Features http://www.pioneernews.net/features/todaysfeatures en Treats for blood donors http://www.pioneernews.net/content/treats-blood-donors <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/01mmmm_3.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">HILLVIEW - To increase the recent Red Cross blood drive collection, Jim Eadens sweetened the pot.</span></p> <p> The Hillview mayor donated supplies for free ice cream sundaes to all donors who attended a recent drive hosted at the Hillview Government Center.</p> <p> Eadens said the center has hosted many drives in the past. He was looking for an incentive to persuade more donors to the event.</p> <p> In the past Eadens and members of the Hillview City Council have made other generous donations, including a Thanksgiving-style meal.</p> Historic bank building to be auctioned off this Saturday http://www.pioneernews.net/content/historic-bank-building-be-auctioned-saturday <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bullitt_countybank1.jpg" alt="A photo of the construction of the Bullitt County Bank building in 1923" title="A photo of the construction of the Bullitt County Bank building in 1923" align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the oldest buildings in Shepherdsville will go on the auction block this Saturday.</span></p> <p> The building at the corner of Joe B. Hall Avenue and South Buckman Street, best known as the Bullitt County Bank, will go on the auction block at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.</p> <p> The building most recently served as PBI Bank. With the opening of a new facility on Adam Shepherd Parkway, the downtown location was closed in August 2014. The drive-thru remained open.</p> Hometown Heroes honored in annual fall festival http://www.pioneernews.net/content/hometown-heroes-honored-annual-fall-festival <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bear_paw_chainsaw_carvings_2.jpg" alt="Last year&#039;s festival included live wood carvings." title="Last year&#039;s festival included live wood carvings." align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hometown Heroes will be celebrated at this year&rsquo;s Wall Street Park Festival in Lebanon Junction.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;This year&rsquo;s festival will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 23-24.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The grand marshals for the Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. parade will be veterans from Lebanon Junction who served in the military during the Vietnam War or before.<br /> Farm to Table dinner will give different perspective of food http://www.pioneernews.net/content/farm-table-dinner-will-give-different-perspective-food <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/logo_4th_draft_modified.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MOUNT WASHINGTON&mdash; In a fast-paced society, sometimes it&rsquo;s nice to go back to your roots.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;That&rsquo;s the idea behind the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Farm to Table Harvest Festival.<br /> Burgoo Festival in Lawrenceburg http://www.pioneernews.net/content/burgoo-festival-lawrenceburg <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Lawrenceburg is the place to be this weekend when the community hosts its annual Burgoo Festival, highlighted by the annual Burgoo Cook-Off and inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest.</span></p> <p> The festival runs Friday through Sunday and features a variety of live music, vendors and of course, burgoo, a tasty stew that includes a variety of meats and vegetables.</p> <p> The cook-off allows anyone willing to make a $2 donation to judge a healthy sample of each team&rsquo;s burgoo, along with their booth displays.</p> Eastside Middle students collect shoes to generate funds to provide water sources http://www.pioneernews.net/content/eastside-middle-students-collect-shoes-generate-funds-provide-water-sources <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/best_12.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="162" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">MOUNT WASHINGTON&mdash;Eastside Middle is on a mission to teach students that you don&rsquo;t have to look far to help the world. Sometimes, you just have to go to your closet.</span></p> <p> For the past month, the school has been collecting shoes of all shapes, sizes and stages of life in order to provide water to those without.</p> Bullitt East’s Moore marching to U.S. Army’s All-American band http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bullitt-east%E2%80%99s-moore-marching-us-army%E2%80%99s-all-american-band <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/best_1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">MOUNT WASHINGTON &mdash; One Bullitt East band member is marching his way to the U. S. Army All-American Bowl.</span></p> <p> Bullitt East senior Adam Moore was chosen to join the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in January.</p> <p> Moore will play snare drum next to the 124 other students also selected to perform in the halftime show of the football game in San Antonio.</p> Pioneer Village brothers team up to provide help for homeless http://www.pioneernews.net/content/pioneer-village-brothers-team-provide-help-homeless <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">PIONEER VILLAGE - A pair of local brothers have decided to let others in need know they have their back.</span></p> <p> Brandon Elder and Shawn Mix have organized Backpacks Giving Back, an attempt to raise funds for the purchase of backpacks full of much-needed necessities for homeless individuals.</p> <p> &ldquo;My brother and I talked about wanting to make a difference,&rdquo; said Elder. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re just so blessed with material things.&rdquo;</p>