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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the relative of a person who committed suicide, Brooks resident Vanessa Kallin wants to break the silence on what is often considered a taboo subject.

    Kallin helped found the Bullitt County branch of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in hopes of raising awareness and getting people to discuss the subject of suicide, rather than dismissing it.

    To help raise awareness, the local AFSP chapter is sponsoring its second annual “Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention” campus walk at Shepherdsville City Park.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A devastating tornado demolished the small town of Fairdale, Illinois, earlier this month.

    A local church has decided to do its part in assisting Fairdale residents with a truck full of donated and much-needed supplies.

    Family Day Ministries will be collecting items through Thursday, April 23, to assist the tornado victims.

    Pastor Mike Miller has been involved with similar collections in the past. From his experiences he has learned the types of items people in Fairdale may need most.

  •  MOUNT WASHNGTON -- Are you veteran?

    Live in Mount Washington?

    Then the Mount Washington Family Spring festival coordinators are looking for you.

    Bill Willoughby, a coordinator of the festival, said the theme this year is “Our Heroes.”

    He said it was a natural choice, for the Mount Washington Lion and Lioness clubs, since it is their motto.

    The group is seeking the oldest veteran in Mount Washington to serve as this year’s grand marshal in the parade on Saturday, May 9.

  •        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Hard work and dedication has paid off for Mount Washington Community Ministries. 

    The 31-year-old organization was recently named the Kentucky Pantry of the Year by Dare to Care at the 5th Annual Presentation of the Dare to Care Food Bank 2015 Bobby Ellis Awards.

    “I think this is an indication that the community appreciates the volunteers and their time and the organizations who contribute funds,” said Ralph Clark, co-director of the Mount Washington Community Ministries.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Take the bait—save the date... for the annual Fishing For Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament Saturday, April 11, at Taylorsville State Park.

    The day, sponsored by the Mt. Washington FOP Lodge #82, will begin at 5 a.m. with registration at Briar Ridge General Store, 21 Old Briar Ridge Road.

    Entry cost is $50 a boat.

    The fishing fun begins at 7 a.m. at the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the candidates for statewide office have to say about the upcoming election?

    What do they promise that would make the lives of people in the Commonwealth better?

    Those will be just some of the comments made on Thursday, April 23.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum for candidates in the eight Constitutional offices, which will be on the ballot in May and November.

  •  Youngsters came out to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday to do a little Easter Egg Hunting, enjoy some lunch and have an opportunity to get their faces painted and their pictures taken with Harvey.

    This was all part of an event coordinated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Explorers Post.

    See more photos of the event by Thomas J. Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  The Friday fish fry is serious business at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    The Lebanon Junction landmark hosts their Lenten fish fry every year, opening early for lunch and offering delivery service.

    The church features both fried and baked fish, along with onion rings, fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and green beans, as well as dessert.

    St. B hosts just one of many fish fry events at various locations thought Bullitt County during Lent.

  •   Diabetes is a complicated disease process. Diabetes is a chronic disease that can cause some serious complications for a person if not controlled. Control is the ultimate goal with Diabetes. The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) identifies seven Self-Care Behaviors on which one should focus to obtain that goal.

  •   The cost of food in America remains affordable.  According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.

    According to Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau President, that means the average household will have earned enough disposable income—that portion of your income available for spending or saving—to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks.