•  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie today announced the appointment of North Bullitt High School student Kailah Habib to the U.S. Military Academy.

    “As a West Point graduate myself, it was an honor to nominate Kailah to The U.S. Military Academy,” said Guthrie. “I was thrilled to be able to break the news to her about this appointment yesterday. Kailah is a strong student and a proven leader at her school. I know that should she choose to accept her appointment, she will serve our country admirably.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Students throughout the county were prepared for Dracula and his friends thanks for Second Chances Wildlife Center and the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

    Throughout the month of October, Second Chances founder Brigette Williams visited the libraries to educate residents on bats as part of BCPL’s “Batty for Bats” program.

    Williams informed them that vampire bats don’t really turn into vampires and the bats found in Kentucky are from the microbat category, which mostly feed on smaller things like insects.

  •  Many organizations and businesses help support the CASA Program for Bullitt County. The staff of Craig and Landreth Cars donated $200 which provided Thanksgiving dinner for three families in the CASA program. The Bullitt County Woman’s Club presented a check for $1,142.50 from its annual Bake Sale where a portion of the proceeds are donated to CASA. CASA is so thankful for the continued support of the Mt. Washington Lions Club. $1,000 goes a long way in helping us continue our mission of serving abused and neglected children!! You all are awesome!!

  •  The beginning of the year 2018 began with an event of biblical proportions in Bullitt County. The Shepherdsville Government Center hosted a Bible Reading Marathon, part of the Kentucky 120 challenge, with a goal of a similar event in all 120 Kentucky counties.

    Coordinator Depp Rasner said many volunteers from various churches, as well as intrigued individuals, were scheduled to participate. He said everyone was welcome to show up, sign in, and take a turn reading.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON—A local congregation set out to ensure city servants knew their dedication was appreciated this holiday season.

    The elders at Calvary Christian Church, located at 11829 Highway 44 East, decided in November they wanted to do something to thank the police officers and firefighters that serve the city of Mount Washington every day.

  •   HEBRON ESTATES - Some local officers dodged a few bullets from the students at Hebron Middle School.

    The bullets were in the form of dodgeballs, as the students took on police and school officials in fun contests.

    The event was a fundraiser for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86 in Hillview, with all proceeds donated to the Hillview Operation Santa program.

    Hillview Police, Bullitt County Sheriffs, and Bullitt County EMS employees participated in the event. Students were allowed to participate in the contests by donating $1.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION—A new information station has landed in Lebanon Junction and is already helping improve the lives of the city’s residents.

    Designed to help turn resident’s life around through the use of education, the aptly named Turnaround Resource Center, located at 11980 South Preston Highway, officially opened in November.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to helping the community, the Gordon Food Service Shepherdsville Distribution Center hopes to do its part.

    The company’s Inside Sales Team led the “Share the Warmth” clothing drive, collecting 500 clothing items donated to the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization.

    HOPE is a non-profit agency that helps to meet the short-term needs of struggling families and individuals throughout the community, including the homeless.

  •     CLERMONT  – Now is the perfect time to visit Bernheim and enjoy the forest’s unique winter beauty.
        Bernheim’s January calendar is full of exciting nature-related events and activities for all ages.
        From exploring naked trees, to hiking in the backcountry or attending Bernheim’s first ever Women Writer’s Retreat, there is no shortage of winter wonders at Bernheim.  

    ECO Kids Discovery Days

  •  HUNTERS HOLLOW - When you’re the mayor, you’re always in the hot seat.

    But when you’re in the hot seat at a mayors meeting, you’re roasted.

    Linda Parker found herself in the hot seat at the December mayors meeting, which doubled as a roast.

    Parker served 30 years as the mayor of Hunters Hollow, a position she is resigning as of Jan. 1.

    The rest of Bullitt County’s mayors decided to give a fond farewell to Parker with a roast that included state Rep. Russell Webber and county magistrate Joe Laswell.

  •  Family Day Ministries recently sent its final truckload of items for those in the Houston area who suffered from floods earlier this year.

    The relief effort started shortly after the flood hit.

    By the time the final M&M Cartage trailer left the Shepherdsville church, over $30,000 worth of new items were sent just in time for Christmas.

  •  Light Up Shepherdsville returned to the city park with new activities.

    Great weather and free food were part of the attraction Saturday.

    The annual parade brought big crowds to the park, where music, food and a visit from Santa Claus were part of the night.

    Visit the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures and videos from the festivities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the most joyous time of year, the good people of Bullitt County seem to do a tremendous job making sure everyone is taken care of at Christmastime.

    From needy families to school kids and their teachers, many organizations go above and beyond to make certain all community members are properly taken care of.

    Sometimes, however, there is one group that feels forgotten and neglected, and emotions can hit them especially hard at this time of year.

  •  A large group of high school students were recently sworn in for this year’s session of Teen Court. 

    Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter is again presiding over the youth group, which will hear real cases concerning their peers and will hand down real punishments. Kalynn Walls will again be the program’s coordinator.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Joni Blake’s friends thought she was pulling some elaborate April Fools Day joke when she told them she’d purchased a pet cemetery.

    Six months later, Blake is continuing to prove the purchase wasn’t a joke.

    “My whole thing was it as broken and I knew I had the ability to fix it and so I took the opportunity,” she said.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — When rough times come knocking, it’s nice to know there is someone looking to help… even if that someone is a complete stranger.

    Carinmarie Johnson was born and raised in California. She raised her daughter there and was raising her grandson there until her best friend suggested she move closer to her in Kentucky.

  •  There was plenty of fun activities over the past week as Halloween was celebrated all over the county. Zoneton Fire Department hosts its annual event. This youngster enjoyed the festivities at Little Flock Baptist Church. A little fun and games at the Wall Street Park in Lebanon Junction. And this young man was seeking candy at Mount Washington Firehouse.


    For more pictures from throughout the county, click here

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON—A bomb of scents and fizz has hit Mount Washington.

    Located near St. Francis Xavier Church at 10239 Highway 44 East, Serenity Grace Bath Bombs and Soaps carries over 50 scents in the form of laundry sniffs, room sprays, salt scrubs, handmade soaps and, of course, bath bombs.

    “We started in the kitchen, probably back in March, just out of curiosity,” co-owner Pam Brown said. “We both love bath bombs and got tired of paying the expensive price for them.”

  •  Members of Radial distribution center in Cedar Grove brought dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies for the local CASA children.

    Radial supports many community agencies, including CASA, which provides help for children who are in the court system not because of their own doings but because of the actions of others.

    The school supplies will provide assistance to many youngsters under the guidance of CASA.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - At age 2, Luke Montgomery is already bi-lingual.

    His parents and older brother are as well, so they can communicate with him.

    Luke was born with congenital deafness - sensorineural deafness syndrome - that left him considered deaf, albeit with very limited hearing abilities.

    Luke’s parents, Brooke and Jeff Montgomery, decided early on that the family, including sons Nate, 9, and Seth, 6, would learn their new language along with Luke.