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Today's Features

  •  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).

  •  CLERMONT - Bernheim Forest will be abuzz with programs and events throughout September, including the annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    BugFest, Bernheim’s celebration of insects and their relatives, welcomes families to meet multi-legged creatures, go on insect safaris and taste chocolate-covered crickets. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite bugs for the Bug Parade and dance the buggy boogie.

    Fall Plant Sale

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dan Johnson knows first-hand how traumatic the 9-11-01 events were in New York.

    He was there. He was really, really close. He was there to help those who were injured.

    For the first 13 years after the terrorist attack, Johnson was a regular at observances, either in New York or in Washington, D.C.

    Last year, Johnson was part of the 9-11 observance in Jefferson County.

    This year, Johnson is coordinating the Bullitt County 9-11 observance.

  •  CLERMONT - The Bourbon and Wine Trail will lead to some of the commonwealth’s finest wines, gathered together again for its annual festival.

    The 5th annual Wine Fest, presented by the Kentucky Wineries Association, will take place at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The two-day event has changed dated over the years, settling in for 2016 on Sept. 9-10.

    The Wine Fest is being presented in association with Ina Marcella Events and Think Tank Louisville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the month of September began, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an advisory pertaining to a rash of overdoses involving heroin laced with another drug, fentanyl.

    As the month of August ended, two local organizations continued their struggle to educate the community on the dangers of heroin and other abused substances.

  •     The 2016-2017 school year began with special honors for one elementary school music teacher.
        Stacey Stults was named District V Music Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA). She has taught music for 16 year investing time at Lebanon Junction and Nichols Elementary Schools before joining the Shepherdsville Elementary School staff when the doors opened in 2005.

  •  The city of Hillview recently hosted a bike and skate rally.

    Several youngsters brought their bikes to engraved for identification.

    Others got to select a bike from those which had been recovered or abandoned.

    There was food and music available.

    However, due to a low turnout, there will be a second opportunity.

    The next bike and skate rally will be on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m. At Noon, there will be a bike ride led by the police department.

  •  On July 31, Shirley Lakes presented her annual summer piano recital at Vine Hill Baptist Church in Clermont.

    Volunteers particitating included Audrey Greenwell, Jazmin Colville, Lilah Cash, Isabella Cape, Sarah Simpson, Daniel Bandy, Brian Simpson, Hannah Hatfield, Tatum St. Clair, Hannah Kingrey, Rachel Hasty, Emily Bickel, Riley Delk, Travis Ray, Caroline McCrorey and Rachel McCrorey.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day. Two local agencies were hoping to raise awareness leading up to the important date by hosting The Big Purple Event.

    Co-sponsored by Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT), The Big Purple Event featured guest speakers, live entertainment and vendor booths featuring regional organizations that are dealing with drug abuse and addiction issues.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had truly been a labor of love or the members of the Daughters of American Revolution Salt River chapter in Bullitt County.
        The research and the resources to make a lasting recogniton to Henry Crist was not done overnight.
        But, recently, a large crowd gathered at the Bullitt County Courthouse on a hot Saturday afternoon.
        They came to learn a little about the man who had a big presence in Bullitt County.