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Events

  • Gala will again help fund school projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Teachers always have wonderful ideas that may be outside the box.

    And, many times, they are definitely outside the budget.

    Since 2011, the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education has been rewarding educators who have special ideas that may not be funded in the budget.

    During the past five funding cycles, the private organization has given grant money totaling over $57,000 to Bullitt County educators.

    The main fund-raiser for the group has always been held during the Derby season.

  • John Asher to be guest speaker at Boy Scout fund-raising dinner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will host this year’s Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout fund-raising dinner on Tuesday, April 12.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs will serve as keynote speaker.

    The leadership team of John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder are recruiting a strong campaign team as they aim for the event’s $32,000 goal. 

    The annual dinner will offer a social hour and silent auction for the over 150 business leaders anticipated to attend. 

  • War on Heroin: Standing-room only crowd listens to new approach to solving issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will not be a problem that law enforcement officials can solve.

    And it won’t be a situation that medication is the answer.

    Most certainly, counseling alone will not alleviate the country of this growing cause of death.

    However, a multi-faceted approach has begun in Bullitt County to combat the issue of heroin abuse.

    Officials with Seven Counties Services unveiled a new comprehensive recovery approach before a standing-room only crowd on Thursday.

  • Walk provides exercise, talks with doctors

     CLERMONT -- You’ve been told the message.

    You know it is something that you need to do.

    But you really don’t have the desire to do it.

    Would it help if your doctor joined in?

    If that message was to go outside and get some exercise, a national program coming to Bullitt County might just be your answer.

    On the second Saturday of each month through November, KentuckyOne Health, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and the Bullitt County Health Department will join forces to present Walk with a Doc.

  • Run for the Spirits to raise funds for school projects

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Schools will host its annual Run for the Spirits Gala.

    The fund-raiser will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    It will be an evening of fun in an effort to raise funds for grant programs in the Bullitt County school system.

    Free bourbon and wine tasting and Hor-d-oeuvre from 6:30-8 p.m. A cash bar will be available after 8 -.m.

  • Public forum to talk about heroin

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you ask government officials, police officers, school administrators and church leaders what the major problem is facing local individuals and families, more often than not they give the same answer.

    It’s heroin.

    Following a wave of rampant methamphetamine creation and abuse, heroin suddenly became the area’s primary drug of choice, both cheaper and easier to obtain among users.

  • Junk days to return during April

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you believe that over 52 tons of garbage was recycled in the past year through efforts of various groups in Bullitt County?

    It’s true, according to a report filed with state officials by Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield.

    The county receives an annual litter abatement grant. For the past year, the county received $72,158 and spent every penny of it.

    In fact, Hatfield said, the county spent $91,261.53. That includes billable time for things likes the use of county road department equipment.

  • Local businesses part of Home, Garden and Remodeling Show

     LOUISVILLE – Local Bullitt County businesseswill participate inthe Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World and sponsored by LG&E. The show is this Friday, March 18 Sunday, March 20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    The show is in its 66th year and is the largest, longest running, locally produced home show in the region.  Bullitt County businesses are energized to showcase the latest and greatest in home related products and services. 

  • Kidsfest family fun set for this Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Springtime in Bullitt County means leaves on trees, flowers blooming in fields, and hopefully winter coats in closets.

    It also means time for the big event kids wait for each and every year, the annual KidsFest presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    The 2016 version takes place Saturday, March. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Chamber director Alex Wimsatt said the number of booths has increased from last year. Even more important, this year’s KidsFest will once again be a free event.

  • Paroquet Springs hosts bridal fair this Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Soon-to-be brides can alleviate the headache of wedding planning by attending the Something Blue Bridal Show this Sunday.

    According to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing, over 30 vendors will be set up for the event, showcasing their best cake, photography, limousine, floral and catering skills.

    “Most vendors will have special prices just for those in attendance,” Downing said.

    Samples of wedding cake, food and a special Blanc de Bleu champagne will be offered to visitors.