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  •  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.

  •  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.

  • Members of First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, with the help of Boy Scout Troop 8281, provided Thanksgiving dinner to over 400 people Thursday. This is an annual mission of the church to a meal to those in need. The church also hosted dozens who came in to enjoy a meal and fellowship.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Quinton Higgins has something to be thankful for every day that he wakes up.

    But, for a number of years, that wasn’t the sentiment felt by the Radcliff resident.

    Instead, Higgins was a mess. A self-proclaimed mess.

    Students at the Bullitt Alternative Center intently listened recently as Higgins told his story on how his life nearly ended at the age of 15.

  •  HILLVIEW - When someone is experiencing a heart attack, emergency medical responders are often the first line of care. 

    Having the latest technology can make the difference between life and death. 

    KentuckyOne Health officials recently presented new technological equipment to Bullitt County EMS, which will help to ensure that patients who may be suffering a heart attack get the care they need more quickly.

  •  Local students followed the Yellow Brick Road to the Bullitt Central Drama Club’s presentation of “The Wizard of Oz.”

    The Club performed the classic Frank E. Baum story live in the school auditorium.

    Two night-time performances were hosted for the public, along with two matinee shows in which area elementary school students were invited.

    Bullitt County Public Schools employees received free admission.

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, says Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

    "Being aware of fire safety while preparing your holiday meal can mean the difference between calling family and friends to the dinner table or calling the fire department to put out a fire," said Swope.

  •  The holiday travel season is upon us! Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.

  •  In an effort to give back to the community, about 20 team members from the Gilt Groupe in Hillview went to Peg’s Therapeutic Ponies in Mount Washington to do some much needed maintenance.

    From painting and repairing fences to getting some landscaping in shape, the members were busy during a recent Saturday.

    They were joined by students from Bellarmine University and Bethlehem High School.

    Thanks also to Marillia Environmental in Mount Washington for contributing the mulch for the project.

  •  Much to the joy of local students, the snow on late Sunday night and early Monday morning was enough to cancel classes

    The weather posed few problems but it did strain an already tight salt supply for many agencies.

    Classes were back in session on Tuesday.

    See more wintry photos from Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a time when many of the regulars attending the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center made the trip to see Bob Combest.

    Now, thanks to some special assistance, many will travel to the senior center again because of Bob Combest.

    The eBay Foundation, Inc., GIVE Team made a donation of $10,000 for transportation to the senior center thanks to a letter written by team member Katherine “Kippy” Combest, Bob’s daughter-in-law.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office looks for future hires, hopefully they won't have to explore further than the county itself.

    The Explorers Program, offered by the Sheriff's Office through the Boy Scouts of America, allows students to participate in an organization designed to offer and promote law enforcement experience.

    Special deputy Dirk "Mac" McCoy serves as Explorers advisor. He said the program was designed to offer participants an opportunity to seriously explore the career field at a higher level.

  •  Freezing weather predicted over the next few days is a good reminder to prepare for winter.

    Frozen pipes are the second most common cause of home insurance claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute. Pipes that are either inadequately insulated or exposed to outside temperatures can freeze, rupture, and cause costly damage.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. began the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 3rd, 2014.

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks will be open this winter with a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events.

    These events include wildlife viewing weekends for elk, eagles, sandhill cranes, the Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 23-25 at Carter Caves State Resort Park, a Family Adventure Weekend at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Jan. 16-18 and 5K races. There are more than 250 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The completion of college and career facilities to two high schools has provided more opportunities for students in Bullitt and surrounding counties.

    With Bullitt East and North Bullitt centers now completed, Donna Miller, director of the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College, said there is even more opportunities for post-secondary education.

    The college has an arrangement with the Bullitt County Public School System to use classroom space in the evening hours at the two facilities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - One Bullitt County organization wants to make sure veterans are never forgotten.

    The Salt River chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was started about 2 years ago, said Ruth Chowning, vice regent of the chapter.

    “Our major goal and mission is to honor all veterans who have made this county what it is today,” she said.

    The group, which includes about 40 members, recently worked on their first project with Interlink Counseling Services, which helps guide homeless veterans.

  • CEDAR GROVE--It's a process that takes time and patience. But with our busy schedules sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves and give ourselves time to heal.

    But soon there will be a place veterans can visit with their families for free to get away for awhile.

    Started about four years ago, by Troy Yocum, Active Heroes is an organization that seeks to help struggling veterans whether it be with PTSD, suicide or adjusting to civilian life.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - In an attempt to get at the root causes of domestic violence, it's never too early to learn.

    Some children may experience domestic violence through parents or even from bullies their own age.

    Representatives from The Center for Women and Families teamed with Hebron Middle School to offer a program, "Step In and Speak Up," discussing tell-tale signs and prevention methods.