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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County family has been displaced during the holiday season after a fire destroyed their home.

    Marie Knear and Jim Wimsatt, along with their 8-year-old son, Wesley, lost everything in the fire, including two pets.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to the residence at 1239 Pryor Valley Rd. about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Chief Rob Orkies said smoke from the fire could already be seen from the Preston Highway station as firefighters responded.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Mountain City Cruisers spent 2016 raising money through their car cruises to adopt 22 Angel Tree children.

    Along with the cruises that line Main Street during the spring and fall festivals, the club hosts several others throughout the year in the Valu Market parking lot.

    “Everything in the two shows and the cruises we do throughout the year, everything goes back to the community,” member Ernie Jones said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local teenager went an extra mile in his shoes to make a generous donation.

    Bryce Miles, who established 502 Sneak Geeks, a shoe swap organization, donated 50 pairs of new and gently-used shoes to the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center and Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center.

    KYKickFest, based in Lexington, recently hosted a shoe swap sneaker convention at Parquet Springs Conference Centre, with 502 Sneak Geeks as its headline sponsor.

  •  BROOKS - For many educators, a child’s learning can’t begin soon enough.

    At Brooks Elementary, they even prefer the children to be born learning.

    The school received a Born Learning Academy grant provided by Metro United Way and Toyota.

    According to MUW, almost half of the students entering kindergarten are at risk or behind in their educational preparedness. The program was designed, based on research, to help prepare both students and families.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Yuletide carols being sung by an alumni choir led to folks dressed up like eskimos filling the pews of the First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville.

    The church was the setting for a combination Christmas choir concert performed by the Bullitt Central High School Choir along with the Bullitt Central Alumni Choir.

    The event featured the school’s current choir and Freshman choir, consisting of about 100 students. It also featured Bullitt Central choir alumni, also numbering at about 100 singers.

  •  Students at Brooks Elementary kicked off the Christmas season with two nights of musical performances.

    K-2 classrooms took turns singing some of their favorite Christmas songs in the school gymnasium, with grades 3-5 doing the same on a second night.

    The younger students performed many of their holiday favorites, from “Must Be Santa Claus” to “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” with the kindergarten students acting out their version of the melting snowman.

    See more photos online at www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Seventy-five year old Dorothy Adamson has a knack for collecting things. From porcelain dolls to Beanie Babies, once she sets her mind on it, she doesn’t hold back.

    Ten years ago, the Shepherdsville resident set her mind on a seasonal favorite: nutcrackers.

    Beginning the first week of November, Adamson spends several days each year unwrapping and placing over 200 nutcrackers throughout her home to ensure they’re displayed before her birthday.

    “When you start counting them, you get lost,” she said.

  •  Nashville is no longer just the “capitol of country music.” 

    In 2017, Nashville celebrates 20 years since Opryland USA closed.

    In the last two decades Nashville has positioned itself to rival the entertainment and nightlife found in Vegas and NYC. 

    During 2016 boasted Beyonce’, Adele, The Rolling Stones, and Lady Gaga made major stops.

  •  Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2016.

    The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON — Just because school started in August for most of the county doesn’t mean it started for everybody.

    It didn’t start for Old Mill Elementary’s newest first grade teacher, Rachel Ellis, until the last few days of September.