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  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Hiding under a blanket as a child kept the monsters away and made everything better.

    As adults, the comfort of a blanket still brings a form of reassurance in times of distress. 

    A blanket that had been made and consistently prayed over can be especially comforting to those in the community who have dedicated their lives to keeping everyone safe from monsters.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Officials with Bullitt County Public Schools know what brown can do for their students.

    United Parcel Service is working with the BCPS College and Career Readiness Program to promote its School to Work program, which allows senior high school students to work during part of the school day while also acquiring college course credits.

    BCPS College and Career Readiness director Lee Barger credited School to Work with connecting all of the same dots that the school system hopes to match.

  •  FRANKFORT --  Thirty-four recent high school graduates from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree. 

  •  Over the years Nashville has often be referred to as “Nash Vegas.” My wife and her friend recently took the drive down I-65 to Music City. 

    Upon arriving at The Comfort Inn Downtown which would serve as their base for their all girls’ weekend they found Nashville truly is the Vegas of the South. 

    Downtown is packed with action 24/7 and there is a multitude of ways to get around town from party buses to golf carts willing to drive you to and from your destinations for just a tip!  

  •     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.

  •  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.