Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shouldn’t there be a place where the kids can hang out after school, get a good meal, play games, maybe get some homework assistance, all in a safe environment and free of charge?

    Shepherdsville Elementary thinks so. That’s why it plans to open its after-school Kids Cafe for ages  4 to 18.

    The program is made possible through a grant partnership with Dare to Care Food Bank, the Metro United Way and the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center.

    The plan is to have the cafe started by mid-October.

  • CLERMONT -- There isn’t a better place to enjoy fall’s splendor than at Bernheim and there are a ton of ways to do that in October, including ColorFest, Bernheim’s annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Willie Foster interviewed for the position of principal at Bullitt East High School four years ago, he may have said a few things that offended some folks.

    For example, he used the term “sleeping giant” to characterize Bullitt East in terms of its academic possibilities.

    Well, the “giant” is now awake.

    Bullitt East earned the title of being a School of Distinction in the latest round of results from the state Department of Education accountability assessment.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted a Healthy Hometown Jubilee at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to celebrate its five years of community service and commitment.

    KRDC members from partnering Henry and Shelby counties also attended the celebration.

    Director Jessica Craddock gave a synopsis of the coalition’s activities, efforts and successes during the five years, showing the strides Bullitt County made in raising diabetes awareness and offering assistance programs and monthly informational sessions.

  •  Five local churches will join together during the week of Oct. 12-16 to bring revival services to the Shepherdsville area.

    The theme is A Call to Love. The need to spread the gospel is everywhere. The call to repent and return to the Lord is extended to everyone.

    Services will be held each night at 7 p.m., with soup, sandwiches and dessert at 6 p.m. nightly.

    The schedule will be:

    *Monday, Oct. 12 -- Eagle Heights Baptist Church, 2944 Highway 44 East, Bro. Deke Rigor will bring the message

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - The current Kentucky junior senator and a candidate for the U.S. President will be in Bullitt County on Friday.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village for a meet and greet.

    It will occur on Friday, Oct. 2, from 3-4 p.m.

    The public is invited to come out and meet Paul, as well as discuss any issues or concerns they might have about the government.

    Becknell Hall is located at 4500 Summitt Drive.

    Paul has visited Bullitt County on numerous occasions over the years.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  •  A few clouds couldn’t keep away a big crowd for the Wall Street Park Fall Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    The highlight each year is the parade on Saturday.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local residents can do their part to help others in two different but equally important ways.

    North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and a Be The Match Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Sunday, October 4, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

    No appointment is necessary for the bone marrow drive. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44. The donor will complete a brief medical history and conduct a cheek swab, which will be processed and added to the donor registry.

  •  District Gifted and Talented Coordinator Sarah Coomer has been named a Director of the Kentucky Association of Gifted Education Advisory Board.

    She will join 19 state and University colleagues to participate in KAGE Board meetings held quarterly to serve as an advocate and liaison for children and young people with gifts and talents within their district and across the state. 

    “Totally shocked and very humbled,” she said. “This is really an honor.”