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Today's Features

  •  Members of Mount Washington United Methodist Church observed the Holy Week of Easter with a presentation of the Living Supper on Thursday.

    The play, “The Living Supper: Lineage”, took the audience on a journey through the Bible meeting important figures such as Eve, David and Ruth.

  • Members of the Full Gospel Christian Church recognized Good Friday with their annual walking of the crucifix through Shepherdsville.

    The group's journey began at the church on S. Preston Highway, north to Highway 44, and east over Interstate 65 and past Bullitt Central High School.

    The crucifixion walk, to commemorate the walk Jesus took on Good Friday, has taken place over 10 years. Church members said they receive generally positive responses from drivers and business owners.

  •  Bill Harned presented a check to Verna Jennetta for $1,500.

    The Mount Washington AARP chapter presented the check to Community Ministries.

    "Thank you so much. There are so many people that come in who need help, Jennetta said. 

    The club's goal is to give 14 percent more than in the previous year. Last year, the club raised almost $10,000 for local charities.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--For the second year in a row, the Bullitt County Extension Homemakers have taken a special-type of volunteering into their own hands.

    Clubs such as Sew Busy, Heritage Homemakers, Cedar Grove, Crafty Ladies and the Crazy Quilters all participated in making little red dresses for the Go Red for Women Luncheon in May.

    This year Bullitt County made a total of 40.

    President of the local Homemakers, Linda Ellis, said  the ladies enjoy coming up creative ways to construct a dress.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County residents get your junk ready.

    The annual spring clean up days, sponsored by Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be held on Saturday, April 26, and on Saturday, May 10.

    According to Larry Hatfield, director of the county’s solid waste program, the dumpsters will be at several locations from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Road department employees, as well as inmates with the Bullitt County Detention Center, will be on-hand to assist residents in placing the junk items into dumpsters.

  •  The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Operation Santa, was held on Saturday at the Hillview Government Center.

    Hundreds of youngsters hit the trail to find eggs and even a few special prize eggs.

    See more pictures from Thomas Barr, as well as other Easter photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Safety is pivotal to any school, and the Shepherdsville CIty Council knows that.

    The council approved two new school resource officer positions for the city’s police department, allowing for three total to assist at public schools within city limits.

    Curtis Hockenberry and Ray Page Jr. were selected to join Sgt. Ken Bernardi in the special positions.

  •  BROOKS - A local author knows how to make others feel better with a serving of miraculous chicken soup.

    Jean Thompson Kinsey’s most recent published work is a short story included in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen,” a collection of short stories based on various miraculous occurrences.

    Kinsey’s story, and miracle, “But Now I See,” is a autobiographical story. It centers around her husband, Glen, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at one point but survived it.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s Bullitt County’s newest version of the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

    The second annual Helicopter Egg Drop lured about 6,000 egg seekers to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The helicopter dropped bags full of empty plastic Easter eggs onto a field for children to collect. The eggs were late redeemed for Easter candy.

    The family-friendly event included fun activities, food, and rides on a small scale working train.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A quality Catholic education contributed to a new novel about vampires.

    Local author David Patrick, a former student at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Shepherdsville, is releasing his first novel, “Nero Demare and the Legend of the Vampires.”

    It wasn’t the Catholic Church that developed interest in a vampire novel, but Patrick’s development of writing skills at St. Aloysius eventually led him to completing his first full work.