• Light Up Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION—Just like the cold doesn’t bother an ice princess, Lebanon Junction proved they won’t let the rain bother them as the city showed up to celebrate Light Up Lebanon Junction.

    Mayor Larry Dangerfield told the attendees how he had reconnected with some friends from the ‘70s earlier in the day and how he realized some of the best memories he had were from things others had set up.

    “We’re starting traditions here that are going to make those memories for the future generations,” he said.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The lights are lit and the holiday season is in full bloom in Mount Washington.

    Warmer weather than normal brought out one of the largest groups to experience the joy of Santa and Mrs. Claus riding in a carriage down Main Street, a live nativity with a petting zoo and plenty of local food to experience.

    The Bullitt East Marching Band and Choirs performed, as did the First Baptist and Mount Washington Elementary choirs.

  • Spirit Week at Mount Washington Middle School

     BCPS photographer John Roberts caught these pictures of the activities during Spirit Week at Mount Washington Middle School.

    Assistant principal Carl Curtsinger and principal Shawn Pickett were good sports as they were hit with cream pies.

  • Light Up Shepherdsville

     The rains may have forced the mid-day activities inside but the Shepherdsville Light Up Parade went off without a hitch.

    Santa made his appearance at Journey Church as children told him their wish list and enjoyed crafts and refreshments.

    At 6 p.m. over two dozen units went down Buckman Street, which was lined with spectators.

    The lighted displays in the First Street Park will remain lit throughout the season for those wishing to drive through.

    See more photos on www.pioneernews.net

  • Opal's Dream

     While most people were out shopping on Black Friday, dozens of volunteers were delivering gift bags courtesy of Opal’s Foundation.

    Around 6,000 gift bags were delivered to residents in 70 area nursing homes and there was a total of 70,000 items distributed.

    Eby-Brown in Cedar Grove Business Park provided storage space throughout the year for the gift items and also provided labor to help stage the items for delivery.

    Chairman Jerry Stith said people who want to know more about the foundation should go to www.opalsdreamfoundation.org

  • Thanksgiving in Hillview

     They continued to roll into the Hillview Government Center last Tuesday to partake in the second annual Thanksgiving dinner.

    The lines were constant starting at 11 a.m. as residents of the city were invited to come in for a holiday meal free of charge. 

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the crowd was much bigger this year and he was pleased that so many residents in the community came out for a meal and fellowship.

  • Thanksgiving for the Community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For over 50 years, churches involved with the Fellowship of Concern have gathered as one for the good of their neighbors.

    The group hosts a Community Thanksgiving Service at the First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, which includes hymns, prayer, special music and a message.

    This year’s message came from Pastor Gabe Pfefer of Shepherdsville Christian Church, who centered on Matthew 6:24-24 and discounting the worries of the world.

  • Wall Street Park in LJ to be decked out for holidays

     LEBANON JUNCTION—Santa is coming to town and he’ll be in Lebanon Junction all day on Saturday, Dec. 1.

    The big event of the day starts at 6 p.m. at the caboose, where Mayor Larry Dangerfield will help kick off the Christmas season with the flip of the switch to light up the town.

    After the lights are shining, Santa will take a carriage ride to the Wall Street Park where a second switch will be flipped to bring to life the displays around the park.

  • Friday will be night of fun at pavilion in Mt. Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it kicks off on Friday, Nov. 30, at Light Up Mount Washington.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. at the pavilion in the First Baptist Church parking lot, attendees can enjoy live music from the Bullitt East High, Mount Washington Elementary and First Baptist choirs until the Bullitt East Marching Band and Santa start their way down Main Street at 6:50 p.m.

  • Dinner for the Veterans

     For over 25 years, members of the Mount Washington AARP have remembered the veterans and host an auction to raise money for the community.

    Following a barbecue dinner and live music from singer Johnathan Rideout, auctioneers Jay and A.J. Romine took the stage to help auction off items donated to the group.