• Holiday Music At Maryville Elementary

     Students at Maryville Elementary were in concert for the holiday season.

    Even Frosty the Snowman made an appearance at the school concert.

    Check the multiomedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures from the schools.

  • CASA Christmas

     The Bullitt County CASA program recently hosted its first Holiday Festival and Bazaar.

    It was a big success.

    The organization, which supports abused and neglected children, thanks Molly Burke Law Office, Jennifer Ford and Ann Vowels of Country Corner Greenhouse for their help.

    Also, thanks goes to Jose Cubero and wife, Lynn, for making sure Santa and his elf team was there.

  • The Reason for the Season

     Each year, the members of Hillview Community Christian Church present a live nativity as part of its Walk Through Bethlehem.

    This year’s three-night event again drew large crowds. A video presentation was added this year to the experience.

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

     NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary hosted a Cookies with Santa event with special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    Families could decorate their own cookies and wash them down with hot cocoa.

    Reading and educational games were part of the fun, with free books available for the kids to select.

    Everyone also had a chance to visit Santa personally, posing for photos and telling him some of their Christmas gift ideas.

  • 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.