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Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Some may say molding young minds is the key to a civilization's future. Bullitt East graduate Lauren Smith is hoping to expand on that idea with her organization Pink Elephant.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having served on the Shepherdsville and Nichols fire departments for about eight years, Eddie McAllister has seen the events which occur at the scene of a fire or an accident.

    He has had the opportunity to work with law enforcement officials.

    And, he believes he can help the community.

    McAllister has filed to run for the office of constable in the First District. He will run in the Democratic primary in May.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the past few years, David Branham has talked to his wife about his desire to do something more to help the community.

    The family band donates its time to play at a lot of community functions but he wanted to do more.

    Having an interest in government and how it works, Branham has thrown his hat into the ring.

    His goal is to be the next magistrate of the Second District. He will be among three hopeful vying for the Republican nomination in the spring primary.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s not a job for everyone but Martha Weaver Knox enjoys it.

    Since 1988, Knox has been part of the staff at the Bullitt County Detention Center. 

    For the past three-plus years, the Bullitt County native has served as jailer.

    That means that the operation of the jail, the condition of its inmates and the welfare of her staff is on her mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    “I enjoy the job,” said Knox, 53. “I enjoy helping people.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - With 32 years in law enforcement, Donnie Tinnell enjoys the profession.

    And, he is attempting to return to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    This time, the battle between Tinnell and David Greenwell will be in the Republican primary in May.

    Saying that the philosophies of the national party had gone in a different path, Tinnell will now run under the Republican Party flag in a rematch of 2010, when Greenwell won the general election.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every person has their own form of a wish they’d like to fulfill.

    Makenzie Robinson, an 8-year-old Shepherdsville resident, will fulfill a wish to visit Disney Island with her family.

    Her parents, Fredie and Tiffiny, are fulfilling their own wish - having Makenzie, happy and healthy in their lives.

    And Makenzie’s school, Shepherdsville Elementary, is celebrating their special classmate by raising funds to make someone else’s wish come true.

  •  The annual American Red Cross Valentine Gala drew a record crowd on Saturday.

    Besides enjoying dinner, there was plenty of dancing to the tunes of the Wulfe Pack at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This is the major fund-raiser each year for the Bullitt-Spencer County Red Cross.

    There was also a list of gift packages given away to the lucky ticketholders.

    See more photos and video of the gala in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--As a new year begins, Mount Washington resident Kayla Burnett also begins a new journey. A 19 year-old learning to combat diabetes.

    Last fall Burnett, who graduated from Bullitt East last year, began noticing she was having to use the bathroom pretty frequently.

    “I thought maybe it was a bladder infection,” she said.

    The test showed there was a lot of sugar present in her urine.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tim Hasting has always wanted to serve his community.

    This year, Hasting has thrown his name into the ring as a candidate for the office of coroner.

    Hasting, 39, will run in the Republican primary in May. He will face incumbent David Billings.

    In his ninth year of service at Hardy-Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Hasting said he has gotten to know the community and believes there needs to be a change in office of coroner.

  •  When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

    “I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

    Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.