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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beware of your surroundings this holiday.

    Mount Washington Police Chief Roy Daugherty said the number of thefts and burglaries tend to increase during the holiday season.

    He gave some tips to help keep yourselves and valuables safe this Christmas:

    -Always lock your car door

    -Make sure not leave presents in plain sight in windows whether it’s at your house in the car

    -Beware of leaving your present boxes in the trash for days. Thieves may root through it to see what new gadgets you got this year.

  •  The Bullitt East High School agriculture program is one of the Top 10 in Kentucky.

    Agriculture students placed fifth in the writing assessment on end-of-course out of 138 programs across the Commonwealth during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Brandon K. Davis, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education for the Kentucky Department of Education, applauded the effort.

  •  For the second straight year, Mother Nature played games with the Light Up Mount Washington celebration.

    After cancelling the event last year, activities moved inside this time.

    Inside First Baptist Church, there was plenty of caroling, face painting, cookies and hot chocolate and a visit from Mr. Magic.

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


  • Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Shepherdsville City Park on Friday night atop a Shepherdsville fire truck. Despite a constant drizzle, several dozen children came out to see Santa, who was led by Rudolph on this foggy night. This year, only the front of the park will be lit up through the end of the year.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - They started at the caboose end, but the city of Lebanon Junction engineered a Christmas miracle this season.

    Mayor James “Butch” Sweat, along with special guest Santa Claus, performed his final ceremonial lighting of the tree to kick off the Light-Up Lebanon Junction 2014 celebration.

    The crowd gathered at the caboose and then strolled along the path to the city park, singing carols along the way.

  •  Each year, the members of the Hillview Community Christian Church come together to bring a live nativity to the area.

    Over the past few years, the church has added several portions to the original live nativity.

    The Walk Through Bethlehem was attended by nearly 4,000 people in just two nights this month.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews for more photos, as well as a video from the spiritual event.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The famous path for the U.S. Marines runs from the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.

    For PFC Cody Clark, the road went from Shepherdsville to Campbellsville.

    A 2010 Bullitt Central graduate, Clark recently graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

    Clark first attended Campbellsville University following high school graduation, where he played soccer.

  •  Mall traffic can be overwhelming for shoppers who are heading out for their last minute bargains. AAA recommends that drivers exhibit the holiday spirit by safely sharing the lot with pedestrians.

    Distracted driving could also result in additional holiday expenses. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found about 20 percent of all vehicle collisions happens in parking lots.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Caleanna Morley saw that there was a move in Jefferson County to collect blankets for the homeless.

    Having worked in Bullitt County, Morley knew there was a similar need here.

    With friends such as Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis, Morley decided the Warm Bullitt County was needed.

    With the holidays approaching, Morley’s group is working with Shepherdsville Christian Church and others to collect and distribute items which keep Bullitt Countians warm.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will hold a grand opening of its Mount Washington donation center and retail store on Friday, Dec. 12, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Noon.

    Refreshments and giveaways will be available for donors and shoppers.