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Events

  • MW AARP holiday meeting

     The Mount Washington AARP chapter gathered for its annual holiday dinner.

    The meeting also featured the installation of officers, as well as some musical entertainment and a visit by Santa.

    The next monthly meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Noon, at St. Francis Xavier.

  • Centre of Attention

     The seats were full as  Paroquet Springs Conference Centre hosted its annual Christmas party recently. The event has become a staple activity during the holiday season. Attendees included many members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, as well as those from  the community. 

     

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of our website.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     Mount Washington launched into the holiday season with Light Up Mount Washington and an estimated 1,000 people.

    The Bullitt East High marching band led the way for Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elf as they rode into town in a horse-drawn carriage to greet the line of boys and girls waiting for them inside the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington.

    See more pictures in our multimedia section.

  • Shepherdsville Parades In Holiday Season

     It was a wonderful night for a parade on Friday as units kicked of the Shepherdsville Light Up by proceeding from the park to city hall.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived atop the fire truck and the kids from Paroquet Springs Conference Centre were in the gingerbread house for their ride through town.

    City hall was decorated and will be open throughout the holiday season.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the festivities.

  • Ground broken in Mount Washington for new library

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just hours before the city would fill up for its Light Up holiday event, Bullitt County Public Library officials lit up at the site of their future new location.

    Mount Washington and BCPL hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the county’s newest library location at 214 N.Bardstown Rd., just across Snapp St. from the current facility.

    BCPL director Joe Schweiss said the current library was still nice but the city was outgrowing it.

  • Cold doesn’t stop Bernheim Forest fun

     CLERMONT -- Cold weather doesn’t stop Bernheim Forest from celebrating all that nature has to offer in the month of December. 

    With the exception of Christmas day, Bernheim is open the entire month with events and activities for every age.

    ECO Kids Discovery Days

    The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days. Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center and include:

  • Kicking and Screaming Fun

     PLEASANT GROVE - They were stubborn, they were determined, and they pleased the crowd. And so did the donkeys.

    Pleasant Grove Elementary hosted a donkey basketball event as a school fundraiser. PGES staff and family members agreed to play basketball on the backs of donkeys, much to the delight and amusement of their patrons.

    The event was designed to promote a fun and exciting school environment. Money raised by the event will be directed toward a positive school environment.

  • Christmas Carol to make stop at St. Aloysius on Dec. 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church-related acting troupe hopes that God will bless us, every one, this Christmas season.

    The WIlderness Trail Players, based out of St. Luke Catholic Church in Louisville, is presenting “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at select locations, including St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville.

    WTP representative Buddy Sohl said the troupe has been together for 25 years, performing many periodic plays such as “The Sound of Music,” “Kiss and Tell,” Oliver” and “Footloose”

  • AARP Smart Safety Driver class Saturday

     The AARP Smart Safety Drivers Class will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bullitt County Extension Service Office.

    This class is open to those 55 and older.

    The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP.

    The class covers driving procedures common to older adults for various aging conditions.

    There is no test. Information will be featured on a new video and there will be class discussion.

  • HOPE for a good Thanksgiving meal

     The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving meal at the Bullitt Masonic Lodge in Shepherdsville.

    The event was designed to help feed less fortunate area residents, but all were invited to join in. Over 200 meals were distributed by more than 40 HOPE volunteers, with all of the food donated to the group.