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Events

  • ColorFest this weekend at Bernheim Forest

     CLERMONT - Halloween decorations may show up earlier each year, but the annual autumn shades at Bernheim Forest continue to be celebrated every mid-October.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center's 2013 version of ColorFest will take place Oct. 19-20.

    "It's our biggest event at the forest each year," said ColorFest spokesperson Beth Avey. "The colors should be magnificent this year."

  • Closing the deal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central students glimpsed into their college and career possibilities to take a major step toward closing the deal on their futures.

    The school's Youth Service Center sponsored "Close the Deal," a program allowing senior and junior students opportunities to meet and speak with representatives from various universities, businesses and military programs.

    Students received lunch during the event, sitting at tables with representatives from careers the students showed an interest in.

  • Car show Saturday to benefit St. Aloysius Church

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church hopes that a former community event will return as a plum of a fundraiser.

    The Hot River Nights Open Header Cruise “Blastin’ Down Plum Street” will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, hosted by St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

    Event organizer Depp Rasner said the hot rod portion would remain similar to past events hosted by Hot River Nights along Buckman Street.

    “This time we’re closing Plum Street,” he said. “The cars will be able to access the church parking lot.”

  • Festival Fun in the fall

     The Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days parade turned out to be another big success. Nice weather helped and the large crowd followed the route into the Wall Street Park.

    See more photos from the festival and the parade by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Opportunity to get rid of household chemicals this week

     CLERMONT - For the first time, Bullitt Countians will have an opportunity to get rid of household hazardous waste.

    The collection will be done at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 8 a.m.

    Solid Waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said the collection site will remain open as long as the sate Division of Waste Management grant of $22,000 will last.

    This is for Bullitt County residents and it now open to commercial enterprises. You must bring a driver’s license proving your residency.

  • Quilt show at Paroquet Springs

     The Bluegrass Quilt Festival wins Blue Ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair for third year in a row for their opportunity quilt!

    Pam Heyna and Jo Ann Jeffries were both thrilled to see their version of Edyta Sitar’s “On Eagle’s Wings” quilt hanging proudly in the glass showcase this year at the Kentucky State Fair. 

    Both women, who are the board that makes up the Bluegrass Quilt Festival, (September 26-28, 2013) made the quilt as a fundraiser to support the show. 

  • Lowe's honors heroes for 9/11

     On 9/11, it gave new meaning to “home” land security.

    The Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Shepherdsville hosted a free cookout lunch for all Bullitt County police, fire and emergency crews.

    Store manager Kerry Self said Lowe’s employees wanted to recognize the local heroes for their everyday services.

    “Our employees are connected with this community,” said Self. “They decided to invite them in for lunch.”

  • Shepherdsfest changes do not alter goals of music, arts festival

     CLERMONT - The flocks will gather in the field known as the Bullitt County Fairgrounds for this year’s annual Shepherdsfest Christian Arts and Music Festival.

    The event has always been held on the grounds of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. For its 5th installment, coordinator Sherry Hurt said the popular event needed more space.

    “We have several churches working together to bring this event,” Hurt said.

  • Bugs and plants highlight Bernheim's weekend

     Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 21.

    Take part in an insect safari, join the bug parade and even sample a chocolate-covered cricket at the Nitty Gritty Café.  It’s all part of a day full of activities for children of all ages beginning at 10:00am through 4:00pm.  Click here for a full schedule of BugFest activities.

  • UPDATE: Bite the Bullitt 5k Zombie Chase postponed

     UPDATE (Sep. 23): The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) has postponed its inaugural Zombie Chase scheduled for Oct. 5.

    C.R.E.W. director Daniel Crum said a low sign-up tally led organizers to hold off for now and schedule another time when more participants may be able to attend, possibly next spring.