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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was educational. It was a fundraiser. It might become a new holiday tradition. And it made the principal pucker up.

    And it was summed up in three simple words: Pig verses robot.

    Bullitt Central High School hosted an in-school fundraising event pitting Penelope the Pig, a school resident cared for by the agriculture department, verses The War Pig, a mobile robot created by students in the new Robotics class.

  •  Greg Hilbert may not have a lively job, but his product is something we will all eventually require.

    He is a casket maker.

    It started out as a hobby for him a couple of years ago, but after leaving his job of 20 plus years as a toolmaker, he began to pursue it as a business.

    Hilbert said he became intrigued with the wooden boxes after his grandparents purchased them before they passed. They were able to get ones that were like the ones he makes that were reasonably priced and stored them in their basement.

  •  The holiday season is finally here! 

    Are you feeling that urge to get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of it all and spend some much needed family time together? 

    Pigeon Forge, Tenn., could be described as “Santa’s temporary North Pole in the U.S.” and is the perfect destination for families to re-connect. 

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Like other police agencies in the community, the Pioneer Village Police Department will become Santa’s Helpers this December - with the help of the community.

    Chief D.J. Reynolds said the Santa’s Helpers program will start slow this year by helping six families from Maryville Elementary School.

    Reynolds said information on the children and their clothing sizes and gift requests are available at Becknell Hall.

    “These people need help and we need to help them,” said Reynolds.

  •  Members of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association recently recognized the week in Kentucky honoring their years of service by doing something for the schools in which they served.

    Members of the local organization gathered at Bullitt Central High School to donate books which will be distributed to various schools in the county.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Boy Scout Matthew Adkins, from Troop 100, recently unveiled the new sign for Crossroads Elementary.

    Adkins, who is a junior at Bullitt East High School, supervised the building of the structure to erect the sign as part of his Eagle Scout project which is up for review. The PTA bought the sign.

    The Mount Washington resident said he contacted former Crossroads Principal Kim Sego to see what he could do for the school.

  •  UPDATE (12/6): The 2013 Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade in Shepherdsville has been canceled due to inclement weather.

    A make-up date for the event has not been announced.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again this year, the streets of downtown Shepherdsville will be a sight to be seen.

    From dump trucks to VW Beetles, vehicles and people will be adorned with lights Friday night as part of the Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade.

  •  It was a perfect night in Lebanon Junction on Saturday as Mayor Butch Sweat and Santa Claus were joined by a lot of others to light up the holiday display.

    The festivities started at the town square and continued to the light display at the city park.

    Look for more photos by Thomas Barr, as well as photos and videos of other holiday events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  Dakota Holbrook wants those receiving her hand-made knitted scarves to feel hope for a brighter future in addition to the warmth they provide during the cold.

    The 18 year-old daughter of Melanie and Tim Holbrook has knitted 30 scarves as part of a required senior project for North Bullitt High School.

    Inspired by a friend’s suggestion, Dakota is donating all of her scarves to Shepherd’s Shelter, an agency who advocates for the homeless in Bullitt County.

  • Recently, Old Mill Elementary third grade teacher Jodi Osborne was up to her elbows in applesauce with 75 third graders when she got the call.

    She had won Gen X Radio’s Teacher of the Month contest. One of her awards was a spa day at  Joseph’s Salon & Spa, Osborne jokingly asked the station if she could take her spa day now.

    On Friday she was recognized by the station and Class Act at school. In addition to the spa day, she also received $100 to purchase school supplies for her classroom and a pizza party for her class.