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Today's Features

  •  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.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scientific studies show that cougars around the world are solitary creatures by nature.
        That’s not the case in Bullitt County, however, where the cougars have little buddies to keep them company.
        Bullitt Central High School’s football team, in collaboration with the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center, began the Cougar Buddies program with Shepherdsville students.

  •  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.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON— In a fast-paced society, sometimes it’s nice to go back to your roots.
        That’s the idea behind the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Farm to Table Harvest Festival.

  •  The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    Contestants must be 15 years old but not have reached 19 years of age by Jan. 1, 2017.

    They must be a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and must submit a contest application, along with a certified copy of school grades for the past two years.

    The two areas of competition are a personal interview (behind closed doors) and a two-minute prepared speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau (this is in front of the audience).

  •  Before the beginning of the school year, Zoneton Middle staff spent an afternoon to build community relations in the form of a scavenger hunt.

    Stops included Pioneer Village City Hall and Hillview City Hall.

  •  Tom Chamberlain, owner of Lights Out Bar and Grill, offered the Bullitt County Foundation for Educational Excellence a percentage of the proceeds from his music festival in exchange for workers.

    The foundation gives grants to classroom teachers to purchase items that they cannot afford.

    Accepting the check are board members Lisa Lewis, LouAnn Moore and Linda Belcher (Dolores Ashby could not attend).