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Today's Features

  • Nothing brings people together like helping children and, this year, Lebanon Junction got a head start in the annual Crusade for Children fundraiser with a block party hosted by the fire department.

    Firefighter Mark Shumaker organized the event with the help of donations and volunteers from throughout the city.  The party featured a car show, live entertainment, face painting, snow cones and a bouncy house provided by Vine Hill Baptist Church.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The clouds broke away and sunshine prevailed at the 2016 Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    Even without the sun, smiles were bright along the North Bullitt High School track, where cancer survivors and their caregivers celebrated by taking victory laps.

    Many of the faces in the purple survivor shirts are familiar to one another, many of them gathering together since the first Bullitt County Relay to celebrate and raise awareness.

    Below are a few of the many stories that celebrated life during the 2016 Relay for Life:

  •   LEBANON JUNCTION -- Each Memorial Day, over 100 flags show up on the graves of veterans in the Lebanon Junction City Cemetery.

    Those flags are placed in love by members of the Veterans of Foreign War.

    “I really don’t think people know what we do, but they’re going to miss us when we’re gone,” commander Jimmy Reynolds said.

    The VFW Post 8293 serves not only Lebanon Junction, but surrounding areas such as Boston and Belmont.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the organization was chartered over 41 years ago, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 has been an active member of the community.

    Through the years, the Post and its Ladies Auxiliary have been known to provide many services to eligible veterans and their families over the years.

    A bump in the road was experienced earlier this year but new commander Jimmy Anderson sees a bright future of the organization.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - In 1919, following The Great War, the U.S. Congress chartered the American Legion with the intent to focus services on veterans and service members, as well as communities.

    By 1929, Bullitt County had its own American Legion established, which was Post 157 based in Shepherdsville.

    The tradition of offering assistance to veterans and their families, current military members and the surrounding community continues today, all centered around the Post headquarters located on Old Preston Highway and Cedar Grove Road.

  •  Mother Nature gave participants in the 2016 American Cancer Society Relay for Life a perfect night.

    After last year’s weather forced the major fund-raiser indoors, Saturday was perfect for the event, which was held at North Bullitt High.

    A good crowd turned out to honor the survivors, the caregivers and those who passed away.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - One of Bullitt County’s youngest elementary schools will be led next semester by Bullitt County’s youngest principal.

    Matt Treadway was named Freedom Elementary’s newest leader, with the official move taking place after the current school year is completed.

    Treadway comes from Pleasant Grove Elementary, where he served the past year as assistant principal. He is a Hardin County resident and John Hardin High School graduate.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No matter the fund-raising need, Nick Simon was the “go to” man in Bullitt County.

    The man known more for his generosity than any wealth he may have earned passed away on Friday morning.

    An email was sent to Publishers Printing employees alerting them of Simon’s death that morning.

  •  CLERMONT -- Sounds of rejoice echo throughout Bullitt County as fair board president Jimmy Anderson utters those four magic words: “Pork chops are back.”

    That is right, fairgoers, the much loved pork chops will make their valiant return to the fair on the afternoon of Friday, June 17, after spending a few years on vacation.

    Pork chops are just one of the fair favorites returning to the Bullitt County Fair, though.

    The Bullitt County Fair runs June 13-18.

  •             HILLVIEW - It has become a way to experience some summer fun, close to home, and help a few worthwhile charities at the same time.
        The Hillview City Fair returns for the sixth consecutive year to the Hillview Government Center June 9-11, presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club.
        “It’s the premiere event in northern Bullitt County, said Trowel Club treasurer Harlen Compton. “It’s the fair experience in your own back yard.”