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Today's Features

  •  Evelyn Shain Flaherty will compte next week in Orlando, Fla., for the title of Miss American Coed National Pre-teen.

    She is the reigning Miss Great Lakes Preteen American Coed.

    She’ll compete in the evening wear and interview and in optional events: talent, modeling,acting and photogenic.

    Evelyn is in the fifth grade at Lebanon Junction Elementary and is a student at Classic Melodies Performance Institute in Hillview.

    She is the daughter of Robert and DeeAnn Flaherty of Shepherdsville.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Mount Washington AARP hosted over 70 people for their annual Veteran’s Day fundraiser.

    Participants enjoyed barbeque sandwiches while John Wiggington and Allen Peavler sang.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Explorers presented the colors as the group sang the National Anthem and recognized the veterans in the room, including several World War II vets.

  •  Family and friends gathered on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Green Meadows Healthcare Center in Mount Washington.

    They were there to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mary Louise Donovan.

    Mary was born on Aug. 21, 1916, in Fleming County, Ky.

    She is the mother of Rosemary (Darrell) Parrish and the grandmother of Kent (Kimmie) Donovan Parrish of Mount Washington and Chad Cambron (Jennifer) Parrish of Louisville.

    She has three great-grandchildren: Logan John Parrish, Julia Danielle Tatchell and Evan Riley Parrish.

  •  The First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville would like to invite the community to the 50th annual Community Thanksgiving Service, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.

    Because the Fellowship of Concern is operated by volunteers, all the offerings received during the service will be used to benefit those in need in the community.

    The Rev. Adam Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, will bring the message.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - No one can tell history better than someone who actually lived it.

    Veterans from throughout Bullitt County converged at Lebanon Junction and Cedar Grove Elementary to share their stories and recollections from their days serving with the United States Armed Forces.

    Fifth graders at each school gathered around the luminaries as they shared experiences ranging from the recent Gulf War back to World War II.

  •  There will be a fund-raiser on Friday, Nov. 18, for the Korean War Memorial.

    It will be held at the Mount Washington Lions Club from 4-7 p.m.

    You can eat in or carry out. 

    There is be fish,  pork chops and hot dogs on the menu.

    The proceeds will help John R. “Robby” Smith on his Eagle Scout project.

    The member of Boy Scout Troop 100 in Mount Washington is looking to erect a 10-foot-by-10-foot memorial in honor of Korean War veterans.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—In the spirit of giving, Britney Wimsatt has set out on a mission to provide Thanksgiving dinner to many of the homeless students in Bullitt County.

    After a trip with the Bullitt County Leadership group through the Chamber of Commerce to the Bullitt County Board of Education, Wimsatt learned that the school system had identified 50 homeless children within the first two weeks of school.

  •  North Bullitt’s JROTC program has one of the longest-standing ceremonies to honor the veterans.

    On Friday, North Bullitt graduate SMSgt John Wardrip was invited to return and speak to the students.

    He also had the honor of watching his son, Chase, carry the American flag in the school’s color guard.

    Schools throughout the county held similar ceremonies. Look in The Pioneer News and the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from various ceremonies.

     

  •   The Lebanon Junction VFW Post 8293 held its annual Veterans Day salute and parade on Saturday.

    A large crowd came out for the parade and an appreciation dinner followed.

    Also, the Gold Star Families Memorial was recently unveiled at the Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. The members of the Lebanon Junction VFW Post were participants and were also instrumental in the event.

  •  FRANKFORT -- Motorists traveling throughout Kentucky can now navigate the highways and by-ways of the Bluegrass with a modernized tool. Goky.ky.gov, an online traffic and roadway information portal, has replaced the traditional 511 travel and weather phone system.