Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When 17-year-old Leah Pugh felt the books her younger sister was reading were too depressing, she took matters into her own hands.

    “She always read history book like me and they were Anastasia or Henry the VIII’s wives and they always had a dismal ending,” the Mount Washington native said. “So I wrote a novel for her.”

    The “Diamond Caper” was published when Pugh was 21 years of age.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Willie Foster interviewed for the position of principal at Bullitt East High School four years ago, he may have said a few things that offended some folks.

    For example, he used the term “sleeping giant” to characterize Bullitt East in terms of its academic possibilities.

    Well, the “giant” is now awake.

    Bullitt East earned the title of being a School of Distinction in the latest round of results from the state Department of Education accountability assessment.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shouldn’t there be a place where the kids can hang out after school, get a good meal, play games, maybe get some homework assistance, all in a safe environment and free of charge?

    Shepherdsville Elementary thinks so. That’s why it plans to open its after-school Kids Cafe for ages  4 to 18.

    The program is made possible through a grant partnership with Dare to Care Food Bank, the Metro United Way and the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center.

    The plan is to have the cafe started by mid-October.

  •  The 27th Annual MUSTANG and Open Class Car Show is sponsored by Bill Collins Ford and the Derby City Mustang Club.

    The show will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Bill Collins Ford, located at 4220 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville.

    Prizes will be awarded for the top category of Mustang and for the Open Class cars.

    The show is open to everyone and free to the public. There will be food, drinks and slot-car racing available, as well as door prizes.

  •  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made a stop to meet with constituents at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village.

    Around 100 people visited during his one-hour stop on Friday.

    He listened to a variety of questions and comments from the constituents.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted a Healthy Hometown Jubilee at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to celebrate its five years of community service and commitment.

    KRDC members from partnering Henry and Shelby counties also attended the celebration.

    Director Jessica Craddock gave a synopsis of the coalition’s activities, efforts and successes during the five years, showing the strides Bullitt County made in raising diabetes awareness and offering assistance programs and monthly informational sessions.

  • CLERMONT -- There isn’t a better place to enjoy fall’s splendor than at Bernheim and there are a ton of ways to do that in October, including ColorFest, Bernheim’s annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Students and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. 

    This contest encourages Kentucky’s finest young writers and artists to create and submit short essays and artistic entries that promote best practices for wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  •  A few clouds couldn’t keep away a big crowd for the Wall Street Park Fall Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    The highlight each year is the parade on Saturday.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.