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Events

  • Valentine Gala tickets on sale; basket tickets available

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight. The Wulfe Pack will perform.

    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.

  • Home Product Expo this weekend at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fifth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1, will take place this weekend Jan. 17-18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  • WIZARDS of the GAME

     A large crowd came out on Saturday night to see a little basketball and a whole lot of fun.

    The Harlem Wizards made a return trip to North Bullitt High School to help raise money for the school’s athletic department.

    Teachers and former players took on the traveling team from New York.

    The squad was one of three traveling the country to help organizations raise funds.

    See a video and photos from the game in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • 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.