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  •  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”?

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years and America’s youth are at risk of becoming the first generation with a shorter life expectancy than their parents. 

  •  HILLVIEW - The Tumbleweed restaurant in Hillview hosted a special evening to raise funds for the Operation Santa program.

  •  CLERMONT - The Bernheim Middle School Junior Beta Club features a national member in its ranks.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s fun and games time on national television for Bullitt County over the next week.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local organizations are helping to unite the youth with adults who make a difference in their lives.

    Employees and staff with JOM Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., in Shepherdsville earned a grand total of $34,633.78 in donations for Louisville Metro United Way, up 16 percent from 2011.

    This year JOM selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana as the recipient of extra fundraising efforts.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle School Band students earned a rare opportunity to learn at a college.

    Band members recently performed in a concert alongside University of Louisville Symphonic Band students on the stage of Comstock Hall in the university's Music Building.

    HMS Band director Wendy Davidson, a former U of L music student, helped to coordinate the event as a way to increase the performing experiences of her students.

  •  Bullitt County Public Schools are saluting area veterans and military personnel with various Veterans Day celebrations and services.

  •   It takes just about an hour out of 8,760 hours-a whole year, but the benefits can lengthen your future immeasurably. 

  •   FRANKFORT - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is continuing to encourage women to get screened for breast cancer.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There wasn’t a quiz but there were plenty of questions asked and answered on this particular evening.