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Today's Features

  •  BARDSTOWN – The esteemed Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today inducted three individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestowed its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the most monumental icons in the modern era of Bourbon. 

    “This year’s inductees are joined by the fact that they’re all leading figures behind the growing global renaissance of Kentucky Bourbon,” said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “Each, in their own way, has helped shape our current success.

  •  In Kentucky, it’s difficult to picture the threat of a hurricane. Yes, there are tornados and ice storms, but how do you react when 130 miles per hour winds are headed your way and your wife is 39 weeks pregnant? How about when you and your dog just became Floridians a year ago and your children and grandchildren keep calling to make sure you’re prepared?

    For 74-year-old Joyce Antons, the worried phone calls from family up north sealed the deal.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Any day can be a full day of play, even if it’s not the longest day.

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) will host its first annual Family Fest event, which takes the place of its former Longest Day of Play event.

    C.R.E.W. member and health educator Daniel Crum said the event was moved from a hot summertime afternoon to a day in September in hopes of more pleasant weather.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— At 10-years-old, Chase Meredith has out-won both his parents at the Kentucky State Fair.

    His mom, Shannon, has been taking pictures “since before I was born,” he said. Shannon owns a photography business where she specializes in weddings and family portraits.

    Three years ago, she was sorting through potential fair entries when she asked Chase if he’d like to enter any of the shots he’d taken while on a family trip.

  •  HILLVIEW— Organized by the Hillview Police Department, over 90 participants ran, biked, walked or Army crawled their way through the course to help raise over $4,000 for Active Heroes. Active Heroes is an organization dedicated to decreasing the rate of veteran suicides, which now average 20 veterans a day.

    The 14th Armor Re-creations group of Shepherdsville displayed military tanks for attendees to look inside of, as well as other military vehicles.

    Zoneton Fire, Louisville SWAT, the Air Force and the Army were among the other displays at the event.

  •  Students observing a tragic day in American history were infants when it all happened.

    Cadets from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School will gather in front of Hebron’s flag pole just before 9:00 a.m. the morning of Monday, Sept. 11 to remember what occurred 16 years ago.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three giant American flags were raised in front of the Judicial Center for a Sept. 11 commemoration on Sunday.

    Deemed the Bullitt County Annual First Responder Heroes Honor Day, the event gathered first responders from Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington, Nichols, Shepherdsville and Southeast Bullitt, as well as numerous city and county officials, veterans and residents.

    Organized by state representative Dan Johnson, Johnson shared his 9/11 experience, having been in New York City during the attacks.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - The Bullitt Masonic Lodge 155 F&AM Gavel Club in Shepherdsville made a donation to help out students at Cedar Grove Elementary School.

    Members collected $600 for the school’s Family Resource Center for the purchase of necessary items.

    Representatives made the donation to FRC coordinator Tammy Perdew, who will use the funding for school supplies, clothing, and other necessities benefitting students and helping them meet their daily needs.

  • Students at Old Mill Elementary were taught timeless lessons by a classic character in a modern setting.

    Sponsored by the Family Resource Center, “Robin Hood” utilized student engagement to teach them about helping others, sticking true to themselves and doing what is right.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- During his four years of service with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Billy Allen advocated for a K-9 unit.

    When he went to the Shepherdsville Police Department, Allen again had an interest in starting a K-9 unit.

    So, when two positions were posted to work as a K-9 officer, Allen jumped at the opportunity.

    Now, Allen and Chad Woods have new partners, Diego and Cherry.

    So far, the experience has been a great one, said Allen.