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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— Bullitt County’s homeless shelter on wheels is using cardboard boxes to bring attention to the homeless situation in the county.

    Room in the Inn works to help the homeless in the area have a hot meal and a safe place to sleep at night while getting back on their feet.

  •  CLERMONT - When you reach a special anniversary number, you even have celebrities visit your event.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will host its 20th ColorFest event on Oct. 15-16.

    Part of the festivities will include the official naming of the black bear that has been spotted within the forest this year.

    Bernheim has offered three choices to the public for voting - Bernie, Ranger or Wilson - and allowing everyone to vote on their website.

  •   UPDATE (10/19, 11 a.m.) - Eastside Middle School's Sarah Mills was selected as the 2017 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    Mills was honored at the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Acheivement Awards ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates on Mills and the ceremony.

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  •     Over 80 participants ran, biked or walked in the Active Heroes 5K, which was sponsored by the Hillview Police Association. It was held to raise awareness and funds for the local agency that is dealing with veteran suicides.
        Active Heroes is working on decreasing the rate of suicides, which now averages 20 veterans a day.
        The top three male  finishers were Erik Bean, Troy Wooten and Blake Caudill.
        The top three female finishers were Roberta Meyer, Morgan Lentes and Renee Devine.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON—While some couple claim to be soul mates, one Okolona couple can confirm that they are, in fact, kidney mates.
        Married for 25 years, Bullitt County natives and Mount Washington Middle School teachers Matt and Carey Murphy always knew they were meant to be together.
        Until recently, they didn’t realize just how meant to be they really were.
        After feeling sick in 2014, Carey went to several doctor appointments to determine what was causing it.

  •  Students at Mount Washington Elementary got to celebrate how super they are during the school’s Superhero Day.

    In the morning, local heroes, including police officers and nurses, welcomed the students to the school.

    That afternoon, teachers battled it out to the Macarena to see whose dancing powers beat the rest during “Dancing with the Staff.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Feb. 6, 2016, Chelsea Hogue was a normal 23-year-old from Mount Washington. 

    She was in her third year at the University of Louisville, working hard to become a nurse. When not in class, she worked as a server at Smokey Bones restaurant.

    However, things changed for the 2011 Bullitt East graduate when she and a friend were struck by a drunk driver while driving home.

    The Wreck and the Rehab

  •     The 4th Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk in the Park was held in First Street Park on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
        Twenty people braved the rain and came out to vie for a first place medal in their age bracket and to help raise awareness of the rapid increase of diabetes in our county. 

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Fresh food, electric music and a good cause brought together community members for a dinner to remember.
        The Bullitt County Farm Bureau Farm to Table Harvest Festival was the first of its kind for the area and, as expressed by several attendees during the night, hopefully won’t be the last.
        According to Jessica Sullivan, agency manager for the Bullitt County Farm Bureau office, 90 guests enjoyed a meal that was about as local as it could get.

  •  CLERMONT — Retired Mount Washington postman Tom Greenwell is using his days in retirement to the fullest. On Sept. 22, the first day of autumn, Greenwell set up a “Dome of Eighths” statue at Bernheim Forest to help show the autumnal equinox. The statue is one of Greenwell’s creations.

    At every half hour, he used sidewalk chalk to mark where the middle circle in the statue reflected onto the concrete padding underneath.