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Today's Features

  •  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.

  • By Charles Hartley

    In this column we will look back 15, 30, 60, and 90 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of September.

     

    1998 - 15 Years Ago.

     

  •  Service has always been an important part of Gary Meredith’s life. He spent years being involved with youth league sports.

    “God granted me a good life,  so I’ve just been trying to pay it back little by little,” he said.

    But he was still surprised when he won the Lion of the Year Award and the Melvin Jones Fellowship in the same year.

    “It’s a great feeling of accomplishment,” said the current secretary of the Mount Washington Lions Club.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Arts Council completed another underground type of masterpiece.

    BCAC members created two murals for display along the underpass of Highway 480 EX beneath the CSX railroad tracks.

    Mural coordinator Karla Gruber said the works depict local history connected to the specific area, with Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his raid displayed on the north side.

    The south wall features the old Shepherdsville train depot that stood nearby. Both murals also feature the surrounding landscape in the art.

  •  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. 

  •  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.”

  •  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.

  •   CLERMONT - Thirteen years after becoming the first victim of the fatal shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Rachel Scott lives on and continues to challenge other students.

    Based on her life and writings, Rachel's Challenge was formed by family and friends to spread Rachel's anti-bullying message and her challenge to treat everyone as a friend.

  •  This has been Laura Terry’s year.

    The 22-year-old Mount Washington resident was named one of the 2013 Bullitt County Vocalists of the Year at the Bullitt County Fair and recently the winner of Mike Linnig’s Southern Starlet singing contest at the Kentucky State Fair. The Southern Starlet contest focuses on country music.

    The contest lasted a whole day. Terry said tryouts were in the morning and they crowned the winners that same night.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - The new voice of Bullitt County comes in the form of a 12-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Fair judges.

    Emma Denise Martin was selected as the winner of the "So You Think You Can Sing" karaoke competition, hosted annually in the Mike Linnig's tent at the fair. She earned top honors in the 12 and under age division.

    The seventh grader at St. Athanasius Catholic School in Louisville earned $50 and two tickets to Kings Island Amusement Park, along with a ribbon and a trophy half her size.