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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT -- Competitors on the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series will bring their high-powered vehicles to the fastest track in Kentucky on Saturday evening.

    After being rained out in August, the Battle of the Bluegrass series was rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds. The first race begins at 7 p.m.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - He arrived a few minutes late because of the local traffic, but U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made it to Shepherdsville City Hall for his scheduled Town Hall Meeting.

    Shepherdsville hosted Guthrie’s 15th meeting, allowing citizens an opportunity to address their concerns and ask questions about local, state and federal issues.

    Guthrie’s goal was addressing topics from the House of Representatives perspective, shedding light on reasons behind the thoughts and actions of the Washington, DC, brain trust.

  •  HILLVIEW -- Though it’s been almost 15 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, it’s still a day our nation will remember.

    “It’s important to me, that people don’t forget what happened and we remember the ones we lost,” said coordinator Scott Miller.

    Miller has been a special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department for nine years and formerly served as a military police officer in the Army.

    “9/11 is our generation’s Pearl Harbor,” he said.

  • Reserve your seat today or you will miss Where Ideas Take F.L.I.G.H.T.

    The Bullitt County Public School/OVEC Institute is a free event scheduled for Saturday, September 20th from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (with lunch on own and door prizes at the end of the day).

    District Technology Integration Specialist Christie Turbeville said anything an individual would possibly want to learn about technology and teaching will be available from a host of presenters.

  •  CLERMONT - John Beckner continues his reign as Bullitt County’s model citizen.

    Beckner creates wooden toy models by hand as his hobby. He’s good enough at his hobby to earn awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Clermont resident received his seventh Best of Show ribbon for his 2014 entry, a Caterpillar Wheel Loader model.

    Beckner created this year’s model “by the book” with basic scale drawings of the large piece of machinery.

  •  The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will host its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk on Saturday, Sept. 6.

    The walk is held in each of the three counties in the coalition region. The local walk will be at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Walkers register at 9:30 a.m. and receive a pedometer sponsored by Walgreen’s and a goody bag with health information and free gym pass from the YMCA.

    At 10 a.m., the walkers will start their pedometers and walk as long as they want from 10-11 a.m.

  •  CLERMONT - Residents and businesses in the Clermont area consider themselves members of a full-time community. 

    The U.S. Postal Service, however, doesn’t seem to agree.

    As of Aug. 25, the Clermont Post Office officially changed to part-time open hours for customers, from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8-10 a.m. Saturdays.

    The change was part of a two-year plan implemented by USPS in 2012 to keep smaller community post offices and zip codes in place.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - At the conclusion of Saturday’s Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational Golf Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Bullitt East Lady Charger team, as well as the team from Presentation Academy, took the Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS. 

    With a little help from the team from Notre Dame Academy, there was plenty of ice water to go around which wasn’t too bad on a hot and humid day. The Lady Charger team sent out a challenge to the Bullitt East boys’ golf team to support ALS research.

  •  The following youngsters were honored at the Bullitt County 4-H Fair:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- red ribbon in junior leather arts and crafts class; and a red ribbon for wood science made from kit

    *Lilly Mooney -- red ribbon in junior scrapbooking; red ribbon in junior paper crafts; red ribbon in junior color drawing; white ribbon in junior black and white drawing; white ribbon in needlework items with small amount of embroidery; white ribbon in horticulture black and white photograph; and blue ribbon in let’s learn to sew/Unit 1/non-clothing option

  • FERN CREEK--Metro Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer returned to his roots recently as he was a guest speaker at the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce. The native of the Fern Creek community spoke about some of the accomplishments during his tenure and his plans for the future. The luncheon was sponsored by The Pioneer News, which is a member of the organization.