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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School Data Manager Rebecca Huffman believes landscaping spruces up a location.

    Seeing the weeds, older decaying mulch and gnarly tree limbs around the front façade area, Huffman decided it was time to refresh the area.

    “Work was needed,” she said. “It has been awhile since any landscaping was done.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Grab your ghouls and goblins and head down to the Mt. Washington Fall Festival Oct. 17 and 18.

    It will again be held in the First Baptist Church parking lot.

    Festivities will begin Friday night at 4 p.m. with a kid’s festival with carnival rides, inflatables, hayrides, school booths, the DARE car and Minnie Mouse, said Sue Tennill, one of the festival coordinators.

    At 6 p.m. Main Street will closed for festivities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - What may have started out as an Eagle Scout project, has touched a lot of hearts.

    Bullitt Central student Mason Pack, 15, recently completed a memorial garden at the Shepherdsville City Park for Parents Left Behind.

    The organization was started in 2010 by Bullitt County residents Trisha Eskridge and Nikki Cavote as a support group for parents who have lost a child.

    In 2006, Eskridge herself had a loss. Twin boys Caleb and Carter that were born prematurely.

  •  A sold out crowd came out to watch the Bullitt County Arts Council’s version of Dancing with the Stars.

    Funds raised went to help start a building fund and for scholarships.

    Steve and Donna’s dance studio coordinated the event.

    See a lot more photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Thursday night, various candidates will take center stage at the new Bullitt Central High School cafeteria.

    County and state candidates will have an opportunity to speak during the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates Night.

    Light refreshments will be available, as well as a time to meet the candidates, starting at 5:30 p.m.

    At 6 p.m., the candidates will be given an opportunity to speak.

  •  (StatePoint) Halloween comes but once a year. So make it extra spooky with ghosts, goblins and ghouls galore -- and don’t forget all the great treats. While all this fall fun does come at a price, you don’t have to spend a pirate’s booty if you plan carefully.

  •  The Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association delivered school supplies to principal Sheri Hamilton of Nichols Elementary School.

    Carolyn Dennison, president of the BCRTA, and Janet Richardson, chairman of the community services committee of BCRTA, made the presentation of items.

  •  FRANKFORT --  Frank Kros, president of the Upside Down Organization in Baltimore, will keynote at the opening session of the 56th annual conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville Nov. 5-7.

    UDO seeks to improve children’s behavior and learning by expanding the knowledge and transforming the thinking of the adults and organizations‚ that help children, according to the organization’s mission statement.

    Kros has written 25 UDO workshops and made presentations to some 50,000 people.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Work is underway to restore a former church in hopes of restoring broken lives.

    The Apostolic Church of Restoration has opened at 233 Fifth Avenue in Shepherdsville, a former day care facility that began originally as a church.

    Pastor David Mackowiak and church administrator Roy L. Darst are still in the process of renovating the facility, but they are ready to help community members now.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The chilly weather already has some thinking about red-and-green.

    At a recent Mount Washington city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun announced the Light Up Mount Washington celebration will be expanded this year.

    Last year the event was canceled due to a prediction of bad weather.

    Scheduled to be the first Friday in December, Calhoun said the city has partnered with First Baptist Church Mount Washington to have a live nativity scene and other activities.