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Events

  • Mt. Washington to host annual BBQ festival

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington hopes to again draw a number of visitors hungry for barbecue.

    The city will have its second annual BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 9 p.m., according to Dan Kelty, one of the event coordinators.

    This year the festival will be held in the ValuMarket parking lot.

    Other activities will include bounce houses for children, car shows, chances to dunk some of the Mount Washington police officers and live entertainment.

    This year’s proceeds will go to benefit CASA of Bullitt County.

  • Lebanon Junction Park will host festival

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- Though there will not be an Old Fashion Days this year, there will be an opportunity for the community to celebrate.

    The  Lebanon Junction park’s committee will put on a fall festival on Sept. 26-27.

    The festivities will begin Friday night with the chili cook-off at the fire department from 5 to 6 p.m. 

    There will be live music from the Mt. Moriah Gospel Singers from 6 to 7 p.m. and Junction Creek will finish the night off at the pavilion with music from 7 to 11 p.m. at the park.

  • Distillery knows how to throw a birthday party

    CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.

    Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company's fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.

  • SPECIAL SALUTE to 9/11

     Each year, the North Bullitt JROTC program hosts a remembrance to the 9/11 tragedy.

    For the first time, this year’s remembrance was held in front of Hebron Middle School.

    With the assistance of Zoneton Fire Department and Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, the ceremony was held with the American flag hoisted high above the crowd.

    Lt. Col. Cody Niece gave the keynote address and Maj. Jeremiah Chowdhury welcomed the audience. Maj. Robert Hughes accepted the memorial wreath from the representatives of the funeral home.

  • Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • BULLITT COUNTY REMEMBERS 9/11

     The fourth annual 9-11 Remembrance was held in Hillview on Sunday.

    A procession of emergency vehicles from throughout the county made the trip from Zoneton Middle School to the Hillview Community Center.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was the keynote speaker.

    Military personnel from Fort Knox were present and the Sheriff’s Explorer Post sold food.

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

  • 9/11: First responders are recognized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a day that many Americans can remember what they were doing and how they were feeling.

  • City celebrates paying off tornado debt, 40th anniversary

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It's a celebration for a community of friends without boundaries.

    That new motto, along with a new flag, are part of the Pioneer Village 40th anniversary celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at Becknell Hall.

    City officials invite all residents to celebrate the free event, which will include the retirement of the city's tornado debt, paid off in full as of June 2014.

    The city has been paying off the debt since 1996, when the area was heavily damaged by a tornado, the most significant event in its 40-year history.

  • Model A Ford show to be held Saturday at park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are out and about this Friday and Saturday, don’t be surprised if you see a whole lot of vintage cars driving around.

    The Model A Ford Club of Louisville will be gathering for a party and the public is invited.

    According to Charlie Armstrong, there will be a group of Model A Ford owners who will be staying at the Best Western in Shepherdsville on Friday night.

    On the next morning, many will go to Frisch’s for breakfast before gathering at Bullitt Central High School’s parking lot.

  • Tractor, truck pulling series on circuit’s fastest track

     CLERMONT -- Competitors on the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series will bring their high-powered vehicles to the fastest track in Kentucky on Saturday evening.

    After being rained out in August, the Battle of the Bluegrass series was rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds. The first race begins at 7 p.m.