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  •   It was a hot time at the old Bullitt County Fair last week.

    The week started out with some showers but the end of the festivities were hot, hot, hot.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for Fair highlights over the next week, including pageant photos and various contest winners.

  •  CLERMONT – Bernheim’s Little Free Library has been recognized as a Little Free Library of Distinction for having a unique or exceptionally creative and inspiring design. 

    Bernheim credits Mrs. Fox’s 2017 fourth grade class at Mount Washington Elementary for their vision, and Bernheim member and champion woodworker John Beckner for his expert craftsmanship.

  •  All eight Bullitt County Public School elementary students participating in Kentucky’s National History Day competition at in Lexington earned honors.

    Kyndra Nalley and Reagan Manco of Lebanon Junction took First Place in State in Elementary Group Performance - Patriot Versus Loyalist:  A conflict for personal freedom.

  •  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.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — The forgotten war will be remembered in Mount Washington for generations to come thanks to a local student.

    Located in Highland Memory Garden in Mount Washington, Robby Smith, 17, designed a monument to honor Korean War veterans as part of his Eagle Scout project.

    Inspired by his grandfather, Smith knew he wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that would stay.

    “I wanted something I could come back in 30 years and show my kids and say ‘I did that’,” he said.

  •  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.” 

  •  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.

  •  Donald Trump, Elvis Presley and Beverly Clearly walk into a school. No, it’s not a punch line. It’s a historic wax museum at Mount Washington Elementary.

    Fifth graders recently picked a famous person and researched his or her life. Then, they dressed up as the person and presented their historic findings to the fourth graders.

    Characters included Michelle Obama, John Deere, Anne Frank, Michael Jordan, Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Coco Chanel and many more.

  •  Who says robotics is only for boys? 

    Well a group of local girls from Whitefield Academy have definitely proved that girls can do robotics too.

    It all began as a dream for team captain Elaine Nelson. “I felt it would be great to try and form an all girls’ team and this year we have made it happen!” said Elaine.

    After a previous competition, Olivia Bailey, of Shepherdsville, stated, “This is so much fun! We are going to remember this for a long time.”

  •  Kendra Cox and her two year-old son Brayden took big steps toward independence by recently moving into the Family Scholar House on Cane Run Road in Louisville.

    Kendra’s accomplishments include becoming the first graduate of the district’s TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP) to qualify and be accepted after earning a Hardship Graduation Request from Riverview Opportunity Center in December 2017. She completed all of her senior requirements, is Career Ready in childcare, employed at UPS, and intends to enroll in the Galen College of Nursing.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council presented its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to local businessman Kenny Hester.

    Beginning with a small transmission business off Velva Drive in the county’s north end, Hester developed the business into Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts. He went on to found Hester’s Family Fitness, and in recent years the facility moved into the new Hester Building located on W. Hebron Lane.

  •  HILLVIEW — There is no doubt there’s an opioid crisis throughout the country.

    The question is what can the various stakeholders do to improve that deadly situation?

    Recently, Centerstone sponsored a forum to discuss how the community can get involved in addressing the situation.

    Around two dozen individuals gathered at the Hillview Government Center.

    Sarah Smith, safe schools coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System, led the discussion.

  •  HILLVIEW — A diary never meant to be read has been turned into a two-person show and visitors to the Bullitt County Public Libraries got to see it first hand.

    The Bright Star Touring Theatre presented “The Story of Anne Frank” to patrons of all ages at the Hillview Public Library in preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12.

  •  (UPDATE - 4/11, 2:00 p.m.): The Bullitt County Public School System has changed the date of its Pre-School and Head Start spring screening day.

    The original event, scheduled for Friday, Apr. 13, was postponed. The event will now be hosted on Friday, May 25, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    You must call 869-2615 to schedule an appointment.

  •  This week, the Bullitt County Public Library (BCPL) joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs, and expertise they offer. April 8th–14th is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians, and library workers. 

  •   It is spring time once again! And Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains are “playing your song” louder than ever.  Pigeon Forge and the surrounding mountain communities are experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. This spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the Smokies.

  •  CLERMONT –  Spring has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate Spring Break than enjoying nature’s beauty at Bernheim? Join Bernheim all week long for Spring Break Adventure Week April 2-6.  Along with on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife exploration and free play, Bernheim will offer a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate nature. 

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  •  Welcome to spring, Bullitt County.

    A winter storm dropped up to 12 inches of snow in parts of Bullitt County on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

    Ray Hart got to use his snow blower on Reserves Boulevard.

    The snow on the trees left a beautiful view of Hebron Presbyertian Church. Some trees lost branches due tothe heavy, wet snow, causing minor power outages and blocking a few roadways.

    A car was sitting off the road at the Brooks Road/Interstate 65 interchange. Vehicles were stuck and stranded throughout the county.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Drama Club’s latest effort had students flying high.

    The club presented “Shrek The Musical Jr.” based on the popular Disney tale.

    As part of the production, ZFX Flying Effects worked with the club to help a few of the actors fly across the Bullitt Central stage.

    The Drama Club is directed by Bullitt Central instructor Sara Anderson, who gave credit to the students for taking charge and working very hard to offer a special family-friendly production.

  •  This winter eems to be the gift that keeps giving that nobody wants.

    Cold, snow and ice! Fortunately spring is only about five weeks away and spring break will be here before you know it. 

    Spring break offers us the opportunity to take week-long trips, weekend trips or days trips. 

    Being the travel guru that I am, I suggest heading to the Gateway City for spring break. St. Louis has multitude of attractions and is the prefect entertainment destination for every family.