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Today's Features

  •  Do you own a farm or tract of land with open fields? Are you sick of spending money on gas to bush hog or mow?  Would you like to see your wildlife numbers increase?    If so, have you considered letting a biologist help you improve wildlife habitat? If you enjoy outdoor recreation such as hunting, bird watching, or wildlife viewing, improving wildlife habitat can enhance your wildlife experience!  Biologists are eager to prepare a conservation plan for your farm!

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County wineries continue to lead the resurgence of the wine industry throughout the Commonwealth, two Bullitt Countians hope to expand it further with a new book.

    Author Becky Kelley, with co-author/photographer Kathy Woodhouse, traveled to every state winery to create “Wine-ing Your Away Around Kentucky.”

    The new book, presented by McClanahan Publishing, is a collection of stories, history, recipes and directions to each winery based on a first-hand perspective.

  •  BROOKS - Jean Thompson Kinsey shows how Kentuckians can uncover secrets and be captivated with suspense.

    The local author released her fictional trilogy series, focusing on the first book, Secrets of Willow Shade, set in Logan County in 1977.

    Kinsey, 73, is a late bloomer to to published writing, but has 13 stories published in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” collections. He first novel, The Light Keeper’s Daughter, was a finalist for the Grace Award.

  •  First Baptist Church of Mount Washington hosted their annual holiday concert and the theme was Country Christmas.

    Characters from Duck Dynasty was the inspiration for this year’s performance.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak on a photo gallery at www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the holidays approach, a local bank hopes the community will not forget to assist the smallest of angels.

    PBI Bank is accepting donated items and funds to benefit clients of A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center.

    A New Hope was established as a non-profit organization to provide free resources and educational materials for mothers in the midsts of unplanned pregnancies.

    The organization set up an account at PBI. According to volunteer Becky Hoskins, the bank was interested in assisting with a Christmas fundraiser.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Career Day was a good recruiting tool to bring in a musical entertainer interested in recruiting for the military.

    Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Buckley, assistant recruiting center commander at the U.S. Army center at Jefferson Mall, was invited by Maryville Elementary to speak with students at a Career Day about military jobs.

    Buckley did more than talk: The musician gave every Maryville student a copy of his new Country music album, compliments of the Army recruiting office.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Roby Elementary first grader hopes to make a difference this holiday season, with community assistance.

    Alli Kemper is hosting Alli's Project, a collection of donated items to make Christmas a little brighter for area residents.

    In its second year, Alli's Project has adopted the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency as its recipient. MPCAA assists with low-income and at-risk families.

    At age 5, Alli began her project last year with assistance from her parents, collecting items for the American Legion Post 157.

  •  Each year The Pioneer News does its best to capture the spirit of the holiday season at each public school, as well as other areas of the community.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos and video of various community holiday events.

    This year we ask our subscribers to share their holiday experiences with us. Please feel free to send your favorite holiday photos to editor@pioneernews.net.

  •  The Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the annual meeting of Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    The local group was honored for its outstanding membership and program achievement during the past year.

    David Bates accepted the recognition from Brad Smith, executive vice president of KFB insurance companies, and David S. Beck, KFB executive vice president.

    The local chapter was honored with the 2013 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence.

  •  Welding honors were earned by a Bullitt East High School student at the Area Technology Center.

    Shelby Hogg, 17, took first place in the virtual welding competition in Harrodsburg and won a $250 welding helmet. He was also awarded a $500 scholarship from the Tulsa Welding School of Tulsa, OK.

    Fellow welders Lance Newton and Jacob Numann were also awarded $500 scholarships.

    Shelby actually had to compete twice. He tied for first place then dueled in a weld-off to determine a winner.