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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—With the flip of a switch, the city of Mount Washington was in the Christmas spirit.

    Light Up Mount Washington had a little something for everybody at its annual event, held in the middle of town at the city pavilion and First Baptist Church.

    A train and horse carriages gave rides up and down Main Street while shoppers visited local booths and kids lined up for balloon animals and face paint from Mr. and Mrs. Magic.

  • The city of Hillview hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving dinner. All residents were invited to take advantage of the free meal and fellowship.

     

    Donations made the event possible.

  •  Light Up Shepherdsville returned to the city park with new activities.

    Great weather and free food were part of the attraction Saturday.

    The annual parade brought big crowds to the park, where music, food and a visit from Santa Claus were part of the night.

    Visit the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures and videos from the festivities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the most joyous time of year, the good people of Bullitt County seem to do a tremendous job making sure everyone is taken care of at Christmastime.

    From needy families to school kids and their teachers, many organizations go above and beyond to make certain all community members are properly taken care of.

    Sometimes, however, there is one group that feels forgotten and neglected, and emotions can hit them especially hard at this time of year.

  •  Eastside Middle School’s Jodi Grant-Jones has been named 2017 Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year.

    “Totally shocked, but so honored” is how Jones described the feeling. She is the only Kentucky health educator in grades K-12 selected for the award. 

    Jones was honored Nov. 12 during KAPHERD’s fall convention in Lexington and will receive a Certificate of Recognition at the Nov. 27th meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, nearly 90 local residents took the challenge.

    And, this year, that number will grow.

    Bullitt County will again participate in the Kentucky 120 Bible Reading Marathon and Shepherdsville Government Center will be the local host.

    Depp Rasner, coordinator of the local effort, said that the goal is to have all 120 counties have a Bible reading maration starting on Jan. 1, 2018.

    In its first effort, Rasner said he was very pleased with the 87 participants who volunteered their time.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Austin Hibbard is just like every other fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary: his favorite subject is recess, he eats Oreos whenever he gets the chance and, when asked who his favorite superhero is, he’ll clarify whether it’s DC or Marvel.

    Austin wasn’t always like the other kids, though.

  •  CLERMONT—Christmas is the season for giving and, this year, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has chosen to give back to the community that gives them so much.

    The first annual Festival of Trees kicked off on Saturday, inviting visitors to the park’s Visitor Center to see decorated trees with a purpose.

    Each of the nine dedicated trees represented a local charity, visitor service manager Debbie Midgett explained.

  •     A century ago, on December 20, 1917, the local train out of Louisville was making its way toward communities like Shepherdsville, Bardstown, and Springfield. The evening sun dropped below the horizon as it approached Shepherdsville.

       The previous weeks had seen a terrible snowstorm, followed by freezing temperatures which had only thawed a bit in the last two days. Many folks eagerly took the train to Louisville that morning to take care of last-minute business and Christmas shopping.

  •  Bullitt East High School’s English Dept. Chair Larry Steinmetz has been named the State Journalism Director for the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

    Steinmetz has also been named to the executive board of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA), a regional group which encompasses the southeastern United States.