• FFA Convention returns to Louisville; many will be staying in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE -- Thousands of blue corduroy jackets are back in town for the National FFA Convention Wednesday, Oct. 28‚ through Saturday, Oct. 31.

    The convention attracts more than 60,000 attendees and generates $40 million of economic impact for the city of Louisville and the state.

    This closed event will utilize all the space at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Kentucky International Convention Center as well as the KFC Yum! Center.

    Beyond the economic benefit, the convention will make an impact in the Louisville community. 

  • Mount Washington Fall Festival

     It was a great weekend of weather for the various activities in Bullitt County.

    One event was the annual Mount Washington Fall Festival, held in the downtown area on Friday and Saturday.

    The Mount Washington Lions and Lioness Clubs sponsor the event.

    From a shootout with the cowboy posse to singing to good food to plenty of games, it was a good time for all.

    See more photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt County invited to finish the fight against breast cancer

     The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  • Fire prevention goes to the dogs

        HILLVIEW - You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but an old dog can teach young students.

        Four Bullitt County elementary schools hosted a fire safety event provided by Koorsen Fire & Security of Indianapolis, in conjunction with the Zoneton Fire Department.

  • Mount Washington Fall Festival: Lots of activities set for this weekend

     The fourth annual Mount Washington Fall Festival is set to be a wild time involving a cowboy shoot-out and hayride for the kids.

    The “Cowboy Posse” will perform its Wild West Show at 12:30 and 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The show includes horse and carriages and a good ole fashioned shoot-out between cowboys. The posse is a Kentucky-based Christian group that strives to be historically accurate as well as entertaining.

    The group joined the Spring Festival earlier this year.

  • Colorfest weekend at Bernheim this week

     CLERMONT - Sometimes Mother Nature graces us with perfect timing and a bouquet of fall foliage.

    Bernheim Arbortetum and Research Forest always tries to celebrate with good timing, hosting the annual ColorFest event.

    This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18, free to Bernheim members and a $5 environmental fee for non-members.

    The two-day celebration will center around the Visitor Center and Edible Garden, though the entire forest will be open and on display for everyone to soak in the seasonal backdrop.

  • Dancing the Night Away: Dancing for the Arts host their annual fundraiser

    It was another sellout crowd this year for the Bullitt County Arts Council's annual "Dancing for the Arts" fundraiser as the group took a trip back to the '50s with its "Grease" theme at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Eighteen dancers trained for only a few hours each with teachers Donna Caudill and Steve Davis from “Dance with Steve and Donna” in Shepherdsville before taking the stage.

  • Bill Collins Ford hosts MUSTANG and Open Class Car Show

     The 27th Annual MUSTANG and Open Class Car Show is sponsored by Bill Collins Ford and the Derby City Mustang Club.

    The show will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Bill Collins Ford, located at 4220 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville.

    Prizes will be awarded for the top category of Mustang and for the Open Class cars.

    The show is open to everyone and free to the public. There will be food, drinks and slot-car racing available, as well as door prizes.

  • Colorfest just part of fun in October at Bernheim Forest in Clermont

    CLERMONT -- There isn’t a better place to enjoy fall’s splendor than at Bernheim and there are a ton of ways to do that in October, including ColorFest, Bernheim’s annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18.

  • Healthy Hometown Jubilee

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted a Healthy Hometown Jubilee at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to celebrate its five years of community service and commitment.

    KRDC members from partnering Henry and Shelby counties also attended the celebration.

    Director Jessica Craddock gave a synopsis of the coalition’s activities, efforts and successes during the five years, showing the strides Bullitt County made in raising diabetes awareness and offering assistance programs and monthly informational sessions.