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Events

  • Youngsters take Polar Express thanks to Journey Christian

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Journey Christian Church took everyone on a special Christmas journey.

    The Shepherdsville church hosted a Polar Express themed celebration, complete with complimentary hot chocolate and a visit aboard the famous train to the North Pole.

    Children visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, while enjoying their beverages, writing letters to nursing home residents and working on various arts and crafts in Santa’s Workshop. The Dream Express mobile library was also available for a visit in the parking lot.

  • Plenty of activities during winter at Bernheim

     CLERMONT -- Winter is the perfect to come to Bernheim and explore the forest. 

    That’s why Bernheim’s January calendar is full of exciting nature-related events and activities for all ages. 

    From exploring naked trees, to hiking to watch the winter raptors or attending the annual Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show, there is no shortage of winter wonders at Bernheim. 

    ECO Kids Discovery Days 

  • Christmas at Pleasant Grove Elementary

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary had no shortage of singing and dancing and wishing to Christmas to be near at their annual Sweets with Santa event.

    Santa landed his sleigh in the library to provide a photo opportunity for grandparents everywhere.

    Students were able to buy Christmas gifts in the Santa shop while local booths filled the lobby for the parents. 

  • Ugly Sweaters at Nichols

     One of the more unusual Christmas traditions has made its way to Nichols Elementary this year.

    The school hosted an ugly Christmas sweater day as part of a week-long celebration of the holiday season.

    Many students and staff brought out their best - or their worst - in seasonal garments.

    Some wore Christmas ties, while others created their own homemade sweaters and shirts.

    Some sweaters were actually nice, but some were as ugly as could be. Either way, spirits were high and fun was had by all.

     

  • BLMS holiday play

    Bullitt Lick Middle School had a last-minute option for those looking for something fun to do before Christmas.

    The school hosted a play called “Last Minute Wishes” that included a holiday-based plot set at a department store just prior to Christmas.

    The play was directed by BLMS Arts and Humanities instructor Meredith Patton.

    A chili supper for patrons accompanied the performance.

     

  • Taking a Pie in the Face for Operation Santa

      Overdale Elementary was the first school to contribute toys to the Hillview Operation Santa program over 25 years ago. It remains the biggest school contributor.

    Over 400 families receive food baskets and toys thanks to the generosity of the community.

    This year, Overdale students had an opportunity to throw pies at area police officers and even Whitney Voyles, whose class donated the most toys. This earned her a pie.

  • Open House at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Paroquet Springs Conference Centre hosted its annual community Christmas dinner.

    The free event is a way for the Centre to thank the community for its ongoing support of various community events while promoting itself as the destination for future events, showcasing decorations as well as a full buffet meal with a dessert table.

    Door prizes were donated by many local businesses.

    For more pictures from the event, click here.

  • Lloyd House Christmas

     The Annual Lloyd House Christmas celebration joined forces with the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington Performing Arts Center Piano Recital.

    Sixteen students, taught by Vivian Adams, proved what they had learned, some in as short as 14 weeks of classes.

    The house was also open for visitors to take a tour of the historic home, which was decked out with traditional lights and holiday décor.

  • CHRISTMAS: American Legion Post

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were several hundred youngsters who visited the American Legion Post 157 for the annual Christmas party.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were popular with the visitors, even the youngest.

    Food was provided, as well as presents and activities.

    See more photos from the event, along with photos and videos from various holiday festivities, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Overflow crowd enjoys present, past BCHS choir

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Yuletide carols being sung by an alumni choir led to folks dressed up like eskimos filling the pews of the First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville.

    The church was the setting for a combination Christmas choir concert performed by the Bullitt Central High School Choir along with the Bullitt Central Alumni Choir.

    The event featured the school’s current choir and Freshman choir, consisting of about 100 students. It also featured Bullitt Central choir alumni, also numbering at about 100 singers.