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Today's Features

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - Not since the heady days of the Civil War, when Lebanon Junction was truly the gateway to the South, have this many Northerners come together to enjoy the Kentucky experience in Bullitt County.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department showed that their commander is a true grinder.

    Col. Doug Puckett visited with local citizens during a “Coffee with the Chief” event at Cedar Grove Coffee House.

    For one hour patrons received a free cup of coffee along with an opportunity to discuss issues of their choosing with Puckett or one of the other department members in attendance.

    The topics ranged from specific issues within neighborhoods to overall city traffic situations.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - It may have been a devastating tornado that put Pioneer Village on the national map in 1996, but the city has officially moved that event into its historical files.

    Today Pioneer Village heads forward, celebrating with a 40th anniversary party that included the ceremonial burning of its tornado debt, along with the presentation of a new city flag.

    The day-long celebration was highlighted by a special ceremony to raise the flag and burn the debt papers, hosted by mayor Gary Hatcher and former city police chief Rodney Hockenbury.

  •  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.