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Today's Features

  •  Mount Washington launched into the holiday season with Light Up Mount Washington and an estimated 1,000 people.

    The Bullitt East High marching band led the way for Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elf as they rode into town in a horse-drawn carriage to greet the line of boys and girls waiting for them inside the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington.

    See more pictures in our multimedia section.

  •  In recognition of its achievement of its women’s program this year, Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2015 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

    The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  •  It was a wonderful night for a parade on Friday as units kicked of the Shepherdsville Light Up by proceeding from the park to city hall.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived atop the fire truck and the kids from Paroquet Springs Conference Centre were in the gingerbread house for their ride through town.

    City hall was decorated and will be open throughout the holiday season.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the festivities.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just hours before the city would fill up for its Light Up holiday event, Bullitt County Public Library officials lit up at the site of their future new location.

    Mount Washington and BCPL hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the county’s newest library location at 214 N.Bardstown Rd., just across Snapp St. from the current facility.

    BCPL director Joe Schweiss said the current library was still nice but the city was outgrowing it.

  •  The Mountain City Cruisers donated $2,000 worth of toys and supplies to the Angel Tree.

    For 10 years, the group has hosted the “Cruising for Santa” car show at ValuMarket to raise the money. They are also running the car shows during the spring and fall festivals. The team also donated $2,000 to local food ministries.

    “Everything we do is strictly for the community,” member Ted Cook said. “If it wasn’t for the community [donating door prizes, etc.], we couldn’t do it.”

  •  Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 96th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2015.

    The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Bullitt County student, Lilly Mooney, was among the 11 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

    Mooney, a home-schooled student, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. Her project, “Popular Pawpaws,” explored the nutritional benefits of this lesser-known fruit.

    She was awarded $125 and a certificate of recognition for her participation at the state level.

  •  CLERMONT -- Cold weather doesn’t stop Bernheim Forest from celebrating all that nature has to offer in the month of December. 

    With the exception of Christmas day, Bernheim is open the entire month with events and activities for every age.

    ECO Kids Discovery Days

    The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days. Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center and include:

  •  Photographer Stephen Thomas caught the demolition work being done on a water tower behind Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center.

    According to Kelley Dearing-Smith, communications director for Louisville Water Co., the demolition on the 160,000-gallon water storage tank was being done by All Industrial Services.

    When water storage tanks were built to handle 1.5 million gallons on Cedar Grove Road, the tank behind the shopping center was not needed. She said it has been out of service since 2011.

  •  PLEASANT GROVE - They were stubborn, they were determined, and they pleased the crowd. And so did the donkeys.

    Pleasant Grove Elementary hosted a donkey basketball event as a school fundraiser. PGES staff and family members agreed to play basketball on the backs of donkeys, much to the delight and amusement of their patrons.

    The event was designed to promote a fun and exciting school environment. Money raised by the event will be directed toward a positive school environment.