Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  The kindergartens of Crossroads Elementary know the story of the first Thanksgiving and recently shared it with their families.

    The classes put on multiple shows of the two act play that highlighted struggles the Pilgrims faced on the ride on the Mayflower, the generosity of the Native Americans who taught the immigrants the ways of the land and the celebration the two societies experienced at the first dinner.

    Students performed historic dances from both cultures and added a few laughs in for the adults.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—While many in Kentucky are shopping for new holiday outfits or deciding which clothes to toss and which to keep, there are some parts of the world where many children have never had clothing of his or her own.

    Mount Washington resident Donna Harlow, 76, has helped dress hundreds of children in the Dominican Republic, Belize and Haiti with outfits made in her very own home.

    Using donated fabrics, elastics, buttons and thread, Harlow can sew several dresses, shorts and shirts a day.

  •     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 November.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Raymond and Lois Shake were pictured bagging up their leaves at their Buckman Street home just before the snow hit.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local historian Charles Hartley found a topic to research that wasn’t exactly the most pleasant story.

    However, after years of discussions and heresay, he decided the story was important enough to share for posterity.

    The new book - and the story itself - are known as “The Browningtown Massacre,” an event that took place in the county 90 years ago.

  •  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.