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Today's Features

  •     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.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like Cinderella at the ball, Shepherdsville resident Anna Schweitzer lived a dream, with all eyes focused upon her.

    Unlike Cinderella, it didn't happen until midnight. And instead of a chariot, she had just one horse.

    Schweitzer, and the horse she rode, Riverdreams Marc of Reflection, earned the World Champion of Champions title at the 2016 World Championship Horse Show.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE— Flappers and feathers didn’t distract from the footwork of 12 competitors in the annual Bullitt County Arts Council “Dancing for the Arts” fundraiser.
        The event raises money for the Arts Council to use in their $1,000 scholarships given to a graduating senior from each of the Bullitt County High Schools who plans to further their education with a fine arts degree.

  •  BROOKS - Many of the county’s north end residents still recall the fateful day 20 years ago when a tornado made a path through the area.

    Or the storm in 2012 when a tornado all but destroyed a school complex in Henryville, Indiana.

    Brooks Elementary is located close to wear the 1996 tornado touched down. Although the building is fairly new, school officials still wanted students to be as safe as possible.

  •  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.

  •   UPDATE (10/19, 11 a.m.) - Eastside Middle School's Sarah Mills was selected as the 2017 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    Mills was honored at the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Acheivement Awards ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates on Mills and the ceremony.

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  •     Over 80 participants ran, biked or walked in the Active Heroes 5K, which was sponsored by the Hillview Police Association. It was held to raise awareness and funds for the local agency that is dealing with veteran suicides.
        Active Heroes is working on decreasing the rate of suicides, which now averages 20 veterans a day.
        The top three male  finishers were Erik Bean, Troy Wooten and Blake Caudill.
        The top three female finishers were Roberta Meyer, Morgan Lentes and Renee Devine.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON—While some couple claim to be soul mates, one Okolona couple can confirm that they are, in fact, kidney mates.
        Married for 25 years, Bullitt County natives and Mount Washington Middle School teachers Matt and Carey Murphy always knew they were meant to be together.
        Until recently, they didn’t realize just how meant to be they really were.
        After feeling sick in 2014, Carey went to several doctor appointments to determine what was causing it.

  •  Students at Mount Washington Elementary got to celebrate how super they are during the school’s Superhero Day.

    In the morning, local heroes, including police officers and nurses, welcomed the students to the school.

    That afternoon, teachers battled it out to the Macarena to see whose dancing powers beat the rest during “Dancing with the Staff.”