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Today's Features

  •  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.”

  •  CLERMONT - Bernheim officials announced plans to break the world tree hugging record on June 4.

    Dubbed the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, the Guinness World Record attempt will require at least 1,201 tree huggers to break the record of the most people hugging trees at the same time at the same location.

  •  For the second year, Richard Luce organized a Cancer Awareness Day in Hillview. It featured a model train show, a car show and crafts. Prizes were given away and safety displays from Zoneton Fire were present. Despite a rainy day, a good crowd showed up at the Hillview Community Center to help raise awareness about the battle against cancer.

  •  Were you one of the 15 million people who tuned in to watch Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors on NBC? 

    Would you like to see the actual coat that inspired the movie?

    The hand written lyrics?

    Would you like to spend some time visiting with Dolly?

    Maybe you would just like to see the beautiful mountains that gave birth to Parton, where she grew up and that inspire so many of her songs. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local help organization took a chance in establishing a new community chest.

    Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County, in association with the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of HOPE Chest, a new donation storage location.

    HOPE co-founder Faith Portman said HOPE Chest was a place where items could be stored until distribution, with room for larger items such as house furniture.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Things got a little cheesy in Bullitt East High’s culinary arts class recently.

    To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Week, Katy Kendrick hosted a grilled cheese cook-off.

    The cook-off let groups of students work together to build the perfect grilled cheese that was later judged by Charger staff.

    The sandwich had to include a bread, a cheese, a spread and presentation mattered.

  •  Miranda Rippy of Bullitt Central High was recently awarded the Hardaway Memorial Scholarship from First Harrison Bank.

    This continues the tradition started by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Rippy will receive a $1,500 scholarship that will go toward her studies at Morehead State University. She will major in education.

  •  Casey Sherrard’s literary piece Through the Window was awarded First Place in the NightWriter’s Writing Contest sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    By winning the high school bracket as well as the overall bracket, she received a Certificate of Recognition, a cash award and her work will be published in the council’s compendium of winners.

    Casey has been invited to a book-signing banquet where she will read her piece to the audience and sign the first editions. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One Bullitt County student will find it a little easier to pay for college this fall thanks to a scholarship from local McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana owner/operators and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK).

    Bullitt East High School student, Madison Wilson, was recognized and awarded with a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,500 in a ceremony held on Tuesday, May 10 at the Greater Louisville Medical Society.