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  •  Students from the Bullitt Central JROTC and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 in Shepherdsville gathered on Friday at Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington to put out flags for Memorial Day holiday. Hundreds of flags were placed at the cemetery, which hosted its annual observance on Sunday.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - The Relay for Life has had to adapt in recent years with a number of changes to the annual community event.

    This included a move from the new North Bullitt High School track, which could not be implemented. A makeshift track did the trick in the back of the North Bullitt parking lot, with some folks actually enjoying the condensed version.

    Like the event itself, cancer survivors and their caregivers are always adapting lives to various insinuating circumstances. Despite life’s changes, they continue to adapt and survive.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - Kindergarten used to be the educational level that prepared students for their future learning experiences. Then pre-school was established to prepare students for Kindergarten.

    A pilot program allowed students that were unable to attend pre-school an opportunity to prepare for their future education, along with their parents and guardians.

    The Little Academy helps children familiarize with school expectations while also assisting adults in preparing for their experience.

  •  With Memorial Day being the un-official start of summer, it is time to start thinking about having some summer fun. Not everyone has a vacation budget or the luxury of taking time off from work and home to get away. But that is no excuse not to let the light shine through on your summer. The Louisville area offers ample opportunities to soak in music, food and fun.

  •  Graduation can turn quickly from a night of joy to an evening of tragedy.

    Each spring, the North Bullitt senior class gets to witness Shattered Dreams.

    This is conducted so students can realize the dangers which can happen during the season of prom and graduation. 

    The mock fatal accident included first responders and students got to see the emotions from those involved, as well as family of the victim.

    The event is presented through the North Bullitt Youth Services Center.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—How do you have kids gets a firsthand understanding of what a life of substance abuse can do without giving them the actual substance?

    You give them the cliff notes version.

    Close to 400 eighth graders from Mount Washington and Eastside middle schools were given the chance to “live through” sibling’s deaths, friends’ addictions and their own “go-to-jail” scenarios by attending “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours.”

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE- One final, glorious roar was heard.

    A full room gathered to reminisce and celebrate the past success of the Shepherdsville Lions Club, which will officially disband as of June 29.

    A final official meeting took place to properly close out club business, with past members present and many being recognized for their years of devotion and service.

  •  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.