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  • Bernheim Celebrates National Pollinator Week

    Bernheim will close out the celebration of National Pollinators week with a Butterfly hike from 11:00am – noon on Saturday June 27th. (Please register in advance by calling (502) 955-8512.)

    By proclamation, Governor Steven L. Beshear recognizes June 22-28, 2009 as Pollinator Week in the state of Kentucky.

    For more information on what you can do to promote pollinators visit www.pollinator.org/pollinator_week_2009.htm#ky.

  • The Bullitt Amateur Radio Society (B.A.R.S.) will be participating in our 31st consecutive Radio Field Day Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, June 28.

    On the air start time will begin approximately 2 p.m. Saturday and end 2 p.m. Sunday. Setup begins 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The Field Day will be located at Becknell Hall, 4700 Summitt Dr., in Pioneer Village, located off Preston Highway about one mile south of the Jefferson County line. (Directions and club info at www.ky4ky.com)

  • In trying economic times the Bullitt County Fair serves as affordable family entertainment close to home.

    The Fair Board hopes to include as many fun things to experience as possible during this year's event, scheduled June 15-20.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said some changes were made following last year's attendance drop. He added that the Fairgrounds' centralized location, free parking and special events for a $10 admission was a good deal.

    "Hopefully everybody will come out," said Anderson. "It's a good price for what you get."

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON " Mallori Puchino knows there is a big world outside the city limits of Mount Washington, and she intends to educate herself about it every opportunity she gets.

    This Bullitt East High School senior has committed herself to being globally minded and recently earned the opportunity to expand her knowledge of international affairs this summer in Washington, D.C. and New York City, NY.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School played host to the 11th annual Community Baby Shower sponsored by Bullitt County Family Resource Centers and the Bullitt County Health Department.

    There were 50 patrons including expecting mothers and new parents with children up to six months of age.

    The Baby Shower offered an opportunity for new and expecting parents to collect information from various resources and organizations available in the community.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The kids at Cornerstone Child Care were on a roll during the third annual Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

    Co-owners Deanna Sanders and Lynn Montgomery allowed all Cornerstone kids to bring their own tricycles and bicycles to the event. This year 14 children raised $400 through sponsorships.

    This year’s Trike-A-Thon meant a little bit more to Cornerstone because of five-year-old member Olivia Johnson, who was born with spina bifida.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The outskirts of Bullitt County will soon be better technologically connected thanks to Inside Connect Cable, LLC.

        The cable service provider purchased the Time Warner/Windjammer plant located in the Brooks area, allowing the company to expand toward northwestern areas of the county.

  • Spring is just around the corner and with it brings a new season for 4H Shooting Sports. Shooting Sports continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the Kentucky 4-H Program.

    Hundreds of youth ages 9-19 participated last year alone!

    Our 4-H Trap /Shotgun Club meets at  the Jefferson Gun Club. (From I-65 take the Brooks exit west and cross the RR tracks. Take Hwy. 1020 North, cross the RR tracks again and turn right) or the Jefferson Co. Sportsman’s Club, depending on availability.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county’s most historic grave is receiving some tender love and care after local developers accidentally tore the grave’s wrought-iron fence down last fall.

    The site, better known as The Lone Grave, is located in a wooded area behind The Best Western near Lakeview Garden Apartments.

    The grave’s fence was torn down by a crew of workers hired by landowner Ronnie Ables. Ables said he wasn’t aware that the grave existed and didn’t purposely destroy the site.

  • HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt JROTC took first place overall in the Platoon IDR event during the first annual two-day Drill Meet and Raider Challenge Brigade Championships in Frankfort.

    The event featured 29 schools from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

    During the Raider Challenge North Bullitt earned a second place in the Obstacle Course event, along with a third in both the One Rope Bridge and the Mystery events.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Cougar Corps drill team placed fifth overall out of 26 teams competing in the 7th Brigade Drill Championships at North Hardin High School.

    The Exhibition Platoon earned top honors under Cadet Lieutenant Brandon Ross. Another squad led by Cody Hawkins took third place.

    Chris Hogue and Dustin Skeeters earned second place in the Exhibition Duels competition.

    Scotty Thompson earned 13th place overall in the unarmed “Knockout” competition, which included a field of more than 800 cadets.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Concert Choir recently showed their talents by representing music both they and their parents idolize.

    This year’s spring concert theme was “Cougar Idol,” a play on the popular reality television series, “American Idol.”

    Students performed songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s, featuring country, rock and popular music.

    The Bullitt Central Concert Choir is led by music instructor Amy Parker-Cuenca.

    Look for more Cougar Idol photos in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Native Americans are proud of their heritage.

    And Linda Dishon is proud of the resurgence of the Red Crow Indian Council’s annual Pow Wow.

    For the sixth straight year, the intertribal pow wow will be held at the First Street Park in Shepherdsville. The Spirit of the Eagle will be on Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7.

    “It’s a beautiful place,” Dishon said of the park. “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

  • Get Pugged!  Pugpalooza is coming to town.  Pugs are party animals and they love a good time.  No one enjoys food, fun, and hanging out with new friends like a pug and that is what Pugpalooza is all about.

     

  • HEBRON ESTATES – North Bullitt Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Olivia Farris thinks it’s a shame that more kids don’t grow up learning that cooking is not only fun, but a great learning experience.

    That’s why she is hosting her first-ever cooking camp that caters to kids ages 7 to 15.

    The camp will be fun for kids but parents can be assured that participants will be learning about healthy eating, cooking safety and even math skills.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mount Washington resident Thrissie Dohn traveled the longest road to the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention community meth forum.

    Dohn was one of the event’s headline speakers along with Bullitt County Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin.

    Along with Hardin’s experience and expertise in meth production and its effects, Dohn featured a first-hand view of the meth lifestyle and how it controlled her life for several years.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - An United States Army AH-64D Apache helicopter made an appearance at Shepherdsville Elementary Friday morning.

    The helicopter, stationed at Ft. Knox, arrived at 9:45 a.m., delighting Shepherdsville students and causing concerned looks by Bullitt Lick Middle School faculty and surrounding neighbors.

    Shepherdsville principal David Pate said the helicopter visit was kept low-key due to impending weather problems.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Creative Young Builders of Robotic Gadgets are at it again -- building robots and creating plans to help save the earth.

    This weekend the CYBORGs will travel to Wright-Patterson Air Force Bace in Ohio to compete in the FIRST LEGO League United States Open Championship.

  • HILLVIEW - So much fun can only be fit into a couple of days. That's why this year's annual Hillview City Fair will include three days of community fun May 28-30.

    The addition of a third day had a lot to do with the addition of new ride attractions courtesy of Geno's Rides.

    Hillview recreation director Terry Bohannon said the rides at the City Fair were the same ones used at Zoneton Fire Department's recent Crusade Carnival. A total of 12 rides for all age levels.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kandace Burton and Katelyn Benkert hope to fulfill their dream of performing in Nashville.

    Neither are singers. They are Bullitt Central senior students currently enrolled in the Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) program at the Bullitt County Tech Center.

    Both Burton and Benkert will compete this summer in the 32nd annual National Leadership Competition in Nashville, earning their trip by performing well at the state level.

    Benkert earned a state second place finish in Persuasive Speaking, while Burton took third in Job Interview.