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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East sophomore Travis Cole has always enjoyed doing hands-on projects ever since he joined the Boy Scouts at the age of six. 

    So it was a great fit for him when he got the chance to build a desk, bookshelf and repaint the conference room and principal’s office at Mount Washington Elementary School last spring.

    Cole, of member of Troop 100, said he sent donation letters out to family, friends and local businesses to help gather the materials needed. He raised about $300.

  •  HILLVIEW -- It was a childhood memory that helped inspire Jerry Webb Jr. to create his first comic book series--Vengeance.

    “When I was really little, I played with action figures and I had one character who didn’t belong to any other set,” he said. “I would make him do amazing things. I called him Vengeance.”

    Last January he was visiting some family in Albany, Ky., when he came up with the idea.

  •  HILLVIEW - They protect and serve, and sometimes they spread extra holiday cheer.

    Members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 42 gathered at the Hillview Wal-Mart to assist selected Bullitt County children in their Shop with the FOP Lodge 42 program.

    Lodge president Doug Walls said names of families being assisted were collected through Bullitt County Sheriffs Dep. Jeff Schank, who worked with the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  •  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.