•  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Valentine’s Day is about showing those you love just how much you love them. At Saint Francis Xavier church in Mount Washington, it’s a day that allows the younger generation to show its love for the older ones of the church.

    For over 20 years, the middle school classes have worked to bring a homemade meal to the seniors of the church at Thanksgiving.

    After the need arose to split the students due to size about 10 years ago, the eighth grader’s Valentine’s supper began.

  •  The discussion presented to Bullitt Lick Middle School Teacher Tonie Weddle and her Kindness Crew was different than the one Julie Kelly (www.julieckelly.org) gave at the elementary school level.

    When visiting Nichols, Shepherdsville and Roby Elementary Schools, Kelly of ThinkKindness.org interacted with fun and games. She played some trivia and showed a video that were both appealing and thought-provoking.

    Her tone was more serious with middle school students, including a personal note about overcoming obstacles.

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim officials announced that they are now tracking a second eastern golden eagle, a female and companion of the male raptor they have been tracking for four years. The project is believed to be the first pair of golden eagles tracked together in the eastern United States. Bernheim officials cited the large forest block habitat that Bernheim provides as critical to the preservation of this magnificent species.

  •  Bullitt County Public Library and Bee Is for Bullitt County are channeling spring early this year with a family-friendly activity fair all about Kentucky’s native plants and pollinators. 

    The Bee Is for Bullitt County Activity Fair will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  •  The Mount Washington Lions Club hosted a fish fry on Jan. 18 to benefit the Bullitt East bass fishing club.

    With the help of the Lions Club members and members of the fishing club, over $2,400 was raised for the organization.

    Fish and pork chop dinners were sold. The club hosts several fish fries throughout the year to help local organizations.

    On Friday, Feb. 8, the club will host its next fish fry from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (or until the fish sells out).

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes down to the difficulty of pursuing a career path while maintaining an education, some North Bullitt High School students had an opportunity to stop the bleeding… both figuratively and literally.

    Allied Health program students participated in an educational program, Stop the Bleeding, presented by representatives of University of Louisville Hospital.

  •     We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1994, 1969, 1944, and 1919 in the month of January.


    1994 - 25 Years Ago.

  •  Welcome to 2019! 

    As cities across America where celebrating the end of the old and the beginning of the new year, Memphis, Tenn., was preparing to bring to celebrate things of old and things a new for the next 365 days. 

    The city is throwing a year-long party to celebrate its bicentennial.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library system hosted a brief campaign asking Bullitt County residents to drop their drawers for a good cause.

    The Drop Your Drawers program was a collection of new underwear and socks for the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.

    Laundry hampers were placed at each BCPL location in November and December, with an image of official mascot Captain Underpants reminding everyone to share what they could.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — They’re not from around here. They speak very little English and have very little experience with American culture.

    But eighth graders at Eastside Middle learned that the students from Jefferson County’s Newcomer Academy like chicken and selfies and aren’t as different as they may look.

  •  The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency celebrated another year of assistance and providence in Bullitt County.

    MPCAA recognized Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, along with her mother, Merrill Roberts, for 12 years of service on the local MPCAA Board of Directors.

    “We hate to lose you, but we wish you good luck,” said Joanna Freels, chairperson of the MPCAA board.

    Judge Roberts thanked board members, employees and all of the Senior Center members who regularly attend events.

  •  Seniors celebrated their second childhood with a big Christmas party at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

    Attendees participated in a gift exchange, played card games, enjoyed some live music, and were served a large chicken dinner with desserts.

    About 30 regular participants visit the Senior Center, which provides meals and activities for its members.

    For more information about the program, or to assist with donations, call Nichole Simmons, 543-3455.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — For over two decades, Americans have anxiously watched as contestants chose their final answers in an attempt to become millionaires.

    Last month, Western Kentucky University sophomore and Shepherdsville native Rebecca Price took her chance at the million as a contestant on the popular quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

    Price decided at the beginning of the summer to apply for several shows including “Jeopardy” and “Family Feud.”

  •  The students at Overdale Elementary had a chance to donate toys for the Hillview Operation Santa program.

    And, a few lucky students got to throw pies at the faces of Hillview police officers and Overdale teachers.

    It was definitely a fun time. 

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  •  Santa Rosa Systems collected toys for the less fortunate at Christmas time. The company recently gathered with Zoneton and Mount Washington fire departments for the donation. 

  •  Shelby Ratcliff of Shepherdsville has been selected as president of Mount St. Joseph University’s Rainbow Alliance.

    The alliance provides a safe place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions to discuss the challenges pertaining to those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and to build community and mutual understanding and support for all.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to helping the needy at Christmas, employees at the Shepherdsville Kroger have it in the bag!

    The store is collecting bags of groceries as part of the store’s nationwide “Cram the Cruisers” campaign, which encourages stores to work with local police agencies and others to collect and distribute food items to needy familes.

    The Shepherdsville location is leading all other Kroger stores in a five-district, multi-state region, with 1,564 bags as of mid-December.

  •  Christmas is just a few weeks away! If you are like me, there always a few people on your list who are hard to buy for. So let me suggest you give the gift of music, reading or entertainment this holiday season. 

  •  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.