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Today's Features

  •   Walk on the Wild Side at Indiana Animal Preservation 

    It was a shared Facebook post that led our family to discover one of the best days of our summer vacation. 

    Wildlife In Need (WIN) is located in Clark County, Ind.

    WIN is home to hundreds of indigenous, exotic and endangered animals. The animals are very active and healthy. 

    They appear to be very happy and have an amazing bond with Tim Stark, the owner of WIN. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Arts Council is looking for a place to call their own.

    Beginning next month, the group will start having fundraisers to build an arts center.

    “It’s something we are all pretty excited about,” said Arts Council President Donna Burke.

    She said they are looking at a few pieces of land and have made up a tentative drawing of the building which will include an art gallery/gift shop and meeting/event rooms for the three divisions of the council.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - What better way to promote art’s future in the community than with a junior arts council?

    And what better way to promote that council than to give them a community project to create?

    The Junior Artists of Bullitt County gathered at a summer camp to begin work on a sculpting project that will be displayed at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They all have different stories but one thing in common—a love for music.

    Recently 16 people competed to become Bullitt County Vocalists of Year sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council. And three came out on top.

    In the adult category Nichols resident Matthew Armstrong was the winner.

    The 24-year-old said music has always been a part of his life.

    “I started singing when I was five years old at a little church my uncle used to pastor at,” he said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - With less than two weeks to go before the filing deadline, there are few candidates who have jumped into the various non-partisan races.

    And no one has filed for the two school board seats which will be contested.

    The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    In the race for Mount Washington, incumbent Joetta Calhoun will not run for re-election.

  •  Each summer, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Bullitt County (CASA) hosts a major fund-raiser.

    The Summer’s Night Out was held over the weekend at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The dinner and auction provides funding for CASA, which is a group of volunteers helping children who are in the court system by no fault of their own.

    Alex Cline provided some pre-dinner music while the crowd enjoyed socializing with one another.

  •   Recently, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mount Washington celebrated a special occasion.

    The congregation had a note-burning ceremony to celebrate the paying off of the mortgage on their new church in about four years.

    The Rev. Dale Cieslik, the church pastor, thanked the members for their generosity.

    “It’s through giving back to God through you that this house was built.”

    After the note-burning, parishioners released balloons to symbolize their debt being lifted.

  •  The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

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

  •  Brenda Pirtle has been named District Director of Secondary Education. She succeeds Robb Smith who takes over as Bellevue Independent School’s Superintendent July 1.

    This is Pirtle’s fifth leadership role in Bullitt County Public Schools. She was both assistant and principal at Brooks Elementary School, a district monitoring administrator, and principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center and the Riverview Opportunity Center.

  •  Kindergarten students in Rita Taulbee’s class at Lebanon Junction Elementary School started two outdoor gardens during 2013-2014 school year.

    “They have a salad garden which contains tomatoes, lettuce, chard, carrots, onions, and radishes…everything you would find in a salad,” Taulbee explained.

    With assistance from the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service, students used unique ways to get seeds to germinate before transplanting them.