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  • Brooks writer has story published in latest Chicken Soup book

     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 writer pens novel dealing with vampires

     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 festival scene will be a little different come this fall

     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.

  • Huntin’ for Eggs in Hillview

     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.

  • Watch out for those flying eggs

     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.

  • State law allows alcohol sales on election day

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until last summer, Kentuckians who wanted to purchase alcohol on election day could not do so until the polls closed.

  • Workers face fatal consequences daily repairing roads

    LEBANON JUNCTION - As the weather warms up, Bullitt County drivers are encouraged to use caution along Interstate 65.

    State road crews are now working on roadway repairs in Bullitt County, beginning at the county line near Lebanon Junction and working their way up to the Metro Louisville city limits.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials took the opportunity to promote both National Work Zone Awareness Week and National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to stress both worker and driver safety.

  • February weather puts damper on tourism

     SHEPHERDSVILLE--The Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission used some creative thinking to try and solve an ongoing problem in Lebanon Junction at its last meeting Tuesday.

    The electronic tourism sign right off the LJ exit hasn’t bene working for about three years said Troy Beam, executive director of tourism.

    He said he consulted with LJ council member Allie Phillips to see if she knew anyone who could help them fix it and she said her grandson could.

  • Justices poses questions on smoking ban

    FRANKFORT -- There was no hiding behind a smoke screen Thursday for attorneys representing the Bullitt County Health Board, Bullitt Fiscal Court or the eight municipalities.

  • Shepherdsville officials begin expense side of budgeting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Before putting numbers down on paper for a final proposal, members of the Shepherdsville City Council met on four evenings with department supervisors.