Today's Features

  •     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 August.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Tina Day would probably never forget her trip to Nashville when she was photographed with the country music star Garth Brooks.

  •  CLERMONT—Around 2,000 visitors joined together to experience the connection between nature, art and science at the 10th CONNECT event at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    Designed around the sunset, CONNECT offered attendees two different experiences.

    While the sun was out, children of all ages were invited to wind through rope mazes and take pictures with live grass statues. As the sky grew dark, the hot air balloons lit up Lake Nevin and the Astronomical Society’s telescopes zoned in on Jupiter and Mars.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—It’s an honor that takes trust in not only the participant’s abilities but those around him.

    “Safe is safe,” FedEx driver David Proctor said. “You can’t be involved in an accident, no matter who causes it.”

    The Mount Washington native has accomplished a safe driving record for 34 years and recently competed in his 10th year of the national Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

    Proctor has logged around three million miles in those 34 years, the past 24 spent with FedEx.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE— Four Bullitt County residents are back “home” after graduating from the Families Moving Beyond Abuse program.

    While the program, organized by Family Drug court, is local, Judge Elise Spainhour opened the graduation welcoming the graduates back to a life away from addiction.

    “I’m glad you’re back home because your families missed you,” she said.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION — For the second year, Lebanon Junction students were sent back to school knowing they have the support of their community.

    Hair cuts, face painting, hotdogs, popcorn, sno-cones, bounce houses and more were available for children ages 6 to 12 who needed them at the Backpack Bash in the Wall Street Park.

    At the Turnaround Resource Center, 400 backpacks filled with school supplies awaited students of all ages. A total of 364 were given out in less than an hour. The extra backpacks were given to the school to distribute as needed.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- The Kentucky State Fair announces the lineup of the all-new Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, which runs throughout the fair, Aug. 16-26. 

    The series features a wide range of musical artists with a different concert every night, for a total of 26 bands. 

    This year all concerts at the Kentucky State Fair are free with paid gate admission.

    Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse is a new sponsor to the Kentucky State Fair.  

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some local students really had to push hard to get their project in gear.

    They had to make a car move forward… without any electrical power whatsoever.

    The Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) Academy partnered with General Electric to complete a year-long project creating vehicles that could roll only with mass input, and without pushing or pulling force.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — One likes to travel around to visit his Masonic brothers.

    The other does things for others because is comes naturally.

    Both were honored by the Bullitt County Masonic Lodge 155 on Friday night in its annual observance.

    Raymond Wolford, a member of the Zoneton Lodge, was selected as the Mason of the Year.

    Anita Stump was selected as the Citizen of the Year.

    A large turnout enjoyed a meal and then listened as Wolford and Stump were recognized.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Learning doesn’t stop in the summer and Old Mill Elementary students have been keeping their teachers on their toes.

    Throughout the summer, the school has hosted multiple camps for its students.

    During the kindergarten camps, incoming kindergarteners were given a glimpse of their futures in the classroom thanks to funding by Metro United Way and the Family Resource Center.

    The Family Resource Center also sponsored a STEAM and a LEGO camp for incoming first to fifth graders.

  •  CLERMONT—The best of local nature, art and science have combined for the past 10 years to create an epic experience at Bullitt County’s largest facility and this year is no exception.

    On Saturday, Aug. 18, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s CONNECT will let visitors experience what only few get to see: Bernheim at night.

    Beginning two hours before sunset and lasting two hours after, CONNECT gives two different experiences depending on the time, Visual Arts Coordinator Jenny Zeller said.