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Events

  • Bernheim to host popular CONNECT on Aug. 22

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim Forest invites guests to connect, literally, with the Earth at this year’s CONNECT at Bernheim.

    It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6:26-10:26 p.m. for the annual summer celebration that showcases all that is possible when Art, Science and Nature intersect.

    New this year -- the Mud Play Zone.

    Wear your getting down and dirty clothes and bring an extra towel along for the ride home.

    As in years past, Artists will set up around Lake Nevin with funky, fun and spontaneous art displays and demonstrations.

  • LEGO CAMP

     HEBRON ESTATES - At one summer camp, the students were proud to be known as blockheads.

    Freedom Elementary hosted a summer Lego camp, presented by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Teacher Kristen Axline led students through creative math, science and language arts projects designed around Lego toys.

    Students created marble mazes and cars with the building blocks, as well as creating a superhero based on Lego designs.

    The camp was available to Freedom students entering grades 3-5.

  • Truck, tractor pulling series at BC fairgrounds this Saturday

     CLERMONT -- It’s time for the big trucks to return to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The Battle of the Bluegrass pulling series will again bring the big machines to the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 8.

    Despite a hot and humid night last year, a big crowd showed up and were treated at a great evening.

    Tom McConnell and Kevin Fulks own the regional truck and tractor pulling series which competes from spring through fall.

    A number of the events are televised by NBC Sports.

  • Holiday celebration

     When the Mount Washington AARP chapter gathered for its July meeting, there was plenty of explosive excitement.

    From fancy July 4 attire to some dancing in St. Francis Xavier to some singing by Jonathan Rideout, it was a festive time.

    The local AARP chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at St. Francis.

  • Annual Street Rod Nationals invade local community on August 7-9

     LOUISVILLE -- Street rods, muscle cars and classic cars will roll into the Kentucky Exposition Centeron Thursday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 9 for the National Street Rod Association’s 46th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. 

    More than 11,000 vintage vehicles and 30,000 visitors are expected to attend this event which will generate $12.85 million in economic impact.

    Many of those attending will be present throughout Bullitt County.

    Local hotels and restaurants will be filled with street rod fans.

  • Contribute to the kids of Kosair

     The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring.

    The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather.

    (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.

  • Research providers

      The Bullitt County Genealogical Society hosted a book fair at the Ridgway Memorial Library.

    Local authors of history publications were invited to attend, as well as representatives from various genealogical societies and other history organizations.

    Representatives came from as far away as the Green County Historical Society.

    Along with books and publications, patrons discussed family tree research and special researching techniques.

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

  • McConnell visits Bullitt County

     In what has become almost an annual event, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

    The discussion centered on the happenings in Washington.

    The Senate leader said he enjoyed being the offensive coordinator now in Washington as he is able to call the plays and that gives him a better chance to help the GOP to score in Congress.

  • Working Lunch

     Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge recently hosted a lunch for police officers from all the local agencies.

    The goal was to allow the officers to see the various attorneys in Wooldridge’s office.

    Also, it was an opportunity to outline some of the new procedures underway in the county attorney’s office and to answer questions from the officers.

  • Spirited crew to bring musical to stage this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools is again hosting unique opportunities for local singers and actors, no matter how blonde they might be.

    The BCPS Summer Musical production of the Broadway show “Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.” will appear July 23-26 at the Bullitt Central High School auditorium.

    The musical is unique for the county in that it includes students from all three high schools and most of the area’s middle schools, with students ranging from sixth grade to seniors.