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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Spring is almost here, we know what’s on everyone’s minds next --prom.

    Little Miss Dress Up will be hosting the first annual Hollywood Nights Prom, Homecoming and Pageant Show on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. 

    The event is free to the public.

    Owner of the Hillview store, Marietta McKinney, said she wanted to have a fashion show specifically featuring prom and homecoming wear.

    “We hope to do this every year,” she said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Spring is right around the corner which means so is the second annual ARTfest.

    The theme for this year’s art showcase is “Reimagined Favorites.”

    The library staff is asking patrons to recreate the cover of one of their favorite books. 

    Any Bullitt County Public Library card holder may participate and this year it’s open to all ages: kindergarten through fifth grade; middle school; high school and adults.

    Submissions will be displayed at the Ridgway Memorial Library in April.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

    “He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

    The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

    When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.

  •  BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World will offer incredible seminars throughout the Show weekend, Feb. 27 through March 1 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

    Each ticket includes access to the seminars offered on the day of the visit, which are filled with helpful information delivered in a fun, interactive manner.

    Throughout the weekend Jeff Wallitsch, Wallitsch Garden Center, will teach about gardening on a budget, as well as container gardening. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Though the war may be over, for some the battle has just begun. After serving our country, many military service members have a hard time transitioning back to civilian life. Especially if they were in combat.

    Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, shared how she was personally affected by this battle with members of the Mount Washington AARP recently.

    The 2000 Miss America’s father served in the Marines during Vietnam where he became disabled.

  •   HEBRON ESTATES -- It was difficult to decide who might have been smiling the most.

    It could have been University of Louisville president James Ramsey and his staff.

    Or it could have been members of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    Ramsey made a recent visit to several of the programs now underway in Bullitt County.

  •  There was an overflowing crowd at the annual Valentine Gala, which benefits the Bullitt and Spencer County service centers of the American Red Cross.

    With the Wulfe Brothers again providing music, the dance flows was filled throughout the night. There was over 500 who attended the annual fund-raiser.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos and video by Thomas Barr.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - There are two plans of attack in the battle against homelessness.

    The short-term approach involves finding immediate food, clothing and shelter for those in need.

    The long-term involves a process in which the person gets back on their feet in an attempt to re-establish a normal, self-sustaining life.

    The Shepherd's Shelter, Inc., is a non-profit, faith-based organization first created in 2001 by local citizens, offering "a continuum of care" throughout the entire homeless process.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were smiles, hugs and handshakes all around, proving the Day of Healing Through Prayer and Reconciliation to be a success.

    The event was hosted by the Bullitt County Ministerial Association at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, designed as an opportunity for area leaders and residents to meet and get along for the betterment of the community.

    Event organizer Randy Pace introduced an All-Star group of volunteer singers from all three county high schools as a combined performance choir.