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  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Center for Women and Families Bullitt County branch continues toward its community education goals by hosting a candlelight vigil to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    Fifty participants gathered in the courtyard of the Bullitt County Courthouse to show their respect to the state’s domestic violence victims.

    Founded in 1912 as part of the Louisville YWCA, CWF provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services to victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fifty years ago, if a man wanted a haircut he went to his local barbershop.

        There he could get a trim or a shave from his trusted barber and spend hours hanging out with the guys, catching up on the news of the day.

        Today, if a man wants a haircut he usually goes to a franchise salon where he can get in and out.

        Though franchise operations now dominate the haircutting scene, the old fashioned barbershop is far from extinct.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - In a matter of weeks, members of the Eastside Middle School archery team will pack their bags and head down to Orlando, Fla., where they will compete with archery teams from across the globe in the annual National Archery in the Schools Program World Invitational.

    While the team has competed in several NASP tournaments since becoming the first archery program in Bullitt County Public Schools, this year will mark Eastside’s first World competition.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Companies and employees have been generous in their support over the past eight years for the Metro United Way’s campaigns in Bullitt County.

        But there is so much more potential.

        The task for Roberta Steutermann, donor relationship manager for Bullitt, Oldham and Shelby counties, and the Bullitt County chapter board is to increase the contributions to meet the ever-growing needs.

  • A Beading Party was held at Freedom Elementary.

    Tina Anderson, the arts and humanities teacher, invited Michala Riggle to speak to students and lead the beading.

    Riggle is dedicated to funding Autism research and has already used the proceeds from beading parties to donate nearly $300,000 to the cause.

    The students enjoyed the party.

  •     LOUISVILLE - Since 2002, the Alma Lesch Memorial Award has been presented annually at the Kentucky State Fair for fiber or textile work using innovation in color or technique. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft administers the award, and is proud to announce that the 2010 Alma Lesch Memorial Award winner is Trish Korte for her piece titled “Red Vessel”. Measuring 10” X 7” X 7”, this felted vessel is made of merino wool and mohair and embellished with glass beads.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the structure of the adult and community education program was altered earlier this summer, there was some concerns.

    However, Donna Miller, director of the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College, believes both programs will land on their feet.

    The college has taken over the management of the adult education program, while the Bullitt County Public School System still operates the community education portion.

    “I think I have assembled an excellent team of teachers,” said Miller.

  •     FRANKFORT - After being named one of three finalists for the title of Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year, Bullitt East’s Darrell Vincent sat calmly in the Capitol rotunda as he awaited the announcement of the winner yesterday morning.

        The anticipation built as Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday commended all the finalists for their dedication.

        “We appreciate and applaud you,” he said.         

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Throughout the years Martie Korfhage has worked very hard to create a perfect home for her family.

        From cooking great recipes and crafting homemade drapes to using tried and true cleaning techniques, the 86-year-old has a wealth of knowledge she acquired throughout the years and much of it she attributes to the Bullitt County Homemakers.

        Korfhage has been a member of the county’s Cedar Grove Homemaker Club since September of 1949.

  •     Bullitt Central FFA advocated new involvement in the community, outspoken leadership, and agriculture education to strengthen the relationship between FFA and Farm Bureau as well as to prove younger generation’s interest in agriculture.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Abraham Lincoln’s coming to town…sort of.

        This weekend visitors and local residents alike will have the opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when the Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile makes a stop in downtown Mount Washington.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a certain pride in knowing your family tree.

    Those interested in sharing or gathering genealogical information met at Ridgway Memorial Library for the second annual Family Fair, presented by the Bullitt County Genealogical Society in conjunction with the Bullitt County History Museum.

    Genealogical Society president Barbara Bailey said all were welcome to attend, not just those with Bullitt County connections. She displayed memorabilia from the history of The Pioneer News, with which her ancestors played a major role.

  •      CLERMONT - Bernheim’s Concert by the Lake, sponsored by Jim Beam, will rock your evening on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5-9 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheatre on Lake Nevin.

        Local favorites and rising stars J.D. Shelburne and Erica Martin will deliver high-energy rock and country, each with their own exciting personality.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Don Grace doesn’t play basketball, football, baseball or golf, but he does have a sport - competitive commercial truck driving.

        Since 1999, Grace has competed in four Kentucky Motor Transport Association Truck Driving Championships, giving him the opportunity to exhibit his commercial driving skill.

        Along the way he picked up second- and third-place honors in various categories, but despite his best efforts he never could nab first place.

        That is until this year.

  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest recently held its annual BugFest weekend.

    A lot of youngsters got a chance to see bugs up close, as well as some other creatures in nature.

    More photos by Stephen Thomas are available in the photo galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Most Americans will never forget the tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001.

    To commemorate 9/11 and give honor to those who lost their lives on that day folks all over the country participated in various events in remembrance.

    As a way of thanking military, police, fire and EMS personnel for their service the Mount Washington Valu Market observed the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by offering them a 10 percent discount on all items in the store.

    “It’s our small way of giving them some recognition,” store manager Dan Kelty said.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Since she was 6 years-old, Old Mill Elementary fourth grader Sydney Cheatham has taken home first and second place from the Kentucky State Fair for the largest sunflower in the field, seed and grain category.

        This year the 9 year-old added one more ribbon to her collection, beating out adults and children alike in the field, seed and grain category, taking home yet another second place title for the roughly 21-inch diameter sunflower she raised in her parents backyard garden.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling tests of physical strength and stamina known to man, requiring competitors to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles, back to back to back.

        When Phil Stevens witnessed the first Ford Ironman Louisville race in 2007 he was inspired.

        “It was so exciting,” he said. “In the back of my mind I thought, ‘I want to do that someday.”