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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  CLERMONT -- Winter is the perfect to come to Bernheim and explore the forest. 

    That’s why Bernheim’s January calendar is full of exciting nature-related events and activities for all ages. 

    From exploring naked trees, to hiking to watch the winter raptors or attending the annual Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show, there is no shortage of winter wonders at Bernheim. 

    ECO Kids Discovery Days 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - He has been an officer for a number of years and, in his second stint with the Hillview Police Department, he is serving as chief.

    But, recently, the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention named Hillview Police chief William Mahoney as its 2016 Partner or the Year at its annual member’s appreciation luncheon.

    The award was presented by PIP chairperson Sarah Smith, who also serves as the Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary had no shortage of singing and dancing and wishing to Christmas to be near at their annual Sweets with Santa event.

    Santa landed his sleigh in the library to provide a photo opportunity for grandparents everywhere.

    Students were able to buy Christmas gifts in the Santa shop while local booths filled the lobby for the parents. 

  •  One of the more unusual Christmas traditions has made its way to Nichols Elementary this year.

    The school hosted an ugly Christmas sweater day as part of a week-long celebration of the holiday season.

    Many students and staff brought out their best - or their worst - in seasonal garments.

    Some wore Christmas ties, while others created their own homemade sweaters and shirts.

    Some sweaters were actually nice, but some were as ugly as could be. Either way, spirits were high and fun was had by all.

     

  • Bullitt Lick Middle School had a last-minute option for those looking for something fun to do before Christmas.

    The school hosted a play called “Last Minute Wishes” that included a holiday-based plot set at a department store just prior to Christmas.

    The play was directed by BLMS Arts and Humanities instructor Meredith Patton.

    A chili supper for patrons accompanied the performance.