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Today's Features

  •   CLERMONT -- Wren Smith, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s Interpretive Programs Manager, is the recipient of the Kentucky Society of Natural History 2010 Naturalist of the Year award.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There’s method to the madness of Bullitt County’s self-proclaimed “hippie Ag agent.”

  •  On his route of stopping at local schools during the Christmas season, the final Breakfast with Santa Claus each year is at Nichols Elementary.

    This year, the remodeled Nichols Elementary greeted a large crowd.

    Besides Santa, there was a shop with hundreds of gifts and visitors could even watch a Christmas movie.

    Among the early visitors to Santa’s lap was a couple of families.

    See more pictures on www.pioneernews.net.

  •  HILLVIEW - Another year of teamwork led to a successful Operation Santa program in Hillview.

  •      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Each December, the Bullitt County Masonic lodges come together to honor one of their own and a member of the community.

         Those honored are selected due to their dedication and giving to their organization and to the community.

         For 2010, Rodney Burress was surprised that the Mason of the Year had not been honored previously. And he couldn't say enough good things about the winner of the Citizen of the Year.

    Mason of the Year

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON – When AJ Faught heard that Kentucky Fried Chicken was returning to Mount Washington and that the restaurant chain was offering a year supply of free chicken to those first in line for the grand opening he was determined to be one of them.

    Faught braved the frigid cold to become the first in line for the KFC Mount Washington grand opening on Tuesday, Dec. 14, arriving around 7:30 a.m. before anyone else.

  •  With the help of his grandson Jared, Irvin Holt dug this massive sweet potato from a garden near his home in Mount Washington.

  •   Students at Roby Elementary used some classic fairy tale characters to bring forth the lessons needed on how to help others.

    Character Matters was the theme of the recent musical presentation for the student body.

    The lessons on character traits is part of the curriculum at the school.

    More photos are available in the multimedia section of  www.pioneernews.net.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In an effort to get families reading together, a family literacy event was recently held at Crossroads Elementary School for preschool and head start students of Mount Washington, Crossroads and Old Mill Elementary Schools.

        Participants heard stories, made crafts and joined in reading and counting activities. At the end of the program every child was given a new book, courtesy of the Old Mill/Crossroads and Mount Washington Elementary Schools Family Resource Centers.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took three months and several tries before the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission would select a logo that best represented the county’s hospitality, natural beauty and thriving wine and bourbon industries.