Thanks for Bullitt Blast

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 The Shepherdsville / Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission wishes to thank all the people responsible for assisting us in making the the 10th Annual Bullitt Blast such a great celebration for our County.  The weather cooperated and we are so thankful so many came to enjoy a celebration of our Nation’s Freedom. 

A special thanks to our sponsors and friends who without their help and support, this event would not be possible - Beam Global, Publishers Printing Company, The Flynn Group, The Pioneer News, The City of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County Fiscal Court, Knob Creek Gun Range, The Most Awesome Flea Market, Arch L. Heady & Sons Funeral & Cemetery Providers, 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, Park Federal Community Credit Union, LG&E, Kart Kountry, Ad Success Marketing, American Legion Post #157, Gordon’s Food Service, Amazing Signs, Hall’s Embroidery, Sunbelt Rentals, NuWay Rentals, Joe Hill ATV’s, Reid Brothers, The Citizens Union Bank Bear, and Texas Roadhouse Armadillo,  thank you for your support.

Thanks to Mayor Scott Ellis and County Judge Melanie Roberts, Chief Doug Puckett, Captain Dan Patchin and the entire Shepherdsville Police Department. Special thanks to Chief Layne Troutman and the entire Shepherdsville Fire Department, YMCA, and Sheriff David Greenwell and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department along with Bullitt County EMS. Also thanks to Nichols Fire Department for sending volunteers and other volunteers who spent countless hours preparing for this event.

We were so happy to have our food vendors, North Bullitt Lions Club, Bullitt County FOP #42, Concessions for Jasmine, and RK Barbeque for providing wonderful food along with all our other vendors. Everyone seemed to enjoy the 25 cent ice cream cones, an annual treat, a special thanks to all the volunteers who manned the booth.  We thank the wonderful Bullitt County artists organized by Peggy Spaulding for the live entertainment and our fantastic Disc Jockey - Daren P’Pool with Rhythm & Rhyme for providing the great tunes on the pavilion. 

Thanks to all the exhibitors who came and provided service and information for our guests. 

A Special Thanks to:

Mac McDonald and Billy Crider with Louisville Lead Rod and Custom Car Club for organizing the Annual Car Show, great show despite the early showers. 

Tim Garret and the 14th Armored Historical Tanks Display, it’s what it’s all about. 

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

Derby City Amusements and the many exhibitors from across our county. 

A special thank you to Betty Whitt and crew from Small Town Gallery for the children’s painting and to Randy Matlow and volunteers for the patriotic hair spray painting.

We so appreciated the support from the Pioneer News Staff, Laura Felts and Brenda Roberts for creating our special ad, Alex Wimsatt and Lyndsey Gilpin for covering the event, and Tom Barr, Pioneer News Editor. Also thanks to Randolph Settles, Publishers Printing, for printing the ads. Thank you.

And thanks always to the fantastic staff at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, Commissioners, and all other great volunteers who worked make the 4th of July a spectacular celebration in our County.

And to all the people of Bullitt County who came and enjoyed the day, it made celebrating our freedom fun. Thank you!


Troy Beam, Executive Director, Bullitt County Tourism

Vicki Downing, Executive Director, Paroquet Springs Conference Centre