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Events

  • Remembering those who served

     The damp Monday weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those celebrating local Memorial Day services.

    The annual county service in Shepherdsville was moved into the Bullitt County Courthouse, with members of the American Legion Post 157 placing a wreath in front of a plaque honoring the military.

    Dirk “Mac” McCoy was the honorary guest speaker, representing the American Legion.

    The rain stayed mostly away during the annual ceremony held outside at the Lebanon Junction Post Office, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

  • Welcome to Southeast Bullitt Fire

     CLERMONT - Southeast Bullitt Fire Department continued its efforts to become a community-friendly organization by hosting its first open house for the public.

    The event included free burgers and hot dogs, bouncies for the kids and a dunking booth, as well as emergency demonstrations performed by the firefighters.

    SEB staff members also offered a tour of the facility located on Clermont Road near Bernheim Forest.

  • Walks to bring focus on heroin

      CORRECTION: The following group, Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County, was incorrectly mentioned as Loved Ones Against Drugs (LOAD) of Bullitt County in the May 13 edition of The Pioneer News. The following online version has been corrected.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lori Pile and Frances Sprinkles want to offer a load of assistance to the community.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Revamped event set for this Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES - Every year, on a Friday night, Bullitt County gathered some of its biggest heroes to honor their lives.

    Now, for the first time ever, the gathering will happen on a Saturday, and will include many more heroes in the celebration.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life, presented by the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 6 p.m. to midnight at North Bullitt High School. This year's theme is "We Can Be Heroes" featuring superhero characters.

  • NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--On the first Thursday in May, communities across America are encouraged to come together to pray.

    In Bullitt County, the National Day of Prayer has been a fixture for over a decade. The annual noon-time event is held at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Pastors from throughout the county lead prayers for various segments of the population.

    Around 200 people gathered on a warm Thursday.

  • Derby with the Seniors

     The Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center in Shepherdsville hosted a special Kentucky Derby lunch complete with your favorite hats for the occasion.

    The seniors enjoyed the lunch and the fellowship, as well as the friendly competition of who had the best Derby hats.

  • Walk to bring awareness to growing number of suicides

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the relative of a person who committed suicide, Brooks resident Vanessa Kallin wants to break the silence on what is often considered a taboo subject.

    Kallin helped found the Bullitt County branch of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in hopes of raising awareness and getting people to discuss the subject of suicide, rather than dismissing it.

    To help raise awareness, the local AFSP chapter is sponsoring its second annual “Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention” campus walk at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Fishing tournament by MW FOP to again benefit Kosair Charities

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Take the bait—save the date... for the annual Fishing For Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament Saturday, April 11, at Taylorsville State Park.

    The day, sponsored by the Mt. Washington FOP Lodge #82, will begin at 5 a.m. with registration at Briar Ridge General Store, 21 Old Briar Ridge Road.

    Entry cost is $50 a boat.

    The fishing fun begins at 7 a.m. at the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp. 

  • Political forum to feature statewide office seekers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the candidates for statewide office have to say about the upcoming election?

    What do they promise that would make the lives of people in the Commonwealth better?

    Those will be just some of the comments made on Thursday, April 23.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum for candidates in the eight Constitutional offices, which will be on the ballot in May and November.

  • Let the hunt begin...

     Youngsters came out to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday to do a little Easter Egg Hunting, enjoy some lunch and have an opportunity to get their faces painted and their pictures taken with Harvey.

    This was all part of an event coordinated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Explorers Post.

    See more photos of the event by Thomas J. Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.