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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis and the Shepherdsville City Council presented Beam, Inc., representative Jerry Summers with a key to the city.

    Ellis referred to Summers as an ambassador for the community, adding that he was honored to call him a friend.

    Summers thanked the city officials, saying Shepherdsville and the Bullitt County have been his hometown since he first moved to the area in 1970.

    “A key to this city is a key to my heart,” Summers said.

  •  Mount Washington Quilting Bees members Carol Heil, Diane Kisner, Carol Larkin, Beverly Gradisek, Pat Glass and Linda Gentry showed off their Kentucky State Fair winning entries.

    (Not pictured are: Tedi Nunn, Kathy Sheehan and Carol Portman, Lee Hartnett.)

    Kisner won second place in the two person quilt category and a first place ribbon with her granddaughter Tedi Nunn for a quilt made by a group.

    Larkin won honorable mention for unfinished quilt top and first place for the two person quilt.

  •  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.

  •  CLERMONT - John Beckner continues his reign as Bullitt County’s model citizen.

    Beckner creates wooden toy models by hand as his hobby. He’s good enough at his hobby to earn awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Clermont resident received his seventh Best of Show ribbon for his 2014 entry, a Caterpillar Wheel Loader model.

    Beckner created this year’s model “by the book” with basic scale drawings of the large piece of machinery.

  •  HILLVIEW -- Though it’s been almost 15 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, it’s still a day our nation will remember.

    “It’s important to me, that people don’t forget what happened and we remember the ones we lost,” said coordinator Scott Miller.

    Miller has been a special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department for nine years and formerly served as a military police officer in the Army.

    “9/11 is our generation’s Pearl Harbor,” he said.

  •  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.

  •  The following youngsters were honored at the Bullitt County 4-H Fair:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- red ribbon in junior leather arts and crafts class; and a red ribbon for wood science made from kit

    *Lilly Mooney -- red ribbon in junior scrapbooking; red ribbon in junior paper crafts; red ribbon in junior color drawing; white ribbon in junior black and white drawing; white ribbon in needlework items with small amount of embroidery; white ribbon in horticulture black and white photograph; and blue ribbon in let’s learn to sew/Unit 1/non-clothing option

  •  CEDAR GROVE - At the conclusion of Saturday’s Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational Golf Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Bullitt East Lady Charger team, as well as the team from Presentation Academy, took the Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS. 

    With a little help from the team from Notre Dame Academy, there was plenty of ice water to go around which wasn’t too bad on a hot and humid day. The Lady Charger team sent out a challenge to the Bullitt East boys’ golf team to support ALS research.

  • FERN CREEK--Metro Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer returned to his roots recently as he was a guest speaker at the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce. The native of the Fern Creek community spoke about some of the accomplishments during his tenure and his plans for the future. The luncheon was sponsored by The Pioneer News, which is a member of the organization.

  •  HILLVIEW - The father-son bowling team from Bullitt County didn't bring home the international trophy, but they did receive great memories and a little bit of college funding.

    Zoneton Middle School seventh grader Eric S. Dezern and his father, Eric V. "Bam Bam" Dezern, paced 28th out of 38 teams in the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America.

    The pair earned their way into the international championship by winning the state qualifier at Fern Valley Strike and Spare in Louisville.