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Events

  • Santa makes some early visits

     Santa came to the American Legion Post 157  and he brought gifts!

    Over 80 residents attended the annual Christmas event, where kids were invited to enjoy snacks and partake in crafts until the anticipated arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    Once there, children of all ages were given the chance to have their picture taken and receive an age-appropriate gift. The American Legion Post 157, the Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Riders Post 157 and the Sons of the American Legion collectively put on the event as well as purchased the gifts.

  • Ceremony to remember fatal train wreck of 1917

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The railroad is a major factor in Bullitt County and Shepherdsville’s history.

    No other moment involving the railroad had more impact on the area than the train wreck that occurred on Dec. 20, 1917, in Shepherdsville, the worst wreck in the history of the L&N Railroad.

    On Wednesday there will be a commemorative 100th anniversary centennial remembrance ceremony hosted by the Bullitt County History Museum and Bullitt County Public Library at Ridgway Memorial Library, located next to the actual wreck site.

  • Thanksgiving in Hillview

    The city of Hillview hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving dinner. All residents were invited to take advantage of the free meal and fellowship.

     

    Donations made the event possible.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—With the flip of a switch, the city of Mount Washington was in the Christmas spirit.

    Light Up Mount Washington had a little something for everybody at its annual event, held in the middle of town at the city pavilion and First Baptist Church.

    A train and horse carriages gave rides up and down Main Street while shoppers visited local booths and kids lined up for balloon animals and face paint from Mr. and Mrs. Magic.

  • Bible reading marathon returns to Bullitt County starting New Year’s Day

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, nearly 90 local residents took the challenge.

    And, this year, that number will grow.

    Bullitt County will again participate in the Kentucky 120 Bible Reading Marathon and Shepherdsville Government Center will be the local host.

    Depp Rasner, coordinator of the local effort, said that the goal is to have all 120 counties have a Bible reading maration starting on Jan. 1, 2018.

    In its first effort, Rasner said he was very pleased with the 87 participants who volunteered their time.

  • Festival of Trees runs through Dec. 10 at Bernheim Forest

     CLERMONT—Christmas is the season for giving and, this year, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has chosen to give back to the community that gives them so much.

    The first annual Festival of Trees kicked off on Saturday, inviting visitors to the park’s Visitor Center to see decorated trees with a purpose.

    Each of the nine dedicated trees represented a local charity, visitor service manager Debbie Midgett explained.

  • Memorial planned for 1917 train wreck

        A century ago, on December 20, 1917, the local train out of Louisville was making its way toward communities like Shepherdsville, Bardstown, and Springfield. The evening sun dropped below the horizon as it approached Shepherdsville.

       The previous weeks had seen a terrible snowstorm, followed by freezing temperatures which had only thawed a bit in the last two days. Many folks eagerly took the train to Louisville that morning to take care of last-minute business and Christmas shopping.

  • Artists show off their skills in annual competition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Art is loved by all ages and, this year, the annual Visual Artists of Bullitt County reflected that.

    For the first time, the show featured a junior division.

  • Honoring the veterans

     VFW Post 5710 and its Auxiliary hosted a special meal in honor of all veterans in the community.

    All veterans were invited to the post for a free lunch on Veterans Day.

    A large crowd came out to accept the offer of food and fellowship.

    VFW Post 5710 is located on Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

  • Holiday festivities across county this weekend

      This weekend will be busy with holiday cheer throughout Bullitt County.

    Here's a list of some of the major festivities scheduled for the first weekend of December to help kick off the Christmas season:

    Live Nativity - Dec. 1-3

    The annual Walk Through Bethlehem will be held at Hillview Community Christian Church on Dec. 1-3.

    For the 19th year, the church will present a live Nativity scene, and seven stops in Bethlehem will feature live characters, including the animals.