Thanks for the Blast

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 The Shepherdsville / Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission wishes to thank all who helped make the 11th Annual Bullitt Blast such a great celebration for our County.  We are thankful many came to enjoy a celebration of our Nation’s Freedom despite the heat. 

A special thanks to our sponsors and friends, who without their help and support, this event would not be possible - Jim Beam, Publishers Printing Company, our gold sponsors.  The Pioneer News, The City of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County Fiscal Court, Knob Creek Gun Range, Monica Meredith Robinson, BC Attorney,  Century 21 Advantage Plus, State Representative Linda Belcher, The Most Awesome Flea Market, Sleep Inn & Suites, Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, Newcomb Oil Company, Big Cat 105.5, Peoples Bank of Bullitt County, Salt River Electric, PBI Bank, Republic Bank, First Federal Bank, PNC Bank, LG&E, Kart Kountry, Ad Success Marketing, American Legion Post #157, Amazing Signs, Proud Mamma Decals, Sunbelt Rentals & Abiding Travel.

Thanks to Mayor Scott Ellis and County Judge Melanie Roberts, Chief Doug Puckett, Officer Rives and the entire Shepherdsville Police Department. Special thanks to Chief Layne Troutman and the entire Shepherdsville Fire Department, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s along with Bullitt County EMS. Also special thanks to Cheer Bling for the parking & jump house volunteers and many other volunteers who spent countless hours preparing and working this event.

The day was hot, but our food vendors hung in there, thanks North Bullitt Lions Club, Bullitt County FOP #42, Concessions for Jasmine, Keith’s Concession, Back in the Shack BBQ, and Shep. Lions Club ice cream cart for providing great refreshments along with all our other vendors. Everyone seemed to enjoy the 25 cent Ehrler’s ice cream cones, special thanks to all the volunteers who manned the booth.  We thank the wonderful Bullitt County singing artists organized by Peggy Spaulding for the live entertainment, Judy Nevitt for the sound system and our fantastic Disc Jockey - Daren P’Pool with Rhythm & Rhyme for providing the great tunes outside.  Thanks to all the exhibitors who came and provided service and information for all.  

A Special Thanks to:

Mac McDonald and Billy Crider with Louisville Lead Rod and Custom Car Club for organizing the Annual Car Show

Ted Burke for bringing back the Salt River Canoe Race. 

Tim Garret & Company for the great display of the 14th Armored Historical Tanks and equipment,  - and thanks to James Watkins for helping transport the tanks. 

Betty Whitt, Small Town Gallery, for the children’s painting area.

Bud White and Boy Scout Troop #20 for the all their support cleaning the grounds. 

The Bullitt County Woman’s Club and Gordon’s Foods for the Pie Eating Contest

S & S Amusements and Tony and Debbie Thornton for the pony rides.

Sgt. Buckley and Clinton Spaulding for singing the National Anthem & God Bless America

The Army Guard presenting the Colors, Bud White for leading the Pledge of Allegiance,. 

We appreciate the support from the Pioneer News Staff, especially Laura Felts and Steve Thomas. Alex Wimsatt for covering the event, and Tom Barr, Pioneer News Editor. - thanks for the great coverage. Also thanks to Randolph Settles, Publishers Printing, for printing the flyers. 

And THANKS always to the fantastic staff at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, the Tourism & Convention Commissioners, and all other great volunteers who worked to make the 4th of July a wonderful celebration for Bullitt County.

And a very special thanks to all the people of Bullitt County and others who came to celebrate our freedom and especially for our military serving to protect those freedoms. Thank you!


Troy Beam, Executive Director, Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission

Vicki Downing, Executive Director, Paroquet Springs Conference Centre