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Today's Features

  •     CLERMONT  – Now is the perfect time to visit Bernheim and enjoy the forest’s unique winter beauty.
        Bernheim’s January calendar is full of exciting nature-related events and activities for all ages.
        From exploring naked trees, to hiking in the backcountry or attending Bernheim’s first ever Women Writer’s Retreat, there is no shortage of winter wonders at Bernheim.  

    ECO Kids Discovery Days

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was at the exact same moment, in basically the exact same spot.

    And exactly 100 years later, to the second, 100 people showed up to recognize the event.

    A Centennial Commemoration of the 1917 train wreck, which resulted in the loss of 49 lives, was presented at the Ridgway Memorial Library, which stands just across the parking lot from the location of the train tracks where the wreck occurred.

  •  Our annual look at the live nativity and Walk Through Bethlehem as presented by the Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Over 5,000 people attended the three-day outdoor tradition.

    See photos from the event here and see photos and videos from many of Bullitt County's Christmas events in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The railroad is a major factor in Bullitt County and Shepherdsville’s history.

    No other moment involving the railroad had more impact on the area than the train wreck that occurred on Dec. 20, 1917, in Shepherdsville, the worst wreck in the history of the L&N Railroad.

    On Wednesday there will be a commemorative 100th anniversary centennial remembrance ceremony hosted by the Bullitt County History Museum and Bullitt County Public Library at Ridgway Memorial Library, located next to the actual wreck site.

  • The city of Hillview hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving dinner. All residents were invited to take advantage of the free meal and fellowship.

     

    Donations made the event possible.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—With the flip of a switch, the city of Mount Washington was in the Christmas spirit.

    Light Up Mount Washington had a little something for everybody at its annual event, held in the middle of town at the city pavilion and First Baptist Church.

    A train and horse carriages gave rides up and down Main Street while shoppers visited local booths and kids lined up for balloon animals and face paint from Mr. and Mrs. Magic.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, nearly 90 local residents took the challenge.

    And, this year, that number will grow.

    Bullitt County will again participate in the Kentucky 120 Bible Reading Marathon and Shepherdsville Government Center will be the local host.

    Depp Rasner, coordinator of the local effort, said that the goal is to have all 120 counties have a Bible reading maration starting on Jan. 1, 2018.

    In its first effort, Rasner said he was very pleased with the 87 participants who volunteered their time.

  •  Light Up Shepherdsville returned to the city park with new activities.

    Great weather and free food were part of the attraction Saturday.

    The annual parade brought big crowds to the park, where music, food and a visit from Santa Claus were part of the night.

    Visit the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures and videos from the festivities.

  •  CLERMONT—Christmas is the season for giving and, this year, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has chosen to give back to the community that gives them so much.

    The first annual Festival of Trees kicked off on Saturday, inviting visitors to the park’s Visitor Center to see decorated trees with a purpose.

    Each of the nine dedicated trees represented a local charity, visitor service manager Debbie Midgett explained.

  •     A century ago, on December 20, 1917, the local train out of Louisville was making its way toward communities like Shepherdsville, Bardstown, and Springfield. The evening sun dropped below the horizon as it approached Shepherdsville.

       The previous weeks had seen a terrible snowstorm, followed by freezing temperatures which had only thawed a bit in the last two days. Many folks eagerly took the train to Louisville that morning to take care of last-minute business and Christmas shopping.