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  •     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.

  • CEDAR GROVE -- Fifth graders at Cedar Grove Elementary were treated to a living Civics class presentation with a visit from U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    Gathered in the school cafeteria, fifth graders listened as Guthrie discussed the creation of the United States’ governmental system.

    Focusing on the importance of the checks and balances system, Guthrie explained the Legislative, Judicial and Executive sides to the federal government.

    “Your teachers fall under the Executive branch along with the President,” he said.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE — School groups may have another way to raise funds in the near future.

    And it will be a way to beautify the community.

    Due to a change in some of the allowable reimbursements in the litter abatement program, Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said he is looking at other ways to spend the allocated funds.

    The county is slated to receive $72,000 in state funds for 2009 to use on litter abatement projects.

    For the past year, Hatfield said the county would have to return about $28,900 to the state.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION – Lebanon Junction’s railroad-town history is filled with intricate stories of bar brawls and shoot-outs eerily similar to stories of the old west.

    But Lebanon Junction Police Officer Col. Steve Hamilton wants to remind citizens that before they get caught up in the nostalgia of a bygone era, the colorful stories often came at an expensive price and weren’t necessarily as glamorous as they seemed.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – Meth: A word now synonymous throughout the country as a destroyer of lives, homes and entire communities.

    In Bullitt County community members showed support in combating meth issues and problems by learning more about them from local experts.

    About 70 Bullitt Countians attended “Meth 101 - A Community Awareness Program” at the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service offices, sponsored by Bullitt County Partners in Prevention.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - There's a new group of young, aspiring hairdressers at Old Mill Elementary School - and they tried out their skills on Instructional Tutor Nicki Bradshaw-Vormbrock Tuesday afternoon.

    Bradshaw-Vormbrock gave her students a special opportunity to cut her hair for the Locks of Love program that helps provide wigs for cancer patients.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON – Several local ladies of the Twelve Oaks subdivision got together at the home of Sharon Carroll last week to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a special hat party.

    The party included beautiful hats, good food and lots of conversation.