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Today's Features

  • HEBRON ESTATES -- Bullitt County resident Jim Davis has made the difference he had hoped.

    The former tractor-trailer driver decided to start a book drive, collecting 100,000 books for libraries in Eastern Kentucky. Davis said the idea came from watching a television special about kids in rural Appalachia dropping out of school.

    With half the goal already collected, Davis was officially honored for his efforts by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and First Lady Jane Beshear.

  • The Hillview Community Christian Church has traditionally hosted a live nativity scene for the Christmas season.

    This year, Walk To Bethlehem provided thousands of visitors with various scenes, including the live nativity, surrounding the birth of Jesus.

    Despite cold weather, record crowds attended the three-night event.

    See more photos from Thomas Barr on-line at www.pioneernews.net.

  • First grade student Brennan Thomas made sure Santa had the correct information for his Christmas wishes.

    Brennan, 6, brought his wish list to Nichols Elementary Saturday morning and thoroughly discussed the items with Santa during the PTA’s annual Breakfast with Santa.

    By the end of the discussion, Santa said he felt good about the list.

    To track Santa’s trip, go to www.pioneernews.net all week for our special tracker.

  • Around 300 meals were served on Christmas Day as part of the second annual Bounty of Hope hosted by St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

    Volunteers prepared the meals which were first delivered to around 80 people.

    Then, the gym at St. Aloysius was host over 200 people who came in to enjoy a Christmas meal.

    The main sponsors of the event were JOM Pharmaceuticals and Jim Beam Brands.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For years, the Bullitt Central JROTC cadets have collected non-perishable food items for the Shepherdsville food basket program.

        But, this year, the efforts were focused toward taking care of families within the Bullitt Central family which needed a little assistance during the holiday season.

        Working with the Bullitt Central Youth Services Center, over 60 families will receive assistance this Christmas.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - The railroad has been a fixture in the Lebanon Junction community since 1857.

    Howard Brinner thought there would be no better way to symbolize that importance than with a rail car in the town square.

    When CSX decided to phase out the use of cabooses, Brinner ask for one.

    The rail officials granted the wish but Brinner had only a couple of weeks to get it off the company’s property.

    Then began Brinner’s lifetime quest to bring a reminder of the railroad’s importance to Lebanon Junction for generations to come.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON " Most people know Bill Harned for his light-hearted nature and his ability to make a quick joke.

    But under that jovial exterior, Harned is serious about selflessly helping out his fellow retirees, and that is why he was recently awarded AARP Kentucky’s 2009 Andrus Award for Community Service.

    Harned is a member of AARP’s Mount Washington Chapter. Each year one recipient from each state is selected and this was the second year in a row that Mount Washington’s chapter produced Kentucky‘s winner.

  • The following students are participating in the 2009-10 Bullitt County Teen Court program: Tiffany Bivens, Alexis Allie Brown, Diana Claridy, Gentry Collins, Kylee Creason, Alex Douthitt, Anna Douthitt, Devin Elkins, Katie Etherton, Tara Fambrough, Rebecca Gardner, Vonda Hilton, Kenneth Eugene, Katie Longacre, Autumn Masden, Kendall Miller, Zach Napier, Kelley Prater, Lacee Pyles, Harry G. Thomas, Harry Thomas, Caselan Underwood, Erin Underwood, Kaylin Wood, Logan Wood, Kayla Worner, Elizabeth Tatum, Amber Wright, Jocelyn Shepherd and Hayley Tucker.

  • John Roberts, public relations director and grant writer for the Bullitt County Public School System, recently earned state recognition.

    Roberts earned top honors from the Kentucky Schools Public Relations Association in the following categories:

    *External Publications - full color for Excellence Begins in the Classroom, first place

    *Photography for District Science Fair, first place

    *Photo Essays - Mock Accident at North Bullitt and Welcome to the 2008-09 School Year, two first-place awards

  • Joseph “Joey” Meers, son of Carolyn Meers of Bullitt County, has received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The scholarship will provide up to $1500 a year toward college expenses for a total of four years.

    After an emotionally difficult childhood and adolescence, Meers earned his GED (General Educational Development) credential in the JAG Program with Bullitt County Adult and Community Education in March 2009.