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Today's Features

  •  LOUISVILLE - If you drink and drive in Jefferson County and surrounding counties - beware.

    State and local law enforcement is cracking down on drunken driving this holiday season as part of the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

    While law enforcement will cite drivers for any moving traffic violation, there is typically an increase of drunken drivers on the roadways due to holiday parties and festivities.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beware of your surroundings this holiday.

    Mount Washington Police Chief Roy Daugherty said the number of thefts and burglaries tend to increase during the holiday season.

    He gave some tips to help keep yourselves and valuables safe this Christmas:

    -Always lock your car door

    -Make sure not leave presents in plain sight in windows whether it’s at your house in the car

    -Beware of leaving your present boxes in the trash for days. Thieves may root through it to see what new gadgets you got this year.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Kyle Skidmore, a beefalo farmer in Bullitt County who also works in landscaping and construction, has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program.

    Skidmore joins 15 other Kentuckians for LEAD’s two-year, intensive learning experience‚ a program that KFB created to prepare future agricultural leaders for tomorrow’s challenges.

    The 2015-16 LEAD class was announced on Dec. 5 during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Caleanna Morley saw that there was a move in Jefferson County to collect blankets for the homeless.

    Having worked in Bullitt County, Morley knew there was a similar need here.

    With friends such as Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis, Morley decided the Warm Bullitt County was needed.

    With the holidays approaching, Morley’s group is working with Shepherdsville Christian Church and others to collect and distribute items which keep Bullitt Countians warm.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will hold a grand opening of its Mount Washington donation center and retail store on Friday, Dec. 12, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Noon.

    Refreshments and giveaways will be available for donors and shoppers.

  •  LOUISVILLE - A Bullitt County seventh grader, Lilly Mooney, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s  Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

    Mooney, a homeschooled student, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. 

    Her project, called “One Potato, Two Potato,” explored the nutritional value and versatility of potatoes.

  •  For the second straight year, Mother Nature played games with the Light Up Mount Washington celebration.

    After cancelling the event last year, activities moved inside this time.

    Inside First Baptist Church, there was plenty of caroling, face painting, cookies and hot chocolate and a visit from Mr. Magic.

    See more photos from Mary Barzcak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.


  •  The Bullitt East High School agriculture program is one of the Top 10 in Kentucky.

    Agriculture students placed fifth in the writing assessment on end-of-course out of 138 programs across the Commonwealth during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Brandon K. Davis, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education for the Kentucky Department of Education, applauded the effort.

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Shepherdsville City Park on Friday night atop a Shepherdsville fire truck. Despite a constant drizzle, several dozen children came out to see Santa, who was led by Rudolph on this foggy night. This year, only the front of the park will be lit up through the end of the year.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - They started at the caboose end, but the city of Lebanon Junction engineered a Christmas miracle this season.

    Mayor James “Butch” Sweat, along with special guest Santa Claus, performed his final ceremonial lighting of the tree to kick off the Light-Up Lebanon Junction 2014 celebration.

    The crowd gathered at the caboose and then strolled along the path to the city park, singing carols along the way.