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Today's Features

  •  A sold out crowd scrambled to the back of the Bullitt County Fairgrounds to watch an egg-citing display like no other.

    The third annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop brought more than 1,000 visitors to the Fairgrounds to see thousands of plastic Easter eggs dropped from the sky.

    Once the helicopter is done dropping the eggs into the field, the kids are let loose to hunt them down. They later trade the eggs for Easter candy.

  • Clermont, KY – Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest wants the public to help decide the name of a Golden Eagle it recently fitted with a GPS satellite transmitter.  The adult male spent time in the knobs of Bernheim and the surrounding region this winter and the transmitter now indicates he is heading back to his nesting grounds, which could be as far as northern Canada.  Just this past weekend, the eagle was flying south of Chicago after traveling north through Indiana.

  • Employing a combination of basic materials and advanced technology, Mt. Washington and Old Mill Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students created a prosthetic device for a student whose left arm ends at the elbow joint.

                (Parents of the student requested the youth recipient and school not be identified).

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - After 45 years of changing students' lives for the better, Linda Capps is eligible for her own life-changing moment.

                The retired substitute teacher has been nominated as a 2014-15 national LifeChanger of the Year candidate, presented by National Life Group.

  • Bullitt County Public Schools Technology Integration Specialist Susan Vincentz was elected Vice President of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) at its annual conference in Louisville earlier this month.

                She will assume her new leadership duties July 1st.

  •   A list of district level results from the 2015 Governor's Cup involving Bullitt County high schools.

    DISTRICT 18 

    Mathematics assessment -- 1. Ishika Patel (North Bullitt); 2. Danny Foley (Bullitt East); 3. Hannah Brady (North Bullitt); 4. Kristen Foreman (North Bullitt); 5. Tate Hatfield (Bullitt East)

    Science assessment -- 1. Joel Huether (Bullitt East); 2. Paul Rippy (Bullitt Central); 3. Sean Woods (Bullitt East); 4. Kayley Strange (Bullitt Central); 5. Hannah Brady (North Bullitt)

  •  The annual KidsFest event is hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors.

    Hundreds of youngsters attended Saturday’s events at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The Shepherdsville Police paid for the first 500 in attendance.

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

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Two of Pioneer Village's finest were recognized for their life-saving efforts.

    Pioneer Village police officers James Miller and Ray Wilburn were recognized by the city council for their assistance with a local resident experiencing a heart attack.

    The officers responded to a home on Greymont Court on Jan. 18, finding an unresponsive male in full cardiac arrest.

    Wilburn was able to enter the home through an unlocked garage door and immediately began CPR.

  • Little Miss Dress Up in Hillview hosted a special fashion show at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The free show featured the latest prom and pageant fashions as modeled by local young adults. There were also vendors there to sell merchandise.

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

  •  Louisville Irish Dancers will perform at Mt. Washington Middle School Tuesday, March  17,  at 9 a.m.

    Youth Service Center Coordinator Megan Hatter said the dancers will not only demonstrate the fancy footwork of the Irish but use their appearance as a teachable moment.

    “This is certainly an exciting opportunity to highlight the performance in honor of St. Patrick’s Day while capturing the arts in education,” she said. Over 550 students, several family and many staff members will compose the audience.