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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will be abuzz with programs and events throughout September, including the annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 16.

    BugFest, Bernheim’s celebration of insects and their relatives, welcomes families to meet multi-legged creatures, go on insect safaris and taste chocolate-covered crickets.

    Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite bugs for the Bug Parade and dance the buggy boogie.

  •  Early August was a time of transition as students returned to their classes and a new administrator took over at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Kevin Connors shed the word ‘Assistant’ to become Principal following the departure of Lee Barger as Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  •  LOUISVILLE—As a little girl, Jennifer Morgan remembers winning a Girl Scout sweets competition for her layered chocolate and vanilla gelatin mold.

    As an adult with a little girl of her own, Morgan is still winning sweets competitions but on a slightly larger scale.

    In the past three years, the Mount Washington native has earned two blue and one red ribbon for her cake entries at the Kentucky State Fair.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Not everyone wants to run into a mad dog, but when you’re a former United States Marine, it’s considered quite an honor.

    Shepherdsville resident John Loudermilk attended the annual First Marine Division reunion in Norfolk, Va., where he had a special impromptu meet-and-greet with U.S. Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis.

    A fellow Marine veteran, Loudermilk took the opportunity to ay hello, mentioning his service with the 5th Marines during the Vietnam War.

  •  Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.

    “I am excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”

  •  HEBRON ESTATES — Jesse Schott loves North Bullitt High School and he loves the JROTC program.

    On Friday night, the North Bullitt community displayed how much it loves Jesse Schott.

    Having successfully battled cancer on two occasions in his young life, Schott had just learned he would be taking on the deadly disease a third time.

    That diagnosis didn’t deter the Eagle from leading the color guard at Friday’s football game against Southern.

  •  We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of August.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Carol and Laveda Richards celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Carol was a school administrator, and they ran a local shoe store for many years.

  •  FRANKFORT – Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 71 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. 

    The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Humana GSO Volunteer Network hosted a back to school event for the families of Shepherdsville Elementary.

    Several booths were hosted ranging from inspiring positivity to healthy snacks, school supplies and dental care.

    There were 139 students and families that visited the event.

    Humana partnered with several local organizations for give-aways and door prizes, including Mortensen Family Dental, Bullitt Lodge 155 Gavel Club, and the Shepherdsville Fire Department.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON— Legos aren’t just for playtime anymore.

    Each year, hundreds of kids compete in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Block Kids competition to build a structure out of 90 Lego blocks and their choice of three of the four bonus materials including a rock, string, poster board or aluminum foil.

    For the first time ever, a student from the Louisville NAWIC chapter won the North Central Regional competition, which includes Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.