• 9-11 to be observed in ceremony set for Sunday at courthouse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dan Johnson knows first-hand how traumatic the 9-11-01 events were in New York.

    He was there. He was really, really close. He was there to help those who were injured.

    For the first 13 years after the terrorist attack, Johnson was a regular at observances, either in New York or in Washington, D.C.

    Last year, Johnson was part of the 9-11 observance in Jefferson County.

    This year, Johnson is coordinating the Bullitt County 9-11 observance.

  • Wine Fest continues to show growth

     CLERMONT - The Bourbon and Wine Trail will lead to some of the commonwealth’s finest wines, gathered together again for its annual festival.

    The 5th annual Wine Fest, presented by the Kentucky Wineries Association, will take place at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The two-day event has changed dated over the years, settling in for 2016 on Sept. 9-10.

    The Wine Fest is being presented in association with Ina Marcella Events and Think Tank Louisville.

  • Raising Awareness to Dangers of Opioids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the month of September began, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an advisory pertaining to a rash of overdoses involving heroin laced with another drug, fentanyl.

    As the month of August ended, two local organizations continued their struggle to educate the community on the dangers of heroin and other abused substances.

  • National commander makes visit to local VFW 5710 Post

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5710 in Shepherdsville greeted some special guests at its headquarters.

    The Post welcomed VFW National Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Kentucky State Commander James Curry to a special luncheon.

    Post 5710 Commander Jimmy Anderson said the dignitaries were visiting the area as part of a tour of various Kentucky post locations.

  • Bike and Skate Rally... Part One

     The city of Hillview recently hosted a bike and skate rally.

    Several youngsters brought their bikes to engraved for identification.

    Others got to select a bike from those which had been recovered or abandoned.

    There was food and music available.

    However, due to a low turnout, there will be a second opportunity.

    The next bike and skate rally will be on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m. At Noon, there will be a bike ride led by the police department.

  • Shirley Lakes’ hosts annual piano recital

     On July 31, Shirley Lakes presented her annual summer piano recital at Vine Hill Baptist Church in Clermont.

    Volunteers particitating included Audrey Greenwell, Jazmin Colville, Lilah Cash, Isabella Cape, Sarah Simpson, Daniel Bandy, Brian Simpson, Hannah Hatfield, Tatum St. Clair, Hannah Kingrey, Rachel Hasty, Emily Bickel, Riley Delk, Travis Ray, Caroline McCrorey and Rachel McCrorey.

  • Big Purple preview of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day. Two local agencies were hoping to raise awareness leading up to the important date by hosting The Big Purple Event.

    Co-sponsored by Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT), The Big Purple Event featured guest speakers, live entertainment and vendor booths featuring regional organizations that are dealing with drug abuse and addiction issues.

  • Opening day festivities kick off the 112th Kentucky State Fair

     LOUISVILLE – Celebrate the history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Kentucky State Fair kick-off. The 11-day celebration features hundreds of exhibits, livestock, food, rides and concerts, along with the World’s Championship Horse Show in Freedom Hall.

  • Adam Shepherd’s importance to county now lives on through newest marker

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city’s namesake was given official credit for his importance to the area.

    Kentucky Historical Highway Marker 2494, honoring Adam Shepherd, was officially dedicated in the front lawn of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Local residents, officials, and a few of Shepherd’s descendants gathered for the formal unveiling ceremony, including former elected official Billy Roy Shepherd.


     Incoming Bullitt County kindergartners partied like it was 2029 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    That’s the target graduation year for the kids who attended this year’s Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    Co-organizer Sherri Bishop, FRC coordinator for Brooks and Freedom Elementary, said this year’s turnout was the largest in the event’s history.