Today's Features

  •  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.”

  • It is the event that has brought out families and classic cars to ValuMarket in Mount Washington to raise money for a good cause for the past four years: The Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Car Show.

    The show is put on by the Stillwell family in honor of their son, who was diagnosed several year ago, and their niece, Riley, who was diagnosed in January. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE – A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center will have its Annual benefit dinner on Nov. 13 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. 

    Seating and fellowship begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.  

  • HILLVIEW - At the Alternative Adult Day Center, Carl Hartstern is a hero even without his Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

    The regular attendee at the center celebrated his 100th birthday with a special party hosted in his honor.

    Hartstern was presented with his own cake, complete with 100 candles. State Rep. Linda Belcher honored him with a Kentucky Colonel proclamation by Gov. Steve Beshear, while Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts officially declared Sept. 19 as Carl Hartstern Day.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to this special fundraiser, three Bullitt County students will be dancing in the streets of their college campuses.

    The Bullitt County Arts Council will host its second annual Dancing for the Arts competition at Paroquet Sorings Conference Centre.

    The event is a BCAC fundraiser toward three $1,000 college scholarships, one awarded to each local high school or homeschool students who are taking a college major in an arts-related field.

  •  ZONETON - On a day similar in weather to the one being remembered, Zoneton Fire hosted a 9/11 remembrance memorial on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

    The event included representatives from Zoneton, Shepherdsville and Okolona Fire Departments, as well as Hillview and Pioneer Village Police and Bullitt County EMS.

    Also attending were Bullitt County judge executive Melanie Roberts, Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor and Hebron Estates mayor Jerry Clark, along with other dignitaries from the cities.