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Today's Features

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - One who is established in news print rarely has an opportunity to tackle creative writing, much less Greek mythology.

    Some of the creative minds at North Bullitt High School challenged their inner artists for an opportunity at appearing in professional print, thanks to Periphas, a collection of pieces published into small book form.

    The book’s title comes from a legendary king of Attica who was turned into an eagle by the jealous god Zeus, only after Apollo asked Zeus to spare the life of Periphas.

  •  The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring.

    The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather.

    (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.

  •   The Bullitt County Genealogical Society hosted a book fair at the Ridgway Memorial Library.

    Local authors of history publications were invited to attend, as well as representatives from various genealogical societies and other history organizations.

    Representatives came from as far away as the Green County Historical Society.

    Along with books and publications, patrons discussed family tree research and special researching techniques.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt Central FFA Chapter participated in FFA Camp in Hardinsburg from June 22-26.

    Eleven girls attended camp. We hope to use our new skills in making a difference in our FFA Chapter. During camp we grew stronger as a chapter and became closer with each other which will help us improve as a whole. 

    During the day we attended classes, learning how we can improve on discipline, communication, responsibilities, positivity, and a few other personal growth skills.

  •  Some local students were lucky enough to find their way to Camp Cloverville.

    The three-day summer camp, hosted by the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H program, was available to 20 students.

    Each students was selected for the camp through the Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Family Resource Centers.

    Camp Cloverville projects included projects in photography, quilting, leather making and cupcake making.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service. 

    And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance.

    “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said.

    Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.

  •  HURRICANE HILLS, TENN. -- Hillview’s Devin Sale recently made his dream come true.

    The 15-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Sale took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,482 qualifying positions. This will be his fourth year to qualify.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Schools was well represented during the 2015 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and School for the Arts.

    Over a dozen juniors spent five weeks as Governor’s Scholars while another three have been chosen to attend the School for the Arts.

  •  In what has become almost an annual event, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

    The discussion centered on the happenings in Washington.

    The Senate leader said he enjoyed being the offensive coordinator now in Washington as he is able to call the plays and that gives him a better chance to help the GOP to score in Congress.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Family Day Ministries in Shepherdsville bought a delivery truck for the purpose of community outreach.

    Pastor Mike Miller called the truck a symbol of the Shepherdsville community’s generosity, a representation of local residents helping others.

    The truck will be heading to Johnson County this week, where locally-donated items will be distributed to flood victims.