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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—The road to recovery is a long one that many former addicts will tell you they couldn’t have walked alone.

    Three recent graduates of the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program are among those who relied on the love and support of others to get them clean. However, it was belief in themselves that got them where they are today.

    “You have to learn to be the person you deserve to be,” graduate Samantha Morgan said. “It’s a road of isolations and loneliness.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — No matter where the disaster may strike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there.

    This time, though, the disaster struck a little closer to home to Feeding Coordinator Karen Smith.

    “I wasn’t excited because it means friends are hurting but it feels good that we can provide for our neighbors,” she said.

    The last time the disaster relief team set up in Bullitt County was after the 1996 tornados hit the area.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the biggest something-to-do for kids in Bullitt County, and this year there will be more to do than ever before!

    The 2018 KidsFest, presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Kosair Charities and the Shriners of Bullitt County, takes place Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s event will be different than previous years, with more indoor and outdoor activities added for the kids.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone with property along the Salt River tends to see their location as a curse during floods.

    A local church has taken what could be considered a curse and turned it into a blessing.

    Mercy Hill Church in Shepherdsville received substantial water damage to its building infrastructure during the recent high water event. The church moved into the old Troutman Dry Goods store located on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Residents of all ages gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Center recently to learn how to keep those hearts healthy.

    Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire opened the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon by saying the health department’s county assessment continues to show the county’s largest areas of concern are heart problems and strokes.

    “Our mission is prevention,” she said.

  •  These photographs were taken by “Ms. Allen,” a neighbor, as she captured William E. Armstrong riding his horse with a cup of coffee through the flood waters of 1997.  These were made from the front porch of her residence at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1494 (Beech Grove Road), Lebanon Junction.  

    Mr. Armstrong recalls that, when he woke up on this particular morning, the flood waters had backed up to the back of his barn and surrounded his property. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals of Melanie Roberts is to have a safe and secure county.

    As the Bullitt County Judge/Executive the past 11 years, Roberts feels that the community is indeed a secure place to live and to work.

    With the encouragement of a lot of people, Roberts will run for her fourth term in office this May.

    Roberts will be challenged by Jerry Summers in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic nominee Tony Thompson in the fall.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Angie Etherton has pointed her career to an opportunity which she has been presented.

    With Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward retiring at the end of her term, that window of opportunity has been opened.

    “What I have done in my life has put me in the position to seek this promotion in my career,” said Etherton, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years.

    She said her career has been pointed toward seeking the judgeship.

  •  Photographer Wayne Bonnett went airborne to capture this picture of the Salt River at Highway 61.

    You can see that the water is over its banks, nearing the Highway 61 bridge. Preston Highway would be shut down just north of the river.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday due to numerous roads blocked by water.

    Check for more flood photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net, and subit your flood photos to editor@pioneernews.net

  •  Kentucky students who attend private or home schools have free access to Individual Learning Plans from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    KHEAA works with Career Cruising, which provides the ILP the state uses in all public schools, to give private and home school students in grades 6 through 12 the same planning tool.

    ILPs let students explore careers, set up education plans, create résumés and establish personal goals to become college and career ready.