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Today's Features

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON— They say that you always find your way back home.
        For Mount Washington’s new community parks director Sheryl Paxton, that saying is couldn’t be truer.
        Raised in Lexington, Paxton attended Asbury University with a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in recreation. After graduation, she worked in retail for a couple years before going to Eastern Kentucky University for her master’s in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You don’t wake up early in life thinking that one day you would be a world champion.

    But, as a competitor, you find yourself doing well in competitions at the local, state and national levels, that thought of being a “world champion” can creep into your mind.

    For Frank Smith, his experiences in archery have led him to great heights.

    Last month, he reached the pinnacle of his career in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The public had an opportunity to meet and listen to some of their future public officials at the 2016 Fall Candidate Forum presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

    Candidates involved in state-level elections were invited to speak at the forum, as well as answering questions presented by the Chamber. Local candidates were also encouraged to attend and were recognized.

  •  CLERMONT - It was so much fun that even Bernie the Black Bear enjoyed it.

    Wonderful weather resulted in smiling faces and lots of sunshine on the foliage at the 2016 ColorFest at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    As part of the event, a name was announced for the black bear that has been spotted within the forest over the summer. Bernie won this election with 56 percent of the vote.

  •   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.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON— For the third year in a row, jailer Martha Knox was voted by the community as the best chili maker at the annual Lioness Chili Cook-off and Auction event.
        Other chili donors included the Mount Washington Fire Department, the Mount Washington Police Department, County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, County Attorney John Wooldridge and Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith.

  •     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.