• Mother Nature continues to play role in county fair attendance

        CLERMONT -- Mother Nature may have yet again played a role in a county fair that saw a dip in its normal attendance numbers.
        “We don’t have an exact total yet, but we had around 10,000 people total,” said Bullitt County Fair president Jimmy Anderson.
        While 10,000 is more than last year’s rain-drenched attendance, Anderson said it is still starkly smaller than previous fairs during his tenure.

  • Bullitt Blast Dash set for July 4

     The Bullitt County Family YMCA will host its fourth annual Bullitt Blast Dash on Monday, July 4.

    The race will start at 8 a.m. at the YMCA facility on Joe B. Hall Avenue in Shepherdsville.

    This is a 5K run/walk.

    Race packets will be available July 1-3 at the YMCA or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race.

    If you register by June 20, you are guaranteed a T-shirt. Prizes awarded to the top finishers.

  • County Fair begins on Monday

     CLERMONT -- Sounds of rejoice echo throughout Bullitt County as fair board president Jimmy Anderson utters those four magic words: “Pork chops are back.”

    That is right, fairgoers, the much loved pork chops will make their valiant return to the fair on the afternoon of Friday, June 17, after spending a few years on vacation.

    Pork chops are just one of the fair favorites returning to the Bullitt County Fair, though.

    The Bullitt County Fair runs June 13-18.

  • Memorial Day ‘16

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Each year, Lebanon Junction VFW Post 8293 hosts a Memorial Day observance.

    This year’s event was again held at the Lebanon Junction Post Office.

    Several individuals spoke during the ceremony.

    See more photos from Memorial Day celebrations in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Hillview City Fair set for June 9-11

                HILLVIEW - It has become a way to experience some summer fun, close to home, and help a few worthwhile charities at the same time.
        The Hillview City Fair returns for the sixth consecutive year to the Hillview Government Center June 9-11, presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club.
        “It’s the premiere event in northern Bullitt County, said Trowel Club treasurer Harlen Compton. “It’s the fair experience in your own back yard.”

  • Salt River Bridge dedicated to Women’s Army Corps members

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - American Legion Post 157 commander Dirk “Mac” McCoy mentioned that later this year the first female United States military infantry members will step into combat.

    It added to the importance of dedicating the Highway 61 Salt River bridge in honor of the Women’s Army Corps.

  • Bernheim invites public to help break world tree hugging record

     CLERMONT - Bernheim officials announced plans to break the world tree hugging record on June 4.

    Dubbed the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, the Guinness World Record attempt will require at least 1,201 tree huggers to break the record of the most people hugging trees at the same time at the same location.

  • Lebanon Junction hosts Crusade block party

    Nothing brings people together like helping children and, this year, Lebanon Junction got a head start in the annual Crusade for Children fundraiser with a block party hosted by the fire department.

    Firefighter Mark Shumaker organized the event with the help of donations and volunteers from throughout the city.  The party featured a car show, live entertainment, face painting, snow cones and a bouncy house provided by Vine Hill Baptist Church.

  • Cancer Awareness Day in Hillview

     For the second year, Richard Luce organized a Cancer Awareness Day in Hillview. It featured a model train show, a car show and crafts. Prizes were given away and safety displays from Zoneton Fire were present. Despite a rainy day, a good crowd showed up at the Hillview Community Center to help raise awareness about the battle against cancer.

  • Survivors, caregivers all have special stories to tell

     HEBRON ESTATES - The clouds broke away and sunshine prevailed at the 2016 Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    Even without the sun, smiles were bright along the North Bullitt High School track, where cancer survivors and their caregivers celebrated by taking victory laps.

    Many of the faces in the purple survivor shirts are familiar to one another, many of them gathering together since the first Bullitt County Relay to celebrate and raise awareness.

    Below are a few of the many stories that celebrated life during the 2016 Relay for Life: