Today's Features

  •  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!”.

  •  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

  •  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:

  •  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

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •     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.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION—Santa is coming to town and he’ll be in Lebanon Junction all day on Saturday, Dec. 1.

    The big event of the day starts at 6 p.m. at the caboose, where Mayor Larry Dangerfield will help kick off the Christmas season with the flip of the switch to light up the town.

    After the lights are shining, Santa will take a carriage ride to the Wall Street Park where a second switch will be flipped to bring to life the displays around the park.