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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary honored local veterans during an annual celebration of the Veterans Day holiday.

    Both veterans and currently military members were invited for breakfast provided by the school, followed by a special ceremony.

    Students performed songs and discussed the history of the holiday, while veterans were invited to introduce themselves and place American flags inside a commemorative wreath.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former Kentucky First Lady was in the pink during a visit to Bullitt County.

    Judy Patton was the honorary guest speaker at the 2018 Think Pink event, presented by the Bullitt County Health Department and the Kentucky Cancer Program at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The annual event, hosted in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is designed to educate the community on health-related issues while celebrating the lives of those who  were affected.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was never John Loudermilk’s thought to become a book author.

    After surviving a heart attack in January, he began to collect all of the notes he had written down since returning home from the Vietnam War, deciding to put them in a form to share with his family.

    Eventually the notes were organized in a chronological fashion, combined with photographs and letters sent home from the time, to form a book, Battlefield Faith, now published and available for purchase.

  •  The First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville will host the 52nd annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

    Because there is  no overhead or salaries, the entire offering received will go to benefit the Fellowship of Concern. It will be used to benefit low income families in the community.

    Gabe Pfefer, pastor of Shepherdsville Christian Church, will bring the message.

    You will be blessed by the musical talents of Isabelle Tipton, Mia Hunter, Donna Burke and Blake Herron.

  •  ZONETON - A very special young girl and her family received more Halloween treats than anyone.

    Four-year-old Mandy Wagers received her own Halloween party after missing the official holiday.

    And Mandy’s family, who all missed the holiday, received special gifts as well.

    Mandy was diagnosed in September with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma, or DIPG, an aggressive brain stem tumor reported in only a few hundred children annually, with no cure and a life expectancy of less than a year.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Mount Washington resident Dianalyne Mills never thought she’d get to be a mom.

    Cancer caused her to have a full hysterectomy by the time she was 25 years old but that didn’t stop her from praying during a trip to the Holy Land for a child.

    “There was a preacher behind me who told some people ‘that’s what faith looks like,’” she said.

    Almost 10 years ago, her prayers came true in a way that she never would have imagined.

  •  Santa Dolly (Parton) is coming down the chimney with the largest bag of entertainment ever! Dolly opens A Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood on Saturday, November 10th. To celebrate the season, Dolly is wrapping a beautiful gift in music, lights, sounds, smells and tastes of the season and just might be including a few surprises like polar bears. 

  •     We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of October.

       

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Friends of Bullitt County Animal Shelter made an effort to help keep the local facility from becoming a circus.

    The newly-formed non-profit organization hosted its first major charitable fundraising event, Under the Big Top, at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The fundraising dinner, along with a cash bar, included silent and public auction items, along with circus favorites such as clowns and mimes, carnival games and popcorn.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— It took a lot more than twenty-eight days for Mount Washington author Renäe Gilley to get one of her books published but that didn’t stop her from writing even more.

    The former licensed beautician, hospital infection control worker and rock-n-roll band singer wrote a six-part series before the idea of “Twenty-Eight Days” came to her in a dream.