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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Each year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization looks to honor individuals.

    The individuals honored are those who happen to be citizens who make the community a better place.

    The organization also honors one of its own.

    Recently, three individuals were honored.

    Starting his Masonic career in southern Indiana, Herman Schlageter crossed the river and settled in Kentucky.

    Eight years ago, he married the former Joan French.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5710 in Shepherdsville greeted some special guests at its headquarters.

    The Post welcomed VFW National Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Kentucky State Commander James Curry to a special luncheon.

    Post 5710 Commander Jimmy Anderson said the dignitaries were visiting the area as part of a tour of various Kentucky post locations.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- At some time during his year of service in Vietnam, Lance Cpl. Raymond Spalding lost his dog tags.

    After serving six years in the U.S. Marine Corp, the qualified sharpshooter would return home to Louisville.

    Without his dog tags.

    Life would go on for Spalding as he would marry his longtime sweetheart, Teresa. He would work at Ford Motor Company for over 30 years and would be a member of the United Auto Workers 862.

  •  The weather was beautiful, although a bit warm, for a fall festival.

    The Wall Street Park Lebanon Junction Festival drew big crowds on Friday and Saturday.

    The highlight of the annual event is the Saturday morning parade. Many lined the streets of downtown Lebanon Junction.

    The center of the festival was the Wall Street Park. Many activities were held on both days, including music from local entertainers.

  •  Lawrenceburg is the place to be this weekend when the community hosts its annual Burgoo Festival, highlighted by the annual Burgoo Cook-Off and inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest.

    The festival runs Friday through Sunday and features a variety of live music, vendors and of course, burgoo, a tasty stew that includes a variety of meats and vegetables.

    The cook-off allows anyone willing to make a $2 donation to judge a healthy sample of each team’s burgoo, along with their booth displays.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the oldest buildings in Shepherdsville will go on the auction block this Saturday.

    The building at the corner of Joe B. Hall Avenue and South Buckman Street, best known as the Bullitt County Bank, will go on the auction block at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The building most recently served as PBI Bank. With the opening of a new facility on Adam Shepherd Parkway, the downtown location was closed in August 2014. The drive-thru remained open.

  •     Hometown Heroes will be celebrated at this year’s Wall Street Park Festival in Lebanon Junction.
        This year’s festival will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 23-24.
        The grand marshals for the Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. parade will be veterans from Lebanon Junction who served in the military during the Vietnam War or before.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Leaves falling in Mount Washington means it’s time for the annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Mount Washington Lions and Lioness Club.

    This year’s festival will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 16-17.

    On Friday night, a car cruise-in will take place in the First Baptist Church’s parking lot. On Saturday, that cruise-in becomes a full-fledged car show, hosted by the Mountain City Cruisers.