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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Sometimes it’s the smallest acts that make the biggest difference.

    Rob Beckett, minister of Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, thought he was doing a small act by building an outdoor pantry. Little did he know, that small act would turn into a countywide project.

    In August, Beckett was on Facebook when a friend shared a post about a free pantry in Arkansas, suggesting that someone should do the same in Shepherdsville.

  •   Overdale Elementary was the first school to contribute toys to the Hillview Operation Santa program over 25 years ago. It remains the biggest school contributor.

    Over 400 families receive food baskets and toys thanks to the generosity of the community.

    This year, Overdale students had an opportunity to throw pies at area police officers and even Whitney Voyles, whose class donated the most toys. This earned her a pie.

  •  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.

  •  Once again this Christmas season, Hillview Community Christian Church hosted its Walk through Bethlehem.

    The live nativity included a live camel and donkey, as well as members of the church.

    Several thousand attended this year’s event.

    More photos and a video can be seen at www.pioneernews.net.

    Also, continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos and videos of various Bullitt County holiday events.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local Boy Scouts do more service than just helping little old ladies cross the street.

    Troop 8481, Based at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, hosted its 6th annual community clothing and toy giveaway in time for the Christmas season.

    During the year scouts collect items for the giveaway, even donating their own toys that they’ve outgrown in hopes that the toys will bring joy to others.

    Along with the clothing and toys, there were youth jackets and footwear available.

  •  The Annual Lloyd House Christmas celebration joined forces with the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington Performing Arts Center Piano Recital.

    Sixteen students, taught by Vivian Adams, proved what they had learned, some in as short as 14 weeks of classes.

    The house was also open for visitors to take a tour of the historic home, which was decked out with traditional lights and holiday décor.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were several hundred youngsters who visited the American Legion Post 157 for the annual Christmas party.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were popular with the visitors, even the youngest.

    Food was provided, as well as presents and activities.

    See more photos from the event, along with photos and videos from various holiday festivities, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  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—The Mountain City Cruisers spent 2016 raising money through their car cruises to adopt 22 Angel Tree children.

    Along with the cruises that line Main Street during the spring and fall festivals, the club hosts several others throughout the year in the Valu Market parking lot.

    “Everything in the two shows and the cruises we do throughout the year, everything goes back to the community,” member Ernie Jones said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local teenager went an extra mile in his shoes to make a generous donation.

    Bryce Miles, who established 502 Sneak Geeks, a shoe swap organization, donated 50 pairs of new and gently-used shoes to the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center and Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center.

    KYKickFest, based in Lexington, recently hosted a shoe swap sneaker convention at Parquet Springs Conference Centre, with 502 Sneak Geeks as its headline sponsor.