Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  FFA is moving UP – Our 2018 Homecoming theme; Disney, certainly matches our FFA chapter achievements this far.  Students are hard at work “making their dreams come true”.  Our students have a lot to be proud of, and we would like to share some of those with our community.  We would like to thank everyone who was involved at making this year’s homecoming successful once again.  

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Stories shared between a father and daughter can be very special.

    For Mount Washington resident Troy Lyons, story time with his daughter eventually led to the creation of an entire book.

    Lyons, a PNC Bank employee, has published a new fiction work, Nikki in Time, based on stories he created over time with his 12-year-old daughter, Leia.

    The book, and story, developed from Leia’s younger days, when the two shared stories before bedtime.

  •  Girl Scout Troop 2298 volunteered their time to serve memory care residents tea and desserts at their first monthly tea party on Sunday, October 14, at Elmcroft Senior Living in Mount Washington. 

    Approximately 10 scouts ranging from ages 6 to 11 met with 17 residents to serve refreshments make crafts and sing songs. 

    Troop leader, Anna Simpson McCubbins said my mother passed away just last year from dementia and thought visiting local folks with similar situations as my mother may be a learning experience for the girls.