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Today's Features

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Despite quickly growing numbers, Mount Washington shows time after time how small of a town it really is.
        It didn’t take long after word got out about the shooting of Donut King owner Simon Yeung for the community to step forward and offer help any way that they could.
        By Thursday morning, flowers were at the door and cards of support and sympathy covered the windows.

  •   The 1966 Shepherdsville High School had their 50th Class Reunion on October 15, 2016.

    The ones who attended included:

    (front row left to right) Phyllis “Mattingly” Buttry, Pat “Hurt” Estep, Margaret “Elder” McClearn, Vicki “Keith” Vaughn, Barabra “Shelton” Webb, DElores “Hermes” Snellon, Wanda “Bennington” Losch.

  •  In its first year, the Brooks Elementary Beta Club has hit the ground running.

    The members started off participating in the Light the Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    The club personally raised $317.77 toward the team’s goal of $2,852.25.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You don’t wake up early in life thinking that one day you would be a world champion.

    But, as a competitor, you find yourself doing well in competitions at the local, state and national levels, that thought of being a “world champion” can creep into your mind.

    For Frank Smith, his experiences in archery have led him to great heights.

    Last month, he reached the pinnacle of his career in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The public had an opportunity to meet and listen to some of their future public officials at the 2016 Fall Candidate Forum presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

    Candidates involved in state-level elections were invited to speak at the forum, as well as answering questions presented by the Chamber. Local candidates were also encouraged to attend and were recognized.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A chance visit by one man and a wish by one woman led to the fulfillment of many dreams.
        Jerry Stith visited the Highlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center around Christmas of 2010, meeting activities director Diana Shults. From there he purchased small Christmas gifts for the residents and continued to visit.
        In 2011 Shults shared Christmas wish lists that were turned in by the residents, including one from Opal Grubbs.

  •  CLERMONT - It was so much fun that even Bernie the Black Bear enjoyed it.

    Wonderful weather resulted in smiling faces and lots of sunshine on the foliage at the 2016 ColorFest at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    As part of the event, a name was announced for the black bear that has been spotted within the forest over the summer. Bernie won this election with 56 percent of the vote.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two nationalized Americans that adopted Bullitt County as their home have now been adopted by a local school.
        And their volunteer efforts at the school have led to an award from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
        Lebanon Junction residents Emilie and John Ward received the Senior Volunteer Service Award from Gov. Matt Bevin at the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Want to know a little more about the candidates running for some state offices?

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will sponsor a forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Bullitt Central High School.

    Candidates will be there to meet and greet with the public at 6 p.m. and the program will begin around 6:30 p.m.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON— For the third year in a row, jailer Martha Knox was voted by the community as the best chili maker at the annual Lioness Chili Cook-off and Auction event.
        Other chili donors included the Mount Washington Fire Department, the Mount Washington Police Department, County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, County Attorney John Wooldridge and Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith.