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  • 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.

  • CEDAR GROVE -- Reaching the goal in Alliance Entertainment’s first year of Bullitt County Relay for Life fundraising was a close shave.

    Alliance employees surpassed the goal by almost $500. The close shave was courtesy of Returns Department manager Tom Fay.

    As part of the fundraising incentive, Fay promised to have his hair and goatee shaved if the company met the fundraising goal.

    Derrick Sermonis, owner of D’s Barber Shop in Meade County, performed the shaving honors.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fifth Graders at Shepherdsville Elementary enjoy many aspects of education during the annual "Living History Museum."

    Each year fifth grade students select a historical figure from American history to portray in the makeshift museum located in the school's cafeteria.

    Students dress and act as the selected figures, reading a biography of their character's life. Patrons have to step on a button located in front of each figure to 'activate' them.

  • Television schedule for 2008/2009 Keep-It-Real Winners "It's Your Choice" and "Be Safe, Be Smart". Air Dates start April 20th, 2009 and running to May 3rd, 2009:

    BET: Tuesday through Thursday between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

    Comedy Central: Tuesday through Thursday between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

    MTV: Tuesday through Thursday between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

    MTV2: Tuesday through Thursday between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

     

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Art is all about personal expression and local artist Debbie Mantell understands that.

    That is why she recently opened Express Yourself paint-your-own pottery studio at 10239 Highway 44 E in Mount Washington.

    Mantell was looking for a new life endeavor when she decided to open Express Yourself. She took a ceramics course several years ago and fell in love with painting pottery.

    With a flair for the artistic and a love for original pieces, opening a paint-your-own pottery studio seemed like a perfect fit.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Crystal and John Kesler were all smiles at the Bullitt County Judge/Executive’s office.

    John is the grandfather, Crystal the granddaughter. They lived together until recently when John moved to Bowling Green.

    The closeness of their relationship is obvious, never more so than when Crystal wrote about John, earning top honors in the 2009 Bullitt County Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest sponsored by AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.