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Today's Features

  •  What do a log cabin, trip around the world and wedding ring all have in common?

    Find out at the fourth annual Bluegrass Quilt Festival this year. The event will be Sept. 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The festival was started by Bluegrass Quilt Festival LLC owned by Bullitt County residents Jo Ann Jeffries and Pam Heyna. The Mt. Washington Quilting Bees also help to run the show.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington hopes to again draw a number of visitors hungry for barbecue.

    The city will have its second annual BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 9 p.m., according to Dan Kelty, one of the event coordinators.

    This year the festival will be held in the ValuMarket parking lot.

    Other activities will include bounce houses for children, car shows, chances to dunk some of the Mount Washington police officers and live entertainment.

    This year’s proceeds will go to benefit CASA of Bullitt County.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION -- Though there will not be an Old Fashion Days this year, there will be an opportunity for the community to celebrate.

    The  Lebanon Junction park’s committee will put on a fall festival on Sept. 26-27.

    The festivities will begin Friday night with the chili cook-off at the fire department from 5 to 6 p.m. 

    There will be live music from the Mt. Moriah Gospel Singers from 6 to 7 p.m. and Junction Creek will finish the night off at the pavilion with music from 7 to 11 p.m. at the park.

  • CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.

    Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company's fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Bullitt County author Amy McCorkle will make a special appearance at an upcoming writer’s convention in Louisville.

    Imaginarium will take place Sept. 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. The event is a creative writing convention.

    McCorkle will be featured as a guest speaker during the premier of her film, “Letters to Daniel,” based on her book of the same title. The event will include a Q&A session with McCorkle, who will also sign copies of the book.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - It's a celebration for a community of friends without boundaries.

    That new motto, along with a new flag, are part of the Pioneer Village 40th anniversary celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at Becknell Hall.

    City officials invite all residents to celebrate the free event, which will include the retirement of the city's tornado debt, paid off in full as of June 2014.

    The city has been paying off the debt since 1996, when the area was heavily damaged by a tornado, the most significant event in its 40-year history.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - He arrived a few minutes late because of the local traffic, but U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made it to Shepherdsville City Hall for his scheduled Town Hall Meeting.

    Shepherdsville hosted Guthrie’s 15th meeting, allowing citizens an opportunity to address their concerns and ask questions about local, state and federal issues.

    Guthrie’s goal was addressing topics from the House of Representatives perspective, shedding light on reasons behind the thoughts and actions of the Washington, DC, brain trust.