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  •  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.

  •  UPDATE (08/10): HOLLYWOOD, Cal. - A Bullitt County resident made his second appearance on national television Thursday night.

    Dominic Latkovski is co-founder of the ZOOperstars!, a team of inflatable mascots based on both professional athletes and animals.

    Latkovski and his brother, co-creator Brennan, were part of the troupe appearing on The Gong Show, a game show on ABC Television.

  •  It was a damp day in Bullitt County, but the smiles on the students' faces weren't washed away on opening day.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — It’s a flashback to the days of milkshakes and drive-ins when the vintage cars start rolling in.

    For the past 24 years, the first weekend in August has seen over 10,000 gather annually in Louisville for the National Street Rod Association’s Annual Street Rod Nationals.

    The cars don’t stay the entire weekend in Louisville, though.

    Each year, hundreds of visitors utilize Bullitt County’s close access to the Kentucky Expo Center for hotel rooms, meals and more.

  •  Thanks to employees at several local businesses, 300 students will have  backpacks filled with school supplies.

    The employees of Gordon Food Service contributed 300 backpacks.

    First Harrison Bank and the Sleep Inn in Shepherdsville donated the school supplies. Faith Portman, one of the organizers of HOPE, said the backpacks will go to participants in the HOPE homeless program, as well as those recommended by the various Family Resource Centers for schools in the Shepherdsville area.

  •  It is my honor to welcome our students and their families to the 2018-2019 school year.

    The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 8.

    As this date approaches, staff members of Bullitt County Schools have been busy making preparations.

    School offices are now open, and principals and office staff are ready to assist you with anything your family might need to start to the new school year.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Taking a break before swim day, students at Today’s Kids Daycare in Shepherdsville were given a front row seat to the rodeo.

    Cowboys and cousins Rylee Cundiff, 8, and Chad Beard, 5, displayed their roping skills to students in the courtyard using their metal bull.

    Both boys typically mutton bust, or ride sheep like a bull during the rodeo.

    “I like sheep riding because it helps get you more training to riding steers,” Cundiff said.

  •  HILLVIEW — Did Dr. Jack Roberts ever imagine that the church which started meeting in the Overdale Elementary cafeteria would ever celebrate its 50th anniversary?

    Or, did Roberts ever imagine that he would be the pastor when the 50th anniversary celebration service was held?

    Or would Roberts imagine that the church would grow to include four buildings on its campus and teach the Word to preschoolers and college students?

  •     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 July.

       

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Carl Curtsinger wrote about the Hidden Valley Motel near Mount Washington, and interviewed Phyllis Smith, its owner, about the future of the motel with the scheduled expansion of Bardstown Road.

  •  Bullitt Central FFA students are getting together each week during the summer months in an effort to be involved within the community. 

    This also allows us more opportunities and time to develop those soft skills needed for future careers.  Soft skills include things like attitude, communication, creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and a few others

    Mr. and Ms. Peake enjoy getting together during the year to provide group activities, which each of us can learn from each other and what our community needs are. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The bridge linking Hannah Thompson to her father was traveled by a 1998 Chevy Camaro.

    Thompson, 20, recently located and purchased the Camaro owned by her father, Jason “J.T.” Thompson, at the time of his death, when she was just six years old.

    The amaro was found in the town of Woodbury, population 92, near Morgantown in Butler County, about a 90-minute drive away.

  •  LOUISVILLE — An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local Girl Scout troop recently took time to honor its bronze stars.

    Troop 1827, based out of Shepherdsville Elementary, recently recognized three of its members with the Bronze Award, the first of the three most prominent awards distributed by the Girl Scouts of America.

    Anna Schneider, who leads the troop along with Michelle Clark, said Bronze Award projects must be approved by troop leaders. The other highest awards (Silver and Gold) are approved by the Girl Scouts of America governing board.

  •  LOUISVILLE — Over $5.6 million was raised through a variety of efforts for the 2018 WHAS Crusade for Children.

    And the dollars raised in Bullitt County will go to help agencies in Bullitt County.

    One-hundred percent of the money raised goes back to agencies which help children. This year, 229 agencies, hospitals and schools received grants.

    The largest local grant went to the Bullitt County Public School System. The board of education received $54,000.

  •  We have been hearing a lot lately about the devastating wildfires that hit the Smokies in 2016 and how the tourist communities in the mountains have bounced back. “Smokies Strong” as the locals like to say. 

  •  NASHVILLE—A “back porch rock and roll” duo from Bullitt County have found their place in Nashville.

    North Bullitt graduate Anthony Olympia and Bullitt Central graduate Brent Rupard were at the Burger King off the Brooks exit when they made the decision to leave Bullitt County and head south.

    “The conversation literally went ‘We should move to Nashville and do this’ and Anthony was like ‘Cool,’” Rupard laughed. “It was as simple as that. It wasn’t rocket science.”

  •  Two lucky classes had an opportunity to duct tape a principal to the wall before summer vacation began.

    Shepherdsville Elementary principal Patrick Durham agreed to let students from two classes use duct tape to connect him to a wall in the main hallway.

    The classes included Emily Whitley’s kindergarten class and Christen Stevens’ 4th grade class.

    The classes were selected based on the largest increase in MAP reading and math scores during the school year, one at the primary level and one at intermediate.

  •  Trombone player Brooklyn Pierce smiled with pride and tapped her foot with the momentum of the music.

    During the Bullitt Lick Middle School spring concert, the music she read was placed on 30 brand new stands enjoyed by fellow band members in grades 6-8.

    Brooklyn concluded her middle school career June 8th and wanted to leave something for future rehearsals and concerts.

    As a Girl Scout project, she collected $691 which was matched by the Bullitt Lick Booster Club for a total of $1,382, enough to purchase the music stands.