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Today's Features

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the day Jessica Dishon disappeared on Sept. 10, 1999, the worlds of two families changed forever.

    One would spend the next 15-plus years wondering who would brutally assault and then murder the Bullitt Central High School student.

    Another would feel the stares of those believing that David “Bucky” Brooks was the person responsible.

    On Thursday, the parents of Jessica Dishon would sit in a Nelson County Courthouse as Stanley Dishon would enter an Alford plea for his role in the death of his niece.

  •  The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight. The Wulfe Pack will perform.

    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Vina Leslie gave her all to make the world a better place for wounded veterans.

    She gave until she couldn’t give anymore. And then from there she gave again.

    The Shepherdsville resident passed away in August 2013. In her will, she left a bulk of her estate to the Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) program, a total of $111,989.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department members are sworn to protect and serve, and at Christmas they try their best to serve.

    The Shepherdsville Santa program hosted by SPD brought Christmas in the form of holiday gift packages for families in need throughout the city.

    Chief Doug Puckett said the program was able to provide for 125 families this year, a total of 280 citizens.

    Each family received a care box with food, hams, jackets, games, toys and stuffed animals.

  • Cedar Grove Elementary School music teacher Rebecca Dennis has earned certification in Music/Early and Middle Childhood from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the highest possible ranking in the field of education.

    “It was very challenging but also very rewarding,” she said. “I learned more during the NB process than I did during any college course. Analyzing your own teaching through video was very enlightening. You can reflect on your lessons, but many things go unnoticed while you are teaching.”

  •  Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.

  •  HILLVIEW - Logan Johnson’s Yellow Brick Road turned out to be Interstate 71.

    That’s the route he traveled from his Hillview home to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he received a new heart.

    Logan is a 10-year-old fifth-grade student attending Little Flock Christian Academy. On Sunday, Oct. 19, he also became a 10-year-old heart transplant recipient.

    On top of receiving a second opportunity, Logan was well enough to return home just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

  •  A large crowd came out on Saturday night to see a little basketball and a whole lot of fun.

    The Harlem Wizards made a return trip to North Bullitt High School to help raise money for the school’s athletic department.

    Teachers and former players took on the traveling team from New York.

    The squad was one of three traveling the country to help organizations raise funds.

    See a video and photos from the game in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, the longest-running civic organization in the county, recently installed its officers for the 2015 year.

    The officers include: Pam Harville, president; Sherry Parker, first vice president; Betty Porter, second vice president, Donna Stout, treasurer; and Donna Burke, parliamentarian.

    The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at various locations.

    Major benefactors of the group’s efforts will continue to be CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Center for Women and Families.