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Events

  • 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.

  • FISH FRY FRIDAY

     The Friday fish fry is serious business at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    The Lebanon Junction landmark hosts their Lenten fish fry every year, opening early for lunch and offering delivery service.

    The church features both fried and baked fish, along with onion rings, fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and green beans, as well as dessert.

    St. B hosts just one of many fish fry events at various locations thought Bullitt County during Lent.

  • 2015 Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon

     The Bullitt County Woman’s Club hosted its 44th annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s theme was Spring into Education and Christy Coulter was the guest speaker.

  • Gala provides educational grant funds for foundation

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  • The Eggs are falling, The Eggs are falling...

     A sold out crowd scrambled to the back of the Bullitt County Fairgrounds to watch an egg-citing display like no other.

    The third annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop brought more than 1,000 visitors to the Fairgrounds to see thousands of plastic Easter eggs dropped from the sky.

    Once the helicopter is done dropping the eggs into the field, the kids are let loose to hunt them down. They later trade the eggs for Easter candy.

  • 2015 Governor’s Cup Academic High School Competition

      A list of district level results from the 2015 Governor's Cup involving Bullitt County high schools.

    DISTRICT 18 

    Mathematics assessment -- 1. Ishika Patel (North Bullitt); 2. Danny Foley (Bullitt East); 3. Hannah Brady (North Bullitt); 4. Kristen Foreman (North Bullitt); 5. Tate Hatfield (Bullitt East)

    Science assessment -- 1. Joel Huether (Bullitt East); 2. Paul Rippy (Bullitt Central); 3. Sean Woods (Bullitt East); 4. Kayley Strange (Bullitt Central); 5. Hannah Brady (North Bullitt)

  • KIDSFEST 2015

     The annual KidsFest event is hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors.

    Hundreds of youngsters attended Saturday’s events at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The Shepherdsville Police paid for the first 500 in attendance.

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