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Today's Features

  •   The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with law enforcement across the state for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from Aug. 13 through Sept. 1, 2014.

    The nationwide impaired driving crackdown includes high-visibility enforcement supported by a federally-funded advertising campaign to curb impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

  •  LOUISVILLE –The Kentucky State Fair offers discount admission on select days of the Fair, including Military Monday, Humana Seniors’ Discount Day and Early Bird Special day.

  •  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 - They sat at Bullitt Lick Middle School to learn how to sit better.

    Thirty local girls, age 11-13, participated in two Safe Sitter educational programs, a one-day event designed to share safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and responses to emergency situations.

    The program was hosted by Bullitt County Health Department educator Liz McGuire and Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

  •  Officials at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA took interest in letters dispatched by students in Roby Elementary School teacher Jacquelyn Clark’s reading council.

    “The kids loved the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John R. Ritter and wanted to see if a studio would make it into a movie,” Clark said.

  •  The popularity of an ancient board game is captured in the number of new players.

    “We have, as a group, seen our chess program almost double in size over last year,” said District Chess League Coordinator Dennis Minnis. “18 different schools from Bullitt County participated in the district Chess Championships this year.”

    Minnis has a passion for chess because it involves thinking strategies.

  •  School chess team coaches are learning that once word reaches students they can be part of a chess team, moves are made.

    Rita Taulbee of Lebanon Junction Elementary School distributes flyers in the fall followed by visiting individual classes and asking teachers for input.

  •  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.