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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Aug. 10, and for some Bullitt Countians it’s the first ever day of school.

    New kindergarten students and their families are encouraged to start on a good note by attending the annual Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    The annual celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 4-7 p.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE -- After sitting on the bench for most of his high school varsity career, Evan Bickett packed up his glove for what was presumably the last time. 

    The plan was simple: go to Indiana University Southeast and earn a criminal justice degree. 

    No more baseball, strictly academics.

    In the back of his mind, though, Bickett knew there was a chance to do something more.

  •  There was no way to avoid the rain, but the Bullitt Blast Dash 5K went on anyway under the sponsorship of the Bullitt County YMCA.

    The race/run/walk has become an annual Fourth of July event in Shepherdsville and there was a large turnout despite the inclement weather.

    Some of the runners took the event more seriously than others, but everyone had a good time.

     

  •          MOUNT WASHINGTON— Buyers, designers and HGTV lovers take note: Homerama kicks off in Bullitt County for the first time ever this Saturday.
        The two-week event, located in the River Crest subdivision behind Pleasant Grove Elementary in Mount Washington, features nine homes built with the newest and most popular housing designs. Curious minds are able to walk the homes and see for themselves what Bullitt County has to offer.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There will be fireworks flying a little early this year for Bullitt Countians.

    The annual event that has combined the Shepherdsville City Fair and the Bullitt Blast will be held June 30-July 2 at the First Street Park.

    According to Zoneton Trowel Club Secretary Harlen Compton, the largest fireworks show in Bullitt County will start at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Saturday as a finale for the Bullitt Blast and Shepherdsville City Fair.

  •  Jean Marie Barger Hatzell, 89, of Shepherdsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 

    She was born on Oct. 16, 2916, and was the youngest of four children of the late Forrest Lee and Fern Roby Barger.

  •     CLERMONT -- Mother Nature may have yet again played a role in a county fair that saw a dip in its normal attendance numbers.
        “We don’t have an exact total yet, but we had around 10,000 people total,” said Bullitt County Fair president Jimmy Anderson.
        While 10,000 is more than last year’s rain-drenched attendance, Anderson said it is still starkly smaller than previous fairs during his tenure.

  •   NICHOLS - Bullitt County’s smallest school is saying goodbye to one of its biggest supporters.

    Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton is retiring after five years at the school, 32 years overall with the Bullitt County Public Schools system. She has also served as BCPS pre-school coordinator during her time at Nichols.

    The long resume is impressive for someone who had intentions of remaining a stay-at-home mom.

  •  After investing time working with students, retiring educators are looking down a different path.

    Some already have travel plans. Others will spend more time with grandchildren. There are those who will do volunteer work.

    And some will return to education in another role.

    During the annual district retirement ceremony, Superintendent Keith Davis asked retiring Nichols Elementary School Principal Sheri Hamilton if she planned to work in schools in the future.

  •  The Bullitt County Family YMCA will host its fourth annual Bullitt Blast Dash on Monday, July 4.

    The race will start at 8 a.m. at the YMCA facility on Joe B. Hall Avenue in Shepherdsville.

    This is a 5K run/walk.

    Race packets will be available July 1-3 at the YMCA or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race.

    If you register by June 20, you are guaranteed a T-shirt. Prizes awarded to the top finishers.