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Events

  • St. Aloysius turns picnic into Social Event this Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It may look like a summer picnic.

    It may sound like a summer picnic.

    And it may smell like a summer picnic.

    But, it’s not.

    It’s a “social.”

    Opting to not hold its annual summer picnic, St. Aloysius will host its first social event on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 4-10 p.m.

    All the normal things you might expect at a summer picnic will be present. 

    However, one difference is that the event will be held inside the air-conditioned gym.

  • Bullitt County festivities highlight solar eclipse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether or not it turned out to be the event everyone was expecting, it was still a major event.

    Throughout Bullitt County, many went outside with specialty glasses in anticipation of glancing at the first total solar eclipse over the continental United States since 1979.

    The sun grew dimmer around 2:30 p.m., but total darkness was not achieved in the county. Regardless, everyone had fun and even learned a few things.

  • Back to School Bash in Leb. Jct.

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Four hundred local students were prepared for with new backpacks, supplies, and haircuts thanks to the generosity of local churches working together.

    According to Church of God of Prophecy pastor Tina Lourd, the Driven Church contacted the Lebanon Junction Ministerial Association about hosting the back-to-school bash.

    The Elizabethtown-based church has hosted it previously in their area but, once other churches started hosting similar events, they decided to branch out.

  • SELF-DEFENSE: Life-saving skills on display

     HILLVIEW — There’s no re-dos in real life. When faced in a dangerous situation, there is often only one opportunity to get free. That’s where knowing what moves to rely on comes in handy.

    To Louisville Metro Police Officer Allan Manganello, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers the best options.

    “As an officer, I wanted to know techniques that were sure-fire ways to help me and my partner,” he said.

    Having studied martial arts growing up, Manganello began studying Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 25 years ago.

  • Plenty of free concerts as part of Kentucky State Fair Aug. 17-27

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kentucky State Fair announces the lineup for its Turf Concert Series, which runs throughout the fair, Aug. 17-27. 

    The series features a wide range of musical artists and there’s a different concert every night, for a total of 24 bands. 

    All shows are free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.

    *Thursday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. - “Elvis Extravaganza” Tribute to the King plus Tribute to “The Statler Brothers”

    *Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. - Ginuwine and TONY! TONI! TONÉ!

  • Volunteers spend night cleaning up old cemetery in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Standing next to Highway 44 in Mount Washington is a stone vault that holds the remains of a War of 1812 veteran and his wife.

    The Mount Washington Historical Society’s Bobby Darnell and Lynn Martin recently led a presentation about War of 1812 veteran William Hessey and his wife, Catharine.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • BIG PURPLE

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The hope is always raise more awareness and end the stigma of drug addiction within the community.

    The annual Big Purple Event was hosted at Zoneton Fire Department by Break the Chains of Addiction Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT).

    The event included many guest speakers, featuring experts and former addicts, who shared experiences and advice pertaining to ongoing drug abuse and prevention strategies. A Narcan distribution and training were also presented.

  • Lebanon Junction Street Dance Saturday Night

     The streets were shut down and the people gathered for another successful Street Dance in the heart of Lebanon Junction.

    Street Dances in the city began last year and are something mayor Larry Dangerfield said he can see continuing for a long while.

    “It’s a no-fuss way for members of the community to come together and have a god time,” he said.

    The event featured live music by local band “Smart Alex” in front of the caboose and food sold by the parks committee.

  • BIG PURPLE... Drug awareness event Saturday

     PIONEER VILLAGE - If you have a loved one who is battling a drug addiction, or if you are personally battling an addiction, then The Big Purple Event is something to consider attending.

    The second annual event will take place Saturday, July 29, at the Zoneton Fire Station on Preston Highway.

    The event is co-hosted by the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) along with Break the Chains of Addiction, a group formerly known as Walking for Wellness Bullitt County.