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Today's Features

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - If you love the sweet sound of an old fashion fiddle you won’t want to miss the first-ever Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    On Saturday, Oct. 2, fiddle players from miles around will descend upon Lebanon Junction to join local talent for the inaugural event.

    Old Fashion Days has never hosted a fiddle contest and organizer Tobee Taylor is hoping for a good turnout of competitors and spectators.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - It was 200 years ago that a group of seven pioneers gathered to start a Baptist church in a wilderness dotted with rustic log cabins and primitive stone houses in northern Bullitt County.

    Little did they know they were establishing a church that would stand two centuries and become one of the largest congregations in the county.

    As this year marks the bicentennial of Little Flock Ministry Center the church has commemorated the historic milestone with a series of monthly events that began in January.

  •     The Bullitt County Fairgrounds recently played host to the seventh annual Bluegrass 101 festival.

        The event featured a variety of country and bluegrass music from acts such as Cumberland River, Town Mountain, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Driving Rain, Kentucky Wind and of course, Bluegrass 101.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since 2005 the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program has served the best interests of young people within the county court system.

        CASA volunteers are appointed to every case of abuse or neglect in the court system. Currently 62 CASA volunteers are working with 61 children.

        "We're still not meeting half the need in this county," said CASA director Cindy Prestigiacomo.

  • The Very Important Partner (VIP) Youth Poster Campaign recognizes youth who model a drug-free life. Nominated youths write an essay, go through an interview and vetting process and are chosen for their example of drug-free choices.

    The 2010 VIP youth unveiled their posters at a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Editor’s Note: The following is a story on a seminar held for students during the past school year. It is a perfect way for students to get the year started.

    HEBRON ESTATES - What sparked you to do what you do?

    A panel of adults from all walks of life recently talked with a group of North Bullitt High School students. Part of that discussion was to light a spark in the minds of the juniors and seniors in attendance.

  • CONNECT at Bernheim is a nighttime collision of art, music, science and technology around Lake Nevin. Artists, scientists, naturalists, progressive thinkers and innocent bystanders unite in this celebration of creativity and technology-informed, infused and surrounded by nature.

    CONNECT is Bernheim’s grand invitation for all to experiment, play, dance and dream. One can participate in the madness or simply enjoy the sights and sounds.

    Saturday, Sept. 11 5:52pm - 9:52pm (Two hours before and after sunset). Enter at the Sunset Amphitheatre on Lake Nevin.

  • CLERMONT - A total of 36 Bernheim Middle School students competed in the National Junior Beta Club convention in Louisville.

    Participants were students previously place in the top three in their events at the state level.

    The overall theme of this year’s competition was “Circle of Winners,” playing on a horse racing theme to honor Louisville as the host city.

    Kristina Glidewell’s 24x36 watercolor painting of three race horses coming head on won top honors.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After losing much of his hearing to a massive stroke in 1988 and surviving another one four years later, Mycle Brandy suffered a third stroke in 1997 that rendered his right side paralyzed, confining him to a wheel chair.

        To many, it seemed the 46 -year-old might never fully recover, but Brandy was determined to walk again.

        “It was a hard one to overcome,” Brandy said. “But I’m pretty stubborn.”

  • HILLVIEW - Bullitt County may have a new hidden treasure within its boundaries.

    The new and improved Comfort Inn officially opened featuring the Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park.

    Local officials gathered along with Comfort Inn owners for an official ribbon cutting celebration to introduce the water park and hotel updates to the public.

    The 10,000 square foot water park is open 365 days a year. General manager Angel Frizzell said the park was open to the public and accessible without purchasing a hotel room.