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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Saving the refrigerator box won’t just help a bored child build a rocket ship anymore: it can help bring awareness to homelessness. At least, that’s the idea behind Box City.

    “Our main goals were to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in our community and to raise funds to aid Room in the Inn in our work with the homeless community,” said Pam Rogers, co-organizer of Heart of my City, said.

  •  BROOKS - For many educators, a child’s learning can’t begin soon enough.

    At Brooks Elementary, they even prefer the children to be born learning.

    The school received a Born Learning Academy grant provided by Metro United Way and Toyota.

    According to MUW, almost half of the students entering kindergarten are at risk or behind in their educational preparedness. The program was designed, based on research, to help prepare both students and families.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County family has been displaced during the holiday season after a fire destroyed their home.

    Marie Knear and Jim Wimsatt, along with their 8-year-old son, Wesley, lost everything in the fire, including two pets.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to the residence at 1239 Pryor Valley Rd. about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Chief Rob Orkies said smoke from the fire could already be seen from the Preston Highway station as firefighters responded.

  •  Mount Washington Elementary hosted its Winterfest celebration.

    The second grade students sang Christmas carols to the audience on the school’s brand new stage.

    There were also games to play, Santa to talk to and plenty of other holiday activities.

  •  Hebron Middle School band and choir hosted its annual winter concert at North Bullitt High School.

    The school moved the concert to the neighboring North Bullitt gymnasium for more floor space and to accommodate a larger audience.

    Students were directed by band instructor Wendy Davidson and choir instructor Julie McKay.

    See more photos and videos of this event and other Christmas-related activities in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Journey Christian Church took everyone on a special Christmas journey.

    The Shepherdsville church hosted a Polar Express themed celebration, complete with complimentary hot chocolate and a visit aboard the famous train to the North Pole.

    Children visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, while enjoying their beverages, writing letters to nursing home residents and working on various arts and crafts in Santa’s Workshop. The Dream Express mobile library was also available for a visit in the parking lot.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - A pirate theme for a Christmas concert?

    Choir and Orff students from Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Christmas-themed concert while shaking their pirate booty.

    Students performed songs to a pre-recorded pirate story including their own voices. They also performed on various percussion instruments, including ukuleles.

    The school was recently awarded 40 new ukuleles from Kana, one of the largest ukulele companies in the United States.

    The choir and Orff students were directed by Rebecca Dennis.

  •  CLERMONT -- Winter is the perfect to come to Bernheim and explore the forest. 

    That’s why Bernheim’s January calendar is full of exciting nature-related events and activities for all ages. 

    From exploring naked trees, to hiking to watch the winter raptors or attending the annual Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show, there is no shortage of winter wonders at Bernheim. 

    ECO Kids Discovery Days 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - He has been an officer for a number of years and, in his second stint with the Hillview Police Department, he is serving as chief.

    But, recently, the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention named Hillview Police chief William Mahoney as its 2016 Partner or the Year at its annual member’s appreciation luncheon.

    The award was presented by PIP chairperson Sarah Smith, who also serves as the Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Paroquet Springs Conference Centre hosted its annual community Christmas dinner.

    The free event is a way for the Centre to thank the community for its ongoing support of various community events while promoting itself as the destination for future events, showcasing decorations as well as a full buffet meal with a dessert table.

    Door prizes were donated by many local businesses.

    For more pictures from the event, click here.