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  •  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 - 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.

  •  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.

  •  HILLVIEW - They both enjoy knocking them down and getting the most pins.

    One of them is a wrestler, the other a bowler.

    The Eric Dezarn team, senior and junior, make for a powerful twosome, one that will compete against other parents and children at the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA).

    Eric S., the son, will attend seventh grade at Zoneton Middle School. However, he is already a member of the North Bullitt bowling team.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--It was a special day for Thomas Gordon Jr.

    He was able to honor his grandpa, Bill Cecil, by reading his winning essay at the recent meeting for the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association.

    Thomas, who just completed fifth grade at Crossroads Elementary, said he admired his grandfather because “he’s honest, works hard and is loving.”

    He spoke about all of the activities he enjoyed doing with Cecil such as playing on the computer, riding his bike and fishing.

  • Photographer Mary Barczak spent some time at the Mount Washington public pool recently as temperatures soared into the 90s.

  •  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:

    County-Schools Sites

    Shepherdsville Elementary School, 527 West Blue Lick 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.