• 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.

  • BCHS community enjoys movie role

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What was so special about Bullitt Central High School that led Mustard Seed Entertainment to select it as part of its movie?

    Was it the community vibe, the school’s size, or the team logo and colors? All of it played a part, but the main reason was record clerk Amy Knopp.

    In her fifth year at Bullitt Central, Knopp has a connection with Mustard Seed co-producers Alexandra Boylan and Andrea Polnaszek. She attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with both.

  • Speaker from New York to be part of 9-11 program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The  memory of Sept. 11, 2001, will never fade from the minds of Americans.

    Each September, Bullitt County has hosted an event to not only remember the events of that day but to also salute first responders who put their lives on the line every day.

    Rebecca Johnson and Gary Lawson are coordinating the 2018 observance and it will be a bit more personal for Johnson.

    Several of the speakers slated for the Sunday, Sept. 9, event outside the judicial center in Shepherdsville will have a close tie to her late husband, Dan.

  • True survivor inspires group of women at Pleasant Grove

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Even when surrounded by loved ones, different situations can make one feel as if she is the “soul survivor” and the only one to ever face a challenge.

    The ladies at Pleasant Grove Baptist understand the feeling and planned a special women’s event to bring women in the community together in their struggles and their faith.

    Whether it is a mother of missionaries, becoming a widow, dealing with addiction or through self-failures, a speaker was available for every area of life.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central High School will have a major role to play in an upcoming movie.

    Catching Faith 2, a production of Mustard Seed Entertainment, has incorporated the school as part of its storyline.

    The sequel focuses on an inspirational theme, involving various individuals involved in a small-town high school football team.