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Today's Features

  •  Memorial Day is a special day that is always commemorated throughout Bullitt County.

    Many events will be hosted during the three-day holiday weekend to allow county residents an opportunity to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives serving our country, as well as to honor the many veterans that will be in attendance.

    On Sunday, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 454 is hosting its 26th annual memorial service at Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington.

  •  LEXINGTON, KY —”The Family Foundation of Kentucky is pleased to honor state Rep. James Tipton and state Rep. Russell Webber with its ‘Champion of Faith, Family and Freedom Award’ for their principled and steadfast leadership over the last biennium,” said Kent Ostrander, president of the organization. 

    “The direction of the Commonwealth has changed significantly in the last two years, in no small part because of the dedication and labor of these two Bullitt County representatives.” 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Four Republicans are battling for the right to face a lone Democrat in the fall general election.

    The ultimate winner will serve the next four years as magistrate for the Second District.

    Incumbent Gary Lawson is being challenged by Charles Ballard, Curt Hudson and Shaun Logsdon. According to a social media post and a call to his fellow candidates, George R. Russell suspended his campaign.

    Cynthia Lynn Robertson is the unopposed Democratic Party nominee.

     

    CHARLES BALLARD

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION—The rain held off or the 8th annual National Day of Prayer gathering at the caboose in Lebanon Junction.

    Over 15 representative from local churches and other organizations gathered together to pray over the community, local businesses, the military, schools, first responders, community outreaches, those who are sick, families, churches, and many more.

    Hosted by the Lebanon Junction Ministerial Association, the evening also included live worship music from local churches.

     

  •   HEBRON ESTATES - A former Bullitt County Teacher of the Year is in the running to be named as this year’s state Teacher of the Year.

    Christy Bickett, a Calculus instructor at North Bullitt High School, was selected as one of 24 recipients for the 2019 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards.

    Bickett was then selected as one of three finalists for the 2019 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Award. She will attend a ceremony and luncheon held at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort on May 15, where the winner will be announced.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Speyside Cooperage brought its unique business to Bullitt County in 2010, it was done with little fanfare.

    Even as they passed the business on North Buckman Street next to the post office, the factory was nestled back off the road.

    Now, the community’s first international company is ready to spread its wings and get more active.

    The first project will be to partner with the city of Shepherdsville in its beautification program.

  •  Hey... it didn’t rain on the annual Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Bullitt County Extension Office.

    The norm for the annual plant sale is for rain... make that heavy rain... to fall on the rain or shine sale.

    This past Saturday, the crowds were huge as they enjoyed the sunshine and the many great items on sale.

  •  Bullitt East High School Director of Bands Trevor Ervin was honored with the 2018 Phi Beta Mu Young Bandmaster Award during the Kentucky Music Educators Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Louisville.

    “I have no words to properly explain this humbling experience,” said Ervin who has guided dozens of musicians to successful auditions for the KMEA All-State Band.

    This year, the Bullitt East Wind Ensemble was also invited to perform. 

  •  Eighth graders have taken on the role of activists and organized a Run For Freedom to bring attention that modern day slavery still exists.

    Bullitt Lick teacher Jessica Flores themes her units so students learn about interesting topics as they learn reading and writing skills.

    “This unit is all about oppression,” she said. “We begin by reading about basic human rights and then look at a time in our history when those rights were being denied and people did something about it: the Civil Rights Movement.”

  •     We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of April.

     

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.