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Events

  • The Reason for the Season

     Each year, the members of the Hillview Community Christian Church come together to bring a live nativity to the area.

    Over the past few years, the church has added several portions to the original live nativity.

    The Walk Through Bethlehem was attended by nearly 4,000 people in just two nights this month.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews for more photos, as well as a video from the spiritual event.

  • Santa goes to the museum

     The Mount Washington Historical Society hosted a gala Christmas celebration at its Lloyd House museum.

    The community was invited to come by the historic home on South Bardstown Road.

    While there, they were invited to tour the facilities. 

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were their to greet youngsters. And there were plenty of photos taken.

    A storyteller entertained the youngest guests.

    There were refreshments.

  • Drive through Bethlehem

     Cedar Grove Baptist Church offered a unique opportunity for visitors to drive through Bethlehem as Jesus was born on Christmas.

    There were various stops throughout the route and visitors heard various Biblical tales.

    They went through the market where merchants were willing and eager to tell them items.

    The evening concluded with refreshments and music inside the fellowship hall.

  • Light Up Mount Washington 2014

     For the second straight year, Mother Nature played games with the Light Up Mount Washington celebration.

    After cancelling the event last year, activities moved inside this time.

    Inside First Baptist Church, there was plenty of caroling, face painting, cookies and hot chocolate and a visit from Mr. Magic.

    See more photos from Mary Barzcak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.


  • Light Up Shepherdsville

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Shepherdsville City Park on Friday night atop a Shepherdsville fire truck. Despite a constant drizzle, several dozen children came out to see Santa, who was led by Rudolph on this foggy night. This year, only the front of the park will be lit up through the end of the year.

  • LIGHT UP LEBANON JUNCTION

     LEBANON JUNCTION - They started at the caboose end, but the city of Lebanon Junction engineered a Christmas miracle this season.

    Mayor James “Butch” Sweat, along with special guest Santa Claus, performed his final ceremonial lighting of the tree to kick off the Light-Up Lebanon Junction 2014 celebration.

    The crowd gathered at the caboose and then strolled along the path to the city park, singing carols along the way.

  • AARP salute to Veterans continues to grow annually

     The Mt. Washington AARP fundraiser was no stranger to generosity this year. The annual Veteran’s Day dinner had to be moved from the Senior Center to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville this year due to high attendance in the previous years.

    President Vivian Adams said they have been “overwhelmed” with donations.

    Currently the amount raised is about $7,200 with more coming in.

  • Convenience store to again give back by offering free Thanksgiving dinner

     HILLVIEW - The Guru Market Spirit Gas Station in Hillview knows how to dish out the Thanksgiving holiday spirit.

    Employees and their family members will prepare free meals for the store’s third annual Thanksgiving dinner event.

    Owner Ishwar Patel said the store, known for its Broaster chicken, will offer a complete meal with broasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and a roll.

    Guru Market distributed about 700 free meals last year. They are preparing to serve up to 900 this year.

  • SAFETY DAY

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fall Break for Bullitt County Public Schools did not deter the Shepherdsville Fire Department from teaching safety techniques.

    SFD hosted a fire safety and rescue demo at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    Firefighters hosted demonstrations involving water rescues, ladder saves and home safety tips for families, as well as kid-friendly, hands-on fire rescue activities.

    Children visited a fire safety van to learn how to retreat a smoking home safely. The van was implemented courtesy of Mt. Washington Fire.

  • Holiday event kicks off season in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- He’s making a list, checking it twice. Gonna to find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus will be coming to town very soon.

    Traditionally, each of the major municipalities host holiday events.

    That will again be the case this year, starting with the Hillview Winterfest celebration this Saturday night.

     

    Shepherdsville

    After hosting a Christmas parade to lead into its light up ceremony, Shepherdsville will see a major plan of attack this holiday season.