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  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - The Little Flock Quilting Guild are spreading the warmth of the holiday season.

  •  The Bullitt Central High School Class of 1972 held its 40-year Class Reunion Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whenever Santa Claus needs assistance, he can always turn to the Cub Scouts.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Some might call it inspirational, others might call it odd. 

    Whatever you call it, most will agree it's worth a double take.

    In the 32 years Bob and Sharon Brumett have resided on Bethel Church Road, the nativity scene in their front yard has stopped more than a few passersby during the Christmas season.

    "We've had lots of people stop to see it," said Sharon Brumett. "Some people told us they drive by our house every year around Christmas just to see it."

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington’s Mountain City Cruisers Car Club is making Christmas a little brighter for families in need this holiday season. 

  •  The Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence for its Young Farm Program.

    Erica Robards, Young Farmer chair for Bullitt County Farm Bureau, was joined by Bullitt County president George Henderman in accepting the honor for its active participation in leadership development programs, state competitions and educational or promotional incentives.

    The Bullitt County Farm Bureau also received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence for its women’s program.

  •  Students at Zoneton Middle School have been raising funds for a variety of local agencies.

    Recently, the American Red Cross and the Susan G. Komen Foundation both were part of an assembly program, which also included a check presentation for the movement of the Bowman Valley schoolhouse.

    Over $600 in checks were presented. The money was raised by students during various activities during the school year.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - As robotics engineering has become increasingly popular among middle and high school students nationwide, Mount Washington finds itself playing host to one of the biggest robotics tournaments in Kentucky. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - How much of a difference can a five-year-old make in Bullitt County?

  •  It was a musical night for the students at Roby Elementary.

    The various classes served as the opening act for Santa Claus, who was there on Friday evening to greet the youngsters of all ages.

    Before Saint Nick began talking with the kids, students at Roby provided music of the holiday season. The audience was even encouraged to sing along during some of the holiday favorites.

    After the music, Santa got the gift ideas and crafts were done in the cafeteria. Vendors sold various holiday gifts items.

  •  Kaysen, the eight-month-old son of Kim and Larry Brown, visited with Santa for the first time.

    Kaysen was the first in line to visit with Santa, who made a stop on Thursday at Shepherdsville Elementary School as part of a special evening of games, crafts and food.

    See more photos later this week from the Cookies With Santa event on-line at www.pioneernews.net.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library System is hosting a new kind of petting zoo.

    The E-Reader Petting Zoo doesn't involve animals; it is an opportunity for a hands-on technology experience involving newer products.

    The library system adopted the idea as a way to allow the public an experience of deciding which "E-Reader" technologies they might prefer to use for reading and other electronic purposes.

  •  Liberty Tax Service again sponsored the Shepherdsville Holiday Parade to benefit the American Red Cross. 

    Santa visited with Shepherdsville councilmember Faith Portman and some of her little ones at the Light Up Shepherdsville festivities on Friday. 

    Somehow, the Grinch got into the parade but he did not ruin the evening. 

    The city’s lighted drive-thru free display at the First Street Park continues through Jan. 1.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - How nice would it be if you could give your significant other the gift of smart love?

  •  Students from Maryville Elementary joined with their parents to participate in the Family Math Night at Kroger in Hillview.

    Kandice Denmark coordinated the event. Students and their families went on a scavenger hunt through the grocery store.

  •  Having learned about the Pilgrims who came to America escaping religious persecution, the American Indians who taught them how to survive when they first arrived and the history of Thanksgiving, Mount Washington Elementary kindergartners recently had a feast of their own.

  •  The second annual Cheer-Bling Sports Ministry 5K run/walk was held recently and was a huge success.

    All proceeds went to the Cheer-Bling Foundation, a local non-profit sports ministry dedicated to building world leaders and not just cheerleaders.

  •  Jaylen Wheatley and Aly Sherrard were among the 20 students and their families who recently discovered how fun math could be during Mount Washington Elementary School’s Family Math Night.

    During the after school event students played fun math games with their parents and parents took away some neat ways to practice math skills at home.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt/Spencer County American Red Cross Disaster Services team members are on call every hour of every day to assist those in need during an emergency.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Who remembers when the north end of Mount Washington near Old Bardstown Road was known as Frogtown or when city councilman Gayle Troutman was commonly referred to as “Lum Digger”?