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Events

  • Ground broken in Mount Washington for new library

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just hours before the city would fill up for its Light Up holiday event, Bullitt County Public Library officials lit up at the site of their future new location.

    Mount Washington and BCPL hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the county’s newest library location at 214 N.Bardstown Rd., just across Snapp St. from the current facility.

    BCPL director Joe Schweiss said the current library was still nice but the city was outgrowing it.

  • Cold doesn’t stop Bernheim Forest fun

     CLERMONT -- Cold weather doesn’t stop Bernheim Forest from celebrating all that nature has to offer in the month of December. 

    With the exception of Christmas day, Bernheim is open the entire month with events and activities for every age.

    ECO Kids Discovery Days

    The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days. Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center and include:

  • Kicking and Screaming Fun

     PLEASANT GROVE - They were stubborn, they were determined, and they pleased the crowd. And so did the donkeys.

    Pleasant Grove Elementary hosted a donkey basketball event as a school fundraiser. PGES staff and family members agreed to play basketball on the backs of donkeys, much to the delight and amusement of their patrons.

    The event was designed to promote a fun and exciting school environment. Money raised by the event will be directed toward a positive school environment.

  • Christmas Carol to make stop at St. Aloysius on Dec. 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church-related acting troupe hopes that God will bless us, every one, this Christmas season.

    The WIlderness Trail Players, based out of St. Luke Catholic Church in Louisville, is presenting “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at select locations, including St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville.

    WTP representative Buddy Sohl said the troupe has been together for 25 years, performing many periodic plays such as “The Sound of Music,” “Kiss and Tell,” Oliver” and “Footloose”

  • AARP Smart Safety Driver class Saturday

     The AARP Smart Safety Drivers Class will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bullitt County Extension Service Office.

    This class is open to those 55 and older.

    The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP.

    The class covers driving procedures common to older adults for various aging conditions.

    There is no test. Information will be featured on a new video and there will be class discussion.

  • HOPE for a good Thanksgiving meal

     The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving meal at the Bullitt Masonic Lodge in Shepherdsville.

    The event was designed to help feed less fortunate area residents, but all were invited to join in. Over 200 meals were distributed by more than 40 HOPE volunteers, with all of the food donated to the group.

  • Two cities plan to light up holiday season this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two cities will be bringing in the holiday season on Friday evening.

    Mount Washington will continue to have its traditional light up ceremony, while the city of Shepherdsville will make a few changes to its holiday schedule.

    Light Up Shepherdsville

    In years past, the city park on First Street has been the focal point of the holiday celebration.

  • Winterfest in Hillview

     There was a little bit of everything at the recent Hillview Winterfest program.

    Of course, Santa made his appearance and talked with all the boys and girls.

    But the overflow crowd at the Hillview Government Center also got a presentation by Jeff Armstrong of Animal Tales. He brought his red kangaroo and talked with the crowd.

    There was plenty of food, arts and crafts and displays from emergency services, such as the Zoneton Fire Department.

  • Halloween Fun

     It was a standing room only crowd that came to the seventh annual Halloween Bash at Elmcroft Mount Washington. There was a haunted house, a chili cook-off, costume contest, face painting, games and lots of candy.

  • Local Boy Scouts to collect Scouting for Food donations November 21

     Every year Scouts from all over the country participate in Scouting for Food to feed the hungry and collectively gather around 2 million food items. Last year the Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA Scouting family collected 350,000 pounds of food for the needy. Saturday, November 21 is collection day for Scouting for Food. The LHC intends to top last year's result.