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  •  Kendra Cox and her two year-old son Brayden took big steps toward independence by recently moving into the Family Scholar House on Cane Run Road in Louisville.

    Kendra’s accomplishments include becoming the first graduate of the district’s TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP) to qualify and be accepted after earning a Hardship Graduation Request from Riverview Opportunity Center in December 2017. She completed all of her senior requirements, is Career Ready in childcare, employed at UPS, and intends to enroll in the Galen College of Nursing.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council presented its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to local businessman Kenny Hester.

    Beginning with a small transmission business off Velva Drive in the county’s north end, Hester developed the business into Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts. He went on to found Hester’s Family Fitness, and in recent years the facility moved into the new Hester Building located on W. Hebron Lane.

  •  HILLVIEW — There is no doubt there’s an opioid crisis throughout the country.

    The question is what can the various stakeholders do to improve that deadly situation?

    Recently, Centerstone sponsored a forum to discuss how the community can get involved in addressing the situation.

    Around two dozen individuals gathered at the Hillview Government Center.

    Sarah Smith, safe schools coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System, led the discussion.

  •  HILLVIEW — A diary never meant to be read has been turned into a two-person show and visitors to the Bullitt County Public Libraries got to see it first hand.

    The Bright Star Touring Theatre presented “The Story of Anne Frank” to patrons of all ages at the Hillview Public Library in preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12.

  •  (UPDATE - 4/11, 2:00 p.m.): The Bullitt County Public School System has changed the date of its Pre-School and Head Start spring screening day.

    The original event, scheduled for Friday, Apr. 13, was postponed. The event will now be hosted on Friday, May 25, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    You must call 869-2615 to schedule an appointment.

  •  This week, the Bullitt County Public Library (BCPL) joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs, and expertise they offer. April 8th–14th is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians, and library workers. 

  •   It is spring time once again! And Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains are “playing your song” louder than ever.  Pigeon Forge and the surrounding mountain communities are experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. This spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the Smokies.

  •  CLERMONT –  Spring has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate Spring Break than enjoying nature’s beauty at Bernheim? Join Bernheim all week long for Spring Break Adventure Week April 2-6.  Along with on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife exploration and free play, Bernheim will offer a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate nature. 

    ·      Discovery Stations

  •  Welcome to spring, Bullitt County.

    A winter storm dropped up to 12 inches of snow in parts of Bullitt County on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

    Ray Hart got to use his snow blower on Reserves Boulevard.

    The snow on the trees left a beautiful view of Hebron Presbyertian Church. Some trees lost branches due tothe heavy, wet snow, causing minor power outages and blocking a few roadways.

    A car was sitting off the road at the Brooks Road/Interstate 65 interchange. Vehicles were stuck and stranded throughout the county.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Drama Club’s latest effort had students flying high.

    The club presented “Shrek The Musical Jr.” based on the popular Disney tale.

    As part of the production, ZFX Flying Effects worked with the club to help a few of the actors fly across the Bullitt Central stage.

    The Drama Club is directed by Bullitt Central instructor Sara Anderson, who gave credit to the students for taking charge and working very hard to offer a special family-friendly production.

  •  This winter eems to be the gift that keeps giving that nobody wants.

    Cold, snow and ice! Fortunately spring is only about five weeks away and spring break will be here before you know it. 

    Spring break offers us the opportunity to take week-long trips, weekend trips or days trips. 

    Being the travel guru that I am, I suggest heading to the Gateway City for spring break. St. Louis has multitude of attractions and is the prefect entertainment destination for every family. 

  •   CLERMONT – Bernheim officials are following the journey of an Eastern Golden Eagle whose annual winter migration brings him to Bernheim. The raptor, which the public named Harper in 2015, received a new transmitter in February when he was captured and released during his stay at Bernheim.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — No matter where the disaster may strike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there.

    This time, though, the disaster struck a little closer to home to Feeding Coordinator Karen Smith.

    “I wasn’t excited because it means friends are hurting but it feels good that we can provide for our neighbors,” she said.

    The last time the disaster relief team set up in Bullitt County was after the 1996 tornados hit the area.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone with property along the Salt River tends to see their location as a curse during floods.

    A local church has taken what could be considered a curse and turned it into a blessing.

    Mercy Hill Church in Shepherdsville received substantial water damage to its building infrastructure during the recent high water event. The church moved into the old Troutman Dry Goods store located on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Residents of all ages gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Center recently to learn how to keep those hearts healthy.

    Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire opened the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon by saying the health department’s county assessment continues to show the county’s largest areas of concern are heart problems and strokes.

    “Our mission is prevention,” she said.

  •  These photographs were taken by “Ms. Allen,” a neighbor, as she captured William E. Armstrong riding his horse with a cup of coffee through the flood waters of 1997.  These were made from the front porch of her residence at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1494 (Beech Grove Road), Lebanon Junction.  

    Mr. Armstrong recalls that, when he woke up on this particular morning, the flood waters had backed up to the back of his barn and surrounded his property. 

  •  Photographer Wayne Bonnett went airborne to capture this picture of the Salt River at Highway 61.

    You can see that the water is over its banks, nearing the Highway 61 bridge. Preston Highway would be shut down just north of the river.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday due to numerous roads blocked by water.

    Check for more flood photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net, and subit your flood photos to editor@pioneernews.net

  •  Kentucky students who attend private or home schools have free access to Individual Learning Plans from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    KHEAA works with Career Cruising, which provides the ILP the state uses in all public schools, to give private and home school students in grades 6 through 12 the same planning tool.

    ILPs let students explore careers, set up education plans, create résumés and establish personal goals to become college and career ready.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — So easy a dog can do it.

    That’s the premise behind the Kasey Fire Protection Program.

    Retired firefighter and paramedic of 31 years Jeff Owens started the Kasey Program over 25 years ago with his trusty black lab, Kasey, to teach elementary aged students how to react in case they’re ever in a fiery situation.

    An Indiana native, Owens recently visited Mount Washington, Roby and Maryville Elementary with Kasey and his rescuer-in-training, Kali.

  •  The Bullitt Central Beta Club recently competed at the state convention in Lexington.

    The students competed in various competitions, including academic, literary displays, arts and crafts, on-site public speaking and creative writing and talent.

    Those students honored include:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- first place in fiber arts and third place in ninth grade science testing

    *Ian Rock -- first place in ninth grade social studies testing