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Today's Features

  •   HILLVIEW - In its ongoing attempts to crack down on drug use within city limits, the Hillview Police Department has hired a new breed of law enforcement.

    Officer Drako von den Roten Vorbergen, a two-year-old German shepherd, was officially certified as a narcotics police service dog. He is now part of a Hillview Police Department K-9 unit along with his partner/owner, officer Elliott Clark.

    Drako becomes the city’s first K-9 unit since Fritz, who worked with various departments alongside officer James Benham.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Each year the giving performed by Troop/Pack 8481 is a Scouts’ honor.

    Members of Boy Scout Troop/Pack 8481 hosted their fifth annual Clothing and Toy Giveaway at First Baptist Church Shepherdsville. Each year the group finds families in need, inviting them to the church for gifts.

    Each participating family received two bags of clothing, a box of toys, a children’s jacket and a large gift item. Adults are allowed all the clothing, books and miscellaneous items they can carry.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is never a dull moment in Bullitt County.

    Looking back on 2015 had so many events that we have divided the year in half.

    There are no such things as the top stories of the year. There will be no ranking. Instead, we will relive some of the moments of 2015 with today’s collectionrunning from January through June.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Department closed out 2014 as a hot topic of discussion. And it took just the second day of the new year to throw gasoline onto an already simmering fire.

  • Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Shepherdsville donated hundreds of toys and new bikes to the Bullitt County Toys for Tots program.

    The local facility has over 2,000  full-time employees, as well as seasonal workers during the holiday period.

  • Lebanon Junction Elementary School teacher Rita Taulbee has been named the KY Agriculture/Literacy Teacher of the Year. She was presented the State Level award and a $500 check during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state annual meeting early this month at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    Taulbee will be representing the Commonwealth at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 20-24, 2016, in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a little slice of hometown that makes the locals still feel like they’re in the country.

    The Country Cupboard, located on South Buckman Street in downtown Shepherdsville, has closed its doors after 33 years of service.

    Owner Kit Parker has been making all of the restaurant items from scratch, starting as early as 4 a.m., to have everything ready for the weekday lunch crowd.

    She has grown tired of the routine.

  •  A long-standing tradition at Hillview Community Christian Church is the Walk to Bethlehem live nativity.

    Great weather brought thousands to the special observance of the Christmas season.

    See more photos from the live nativity, as well as photos and videos from many other Bullitt County Christmas events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  Police officers throughout Bullitt County are sworn to serve and protect, and at Christmas they serve as much as anyone.

    Among the programs that assist area families and youth in need of further assistance, the Bullitt County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42 help out with their annual “Shop with a Cop” program.

    This year five children from two selected families searched the aisles of the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart for clothes, shoes and a few nice toys.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What started off as a normal ending to a last day of school for former head start teacher Rhonda Wray turned into a day she would never forget.

    “The doctor’s office called and said my husband and I needed to get there as soon as we can,” she said. “They said they would wait for us even if we got there after they closed.”

    Wray had been experiencing pains and had been waiting on the results. Because of the call’s urgency, she and her husband knew something was seriously wrong.

  •  Bullitt Central High School sophomore Camrin Richardson was honored with First Place for her Pen and Ink drawing during the Kentucky Convention of the National Beta Club.

    Camrin created a stunning image of a horse using zentangles (drawing structured patterns). She invested 11 hours of her life over a period of several days and did not erase any lines.

    “It was not work for me but relaxing and fun,” said the 16-year-old daughter of Wendy and Jason Richardson. “That is the idea behind zentangle. It is meant to be stress free.”