.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  •  LTC David Walker was the special speaker at the annual North Bullitt JRTOC Veterans Day assembly.

    Cadets demonstrated the proper way to fold the American flag.

    WWII veteran Charles Howlett and VFW Post 5710 commander Danny Morrison were both in attendance for the ceremony.

    Look for more photos from the North Bullitt Veterans Day event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks will be open this winter with a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events.

    These events include wildlife viewing weekends for elk, eagles, sandhill cranes, the Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 23-25 at Carter Caves State Resort Park, a Family Adventure Weekend at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Jan. 16-18 and 5K races. There are more than 250 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary annually salutes retired and active military with a special Veterans Day presentation.

    This year’s ceremony included a Presentation of Colors by the Bullitt Central JROTC, along with a performance of “The National Anthem” by the Bullitt Central band.

    Students performed patriotic songs and read personal essays on the importance of Veterans Day and why it was celebrated.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The completion of college and career facilities to two high schools has provided more opportunities for students in Bullitt and surrounding counties.

    With Bullitt East and North Bullitt centers now completed, Donna Miller, director of the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College, said there is even more opportunities for post-secondary education.

    The college has an arrangement with the Bullitt County Public School System to use classroom space in the evening hours at the two facilities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - One Bullitt County organization wants to make sure veterans are never forgotten.

    The Salt River chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was started about 2 years ago, said Ruth Chowning, vice regent of the chapter.

    “Our major goal and mission is to honor all veterans who have made this county what it is today,” she said.

    The group, which includes about 40 members, recently worked on their first project with Interlink Counseling Services, which helps guide homeless veterans.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Goldsmith, a former member of the United States Army’s 184th Ordnance Company Special C4 unit based in Germany, can be considered a hero like all other veterans.

    Now Goldsmith can also be referred to as a Hall of Famer, and it was because of his unit he received such a title.

    Goldsmith was selected as a member of the 2014 White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.

    Established in 1921, White Castle is famous for its Sliders, smaller square burgers made with 100 percent real beef.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Al Ondreka spent 10 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Big Blue Nation students in some area schools can rest easier now, knowing that they have now been fairly represented.

    Last year University of Louisville player Peyton Siva visited Bullitt County students. This year it was recent UK graduate Jarrod Polson.

    A member of the 2011-12 national championship team, Polson visited four schools in Bullitt County, including Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary, along with Bernheim and Bullitt Lick Middle.

    The visits were courtesy of the schools' Family Resource and Youth Services Centers.

  • CEDAR GROVE--It's a process that takes time and patience. But with our busy schedules sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves and give ourselves time to heal.

    But soon there will be a place veterans can visit with their families for free to get away for awhile.

    Started about four years ago, by Troy Yocum, Active Heroes is an organization that seeks to help struggling veterans whether it be with PTSD, suicide or adjusting to civilian life.

  •  HILLVIEW -- One North Bullitt senior has embraced her scars to take her to new heights.

    Seventeen-year old Juliauna Wilkerson was diagnosed with scoliosis in 2012. She had to have two surgeries placing two rods and 27 screws in her back.

    “The scar makes me unique because no one else has it.‚“ Wilkerson said.