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Events

  • Churches unite to provide temporary aid

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local church foundation believes it has the key to relieving the burdens of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    Heart of My City, a Christian ministry led by pastor Carl Rogers, started a program locally known as Room in the Inn, based on similar programs implemented in other locations to assist the homeless.

    The Room in the Inn concept is a conglomeration of local churches taking turns in hosting overnight stays for homeless individuals and families, with meals provided.

  • Signups being taken now for Shepherdsville Holiday Parade

     The city of Shepherdsville will host its annual Light Up Shepherdsville holiday celebration on Friday, Dec. 4.

    The event will begin with the Christmas Parade, starting at 7 p.m. at the First Street Park.

    The parade will go down Buckman Street to Adam Shepherd Parkway to Conestoga Parkway with the final destination at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    The inside of the government center will be decorated in full Christmas pageantry.

    There will be carriage rides, refreshments and a visit with Santa Claus.

  • New business brings Brite plans to local community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County just got a lot brighter with the addition of Brite Wholesale Electric Supply.

    Brite originated in Elizabethtown in 1984 with five employees. Today, the main store is still in Elizabethtown, but the numbers have grown to over 25 employees at three additional locations in Leitchfield, Bardstown and, as of June, Shepherdsville.

    “We are locally family owned and operated,” salesperson Dwight Morgan said. “Most of our employees grew up and live where they work.”

  • FFA Convention returns to Louisville; many will be staying in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE -- Thousands of blue corduroy jackets are back in town for the National FFA Convention Wednesday, Oct. 28‚ through Saturday, Oct. 31.

    The convention attracts more than 60,000 attendees and generates $40 million of economic impact for the city of Louisville and the state.

    This closed event will utilize all the space at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Kentucky International Convention Center as well as the KFC Yum! Center.

    Beyond the economic benefit, the convention will make an impact in the Louisville community. 

  • Mount Washington Fall Festival

     It was a great weekend of weather for the various activities in Bullitt County.

    One event was the annual Mount Washington Fall Festival, held in the downtown area on Friday and Saturday.

    The Mount Washington Lions and Lioness Clubs sponsor the event.

    From a shootout with the cowboy posse to singing to good food to plenty of games, it was a good time for all.

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

  • Bullitt County invited to finish the fight against breast cancer

     The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  • Fire prevention goes to the dogs

        HILLVIEW - You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but an old dog can teach young students.

        Four Bullitt County elementary schools hosted a fire safety event provided by Koorsen Fire & Security of Indianapolis, in conjunction with the Zoneton Fire Department.

  • Mount Washington Fall Festival: Lots of activities set for this weekend

     The fourth annual Mount Washington Fall Festival is set to be a wild time involving a cowboy shoot-out and hayride for the kids.

    The “Cowboy Posse” will perform its Wild West Show at 12:30 and 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The show includes horse and carriages and a good ole fashioned shoot-out between cowboys. The posse is a Kentucky-based Christian group that strives to be historically accurate as well as entertaining.

    The group joined the Spring Festival earlier this year.

  • Colorfest weekend at Bernheim this week

     CLERMONT - Sometimes Mother Nature graces us with perfect timing and a bouquet of fall foliage.

    Bernheim Arbortetum and Research Forest always tries to celebrate with good timing, hosting the annual ColorFest event.

    This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18, free to Bernheim members and a $5 environmental fee for non-members.

    The two-day celebration will center around the Visitor Center and Edible Garden, though the entire forest will be open and on display for everyone to soak in the seasonal backdrop.

  • Dancing the Night Away: Dancing for the Arts host their annual fundraiser

    It was another sellout crowd this year for the Bullitt County Arts Council's annual "Dancing for the Arts" fundraiser as the group took a trip back to the '50s with its "Grease" theme at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Eighteen dancers trained for only a few hours each with teachers Donna Caudill and Steve Davis from “Dance with Steve and Donna” in Shepherdsville before taking the stage.