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Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Old Mill Elementary School third grader Alyson Mason has been named royalty, but instead of a tiara and dress you will more likely find her in boots and blue jeans.

    Mason was recently named the 2009-2010 Kentucky Junior Rodeo Association Princess - a goal that the Mount Washington cowgirl has had for more than a year.

    As part of the being named princess, Mason had to compete in a contest, be interviewed and her involvement in various KJRA events was also considered.

  • CLERMONT - Bernheim 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!

    Bernheim has created a year-round program especially designed to get your child outside.  The ECO Kids (Every Child Outside) initiative is an important component of Bernheim’s mission of Connecting People with Nature, with enlightening and entertaining kid-friendly activities every month.

     

  • 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.