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Today's Features

  •  Two important ladies in the community were recognized at May’s AARP meeting at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center. 

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun honored Patty J. Curtsinger for her dedication of donating her time to family and community members through making meals, cutting hair and giving rides to people for the last 30 years.

    Curtsinger, who was choked up by the presentation, thanked everyone for their support for her daughter about 20 years ago when she had to have a liver transport. 

  •  A local student will have the opportunity to participate in a unique summer opportunity.

    Chiara Russman, a resident of Mount Washington, has been seleced to join 2,250 young men and women from across the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

    She is a student at Christian Academy in Louisville.

    The fast-paced leadership experience is for rising high school seniors.

    This helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering application for admission to the Naval Academy.

  •  CLERMONT - Bullitt County Tourism Day, in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week (May 3-11), was hosted at the Interstate 65 Welcome Center May 8.

    The celebration, hosted by Bullitt County Tourism, featured booths representing Bernheim Forest, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Forest Edge WInery, Bullitt County Basket Guild and the Mount Washington Quilting Bees.

    Members of the Bullitt County Arts Festival performed outside at the Welcome Center.

  •  The show must go on when you are holding a big community event.

    The rains stopped long enough to hold the Mount Washington Spring Festival parade on Saturday.

    Despite some tough weather, the festival was held on Friday and Saturday.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The fight against cancer is worldwide, but Bullitt Countians gather at North Bullitt High School to celebrate the victories and honor loved ones at the annual Relay for Life.

    This year’s Relay theme is “Saving Lives Around the World” with each team camp site decorated in honor of various countries.

    For two decades the Bullitt County Relay for Life has offered a way to raise funding for cancer research and raise awareness of the disease.

  •  A successful funding proposal plus a partnership equals a greater understanding of linear programming and Algebra II.

    That is what North Bullitt High School math teacher Emir Dizdarevic plans with the implementation of a new program called Zombie Math.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County students always enjoy the close-up view of rural and agricultural life thanks to the Bullitt County Extension Service’s Farm FIeld Day.

    The event, hosted along with the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, allows students an opportunity to experience agriculture-related topics with hands-on activities and information from experts.

    The most recent Farm Field Day was held for students from Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction and Mount Washington Elementary. The event was coordinated through each school’s Family Resource Center.

  •  When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs are divided into billable and non-billable costs. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Billable costs are what you have to pay to start college. At a minimum, these costs include tuition and fees. If you’re going to live in school-provided housing, billable costs will also include room and board. These costs are called billable because the school will bill you for them.

  •  The county residents filled up 23 dumpsters in three sites last month.

    The final day to dispose of junk by county residents will be this Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the old Shepherdsville High/Middle and at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  • Camp Shantituck, one of the several Girl Scout Kentiana facilities is located on Cedar Creek at the end of East Hebron Lane where the main entrance is located in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  The old original camp entrance which is now closed was located on Bells Mill road.  In 1928, this site was chosen after 25 sites were surveyed  by the Council of Girl Scouts.  They leased 34 acres from Charlie Taylor, who lived on the property in an area known today as Ivy Grove, as the initial camp.