Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Cougar Buddies worked together to help a team even more important that the high school football squad.

    Cougar Buddies consist of Bullitt Central High School football players mentoring younger students from Shepherdsville Elementary, meeting each week for various programs and projects.

    Students young and old worked together to create friendly Christmas cards to be distributed to United States Army troops deployed overseas this season.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Central High School junior Dallas Branham earned First Place in Special Talent at the Kentucky and National Senior Beta Convention.

    Dallas performed a three-minute contemporary/acrobatic style dance which garnered him a trophy.

    “I felt good about the performance but was still a little shocked to be named for First Place,” said the 16 year-old son of Rhonda and Brian Branham. “Everything was so loud and people were screaming so I had to ask someone what happened and they said, ‘You won!”.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The HOPE in Bullitt County program (Helping Out People Everywhere) hosted its annual Thanksgiving community meal this year at the Shepherdsville Community Center.

    HOPE co-founder Faith Portman said over 30 patrons attended the free meal, geared toward community members on low incomes or in need of financial assistance.

  •  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.

  •  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

  •  Roby Elementary recently held its DARE graduation ceremony.

    Shepherdsville police officer David Smith serves as the DARE officer for the city.

    The DARE essay winners were Layla Andrews, Lyla Dennison, Sarah Brown and Makenzie Coleman.

    The graduates were:

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — In the beginning, a garden was used to show God’s love for His people.

    In 2018, gardens are still being used to show love.

    Specifically, members of the community are using their gardens to grow vegetables for the neighbors who need food and supplies but are unable to gather or grow it themselves.

    The garden at Saint Francis Xavier produces numerous vegetables for clients of the Mount Washington Community Ministries.