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Today's Features

  •     NICHOLS - Kenny Hume passed away while in the process of saving items from the home of his neighbor, Charles Martin, during a house fire.

        Nichols Fire units responded to Martin’s home on Fisher Road around 5:20 a.m., according to Nichols Fire Chief W.D. Coy.

        Martin received first and second-degree burns, according to his brother, Ray. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - After the past year, Christa Altman is happy she’s able to enjoy a stroll.

        The stroll happens to be scheduled at Slugger Field in Louisville. It’s the Great Strides walk, hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

        On Jan. 12, Altman became the recipient of a lung transplant. The former St. Aloysius school teacher had suffered for years from cystic fibrosis.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Pugpalooza is coming to town.  Pugs are party animals and they love a good time.  No one enjoys food, fun, and hanging out with new friends like a pug and that is what Pugpalooza is all about.

         Pug lovers from all over will be descending upon Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville for their annual event:  PUGPALOOZA!

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The women had their opportunity to get a healthy walk in last month.

        Now, it is time for the men.

        National Men’s Health Week will be observed June 14-20.

        In honor of this national observance, the Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness will sponsor a healthy walk in the Shepherdsville Park.

        The walk will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15.

  •     The annual Memorial Day observance by the Vietnam Veterans monument in Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington drew another large crowd on a sunny afternoon.

        There were various guest speakers to honor those who have fought in war and those who have lost their lives defending their county.

        The observance by the Vietnam veterans organization is an annual occurrence.

        See more photos by Alex Wimsatt in the galleries of www.pioneernews.net.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have named the Interstate 65 southbound welcome center in Bullitt County the Commonwealth’s best-maintained rest area of 2009.

         This marks the first time the facility has received the distinction. The Bullitt County welcome center tied with the Scott County welcome center this year for top honors.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Students at Mount Washington Elementary School recently got the chance to hear from one of Kentucky’s most prominent citizens.

        On Thursday afternoon, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear visited MWES to kick off the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

        The First Lady challenged students to read at least 10 books while they’re out of school for summer break.

  •     Combine the Old Fashion Days’ Spring Fling with the Lebanon Junction Fire and Rescue Department’s cruise and car show and you have a fun-filled weekend.

        On Friday, the LJ Fire will host a car cruise starting at 6 p.m. Registration will be at 5 p.m. at the firehouse. There will be no registration fee but donations will be taken for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

        On Saturday, June 5, there will be a car show all around town from Noon until 4 p.m.

  • Fire departments throughout the county will be out this weekend to raise money for the special needs funded by the Crusade for Children.

    Recent events locally included the annual birthday party for Johnny Sandefur by the Mount Washington Fire Department, where many activities were recently held for Johnny’s 40th birthday.

    And the Zoneton Fire Department held its annual carnival full of fun, rides and games for the community.

    Please give to the cause this weekend.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As he posed for a picture with his former players, Joe B. Hall turned to the crowd.

        To win with these guys, “maybe I was a better coach than I thought I was,” Hall said referring to his slightly older, slightly grayer and slightly heavier ball players.

        But the joke was one of love...a love that filled the Shepherdsville City Hall on Friday as the former University of Kentucky basketball coach was honored.