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  •  The North Bullitt JROTC program recently hosted its awards ceremony.

    As part of the celebration, Maj. Clark was presented with the JROTC Gold Instructor Award for his work as an incredible teacher and outstanding role model.

  •  For the 30th year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization conducted its Student Recognition Program.

    The program is made possible by generous support from Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (A.A.S.R.) Valley of Louisville, Bro. Roger Barnett and Kosair Charities. This special event recognizes achieves of Bullitt County students.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s no longer your parents’ school.

    The original community-style Maryville Elementary School building, a progressive design in the 1970s, is once again Bullitt County’s most progressive elementary structure.

    Following years of struggles, construction and headaches, the MES community was all smiles during the celebration of its newly-improved school facility.

    Former students and staff were invited to a community open house showcasing all of the building’s new features.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Just like Cinderella living her dream at the ball, two local teachers will experience the dream of performing live in a play.

    Maryville Elementary instructors Jennifer Cornell and Kelly Aikman will appear in the Wilderness Trail Players presentation of Cinderella at St. Luke Catholic Church on May 12-14.

    Based at St. Luke, the Wilderness Trail Players was founded in 1991, their name based on Blue Lick Road once being referred to as the Wilderness Trail.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- May has finally arrived, and soon we’ll hear the much anticipated pounding of the hooves.

    The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is here.

    For the fourth year in a row, the smells at the track include the delicious aromas of Churchill Downs Executive Chef David Danielson.

    Danielson, in his fourth year as executive chef and his seventh year with Levy Restaurants in Louisville, is committed to buying local foods and supporting farmers in Kentucky.

  •              MOUNT WASHINGTON— Into the woods Bullitt East students go in a performance of “Into the Woods Jr.” this weekend.

                The musical intertwines the lives of popular fairy tale characters like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

  •  Agriculture Literacy Week is in March.  However, Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated most of the month.  This time is set aside each year to draw attention to the many ways American’s food sysem improves the quality of life for our people.

  •  CLERMONT --  Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time to get outside and experience all that is budding in nature. 

    It also means it’s time for BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

    Whether it’s joining the costume parade, participating in naturalist-led discovery stations or enjoying local artisans and food vendors, there is an activity for everyone.

  •  We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of April.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Laurie Geary’s fifth grade class at Mt. Washington Elementary challenged the Mt. Washington City Council to pass an ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants in the city. Katie Whicker and Phillip Burress were among those who presented their request to the council.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE— A long-time supporter of the scouts and the Bullitt County community was honored Tuesday as a distinguished citizen.

    Jerry Summers was present the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America at the organization’s annual fundraiser dinner.

  •   CLERMONT - Students don’t have to travel out of Bullitt County to enjoy fun adventures during Spring Break.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest hosted Spring Break Adventure Week, a free event filled with guided promotions and daily activities to keep students active while celebrating the natural wonders of the environment.

    The event included daily Discovery Station activities featuring hands-on educational opportunities with a focus on plant and animals.

  •  Members of Full Gospel Christian Center led the annual cross walk through downtown Shepherdsville on Good Friday.

    The group stopped for prayer at the Bullitt County Courthouse before continuing the march through town.

  •  The North Bullitt Lions Club donated $300 to Sharon Hand, director of the Hillview Emergency Response Team (HERT).

    Representing HERT were Sharon Hand, Cindy Burns, Pam Burden, Gary Jackson and Carl Payne (a Lions Club member and  HERT volunteer).

    “The money is needed, timely and much appreciated,” said Hand.

    This will go to tools and equipment needed. This is yet another example of the North Bullitt Lions Club giving back to the community.

    North Bullitt Lions formed in 1972 and has served the community for 55 years.

  •  Several hundred individuals of all ages and from all parts of the county converged on the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football field that Brenton Scott Seeders loved to play on.

    In honor of Brenton’s eighth birthday, family and friends let off balloons in his honor.

    The Mount Washington Colt competitor died suddenly on Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of seven. He was a second grader at Freedom Elementary.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Kicking off their focus of the “service” virtue, Eastside Middle issued a challenge for students to raise $2,000 to donate to St. Baldricks, a non-profit organization which funds childhood cancer research. Assistant principal Kyle Buege agreed to shave his head for St. Baldrick’s if the students met the goal during the two-day challenge. The students replied by raising $3,500.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - There are no friars at St. Benedict Catholic Church, but there are plenty of fish fryers in the old school cafeteria.

    The church began its annual fish fry Fridays, held during the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday.

    Fish sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp and oysters are all available, along with side items ranging from onion rings and hushpuppies to green beans and slaw. Homemade desserts are also available.

  •  Roby Elementary School was drawn as the first week winner in the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey.

    The school received $500 when Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt randomly drew the name from a hat.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Education, every school that reaches a 50 percent response rate is entered into a drawing for a $500 cash award for the school’s use.

  •  Local Family Court Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour learned more about how drug addiction is affecting Kentucky families at the Judicial Symposium on Addiction & Child Welfare in Louisville Jan. 26-27.

    The intensive two-day conference was for the state’s Family Court judges and District Court judges in counties that don’t have Family Court. Some Circuit Court judges also attended.

  •  Kentuckians planning for higher education will find “The College Circuit,” a booklet published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), to be a useful resource.

    It can be used by students ranging in age from middle school to adults. Parents and counselors can also use it to help their students plan and pay for college. The booklet includes information about careers, college preparation, state and federal financial aid, tips for parents, online resources and a template for setting up a personal college plan.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - They’ve brought happy endings, new visions and community support to the Shepherdsville community for more than seven decades.

    However, without any new vision, and lacking that same community support, the Shepherdsville Lions Club will begin proceedings to close its doors by June 30. Members unanimously voted on the decision during the club’s March meeting.

    In recent months the Lions made a frantic push to remain open, inviting new members to join and even take over the administrative positions of long-time members.