Features http://www.pioneernews.net/features/todaysfeatures en Salute to our Veterans http://www.pioneernews.net/content/salute-our-veterans <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/ggggimg_4319.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> &nbsp; If you didn&rsquo;t get there early, you were probably left out.</p> <p> The VFW Post 8293 hosted a turkey dinner in honor of Veterans Day.&nbsp;</p> <p> Within 30 minutes of the start time, all 100-plus meals had been served.</p> <p> The Lebanon Junction Community Center was full with veterans and supporters of the veterans.</p> <p> Remember to thank and honor all of our military heroes on Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Saturday, Nov. 11.</p> Donations continue to roll in for ‘Christmas miracle’ for Houston http://www.pioneernews.net/content/donations-continue-roll-%E2%80%98christmas-miracle%E2%80%99-houston <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/ssssss06group.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="221" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Christmas miracle is shaping up for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.</p> <p> Family Day Ministries, based in Shepherdsville, has been collecting items that will be distributed in time for the Christmas holiday.</p> <p> Pastor Mike Miller has connected with Trinity Lutheran Church, located near Downtown Houston, about 934 miles from FDM. Miller always contacts local ministry during a donation delivery, making certain the donations will make to those in the most need.</p> Young Athlete Dies Doing What He Loved http://www.pioneernews.net/content/young-athlete-dies-doing-what-he-loved <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/689_11536131_1030368593647521_2060976304251758267_n-1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="80" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;BELMONT - A Bullitt County native who lived his life to the fullest died last week doing what he loved doing most.</p> <p> Nathan Hall, 21, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident during a Motocross training session at a track in Louisiana.</p> <p> Family, friends and those in the motocross community are all mourning the loss and hundreds would converge in his hometown to express their sympathies.</p> <p> Nate was a Belmont resident, the son of Paul and Tonya Hall, and attended Bullitt Central High School, Bernheim Middle and Lebanon Junction Elementary.</p> Recipient of car from church will put it to good use to help others http://www.pioneernews.net/content/recipient-car-church-will-put-it-good-use-help-others <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/sssscarinmarie_and_her_grandson.jpg" alt="Carinmarie Johnson and grandson" title="Carinmarie Johnson and grandson" align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &mdash; When rough times come knocking, it&rsquo;s nice to know there is someone looking to help&hellip; even if that someone is a complete stranger.</p> <p> Carinmarie Johnson was born and raised in California. She raised her daughter there and was raising her grandson there until her best friend suggested she move closer to her in Kentucky.</p> Amy’s Army to hold fund-raiser to assist with major medical expenses http://www.pioneernews.net/content/amy%E2%80%99s-army-hold-fund-raiser-assist-major-medical-expenses <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/patricia_amy_kaci.jpg" alt="Patricia Baker, Amy Baker (center) and Kaci Williams" title="Patricia Baker, Amy Baker (center) and Kaci Williams" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> MOUNT WASHINGTON&mdash;It never hurts to get a second opinion. In fact, sometimes a second opinion can save a life.</p> <p> Amy Baker, 34, learned that the hard way.</p> <p> Three years ago, Baker had an MRI done from her tailbone to her brain to check on rods in her spine. During the scan, something&nbsp; was found. A biopsy in 2015 proved the spots to be benign so her doctor just had her return every six months for ultrasounds to ensure everything was okay.</p> <p> By listening to her gut, she discovered it wasn&rsquo;t.</p> UAW works on Bowman Valley School http://www.pioneernews.net/content/uaw-works-bowman-valley-school <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/uaw_llslslslmg_0419.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Family looks to find way to aid others facing hearing issues http://www.pioneernews.net/content/family-looks-find-way-aid-others-facing-hearing-issues <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/family18581865_699000856938033_1737219827748295969_n.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON - At age 2, Luke Montgomery is already bi-lingual.</p> <p> His parents and older brother are as well, so they can communicate with him.</p> <p> Luke was born with congenital deafness - sensorineural deafness syndrome - that left him considered deaf, albeit with very limited hearing abilities.</p> <p> Luke&rsquo;s parents, Brooke and Jeff Montgomery, decided early on that the family, including sons Nate, 9, and Seth, 6, would learn their new language along with Luke.</p> Human trafficking is real http://www.pioneernews.net/content/human-trafficking-real <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/summer_dickerson.jpg" alt="Summer Dickerson’s story was told to the local coalition" title="Summer Dickerson’s story was told to the local coalition" align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE&mdash;At 38, Summer Dickerson has worked as a call girl, had guns to her head, been buried alive, seen friends killed in front of her, been purchased by a pimp and been exploited. Most importantly Summer Dickerson has survived.</p> <p> Dickerson is a product of human trafficking and a new coalition in Bullitt County has made it their goal to ensure no one else has to experience the life Dickerson has lived.</p> <p> Dickerson shared her story with the coalition in hopes of helping bring awareness to the reality of human trafficking.</p>