• COLORFEST 2018: Annual Bernheim Forest family event this weekend

     CLERMONT - The foliage should be nearing its peak, which will make a beautiful backdrop for the annual ColorFest celebration at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    “The colors are just beginning to change,” said Bernheim communications and marketing manager Amy Landon. “We’ll have the event just a little before the peak.”

    This year’s ColorFest event is scheduled for Oct. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The usual fun activities will take place along with a few new things, according to Landon.

  • Tickets on sale for first major event to generate funds for animal shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Animal Shelter has come a long way from its previous years of problems, issues, and a full media circus.

    Members of the new Friends of Bullitt County Animal Shelter non-profit organization will now hope to assist with a different kind of circus altogether.

    The group is hosting its first major fundraiser, Under the Big Top, featuring a dinner and auction at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. They are billing the event as “The greatest show in Bullitt County.”

  • You Can't Rain on Our Parade

      Over 60 units greeted a big crowd seated along Buckman Street on Thursday as the annual Bullitt Central Homecoming Parade was held.

    Jesse Bacon, the new superintendent, was selected as the grand marshal of the parade.

    For more photos from the event, click here.

  • Plenty of steps toward healthy family activity

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — They walked the walk and had the steps to prove it.

    The Wellness Walk, which served as part of the second annual Family Fest, proved to be a success at the tally of the total steps walked far exceeded any expectations.

  • Rain can’t stop survivors from spreading word

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—The rain can’t wash away the pain and it can’t keep away a vigil honoring lives lost to drug addiction.

    Breaking the Chains of Addiction, an organization dedicated to helping steer people away from drug use, hosted its annual vigil in the First Street Park in honor of National Overdose Awareness Day.

    Though the rain caused the walk portion to be cancelled, neighbors still gathered under the pavilion to discuss the impact addiction has had on their lives.

  • Full steam ahead for fun festival

     LEBANON JUNCTION—All aboard as the Fall Festival Express stops in Lebanon Junction this weekend.

    The train-themed fun will run Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Wall Street Park.

    “Let’s face it: this is a railroad town,” park committee member Allie Phillips said. “Always has been, always will be.”

    Games, booths and live music from Junction Creek will take place Friday night at the park.

  • Shepherdsville Shindig of Music

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—It may not have been in the park, but there was still a musical Shindig in Shepherdsville.

    Hoping to make it a semi-annual event, the first Shindig in the Park moved to the Shepherdsville Government Center due to poor weather.

    Nonetheless, residents brought their foldable chairs and heard live music from recording artists EmiSunshine and Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers to local closet artists during an open mic segment.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s annual 9/11 Memorial and Honoring Heroes Day took place again this year despite the weather threat from the remnants of Hurricane Gordon.

    This year’s event honored former State Representative Dan Johnson, with guest speakers including 9/11 first responders who had worked with Johnson during the aftermath of the attacks.

  • Family Fun Fest set for Thursday at Roby Elementary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Walking, hunting or bouncing are all acceptable ways to help Bullitt County beat the surrounding counties’ challenge of most steps in an hour.

    Taking place during the second annual Family Fest on Thursday, Sept. 13, the 2018 Wellness Walk will offer multiple ways for participants to help the county reach its 100,000 steps goal.

  • Brewer to bring music to ‘shindig’ in the city park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Twenty years ago, locals could look forward to the Strictly Bluegrass festival at Iroquois Park to quench their live musical thirst.

    On Sunday, Sept. 9, a new event will debut at the First Street Park in Shepherdsville, organized by one of the same creators.

    The first ever “Shindig in the Park” will offer a family-friendly time for bluegrass, American, classic country and gospel lovers alike.