through downtown Shepherdsville on Good Friday.

    The group stopped for prayer at the Bullitt County Courthouse before continuing the march through town.

  •  The North Bullitt Lions Club donated $300 to Sharon Hand, director of the Hillview Emergency Response Team (HERT).

    Representing HERT were Sharon Hand, Cindy Burns, Pam Burden, Gary Jackson and Carl Payne (a Lions Club member and  HERT volunteer).

    “The money is needed, timely and much appreciated,” said Hand.

    This will go to tools and equipment needed. This is yet another example of the North Bullitt Lions Club giving back to the community.

    North Bullitt Lions formed in 1972 and has served the community for 55 years.