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Today's Features

  •      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. 

  •      FRANKFORT – State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 5-11, to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

  •          Three communities welcomed in the holiday season over the weekend.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - For nearly a quarter of a century the folks at Peoples Bank Mount Washington have helped make Christmas a little brighter for countless local children in need through their annual Pick-A-Tree Star program.
        This year over 300 area elementary and middle school students are expected to receive clothes and toys for Christmas through the community effort.
        And it is truly a community effort.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It’s a harsh truth Marsha Bergmann is all too familiar with.
        Talking with her daughter, Kelly Drescher, who’s in Afghanistan serving as a pilot with the Kentucky Air National Guard 123rd Airlift Wing, Bergmann has heard the stories of soldiers who have yet to receive packages from home and don’t expect anything this holiday season.