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Today's Features

  •  SeaWorld Orlando is the perfect place for families who want to have a “magical vacation” without busting the bank.

    Our family decided on a last minute vacation to SeaWorld Orlando, and we were very pleasantly surprised that it topped any other theme park experience we have had in Orlando. SeaWorld has the perfect mix of shows, rides and animal encounters.

  •   Dr. Cindy Meyers Gnadinger has been selected as the vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine College in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of Dale and Leona Meyers of Shepherdsville. Cindy graduated from St. Aloysius Catholic School and in 1984 from Bullitt Central High School.

    She came to the Washington County college after serving as vice president for academic affairs at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C., and as an assistant vice president for academic affairs at Bellarmine University.

  •  Three Bullitt Central seniors were awarded the Children in Flight Justin Brandon Mahaffey scholarships. 

    Casey Sanders received the $3,000 Gold Scholarship. She plans to attend Bellarmine University and major in accounting. Her parents are Billy and Terri Sanders.

    Joseph Combest was selected to receive the $1,000 Silver Scholarship. He will attend Campbellsville University and major in accounting. His parents are Bob and Liz Combest.

  •  CLERMONT - Results from the beef and dairy cattle shows at the Bullitt County Fair:

    Beef cattle

    Angus/Spring heifer -- First place and champion heifer -- Katie Cecil; Angus/cow or calf -- first place and champion Sam Cecil

    Commercial / Spring Heifer -- 1. Ady Mae; 2. Avery O’Bryan; 3. Tyler O’Bryan

    Junior Heifer -- 1. Clay Cecil; 2. Tyler O’Bryan

    Winter Heifer -- 1. Avery O’Bryan

    Champion Commercial Heifer -- Clay Cecil

     

    Steer -- 1. Sam Cecil

  •  One of the longest running events at the Bullitt County Fair is the Kentucky State Frog Jumping Championships.

    Competitors of all ages were invited to see how far their frogs could jump.

    The techniques were quite different.

    See the mlultimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the frog jumping competition, Haystack Hunt and other fair events.

     

    Frog Jump Contest Winners:

    1st: Avery O’Bryan, 4, Mount Washington

  •  “G” Woodruff (Woodie) Marshall of Mount Washington was awarded the prestigious award for Marine of the Year FY 2014 on June 16.

    He was honored by the Kentuckiana Detachment 729 Marine Corps League.

    He received a large plaque and certificates for Outstanding Support for the Toys for Tots program.

    He is nicknamed “Mister Reliability” by the league for his dedication to the chapter’s military activities and rifle volley detail.

  •  FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers.

    The online program represents a fourth option for completing the course, which is required before a learner’s permit can be replaced with an unrestricted driver’s license.

    Until now, three options were available:

  •  HILLVIEW - Pam Robertson fell in love with Overdale Elementary, and the Bullitt County Public School system, six years ago when she was selected Overdale’s principal.

    After a successful run, including implementation of new programs and helping Overdale move into its current facility, Robertson will retire at the end of the 2013-14 semester.

    Robertson cited family as her number one reason, with grandchildren, aging parents and an ailing sister that need more of her time. She also hopes to volunteer more with church missions and Bible studies.

  •   Those who enter a career in teaching certainly do not do so for the money. 

    For most, it’s an answer to a humanitarian calling to serve and lead, a calling that persists well into retirement. 

    Bullitt County has a retired teacher who exemplifies that notion.  Teresa Byerly, a member of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association, recently won the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless efforts in prevention and promotion of awareness of domestic violence. 

  •  HILLVIEW - With the most daylight, June is the month to be physically active outdoors.

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) believes that, hosting its third annual Longest Day of Play event.

    This year’s play date is Friday, June 27, 5-8 p.m. at the Hillview Community Center.

    C.R.E.W. director Daniel Crum said the community center’s location gives the event an indoor option in case of inclement weather.