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  • HILLVIEW - On Tuesday July 28, 2009, Sharon Hand and Melissa Guerrieri of the Camp Quality Quillow project in Hillview made their annual trip to Camp Quality of Kentucky. Camp is located in the Camp Loucoon section of Nolin Lake.

    With the help of friends, family members and two local quilt groups (Mount Washington Quilting Bees and Heart N Hand), they had enough quillows for the approximately 65 campers this year.

    Camp Quality is a Camp for Children ages 6- 16 with cancer, and it is a camp where the children just get to be kids again.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Children keep both bodies and minds active during the summer thanks to Bullitt County Adult and Community Education’s 21CCLC Summer Camp.

    Hosted at Bullitt Lick Middle School, the Summer Camp features four weeks of fun and educational activities.

    Coordinator Annette Ragg said each week includes a different theme, with the first week designated as Career Week.

    Guests during Career Week included visits from the Bullitt County History Museum and both the Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire Departments.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - To support the community and provide case management, Shepherd’s Shelter has been awarded one AmeriCorps member through a competitive application process with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky (HHCK).

  • The Shepherdsville’s Wastewater Department has been selected to receive a Platinum Peak Performance Award.

    The Peak Performance Awards program presented by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records in the 2008 calendar year.

    NACWA was proud to recognize over 400 Peak Performance Award facilities during the Association’s 2009 Summer Conference and 39th Annual Meeting, held July 14-17, 2009 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone sees a police car in a school parking lot, the first assumption is that there is trouble.

    And when students see an officer in uniform roaming the hallways, they may assume that the drug dog can’t be far behind.

    But, thanks to a partnership with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, an officer will be in the high schools - as well as the middle schools - on a regular basis.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION -- A crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the new branch library in Lebanon Junction. Library director Randy Matlow and county judge Melanie Roberts were among the guest speakers.

    When completed in early 2010, the library will be the second largest in the county’s system. The new library will be located on Highway 61 near Lebanon Junction Elementary and the building will be fashioned after a train station in honor of the city’s rich railroad history.

     

  • CLERMONT - One event has been a regular attraction for the past five years and another is making its first appearance this weekend.

    But for lovers of music and art, there is a little of something for both just a few miles from one another in Bullitt County.

    Bluegrass 101 Festival

    It continues to get better and better each year.

    The sixth annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

  • Despite a lot of construction in the schools, the first day went well for the over 12,000 students in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    “I would like to comment our entire team on what can only be termed an extraordinarily smooth opening. In the face of many construction issues, we opened safely, on-time and ready to learn,” said superintendent Keith Davis.

    In visiting six schools, Davis said things went very well with few first-day glitches.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The downturn in the economy has done nothing to stop the construction projects in the local schools.

    Two new elementary schools (Roby and Overdale) will open their doors next Tuesday. Three other elementary schools are undergoing major renovations.

    This is just part of the changes students will see as they return to classes.

    ROBY

    It’s going to be an exciting year for Roby Elementary as faculty, staff and students return to a brand-new building featuring cutting-edge technology and a bright, beautiful atmosphere.

  • Calling it a ‘no-brainer’, Denny Simonavice said it was a natural for the Meijer corporation to assist the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department after reading about the problem getting swimming pools open for the season.

    Simonavice, store director for the Preston Highway operation, said the $5,000 check to the county was an effort to help get the pools open this summer. He said the company regularly donates to community causes and the Bullitt County situation was a natural.

  • Every new school year brings change: The 2009-10 year will be known primarily for its physical changes.

    Two new school facilities, along with upgrades at many other school locations and two more facilities in the plans, makes the Bullitt County Public Schools system look like a construction zone as well as an education zone.

    Students, parents and school administrators all need to heed caution and be safe at the schools facing construction issues.

  • The Blazin’ Saddles drill team competed in the district and state levels of 4-H Horse Club competitions.

    The team, coached by Angela Branham, placed eighth in the state competition.

    The drill team consists of:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe with Twister

    *Apryl Kapfhammer with Chief

    *McKenze Branham with Jetta

    *Brittney Blevins with Naomi

    *Bridgette McAuliffe with Dipper

    *Meaghan Metzmeier with Savannah

    *Megan Meffert with Rusty

    *Brooklyn Poteet with Starla 

  • LOUISVILLE - A group of 23 area Boy Scouts and 10 adult Scout leaders went on a life changing 10-day summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch.

    Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness. The property donated to the Boy Scouts of America by oilman Waite Phillips, and is maintained by BSA as a high adventure, camping and training center.

    More information about the Scout Ranch can be found at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure/Philmont.

  • CEDAR GROVE - Bullitt County is the newest area to taste the snappy difference.

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is open for business at the Cedar Grove Center.

    Bret Witte, director of operations in the West-Central Kentucky territory, said the area offered unique opportunities to offer dine-in buffets and delivery orders.

    The location will deliver to a 10-12 minute driving area.

    The lunch and dinner buffet features all specialty pizzas along with pasta for $6.29. Buffets are available at lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Going back to school is an exciting time for many Bullitt County students. But for struggling families trying to make ends meet, sending children back to school can mean a tough financial burden with the rising cost of supplies and fees.

    Some local realtors with Century 21 Advantage Plus’ Mount Washington office recognize there are many local families financially unable to supply their children with the essentials to start the school year off right, so they banded together to help meet that need.

  • The Bullitt County 4-H Horse Club, the Blazin’ Saddles, recently competed at the district and state levels in Frankfort and Louisville.

    Each rider had to qualify at the district level to move to state competition.

    Each of these riders excelled in competition:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe  on Twister -- DISTRICT: sixth place in showmanship; red ribbons in pole bending, barrel racing and stake race; STATE: red ribbonsin pole bending, barrel racing and stake race

  • The Bullitt County School System hosted its Kindergarten Kickoff for youngsters on Thursday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event allows incoming Kindergarten students to visit their new teachers, counselors and principals prior to the first day of school.

    Students received free backpacks, school supplies and other fun stuff, along with important information for themselves and their parents.

    The Class of 2022 begins Kindergarten Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Jacob Carter and Jacob Franklin knew there was work to be done at the Mount Washington pool long before the city made needed repairs earlier this summer.

    Franklin and Carter, both of Mount Washington and Boy Scout Troop 333, enjoyed going to the pool as young boys. Although they couldn’t make some of the most expensive repairs, they recognized a need for additional picnic tables and the restrooms to be renovated.

  • HILLVIEW – For months Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens expressed his approval of the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP), which assists local residents with acquiring necessary medication.

    The program, originally presented by Gov. Steve Beshear’s office, allows trained volunteers to assist communities and uninsured families with prescriptions and medication information.

    Two Hillview city employees immediately volunteered to accept KTAP training. Now the city is receiving further assistance from a local business.

  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest celebrated its 80th Anniversary July 12 with a community wide bash for the whole family.

     

    Look for more photos inthe galleries of www.pioneernews.net.