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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fall Break for Bullitt County Public Schools did not deter the Shepherdsville Fire Department from teaching safety techniques.

    SFD hosted a fire safety and rescue demo at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    Firefighters hosted demonstrations involving water rescues, ladder saves and home safety tips for families, as well as kid-friendly, hands-on fire rescue activities.

    Children visited a fire safety van to learn how to retreat a smoking home safely. The van was implemented courtesy of Mt. Washington Fire.

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, says Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

    "Being aware of fire safety while preparing your holiday meal can mean the difference between calling family and friends to the dinner table or calling the fire department to put out a fire," said Swope.

  •  The holiday travel season is upon us! Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will have everything you want to see: Floats, balloons, clowns, celebrities, Broadway performances and a marching band with a Bullitt County high school student.

    Bullitt Central senior band and marching band member Sarah Schaaf will perform with 185 high school musicians and 40 dancers in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band during the parade.

  •  In an effort to give back to the community, about 20 team members from the Gilt Groupe in Hillview went to Peg’s Therapeutic Ponies in Mount Washington to do some much needed maintenance.

    From painting and repairing fences to getting some landscaping in shape, the members were busy during a recent Saturday.

    They were joined by students from Bellarmine University and Bethlehem High School.

    Thanks also to Marillia Environmental in Mount Washington for contributing the mulch for the project.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One little girl will be following in her mother’s footsteps this holiday season.

    Nine-year-old Evelyn Flaherty, the daughter of Robert and DeeAnn Flaherty, was recently crowned Miss American Crossroads Sweetheart and will be competing in the National Miss American Coed Pageant in Florida next week.

    Evelyn’s mother, DeeAnn, said her daughter became interested in pageants after watching some old videos of her competitions about five years ago.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Oct. 30, Mount Washington Middle School placed a plaque in the gym to honor Omer Stallings, who passed away over the summer.

    Mount Washington Middle School teacher Doug Soards said a few words at the event which was attended by members of the Stallings’ family. Soards message that night is included below.

     

    As many of you are aware, on July 2nd of tis year, we lost a vital part of no only our Mount Washington community, but our Lady General family.

  •  HILLVIEW -- He’s making a list, checking it twice. Gonna to find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus will be coming to town very soon.

    Traditionally, each of the major municipalities host holiday events.

    That will again be the case this year, starting with the Hillview Winterfest celebration this Saturday night.

     

    Shepherdsville

    After hosting a Christmas parade to lead into its light up ceremony, Shepherdsville will see a major plan of attack this holiday season.

  •  Much to the joy of local students, the snow on late Sunday night and early Monday morning was enough to cancel classes

    The weather posed few problems but it did strain an already tight salt supply for many agencies.

    Classes were back in session on Tuesday.

    See more wintry photos from Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a time when many of the regulars attending the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center made the trip to see Bob Combest.

    Now, thanks to some special assistance, many will travel to the senior center again because of Bob Combest.

    The eBay Foundation, Inc., GIVE Team made a donation of $10,000 for transportation to the senior center thanks to a letter written by team member Katherine “Kippy” Combest, Bob’s daughter-in-law.