Today's Features

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - A pair of local brothers have decided to let others in need know they have their back.

    Brandon Elder and Shawn Mix have organized Backpacks Giving Back, an attempt to raise funds for the purchase of backpacks full of much-needed necessities for homeless individuals.

    “My brother and I talked about wanting to make a difference,” said Elder. “We’re just so blessed with material things.”

  •   CLERMONT - A vintage festival hit the five-year mark.

    The Kentucky Wineries Association hosted its fifth annual Wine Fest at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    KWA-member wineries displayed their wares by the taste, as well as by glass or bottle, with various food vendors complimenting the taste buds and live music to complete the party.

    For more information on the Kentucky Wineries Association visit www.bestkywineries.com.

  •  After well over five years of planning and dreaming, the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse was relocated next to the Bullitt County Board of Education office.

    Recently, a marker was unveiled outside the schoolhouse.

    This project has been funded by various individuals and companies both inside and outsidet the county.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Shoes aren’t just for wearing anymore.

    Sneaker Expos are popping up all over the country, including Bullitt County.

    Mount Washington resident and FlipnKicks creator Allan Blair hosted the “Kentucky Fried Kicks” expo at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre over the summer, welcoming over 1,000 “sneakerheads” to buy, sell, trade and show off their favorite shoes.

  •  The North Bullitt JROTC hosted its annual observance of 9-11.

    Invited to be a part of the observance was the Hebron choir, Hebron JROTC and other students.

    See more photos from the event here.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Veterans, firefighters, and other first responders were celebrated in front of the Bullitt County Judicial Center on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

    Billed as A Time of Prayer, Praise and Patriotism, about 200 Bullitt Countians gathered under three large American flags to commemorate the day.

    Various church officials also attended to offer prayers, including Rushing Wind Ministries pastor Lou Imbrogno, a Brooklyn native.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Want to know a little more about the candidates running for some state offices?

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will sponsor a forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Bullitt Central High School.

    Candidates will be there to meet and greet with the public at 6 p.m. and the program will begin around 6:30 p.m.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE— The fourth annual Think Pink breast cancer awareness event is getting personal this year.
        Rather than getting technical with medical talk like in previous years, the committee decided to highlight four presenters who have lived through and been affected by breast cancer in some way.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— Bullitt County’s homeless shelter on wheels is using cardboard boxes to bring attention to the homeless situation in the county.

    Room in the Inn works to help the homeless in the area have a hot meal and a safe place to sleep at night while getting back on their feet.

  •  CLERMONT - When you reach a special anniversary number, you even have celebrities visit your event.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will host its 20th ColorFest event on Oct. 15-16.

    Part of the festivities will include the official naming of the black bear that has been spotted within the forest this year.

    Bernheim has offered three choices to the public for voting - Bernie, Ranger or Wilson - and allowing everyone to vote on their website.