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Today's Features

  • LOUISVILLE ee" Blood donation. It’s the priceless gift of hope. By making an appointment to donate blood through the American Red Cross this holiday season, you not only give someone hope ee" you help save lives too.

  • CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest believes that increasing the amount of time children spend out of doors, year round, will help them learn more effectively, increase social skills, benefit from physical activity and generally have more fun!

  • The Furry Friends, a group of volunteers who support the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, hosted a special Halloween event.

    Families were invited to come out and tour the shelter.

    The trick or treaters were greeted by volunteers, including Delsey Williams, who posed with some of the guests.

    Anyone wishing to help support the animal shelter should contact the Furry Friends, who meet on the first Thursday of each month at the shelter.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - After having just seven high school seniors in the partnership college credit program with Jefferson Community and Technical College, the participation could only grow.

    This fall, 30 students, with representation from all three high schools, are earning up to 12 college credit hours while they are still attending their regular school.

    But, in addition, the Pioneers of the Next Generation are making sure the program grows and the number of Bullitt Countians attending college increase.

  • BROOKS - John Kehne doesn’t exactly know why or how, but evidence convinces him that the world will change on Dec. 21, 2012.

    The Brooks resident has gone as far as creating his own Web site, www.december212012.com, currently the number one Google site devoted to the topic. Kehne boasted over five million hits per month from 63 countries.

    Kehne does not claim to predict the future in any fashion. He just feels there is enough evidence to believe that something significant will happen on that day.

  • It was a perfect night on Friday as Mayor Joetta Calhoun and Santa and Mrs. Claus flipped the switch on the Light Up Mount Washington display on Bardstown Road.

    Aubrey Schneider was among those who received a free photo with Santa and Betty Porter was joined by some special singers at the First Baptist Church.

    The lights will remain on display during the holidays.

    Check upcoming editions of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for more photos of the holiday season.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes you just need a ray of hope.

    On Christmas Day, the St. Aloysius Bounty of Hope looks to bring a bit of cheer to over 500 people with a special holiday meal.

    Tom Chamberlain, organizer of the Bounty of Hope program, said the first year had 300 people participate. This year, that number could double.

    Thanks to donations from entities such JOM Pharmaceutical, Apex Wireless and a lot of individual helpers, Chamberlain said a Christmas meal will be prepared and presents will be given to over 250 children.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE — Sugar plums are always dancing in amateur baker Robin Mann’s head.

    The Shepherdsville homemaker loves to spend her spare time dreaming up new, sweet concoctions to share with friends and family — but doesn’t seek fame or profit for her culinary delights.

    Mann does, however, enjoy a little friendly baking competition every once and a while. That slightly competitive spirit coupled with her accomplished baking skills landed her a first place award at the Kentucky State Fair this August.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - “Drugs are a big part of my story,” said Thrissie Dohn, a former addict and new Partners in Prevention (PIP) chairperson.

    Dohn hosted PIP’s Prescription Drug Workshop, a free public event designed to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse.

    A panel of experts joining Dohn included Bullitt County Drug Task Force coordinator Kenny Hardin, local physicians Dr. Mohana Arla and Dr. Praveen Arla, Bullitt County Safe and Drug Free School coordinator Jaime Goldsmith.

  • For the sixth straight year, the Bernheim chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for 30 families.

    With the help of the American Red Cross and the Dollar General Store in Shepherdsville Square, families in the community who have been hit by fires will receive a free turkey with all the fixins’.

    The Bernheim chapter supplies the turkeys and Dollar General in Shepherdsville Square raised over $600 to provide the fixins’.