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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  FRANKFORT – Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita A. Keith participated in the 2013 Circuit Court clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 24-26 in Lexington.  The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks.

  •  If there’s one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it’s the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion.

  •  SANTA MONICA, California - It’s official: Bullitt Central graduate Dr. Jason McNabb is the official owner of one of the hottest records in the Guinness Book.

    McNabb officially established his new record for eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes. The record was set on the TruTV show, “Guinness World Records Unleashed.”

    The dentist consumed 66 grams of ghost peppers, or 2.33 ounces, or the equivalent of about 12 to 15 peppers. And he survived.

  •  Sean Woods spent two hours answering 128 questions on the EXPLORE exam.

         His test results place him in rare company. He is one of only two students in the last six years in Bullitt County to achieve a perfect score of 25 in all four subject areas (although many have come close).

         “When taking the test last spring, I knew I was getting a lot of the answers right but I was not sure if it was going to be a perfect score,” Sean said in a recent interview at Mt. Washington Middle School.