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Today's Features

  •     Just because midnight might be too late for the younger crowd to stay up, doesn’t mean they should have to miss out on counting down to a new year.
        The Bullitt County Public Libraries created their own solution: A Noon Year’s Eve Party.
        With plenty of noisemakers, balloons and bubbles to spare, participants gathered at Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville to dance, eat cupcakes, play games and, most importantly, ring the New Year at a more age-appropriate time.
     

  •  HILLVIEW - It’s one thing to donate to 400 families at Christmas. It’s another thing to prepare the donations.

    Hillview’s Operation Santa assisted 400 area families with food boxes, toys and coats this season.

    The Hillview Recreation Department received some assistance in preparing the food boxes for distribution.

    Volunteers included the North Bullitt High School baseball team and members of Corbin’s Karate Academy.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — The students at Mount Washington Middle received a little extra Christmas magic this year.

    With the help of the staff and the community, each of the 470 students in attendance on the last day before winter break was given a gift during a school-wide assembly.

    The school first participated in the event two years ago but wasn’t able 

    The Principal’s Table, a group of students from each homeroom that meets with principal Dr. Denise Allen each month, brought up doing it again.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of the past six years, Journey Christian Church has taken its entire Sunday offering on a particular week.

    That money has been called Give Sunday.

    Since its inception, the church members have contributed over $30,000, which has been given to local non-profit organizations.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Remember, Santa Claus is a senior citizen, too.

    The folks at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center are having as much fun as Old St. Nick this season, with more than one Christmas party.

    The first party was held with members of the Bullitt County Providers Coalition, a group of local community advocates helping to address primary issues for seniors in the community.

    The Providers brought Christmas gifts for each Senior Center member in attendance, while visiting and spreading Christmas cheer and joy.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Saving the refrigerator box won’t just help a bored child build a rocket ship anymore: it can help bring awareness to homelessness. At least, that’s the idea behind Box City.

    “Our main goals were to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in our community and to raise funds to aid Room in the Inn in our work with the homeless community,” said Pam Rogers, co-organizer of Heart of my City, said.

  •  Mount Washington Elementary hosted its Winterfest celebration.

    The second grade students sang Christmas carols to the audience on the school’s brand new stage.

    There were also games to play, Santa to talk to and plenty of other holiday activities.

  •  Hebron Middle School band and choir hosted its annual winter concert at North Bullitt High School.

    The school moved the concert to the neighboring North Bullitt gymnasium for more floor space and to accommodate a larger audience.

    Students were directed by band instructor Wendy Davidson and choir instructor Julie McKay.

    See more photos and videos of this event and other Christmas-related activities in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Journey Christian Church took everyone on a special Christmas journey.

    The Shepherdsville church hosted a Polar Express themed celebration, complete with complimentary hot chocolate and a visit aboard the famous train to the North Pole.

    Children visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, while enjoying their beverages, writing letters to nursing home residents and working on various arts and crafts in Santa’s Workshop. The Dream Express mobile library was also available for a visit in the parking lot.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - A pirate theme for a Christmas concert?

    Choir and Orff students from Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Christmas-themed concert while shaking their pirate booty.

    Students performed songs to a pre-recorded pirate story including their own voices. They also performed on various percussion instruments, including ukuleles.

    The school was recently awarded 40 new ukuleles from Kana, one of the largest ukulele companies in the United States.

    The choir and Orff students were directed by Rebecca Dennis.