Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  •  A few clouds couldn’t keep away a big crowd for the Wall Street Park Fall Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    The highlight each year is the parade on Saturday.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • It is the event that has brought out families and classic cars to ValuMarket in Mount Washington to raise money for a good cause for the past four years: The Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Car Show.

    The show is put on by the Stillwell family in honor of their son, who was diagnosed several year ago, and their niece, Riley, who was diagnosed in January. 

  •  District Gifted and Talented Coordinator Sarah Coomer has been named a Director of the Kentucky Association of Gifted Education Advisory Board.

    She will join 19 state and University colleagues to participate in KAGE Board meetings held quarterly to serve as an advocate and liaison for children and young people with gifts and talents within their district and across the state. 

    “Totally shocked and very humbled,” she said. “This is really an honor.”

  • HILLVIEW - At the Alternative Adult Day Center, Carl Hartstern is a hero even without his Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

    The regular attendee at the center celebrated his 100th birthday with a special party hosted in his honor.

    Hartstern was presented with his own cake, complete with 100 candles. State Rep. Linda Belcher honored him with a Kentucky Colonel proclamation by Gov. Steve Beshear, while Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts officially declared Sept. 19 as Carl Hartstern Day.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION  - They fly high in the sky and spread their wings, and for younger girls they sometimes serve as guardians angels.

    They are female pilots, members of the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international women’s pilot organization.

    The local members will soon host flights as part of the Family Weekend at the Bardstown Airport. Meanwhile, the local members hope to promote flying as a hobby or profession for area girls.

  •  The 27th Annual MUSTANG and Open Class Car Show is sponsored by Bill Collins Ford and the Derby City Mustang Club.

    The show will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Bill Collins Ford, located at 4220 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville.

    Prizes will be awarded for the top category of Mustang and for the Open Class cars.

    The show is open to everyone and free to the public. There will be food, drinks and slot-car racing available, as well as door prizes.

  •  Five local churches will join together during the week of Oct. 12-16 to bring revival services to the Shepherdsville area.

    The theme is A Call to Love. The need to spread the gospel is everywhere. The call to repent and return to the Lord is extended to everyone.

    Services will be held each night at 7 p.m., with soup, sandwiches and dessert at 6 p.m. nightly.

    The schedule will be:

    *Monday, Oct. 12 -- Eagle Heights Baptist Church, 2944 Highway 44 East, Bro. Deke Rigor will bring the message

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - The current Kentucky junior senator and a candidate for the U.S. President will be in Bullitt County on Friday.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village for a meet and greet.

    It will occur on Friday, Oct. 2, from 3-4 p.m.

    The public is invited to come out and meet Paul, as well as discuss any issues or concerns they might have about the government.

    Becknell Hall is located at 4500 Summitt Drive.

    Paul has visited Bullitt County on numerous occasions over the years.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local residents can do their part to help others in two different but equally important ways.

    North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and a Be The Match Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Sunday, October 4, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

    No appointment is necessary for the bone marrow drive. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44. The donor will complete a brief medical history and conduct a cheek swab, which will be processed and added to the donor registry.