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.

  •  Bullitt County stepped up its fight against diabetes.

    The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted its fourth annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk in the Park at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A total of 31 participants walked for an hour, measuring their steps with pedometers. The group collected a total of 195,568 steps.

    “Every step is a step towards wellness and awareness,” said health educator Cynthia Brown.

  •  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.

  •  ZONETON - On a day similar in weather to the one being remembered, Zoneton Fire hosted a 9/11 remembrance memorial on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

    The event included representatives from Zoneton, Shepherdsville and Okolona Fire Departments, as well as Hillview and Pioneer Village Police and Bullitt County EMS.

    Also attending were Bullitt County judge executive Melanie Roberts, Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor and Hebron Estates mayor Jerry Clark, along with other dignitaries from the cities.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Deep into a multi-year process of implementing “The Leader in Me” program, Hebron Middle School lost its leader.

    However, the new leader was already a leader in the building.

    Former assistant principal Kelland Garland was recently selected as Hebron’s newest principal. He replaces Steve Miracle, who took over as Trimble County superintendent.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Pleasant Grove Elementary principal Melissa Whicker felt tightness in her chest as she walked across the parking lot in May, she assumed she had pulled a muscle coughing during a recent sinus infection.

    When she had the doctor’s check for her on Friday, they gave her the all clear.

    It wasn’t until she was watching TV with her husband and son Saturday night that she realized what was going on.