.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Features

  • Residents of the Deer Run subdivision off Hebron Lane in Pioneer Village hosted their first annual July 4th parade through the neighborhood.

    About 100 people of all ages came out to celebrate the Fourth. The Zoneton Fire Department and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department led the parade.

  • The allure of the 25-cent ice cream cones was too much for Olivia Cunningham to resist at the 8th annual Bullitt Blast, held on July 4 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The rains couldn’t keep away a large crowd which showed up for over six hours of activities.

    There was music, rides, cars, military equipment, animals and the finale - fireworks.

    See page B-10 for a look at the fireworks. And look in next week’s edition of The Pioneer News for pictures from the other events of the day.

  • Residents of the Stoney Ridge subdvision off Cedar Grove Road held their second annual parade in honor of the Fourth of July holiday. There was plenty of participation and even a little food at the end of the walk through the residential streets.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Technological advancements often coincide with educational improvements.

    Bullitt County did its part to keep pace with those advancements, playing host to Kentucky’s tech-savvy educational leaders.

    The three-day Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference took place at North Bullitt High School.

    The event included Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Todd Leatherman, Executive Director of Consumer Protection with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, as featured speakers.

  • NICHOLS - Donna LaFountain is now doing some double duty.

    The principal of Nichols Elementary is now also serving the role as director of the county’s pre-school program.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said it would not be a position where LaFountain splits the duties 50/50. Instead, she will spend whatever time is required for each of the positions.

    When the pre-school coordinator’s position became open, Davis said he looked at ways to fill the slot.

    “I think we have a good solution,” said Davis.

  • Happy 80th Birthday, Bernheim Forest!  1929 was a historic year.  It was the year Isaac W. Bernheim established Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.  Bernheim will be celebrating all year long and we hope you will join us.  We have new and exciting initiatives and events planned for you in this 80th anniversary year, and we want you to be an integral part of all we do.  Bring us your Bernheim stories, photos and ideas as we honor the history and the shining future of this grand and beautiful natural resource that is Bernheim Forest.

     

  • The Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center in Hillview got into the Independence Day spirit early this year with a pre-holiday parade.

    Members dressed up in patriotic and Americana costumes, walking and rolling along with waves and smiles for everyone. Each member picked out their own costume.

    Administrator Leah Smith said all-American foods such as hot dogs and apple pie were served for lunch to get everyone in a festive mood. Beach ball volleyball and Washers were among the outdoor recreational games following the parade.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – For more than 20 years the Challenge Clubhouse at Seven Counties Services, Inc., has served as a home away from home for many program clients.

    In an effort to make everyone even more comfortable, the clubhouse recently expanded, with more features to help fulfill clients’ needs.

    An open house was hosted to introduce the additional facilities to the public. Program clients assisted with individual tours.

  • The watermelon eating contest at the Bullitt County Fair was a popular, though messy, event.

    Rain and heat hampered attendance at this year's fair.

    The fair was still a fun event with a full week of activities and contest.

    Continue to check the photo galleries at www.pioneernews.net for more fair snapshots. New galleries will be added over the course of the next few weeks.

  • A pugnacious time was had by all at Pugapalooza.

    The first annual Pugapalooza event was hosted by Kentuckiana Pug Rescue at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    Pugapalooza was a special event focusing on pugs, a special breed of canine originally bred and domesticated for Chinese emperors and dating back to the days of Confucius.

    The festival included special pug contests including races, best costume, best trick, Popsicle licking, best kisser and curliest tail.

  • ZONETON ee" On any day, you might find the Cissell brothers at a baseball game or even playing racecars with their wheelchairs in the driveway.

    Caleb, 13, Elijah, 10 and Jacob, 6, love the same activities that other children love including Nascar and art. They even have some healthy sibling sports rivalries.

    But experiencing the world is a bit different for the Cissell brothers than for many children. Shockingly all three boys have the Duchenne’s form of Muscular Dystrophy ee" a debilitating and degenerative genetic muscular disease.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Some ride to have fun, others ride to reach a destination. This Saturday a group of concerned citizens will ride to remember a group of Mount Washington teens who died by suicide.

    The participants in the second annual Make a Difference For Kids Inc.’s Ride to Survive Poker Run are hoping to create awareness of youth cyberbullying and teen suicide.

    All proceeds will benefit the Make a Difference for Kids foundation that is led by President Mark Neblett of Mount Washington.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON " Having a career other than working in the family business never really crossed M.D. Jasper’s mind, until his father’s untimely death.

    When Jasper was a freshman in high school, he lost his father, J.R. Jasper. Up until that time, Jasper always assumed he would pitch in at the family’s farm machinery and auto dealership.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - When told about the changes to the Bullitt County Public Health Department over the past 23 years, Swannie Jett is amazed.

    But as the new director of the public health agency, Jett is looking forward to continuing the growth experienced in the past three decades.

    Jett, who was recently introduced as the new director, said the challenges he faces are not the same as those experienced by retired leader Ned Fitzgibbons.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Bullitt East Assistant Principal Nita Neal isn’t quite sure how she will adjust to retirement after 38 years in education.

    After all, it has been her dream to be an educator since she was in elementary school.

    “I decided in second grade that I’ve always loved school and I loved my teachers. I wanted other people to feel about me the way I felt about teachers,” she said.

  • BERNHEIM - "One step up" was a slogan that worked very well for Kindra Danielle Clark on the first night of the 2009 Bullitt County Fair.

    The runner-up in the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant a year ago, Clark woke up Monday morning wanting to have fun and also improving one spot over a year ago in the top beauty competition for the week.

    Mission accomplished.

    Under the pavilion in front of a few hundred on-lookers, Clark dazzled the three judges enough to take the title from five other girls.

  • HEBRON ESTATES – For 25 years, the Relay for Life has raised funding toward cancer research.

    At the Bullitt County Relay, each year brings new hope for the many participating survivors and their caregivers.

    Many of the survivors are now regulars, attending each year to celebrate life and to share their ongoing hope with others.

    Brenda Smothers

    Mount Washington resident Brenda Smothers went for her regular mammogram in 2005 when she received news every person dreads: the procedure revealed a lump in her breast.

  • HILLVIEW - If Overdale Elementary is an example of a functioning body, Carolyn McClintock is the heart.

    The Overdale secretary has been with the school since its inception, a member of its first graduating class.

    “I was here the first year in sixth grade,” said McClintock. “Then the next year they built onto the school. They added seventh grade and then eighth grade, so we were the first ones.”

  • A special Troop Walk was held on May 30 to honor those who have served in the military, those who are still serving and those who have lost their lives.

    A group of about 50 people walked from the VFW Post 5710 all the way to the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Once there, a crowd of about 100 listened to various speeches, songs and prayers.

    Included in the guest speakers were First Sgt. John Voccio of Fort Knox and Retired Chief Petty Officer Bob Devore of the U.S. Navy.

  • LOUISVILLE - It was a record setting year once again for the annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

    And it was a record setting year for Bullitt County fire departments who collected over $216,800 - all of which will stay be returned to local agencies.

    Overall, the Crusade collected over $5.2 million for special needs children in Kentuckiana.

    The leading department was Zoneton, which raised $101,252. This was the first time the department surpassed $100,000.

    Zoneton was also honored for reaching $1 million in collections for the Crusade for Children.