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  •  MOUNT  WASHINGTON - Preservation is very important to the Visual Artists of Bullitt County. 

    In fact, it’s one of the biggest reasons they continue to hold their annual all member art show each year.

    Shepherdsville artist Gail Bagwell said she will continue to encourage young artists to come to the county.

    “If young people don’t see any artists then they aren’t going to become one themselves,” she said.

  •  SeaWorld Orlando is the perfect place for families who want to have a “magical vacation” without busting the bank.

    Our family decided on a last minute vacation to SeaWorld Orlando, and we were very pleasantly surprised that it topped any other theme park experience we have had in Orlando. SeaWorld has the perfect mix of shows, rides and animal encounters.

  •  Three Bullitt Central seniors were awarded the Children in Flight Justin Brandon Mahaffey scholarships. 

    Casey Sanders received the $3,000 Gold Scholarship. She plans to attend Bellarmine University and major in accounting. Her parents are Billy and Terri Sanders.

    Joseph Combest was selected to receive the $1,000 Silver Scholarship. He will attend Campbellsville University and major in accounting. His parents are Bob and Liz Combest.

  •  FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers.

    The online program represents a fourth option for completing the course, which is required before a learner’s permit can be replaced with an unrestricted driver’s license.

    Until now, three options were available:

  •  Winning every chess match she played this season was a memorable accomplishment for Pleasant Grove Elementary School fourth grade student Molly Phelps.

    “It’s pretty neat,” said the 10 year-old daughter of Joe and Jessica Phelps. “I play the very best I know how in every match.”

    Her fastest match was 11 minutes and her longest was nearly an hour with 53 total moves. Her King was checked a few times but never taken in checkmate.

  • HEBRON ESTATES--North Bullitt High School junior Collin Newton will spend three weeks this summer participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College in Danville.

    Collin, the 17 year-old son of Brett and Janet Newton, was the only Bullitt County student selected for this honor. He applied for a slot in Musical Theatre.

    He actually had to make a choice on attending either GSA or GSP (Governor’s Scholars Program).

  •  The game can be over in four moves or it can go on for hours all depending on how players position their game pieces.

    Chess is a cerebral contest where Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook and Queen battle to capture a King in the game ending move known as checkmate.

    For two years, over 40 Bullitt County Public School students have waged war on a game board which harks of a completely different generation…the only working electronics is a clock.

  •  Terri Hammond decided to open up a new checking account at Forcht Bank, located in the Hillview Kroger.

    Little did she know that at the end of a 12-market promotion by Forcht Bank branches throughout the state that she would be a winner. A big winner. Jason Stuecker presented Hammond with $2,600 in gift cards.

    The promotion provided gasoline for a year for one lucky winner. That winner happened to be Hammond, a customer of the local bank.

  • HILLVIEW - In 1974 a small community of friends in Bullitt County's north end incorporated into a small city.

    In 2014 the small city of Hillview has worked its way to becoming one of the county's largest municipalities. The Hillview CIty Council celebrated that growth with a special ceremony during the May business meeting.

    Mayor Jim Eadens addressed former city employees that attended the meeting, including former mayors Richard Terry and Rip Carter, former council members David Conn and Dale Russ, and former police officers Nancy and Donnie Dickson.

  •   Bullitt East High was the first of the three schools to graduate on Sunday.

    The class numbered over 300 graduates and collected over $6 million in scholarships.

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

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first graduating class from the Heart of Worship Christian Academy participated in a most unique hands-on lesson plan: A visit to actual Bible locations.

    Academy instructors Brian James and Dana Bischoff James hosted five students on a tour of historical Mediterranean areas where Bible stories were said to have taken place.

    The students included Ally Renee, Olivia Bailey, Trever Yates, Noah Edwards and Kayla Beeler.

  • The Bullitt County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

     

    OPEN SITES:

    Church Sites

    Mt. Elmira Baptist Church, 3644 Mt. Elmira Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

  •  This Saturday and Sunday are Crusade for Children days in Kentuckiana.

    Millions of dollars will be collected and turned in to help special needs youngsters in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Throughout the weekend, you will see firefighters from the local volunteer fire departments carrying boots and buckets asking for your change.

    Every dollar collected in Bullitt County will return to Bullitt County to help youngsters. Agencies such as the Bullitt County Public Schools and the YMCA are major benefactors.

  •  The Bullitt County Area Technology Center had four competitors in Louisville April 16-19th and returned with a state winner, Alyssa Hensley, 16, in Graphic Communications. Automotive Mechanics student James Huddleston, 17, earned Second Place in Automotive 1.

    Jacob Numann, 18, and Dylan Davis, 18, also earned the right to compete thanks to their efforts at regional competition.

  • FRANKFORT--The challenge of taking kids fishing is that they want to catch fish. Parents have a better chance of making this happen during a series of special free fishing events for kids being held across the state on Saturday, June 7.

    Many event locations will be specially stocked with fish to increase the odds of success. Some events feature free food and prizes for young anglers.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - The staff and students at Cedar Grove Elementary are appreciative that nearby Amazon gets the picture.

    The online store, with a warehouse location near the school, made a donation of used company cameras for student use.

    Eighteen Canon EOS 60D cameras were presented to principal Andy Moberly and Family Resource Center coordinator Tammy Perdew by Amazon studio managers Lynn Grigsby and Michael Margolies.

  •  The month of May was designated in Bullitt County as Drug Court Awareness Month by County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The state funded program provides judges with another opportunity to rehabilitate those who have become involved in the legal system due to issues with substance abuse.

    There are various aspects of the court system involved in the drug court system, including a volunteer board.

    Participants are held to very high standards, including regular attendance for drug screenings and the requirement to hold a full-time job.

  •  A list of various summer camps available through Bullitt County Public Schools. For more information call 869-8000. 

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    Leadership Academy:  This camp is to work on student leadership skills in a variety of areas.

    Target Audience:  GT Students in Current Grades 6-12

    Location:  Shepherdsville Elementary

    Dates:  July 28 – August 1, 2014

    Cost:  ½ day = $50.00 / full day = $100.00

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The heat couldn’t stop them. The rain couldn’t stop them. Now the unusual chill of a Friday May evening wouldn’t stop them.

    Cancer didn’t stop them, either.

    Survivors gathered to celebrate life victories, big and small, during the 2014 Bullitt County Relay for Life, one that will be remembered as possibly the coldest Relay event in the county’s history.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - Brett Guthrie traded his customary role as U.S. Congressman for the position of a fifth-grade history teacher.

    For an hour, Guthrie and students at Lebanon Junction Elementary got an opportunity to talk about government and how it came to be in America.

    As part of the state General Assembly before going to Washington, Guthrie is well aware of the items students are being tested on.

    And, as a congressman, Guthrie gets to experience the workings of the federal government first hand.