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  •     Brooks Run is described by the Kentucky Division of Water as a stream with impaired uses due to low water quality.  Each of the five (5) northern Bullitt County Phase II cities is located at least partially within the Brooks Run Watershed.      The main channel passes through Fox Chase and Pioneer Village and primary tributaries flow from or through Hillview, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - Back by popular demand, the Bullitt County Arts Council’s Bullitt County Vocalist of the Year Contest has returned.

    On Saturday, some of the best singers in the county will have the opportunity to show off their vocal talents at this year’s Old Fashion Days Festival.

    This marks the first year the competition finals will be held in Lebanon Junction.

    Arts Council member and vocal coach Judy Nevitt, who organizes the annual event, said she was thrilled to have the 2010 contest finals in Lebanon Junction.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A priest from a big family will guide a large portion of Bullitt County’s Catholic family into the future.

    The Rev. Brian Kenney will officially become the pastor at St. Aloysius of Shepherdsville and St. Benedict in Lebanon Junction on Labor Day weekend. He will also guide the St. Clare Oratory in Colesburg.

    The youngest of seven children, Kenney was raised in Louisville, attending church and school at St. Barnabas and St. Raphael. He graduated from St. Xavier High School.

  •     The Bullitt County Health Department wants to remind the community the best way to prevent flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. Seasonal flu shots will be available at the following locations:

        Flu shot clinics will be held at the Bullitt County Health Department beginning the week of Tuesday, October 5, 2010.  The hours for flu shot clinics will be Tuesdays from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  •     It was a feast for the senses at this year’s Shepherdsfest.

         The annual Christian art and music showcase recently drew hundreds to Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

        Folks of all ages had the opportunity see the handiwork of local artists, listen to live music, participate in arts and crafts and sample mouthwatering fare like barbeque and Kentucky burgoo.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - Get out your dancing shoes, grab a seat and prepare for a weekend of live music and entertainment at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    “We expect this year to be bigger and better,” said entertainment organizer Marsha Puckett of the Old Fashion Days Committee.

    “We try each year to bring in new entertainment to keep people coming back.”

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - Put on your aprons and bring your sweet tooth, because the second annual Old Fashion Days Bake Off is this weekend.

    After last year’s inaugural Bake Off proved to be a resounding success, the Old Fashion Days Committee decided to bring it back for an encore.

    “This year we expect a lot of good home cooking from our contestants,” said event organizer and committee member Marsha Puckett.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - If you love the sweet sound of an old fashion fiddle you won’t want to miss the first-ever Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    On Saturday, Oct. 2, fiddle players from miles around will descend upon Lebanon Junction to join local talent for the inaugural event.

    Old Fashion Days has never hosted a fiddle contest and organizer Tobee Taylor is hoping for a good turnout of competitors and spectators.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - It was 200 years ago that a group of seven pioneers gathered to start a Baptist church in a wilderness dotted with rustic log cabins and primitive stone houses in northern Bullitt County.

    Little did they know they were establishing a church that would stand two centuries and become one of the largest congregations in the county.

    As this year marks the bicentennial of Little Flock Ministry Center the church has commemorated the historic milestone with a series of monthly events that began in January.

  •     The Bullitt County Fairgrounds recently played host to the seventh annual Bluegrass 101 festival.

        The event featured a variety of country and bluegrass music from acts such as Cumberland River, Town Mountain, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Driving Rain, Kentucky Wind and of course, Bluegrass 101.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since 2005 the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program has served the best interests of young people within the county court system.

        CASA volunteers are appointed to every case of abuse or neglect in the court system. Currently 62 CASA volunteers are working with 61 children.

        "We're still not meeting half the need in this county," said CASA director Cindy Prestigiacomo.

  • The Very Important Partner (VIP) Youth Poster Campaign recognizes youth who model a drug-free life. Nominated youths write an essay, go through an interview and vetting process and are chosen for their example of drug-free choices.

    The 2010 VIP youth unveiled their posters at a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Editor’s Note: The following is a story on a seminar held for students during the past school year. It is a perfect way for students to get the year started.

    HEBRON ESTATES - What sparked you to do what you do?

    A panel of adults from all walks of life recently talked with a group of North Bullitt High School students. Part of that discussion was to light a spark in the minds of the juniors and seniors in attendance.

  • CONNECT at Bernheim is a nighttime collision of art, music, science and technology around Lake Nevin. Artists, scientists, naturalists, progressive thinkers and innocent bystanders unite in this celebration of creativity and technology-informed, infused and surrounded by nature.

    CONNECT is Bernheim’s grand invitation for all to experiment, play, dance and dream. One can participate in the madness or simply enjoy the sights and sounds.

    Saturday, Sept. 11 5:52pm - 9:52pm (Two hours before and after sunset). Enter at the Sunset Amphitheatre on Lake Nevin.

  • CLERMONT - A total of 36 Bernheim Middle School students competed in the National Junior Beta Club convention in Louisville.

    Participants were students previously place in the top three in their events at the state level.

    The overall theme of this year’s competition was “Circle of Winners,” playing on a horse racing theme to honor Louisville as the host city.

    Kristina Glidewell’s 24x36 watercolor painting of three race horses coming head on won top honors.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After losing much of his hearing to a massive stroke in 1988 and surviving another one four years later, Mycle Brandy suffered a third stroke in 1997 that rendered his right side paralyzed, confining him to a wheel chair.

        To many, it seemed the 46 -year-old might never fully recover, but Brandy was determined to walk again.

        “It was a hard one to overcome,” Brandy said. “But I’m pretty stubborn.”

  • HILLVIEW - Bullitt County may have a new hidden treasure within its boundaries.

    The new and improved Comfort Inn officially opened featuring the Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park.

    Local officials gathered along with Comfort Inn owners for an official ribbon cutting celebration to introduce the water park and hotel updates to the public.

    The 10,000 square foot water park is open 365 days a year. General manager Angel Frizzell said the park was open to the public and accessible without purchasing a hotel room.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Franklin D. Roosevelt was a president who made his mark doing things to help other Americans.

        He was also a president who overcame disabilities to lead the nation.

        David Strange, director of the Bullitt County History Museum, said Roosevelt never wanted any credit or praise for his acts.

        Yet, that act of public service is sometimes lacking.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A semblance of stability in a secure location has allowed the Center for Women and Families to steadily increase services for Bullitt County.

        A local advisory council, along with increased security by local police, have also helped CWF maintain focus in assisting area clients.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The annual Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest will be held on Sept. 11. 

        Contestants must be 15 years old, but not have reached 19 years old by January 1, 2011.

        They must be a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and must submit a contest application, along with a certified copy of school grades for the past two years.