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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  NEW YORK - On Thanksgiving Day, alto saxophonist Sarah Schaaf brought some extra hope to the Bullitt Central community.

    The senior student performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Great American Marching Band, and was also selected as the 2014 recipient of the Hope Scholarship.

    Awarded annually since 2003, the Bob and Delores Hope Charitable Foundation, in association with Macy’s, is given to a band performer participating in the parade.

  • Members of First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, with the help of Boy Scout Troop 8281, provided Thanksgiving dinner to over 400 people Thursday. This is an annual mission of the church to a meal to those in need. The church also hosted dozens who came in to enjoy a meal and fellowship.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Quinton Higgins has something to be thankful for every day that he wakes up.

    But, for a number of years, that wasn’t the sentiment felt by the Radcliff resident.

    Instead, Higgins was a mess. A self-proclaimed mess.

    Students at the Bullitt Alternative Center intently listened recently as Higgins told his story on how his life nearly ended at the age of 15.

  •  HILLVIEW - When someone is experiencing a heart attack, emergency medical responders are often the first line of care. 

    Having the latest technology can make the difference between life and death. 

    KentuckyOne Health officials recently presented new technological equipment to Bullitt County EMS, which will help to ensure that patients who may be suffering a heart attack get the care they need more quickly.

  •  Local students followed the Yellow Brick Road to the Bullitt Central Drama Club’s presentation of “The Wizard of Oz.”

    The Club performed the classic Frank E. Baum story live in the school auditorium.

    Two night-time performances were hosted for the public, along with two matinee shows in which area elementary school students were invited.

    Bullitt County Public Schools employees received free admission.