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Today's Features

  •  Bill Harned presented a check to Verna Jennetta for $1,500.

    The Mount Washington AARP chapter presented the check to Community Ministries.

    "Thank you so much. There are so many people that come in who need help, Jennetta said. 

    The club's goal is to give 14 percent more than in the previous year. Last year, the club raised almost $10,000 for local charities.

  • Members of the Full Gospel Christian Church recognized Good Friday with their annual walking of the crucifix through Shepherdsville.

    The group's journey began at the church on S. Preston Highway, north to Highway 44, and east over Interstate 65 and past Bullitt Central High School.

    The crucifixion walk, to commemorate the walk Jesus took on Good Friday, has taken place over 10 years. Church members said they receive generally positive responses from drivers and business owners.

  •  BROOKS - A local author knows how to make others feel better with a serving of miraculous chicken soup.

    Jean Thompson Kinsey’s most recent published work is a short story included in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen,” a collection of short stories based on various miraculous occurrences.

    Kinsey’s story, and miracle, “But Now I See,” is a autobiographical story. It centers around her husband, Glen, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at one point but survived it.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A quality Catholic education contributed to a new novel about vampires.

    Local author David Patrick, a former student at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Shepherdsville, is releasing his first novel, “Nero Demare and the Legend of the Vampires.”

    It wasn’t the Catholic Church that developed interest in a vampire novel, but Patrick’s development of writing skills at St. Aloysius eventually led him to completing his first full work.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - The month of September usually heralds the return of the annual Old Fashioned Days Festival.

    However, this year it will be nowhere in sight for patrons... for that month anyways.

    Last month, OFD committee president Terry Stovall resigned. 

    Lebanon Junction resident Paula Ballard replaced him as the new leader. She was previously on the OFD committee for three years before taking last year off.

  •  The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Operation Santa, was held on Saturday at the Hillview Government Center.

    Hundreds of youngsters hit the trail to find eggs and even a few special prize eggs.

    See more pictures from Thomas Barr, as well as other Easter photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Next fall, 15-year-old Maria Long will start a new journey.

    Instead of heading back with her peers to Bullitt East to begin her junior year, she will be a student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    “I think it will give me the opportunities to get ahead at my age and know more of what I want to do with my life,” she said.

  •  The annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon was held on Saturday.

    It was another grand day of fashions, food and fellowship with the proceeds going to help fund three scholarships for graduating seniors.

    The Bullitt County Woman’s Club again sponsored this annual event.

    See more photos of the event from Mary Barczak on www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Safety is pivotal to any school, and the Shepherdsville CIty Council knows that.

    The council approved two new school resource officer positions for the city’s police department, allowing for three total to assist at public schools within city limits.

    Curtis Hockenberry and Ray Page Jr. were selected to join Sgt. Ken Bernardi in the special positions.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s Bullitt County’s newest version of the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

    The second annual Helicopter Egg Drop lured about 6,000 egg seekers to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The helicopter dropped bags full of empty plastic Easter eggs onto a field for children to collect. The eggs were late redeemed for Easter candy.

    The family-friendly event included fun activities, food, and rides on a small scale working train.