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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department showed that their commander is a true grinder.

    Col. Doug Puckett visited with local citizens during a “Coffee with the Chief” event at Cedar Grove Coffee House.

    For one hour patrons received a free cup of coffee along with an opportunity to discuss issues of their choosing with Puckett or one of the other department members in attendance.

    The topics ranged from specific issues within neighborhoods to overall city traffic situations.

  •  CLERMONT - Among those attending the recent 150th birthday celebration for James Beam was Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews.

    There were a lot of people at the celebration and quite honestly, I didn’t try to figure out whether they were part of the celebration or just visiting the American Stillhouse at the distillery on that particular day.

    Part of the celebration was the unveiling of a statue of Beam, with his tie blowing in the wind.

    It wasn’t until the end of the ceremony and the crowd had dwindled when the Matthews couple approached.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - A trip to Michigan with friends took Sharon Cheser down the long road to Kentucky State Fair success.

    Cheser and her husband, Cliff, were visiting the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island with friends on a Toby Tours trip.

    Dinner at the Grand Hotel included a dessert bar with one of the best chocolate cakes they ever tasted.

    "My friends said try to make it," Cheser recalled. "I tried until my husband liked it, and then a friend helped perfect it. I'd keep track of all the changes."

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - It may have been a devastating tornado that put Pioneer Village on the national map in 1996, but the city has officially moved that event into its historical files.

    Today Pioneer Village heads forward, celebrating with a 40th anniversary party that included the ceremonial burning of its tornado debt, along with the presentation of a new city flag.

    The day-long celebration was highlighted by a special ceremony to raise the flag and burn the debt papers, hosted by mayor Gary Hatcher and former city police chief Rodney Hockenbury.

  •  The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition held its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  •  The fourth annual 9-11 Remembrance was held in Hillview on Sunday.

    A procession of emergency vehicles from throughout the county made the trip from Zoneton Middle School to the Hillview Community Center.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was the keynote speaker.

    Military personnel from Fort Knox were present and the Sheriff’s Explorer Post sold food.

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

  •  Each year, the North Bullitt JROTC program hosts a remembrance to the 9/11 tragedy.

    For the first time, this year’s remembrance was held in front of Hebron Middle School.

    With the assistance of Zoneton Fire Department and Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, the ceremony was held with the American flag hoisted high above the crowd.

    Lt. Col. Cody Niece gave the keynote address and Maj. Jeremiah Chowdhury welcomed the audience. Maj. Robert Hughes accepted the memorial wreath from the representatives of the funeral home.

  •  Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a day that many Americans can remember what they were doing and how they were feeling.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis and the Shepherdsville City Council presented Beam, Inc., representative Jerry Summers with a key to the city.

    Ellis referred to Summers as an ambassador for the community, adding that he was honored to call him a friend.

    Summers thanked the city officials, saying Shepherdsville and the Bullitt County have been his hometown since he first moved to the area in 1970.

    “A key to this city is a key to my heart,” Summers said.