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Today's Features

  •   HEBRON ESTATES - A teacher is a teacher the world over.

    A local educator, hoping to see all teachers find similar success through shared platforms, ideas and resources, travelled to Africa during Spring Break to kickstart that success.

    Freedom Elementary instructor Lauren Vining co-founded and established Pink Elephant, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring and supporting teachers worldwide, especially in disadvantaged communities. 

    “We want to connect all teachers in a global support system,” she said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s not the main event but rather a preliminary race to set up the battle in the fall general election.

    While many may not realize it, there will be a few races on the May 17 primary election ballot.

    To let the voters get a sense of where the candidates stand on the issues, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will host a special forum on Thursday, May 5.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Bullitt Central High School.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, Larry Hatfield knew he was in trouble.

    With cars and trucks lined up at Bullitt East High to drop off items for the county’s junk disposal day, Hatfield knew there was a problem.

    The dumpters on the site were full and there was a whole lot of junk left in line.

    With the dumpsters on a rotation and with another one not due immediately, Hatfield started to have haulers dump items on the ground next to the dumpsters.

  •  Garrett Jones, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy at Morehead State University this fall.

    He is the third student from Bullitt County and the second from Bullitt East High School to gain admission into the academy. Sebastian Kaufman is completing his junior year.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Garrett said. He learned about his selection from an unfamiliar caller ID and then wondering who he knew at Morehead that would be calling him.

  •  Ishika Patel, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University this fall.

    She and fellow BAMS sophomore Garrett Jones are the only two Bullitt County students selected to the Craft Academy this year and the first from the BAMS program.

    Ishika received the telephone notification as her mother, Kamini I. Patel, stood beside her.

  •  Spring break is behind us.

    That means it time to start thinking about summer day trips!

    We are fortunate to have many quality attractions within just a short drive from us.

    There are four that I recommend if you’re on a budget or have time constraints. 

    The Indianapolis Zoo is home to more than 320 species and 3,800 animals. I am impressed by their marine mammals – polar bear, walrus, seals, and sea lions.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.

  •  The Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout organization held its annual fund-raising dinner at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Organizers were John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs was the guest speaker.

    This is a major fund-raiser each year for the Boy Scouts.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE— In the fast-paced, high stress world so many people live in, trying to find a way to slow down and relax is often difficult.

    But, Bullitt County recently hosted an event that was all about finding a more peaceful life.

    The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness served as chance for people to gain a spiritual recharge, said organizer Virginia Gilpin.

    “This is a place where we learn how to stop and breathe,” she said. “Then we have to go back out there.”

  •  Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.