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Today's Features

  •             October was the unveiling of the state-of-the-art new visitor experience at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont.

                The multi-million facility is the focal point of visitors at the family distillery.

                The opening of the American Stillhouse was also the beginning of tours of the distillery in operation.

  •             Over the past year, some facilities were built and others were renamed.           

                Bullitt County opened its newest library in April as the Hillview branch library was unveiled.

                The facility is located behind the Dorothea Stottman Library off Hillview Boulevard.

  •     Victor Coy of Shepherdsville received an unusual Christmas gift this season.

        Coy grew a bumper crop of turnips at the old Allen Coy Farm along Mt. Elmira Road.

        The largest turnip weighed in at an incredible nine pounds. Coy also found turnips at right, five and four pounds.

        “We had that bad dry spell, so I watered them down really well,” Coy said. Then the rain took over.”

  •  Cedar Grove Elementary kindergarten students recently got to spend some time making gingerbread houses with their families and volunteers.

    Cousins Daniel Maraman and Caleb Bleemel worked across the table from one another on their gingerbread houses.

    Erin Brown and Noah Melcher work on a gingerbread house.

    See more photos by Alex Wimsatt at www.pioneernews.net.

  •  FRANKFORT– Kentucky’s latest class of elected circuit court clerks got a jump start on preparing to take office at a comprehensive orientation program that the Administrative Office of the Courts provided Dec. 11-13 in Lexington. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Scott Ellis was first campaigning in his run for mayor, he talked with his wife about wanting to do something to help families during the holiday season.

  •  HILLVIEW - Every year a little bit of Christmas cheer is spread throughout the Commonwealth courtesy of the Kentucky State Police.

  •  The annual live nativity scene was part of the Walk to Bethlehem at Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Large crowds came out on Saturday and Sunday to see the live scenes re-enacted.

    King Herod was an added part of this year’s presentation during the Christmas season.

    The Walk to Bethlehem is presented the first weekend in December each year by members of the congregation.

    See Christmas videos and photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pleasant Grove Elementary students recently partnered with Kentucky State Police to feed dozens of Bullitt County families this holiday season. 

  •  Santa Claus and local fire departments have a very close bond. Many fire departments, such as Zoneton and Shepherdsville, will take Santa Claus around the neighborhoods atop their trucks.

    This year, Santa decided to go inside those two firehouses to visit with the  little ones, as well as to enjoy a little breakfast.

    In Shepherdsville, Santa was set up in front of a fire truck.

    While at Zoneton, he sat up his shop in front of a bunch of decorated packages.