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Today's Features

  •  WASHINGTON - It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.

    That's what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Salt River Electric and Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  •  CLERMONT - While the Kentucky Wineries Association's Wine Festival 2012 is sure to attract wine lovers from all over, you don't have to be 21 to enjoy this family-friendly event.

    KWA treasurer and past president Eddie ODaniel, who is helping organize the first-ever event, invited everyone to join their friends for an afternoon of fall color with lots of music, food and, of course, local wines. 

    As ODaniel pointed out, the festival will cooincide with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest's annual fall celebration, ColorFest. 

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - An educator filling the void in Maryville Elementary principal's office will continue to do so officially.

    Ruth Esterle was selected as the school's new principal, replacing long-time leader Sam Cowan.

    This is Esterle's first stint as a principal, bringing over 25 years of educational experience to the position.

    Esterle was selected by Bullitt County Public Schools as Maryville's interim principal while serving as counselor at Mount Washington Elementary.

  •  Several dozen walkers of all ages came out recently to participate in a walk around the Cedar Grove Business Park to raise awareness to the fight against diabetes.

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition sponsored the Tri-County Walking Challenge started at the Anytime Fitness facility in the shopping center.

  •  WEST POINT - Considering the area lost millions when a collapsed bridge forced the Knob Creek Gun Range to cancel its Spring Machine Gun Shoot, local officials and business leaders alike held out hope that a new bridge would be constructed in time for the fall shoot. 

  •  Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts proclaims this to be Homemaker Week.

    She is joined by Reba Mills, president of the oldest homemakers club in Brooks; homemakers president Linda Ellis; and Ruth Chowning, extension agent for family and consumer sciences.

  •  The Old Fashion Days festival in Lebanon Junction had some cool but dry weather over the weekend.

    One of the highlights of the two-day event is the parade on Saturday morning.

    From a four-wheeled dune buggy to a four-legged horse-drawn carriage, a large crowd turned out the parade.

    Check The Pioneer News next week for pageant winners, and check for more photos from Alex Wimsatt in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  BELMONT - In all the years the local farmer, taxidermist and craftsman Joshua Webb had never entered anything in the Kentucky State Fair.

  •  CLERMONT - From a small family distillery in rural Kentucky to a global leader in the distilled spirits industry, Jim Beam has remained a central figure in the commonwealth’s signature bourbon industry for more than 200 years. 

  •  FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is once again preparing for an active wildfire season as lack of rain this summer and  increased fuel loads from spring storms could pose problems for fighting fires.