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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT - Among those attending the recent 150th birthday celebration for James Beam was Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews.

    There were a lot of people at the celebration and quite honestly, I didn’t try to figure out whether they were part of the celebration or just visiting the American Stillhouse at the distillery on that particular day.

    Part of the celebration was the unveiling of a statue of Beam, with his tie blowing in the wind.

    It wasn’t until the end of the ceremony and the crowd had dwindled when the Matthews couple approached.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--It's that time of year again.

    The city of Mount Washington will have one of their annual cleanups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the city annex, said City Utilities Superintendent. 

    Items that are allowed include furniture and old appliances.

    The crew will not accept items that are flammable or have freon in them such as gas and propane tanks.

    The city annex is located at 186 Branham Way.

  •  CLERMONT -- Hoping to outsmart Mother Nature, the third annual WineFest has been expanded to two days this year at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The event will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27.

    Brance Gould, owner of Forest Edge Winery and one of the coordinators of the event, said they hope to avoid rain at least one day.

    At the annual event, patrons can visit more than 16 wine vendors, from across the state, to taste their wares. Wine will be available by the glass and bottle for purchase.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - A trip to Michigan with friends took Sharon Cheser down the long road to Kentucky State Fair success.

    Cheser and her husband, Cliff, were visiting the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island with friends on a Toby Tours trip.

    Dinner at the Grand Hotel included a dessert bar with one of the best chocolate cakes they ever tasted.

    "My friends said try to make it," Cheser recalled. "I tried until my husband liked it, and then a friend helped perfect it. I'd keep track of all the changes."

  •  What do a log cabin, trip around the world and wedding ring all have in common?

    Find out at the fourth annual Bluegrass Quilt Festival this year. The event will be Sept. 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The festival was started by Bluegrass Quilt Festival LLC owned by Bullitt County residents Jo Ann Jeffries and Pam Heyna. The Mt. Washington Quilting Bees also help to run the show.

  •  The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition held its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington hopes to again draw a number of visitors hungry for barbecue.

    The city will have its second annual BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 9 p.m., according to Dan Kelty, one of the event coordinators.

    This year the festival will be held in the ValuMarket parking lot.

    Other activities will include bounce houses for children, car shows, chances to dunk some of the Mount Washington police officers and live entertainment.

    This year’s proceeds will go to benefit CASA of Bullitt County.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION -- Though there will not be an Old Fashion Days this year, there will be an opportunity for the community to celebrate.

    The  Lebanon Junction park’s committee will put on a fall festival on Sept. 26-27.

    The festivities will begin Friday night with the chili cook-off at the fire department from 5 to 6 p.m. 

    There will be live music from the Mt. Moriah Gospel Singers from 6 to 7 p.m. and Junction Creek will finish the night off at the pavilion with music from 7 to 11 p.m. at the park.

  • CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.

    Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company's fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Bullitt County author Amy McCorkle will make a special appearance at an upcoming writer’s convention in Louisville.

    Imaginarium will take place Sept. 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. The event is a creative writing convention.

    McCorkle will be featured as a guest speaker during the premier of her film, “Letters to Daniel,” based on her book of the same title. The event will include a Q&A session with McCorkle, who will also sign copies of the book.