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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT –  Spring has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate Spring Break than enjoying nature’s beauty at Bernheim? Join Bernheim all week long for Spring Break Adventure Week April 2-6.  Along with on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife exploration and free play, Bernheim will offer a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate nature. 

    ·      Discovery Stations

  •  The cost of food in America remains affordable.

    According to the U.S. Department of Agricultural’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food annually.

    The consumer makes enough money to pay for this food in about seven weeks.

    In recognition of this week, Bullitt County Farm Bureau is celebrating Food Check-Out Week by delivering food items to the residents of Colonial House in Shepherdsville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — No matter where the disaster may strike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there.

    This time, though, the disaster struck a little closer to home to Feeding Coordinator Karen Smith.

    “I wasn’t excited because it means friends are hurting but it feels good that we can provide for our neighbors,” she said.

    The last time the disaster relief team set up in Bullitt County was after the 1996 tornados hit the area.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the biggest something-to-do for kids in Bullitt County, and this year there will be more to do than ever before!

    The 2018 KidsFest, presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Kosair Charities and the Shriners of Bullitt County, takes place Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s event will be different than previous years, with more indoor and outdoor activities added for the kids.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone with property along the Salt River tends to see their location as a curse during floods.

    A local church has taken what could be considered a curse and turned it into a blessing.

    Mercy Hill Church in Shepherdsville received substantial water damage to its building infrastructure during the recent high water event. The church moved into the old Troutman Dry Goods store located on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

  •  These photographs were taken by “Ms. Allen,” a neighbor, as she captured William E. Armstrong riding his horse with a cup of coffee through the flood waters of 1997.  These were made from the front porch of her residence at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1494 (Beech Grove Road), Lebanon Junction.  

    Mr. Armstrong recalls that, when he woke up on this particular morning, the flood waters had backed up to the back of his barn and surrounded his property. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals of Melanie Roberts is to have a safe and secure county.

    As the Bullitt County Judge/Executive the past 11 years, Roberts feels that the community is indeed a secure place to live and to work.

    With the encouragement of a lot of people, Roberts will run for her fourth term in office this May.

    Roberts will be challenged by Jerry Summers in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic nominee Tony Thompson in the fall.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Angie Etherton has pointed her career to an opportunity which she has been presented.

    With Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward retiring at the end of her term, that window of opportunity has been opened.

    “What I have done in my life has put me in the position to seek this promotion in my career,” said Etherton, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years.

    She said her career has been pointed toward seeking the judgeship.

  •  Photographer Wayne Bonnett went airborne to capture this picture of the Salt River at Highway 61.

    You can see that the water is over its banks, nearing the Highway 61 bridge. Preston Highway would be shut down just north of the river.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday due to numerous roads blocked by water.

    Check for more flood photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net, and subit your flood photos to editor@pioneernews.net

  •  Kentucky students who attend private or home schools have free access to Individual Learning Plans from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    KHEAA works with Career Cruising, which provides the ILP the state uses in all public schools, to give private and home school students in grades 6 through 12 the same planning tool.

    ILPs let students explore careers, set up education plans, create résumés and establish personal goals to become college and career ready.