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  • CLERMONT – Southern Living Magazine has named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest among the South’s 10 best places to enjoy fall color ( http://www.southernliving.com/travel/souths-best-fall-colors/bernheim-aboretum-research-forest )and October is the perfect time to experience all of the forest’s beauty while enjoying some of Bernheim’s great programs and events.

  •  Thanks to contributions collected by volunteer fire departments in the county, the WHAS Crusade for Children was able to give back to the Bullitt County community.

    Crusade director Dawn Lee presented a $12,000 check to the Bullitt County CASA program.

    The funds will be used to operate the program, which provides assistance to help juveniles who are in the justice system for reasons that they have no control over.

  •  (StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

  •  (StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department showed that their commander is a true grinder.

    Col. Doug Puckett visited with local citizens during a “Coffee with the Chief” event at Cedar Grove Coffee House.

    For one hour patrons received a free cup of coffee along with an opportunity to discuss issues of their choosing with Puckett or one of the other department members in attendance.

    The topics ranged from specific issues within neighborhoods to overall city traffic situations.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Bullitt County author Amy McCorkle will make a special appearance at an upcoming writer’s convention in Louisville.

    Imaginarium will take place Sept. 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. The event is a creative writing convention.

    McCorkle will be featured as a guest speaker during the premier of her film, “Letters to Daniel,” based on her book of the same title. The event will include a Q&A session with McCorkle, who will also sign copies of the book.

  •  Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.

  •  Mount Washington Quilting Bees members Carol Heil, Diane Kisner, Carol Larkin, Beverly Gradisek, Pat Glass and Linda Gentry showed off their Kentucky State Fair winning entries.

    (Not pictured are: Tedi Nunn, Kathy Sheehan and Carol Portman, Lee Hartnett.)

    Kisner won second place in the two person quilt category and a first place ribbon with her granddaughter Tedi Nunn for a quilt made by a group.

    Larkin won honorable mention for unfinished quilt top and first place for the two person quilt.

  •  CLERMONT - Residents and businesses in the Clermont area consider themselves members of a full-time community. 

    The U.S. Postal Service, however, doesn’t seem to agree.

    As of Aug. 25, the Clermont Post Office officially changed to part-time open hours for customers, from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8-10 a.m. Saturdays.

    The change was part of a two-year plan implemented by USPS in 2012 to keep smaller community post offices and zip codes in place.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - At the conclusion of Saturday’s Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational Golf Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Bullitt East Lady Charger team, as well as the team from Presentation Academy, took the Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS. 

    With a little help from the team from Notre Dame Academy, there was plenty of ice water to go around which wasn’t too bad on a hot and humid day. The Lady Charger team sent out a challenge to the Bullitt East boys’ golf team to support ALS research.

  •  The following youngsters were honored at the Bullitt County 4-H Fair:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- red ribbon in junior leather arts and crafts class; and a red ribbon for wood science made from kit

    *Lilly Mooney -- red ribbon in junior scrapbooking; red ribbon in junior paper crafts; red ribbon in junior color drawing; white ribbon in junior black and white drawing; white ribbon in needlework items with small amount of embroidery; white ribbon in horticulture black and white photograph; and blue ribbon in let’s learn to sew/Unit 1/non-clothing option

  • FERN CREEK--Metro Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer returned to his roots recently as he was a guest speaker at the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce. The native of the Fern Creek community spoke about some of the accomplishments during his tenure and his plans for the future. The luncheon was sponsored by The Pioneer News, which is a member of the organization.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--Louisville artist Dylana Music brought her musical talents to Shepherdsville last weekend during the first Color Your City event at the park. There were various activities to bring awareness to the many types of art.

  •  HILLVIEW - The father-son bowling team from Bullitt County didn't bring home the international trophy, but they did receive great memories and a little bit of college funding.

    Zoneton Middle School seventh grader Eric S. Dezarn and his father, Eric V. "Bam Bam" Dezarn, paced 28th out of 38 teams in the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America.

    The pair earned their way into the international championship by winning the state qualifier at Fern Valley Strike and Spare in Louisville.

  •  LOUISVILLE –The Kentucky State Fair offers discount admission on select days of the Fair, including Military Monday, Humana Seniors’ Discount Day and Early Bird Special day.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students plan to have green thumbs next semester in the school’s new community garden.

    Maryville received a Lowe’s Community Toolbox Grant in the amount of $3,600 to purchase the garden, first planted in April by administrators, students and families.

  •  The earliest opening day in Bullitt County Public Schools history has arrived.

    Students experienced a beautiful summer day as they arrived at school on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News will visit each BCPS school location during opening week. Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - They sat at Bullitt Lick Middle School to learn how to sit better.

    Thirty local girls, age 11-13, participated in two Safe Sitter educational programs, a one-day event designed to share safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and responses to emergency situations.

    The program was hosted by Bullitt County Health Department educator Liz McGuire and Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

  •  Officials at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA took interest in letters dispatched by students in Roby Elementary School teacher Jacquelyn Clark’s reading council.

    “The kids loved the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John R. Ritter and wanted to see if a studio would make it into a movie,” Clark said.

  •  The popularity of an ancient board game is captured in the number of new players.

    “We have, as a group, seen our chess program almost double in size over last year,” said District Chess League Coordinator Dennis Minnis. “18 different schools from Bullitt County participated in the district Chess Championships this year.”

    Minnis has a passion for chess because it involves thinking strategies.