Memorial service in  MW

    Mount Washington Cemetery will host its annual Memorial service on Sunday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m.

    The public is invited to attend this service.

Eastern Gate VBS Classes

    Eastern Gate Baptist Church in Shepherdsville will host Vacation Bible School classes on June 5-9.

    Classes for preschoolers, children and students from three years old through the 12th grade will be held from 6-9 p.m.

    A family night will be held on Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

    Fore more information and to register, you can call 955-1228 or visit

    The church is located at 3699 N. Preston Highway, just four miles north of Shepherdsville.

Looking for CREW members

    Do you have a passion to help Bullitt County become a healthier place?

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (CREW) is looking for you.

    Community partners and citizens are invited to be part of a group which is working to make Bullitt County a healthier place to live and to work.

    The next meeting will be on July 12 at 3 p.m. If you are interested or just need more information, call 955-5355 and tell them that you saw this invitation in The Pioneer News.

Summer library Quest for Fun

    The Central Library in Shepherdsville will kick off its Summerquest on Saturday, June 3, from 1-3 p.m.

    There will be Stage One performances, Laser Tag, STEAM activities, face painting, touch-a-fire truck, food trucks and much more.

    This will kickoff the summer of reading fun at all the library facilities.

    Everyone is invited. The Central Library is located on Conestoga Parkway next to the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    For more information, go to

Karaoke at Legion Post

    The American Legion Post 157 will host weekly karaoke night.

    This happens each Friday from 8-11:30 p.m.

    Everyone is invited. the post is located on Cedar Grove Road at Old Preston Highway in Shepherdsville.

Legion Post hosts car & bike cruise

    On the third Sunday of each month through October, the American Legion Post 157 will host a car and bike cruise.

    This happens from 1-5 p.m. There will be food, drink and raffles.

    The post is located on Cedar Grove Road at Old Preston Highway in Shepherdsville. All are invited.

Youth Fishing Derby

The Kentucky  Conservation Officers Association, along with the Bullitt County Rod and Gun Club and Jim Beam Distillery, will sponsor the annual Bullitt County Youth Fishing Derby.

The event will be held from  9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. It is open to those 15 and under, along with their families.

This is a free event. It takes place during the Free Fishing Weekend in Kentucky.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. All youth participants must sign in to receive their ticket and be eligible for prize drawings. Trophy presentations will be for big fish, most fish and li’l fish.

Limited food and drinks will be provided by the Bullitt County Road and Gun Club.

The fishing derby will be on Lake Chapeze, on Chapeze Lane. Traveling east on Highway 245, participants should turn left on Chapeze Lane at the Forest Edge Winery.

First General hosts singing

    The First General Baptist Church of Shepherdsville will host an evening of gospel singing on Sunday, June 11.

    At 6 p.m., the Trinity Aires of Campbellsville will sing.

    Everyone is invited. The church is located at 445 W. Blue Lick Road in Shepherdsville. Michael Calhoun is the pastor.

Sunnyside hosts VBS classes

    Sunnyside Baptist will offer the Twist and Turn Vacation Bible School classes on June 19-23.

    Classes for K through 12th grade will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m.

    All are invited. The church is located at 2722 Knob Creek Road.

    For more information, call 502-468-9902.

Memorial service

    On Sunday, May 28, the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 454, will host its 30th annual Memorial Service at the shadow of the “The Final LZ”, a Vietnam Memorial in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Mount Washington.

    The service begins at 2 p.m. and will feature a presentation of the Colors, speakers, and placing of memorial wreaths and more.

    The event is open to all veterans, their families and the general public.

    The cemetery is on North Bardstown Road at Landis Lane.

Calvary Christian VBS classes

    Calvary Christian Center will host Vacation Bible School classes on June 26-30.

    Stellar VBS will be offered for kids from Pre-K through the seventh grade and will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. each day.

    The church is located on Highway 44 East in Mount Washington. For more information, go to

American Legion Riders

    The American Legion Post 157 will have a ride on Saturday, June 10.

    Kick stands go up at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 a rider and $10 a passenger, which includes a meal after the ride.

    You can buy dinner for $10 if you aren’t riding.

    All invited. The post is located on Cedar Grove Road at Old Preston Highway South in Shepherdsville.

Memorial Day service

    The Bullitt County VFW Post 5710 will host this year’s Memorial Day service on the courthouse lawn.

    The community is invited to attend this special service, which begins at 11 a.m.

    One of the speakers will be Troy Golden, a veteran of the Iraq War with numerous deployments. He is also an associate pastor of Holy Chapel.

    Following the service, the community is invited to a cookout at the post, located on Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

Mount Washington Farmers Market

    It is approaching the start of the annual Farmers Market in Mount Washington.

    The Saturday markets will run from June 10 through Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. until Noon.

    On Wednesdays, running June 14 through Sept. 6, the market will be open from 4-7 p.m.

    And from 4:15-5:45 p.m. each Wednesday, there will be Art and the Market. In a partnership with the Mount Washington branch library, free art classes will be held under the gazebo each week.

    All the activities will be in the pavilion off Old Bardstown Road between the First Baptist Church and the library.

Simple Steps to Stewardship

    The Bullitt County Extension Service will host a seminar on Simple Steps to Stewardship on May 23 from 6-8:30 p.m.

    Do you have a few acres of farm, forest, or land? Have you ever wondered…

    …How do I get started with land stewardship?

    …What resource agencies are available?

    …How do I improve soil and water resources?

    …How do I manage my woodlands for timber and wildlife?

Registration fee: $15 at this link:  

This program is brought to you by UK Cooperative Extension Service and KY Woodland Owners Association.

This work was funded in part by Cooperative Agreement No. 83575401-2 and a grant from the U.S. EPA under §319(h)of the Clean Water Act through the Kentucky Division of Water to the University of Kentucky.

Spaghetti dinner for landscaping

    The group of individuals working to improve the appearance of Shepherdsville will host a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, June 11, from 1-4 p.m.

    The dinner will be at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and the cost is $5 per person.

    There will be a cake auction also.

    For tickets or for more information, call 955-7009.

Boys and Girls Ranch openings

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is accepting camper applications for the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch Camp.

    The boys’ camp will be June 12-15 and the girls’ camp will be July 3-6.

    The camps are free and travel is provided by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Stop by the sheriff’s office in the courthouse or call 543-2514 for  more information.

    The Boys & Girls Ranch is dedicated to redirecting the lives of children in Kentucky; to build their self-esteem, moral character and team them to have respect for themselves as well as law enforcement professionals.

MultiPurpose CAA meeting

    The next meeting of the Multi-Purpose CAA will be held on Monday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m.

    The meeting will be held at the Spencer County Fiscal Court, 28 E. Main Street, Taylorsville.

    The public is invited. Multipurpose CAA serves Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties.

St. Francis hosts Vacation Bible School

    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church will host Vacation Bible School classes June 19-23.

    This year’s theme is a “Stellar” week, a space-based theme.

    The event is free to the community. Drop-off time will be 5:30 p.m. with activities until 8:15 p.m.

    To register or to receive more information, go to the church’s website,

    The church is located on Highway 44 East at Stringer Lane in Mount Washington.

Nuts and Bolts of Nutrition

    The Bullitt County Health Department will host a class on the Nuts and Bolts of Nutrition.

    The next classes will be on June 20 from 5-6:30 p.m.

The class is open to all residents of Bullitt County and is geared toward those who are pre-diabetic and newly diagnosed with the disease.

    To register, email to Doris.Riddle @hullitt or call 955-7837 ext. 2121.

Summer Youth Lions Camp

    A Lions Youth Camp will be held this summer for visually impaired youth.

    The free camp will be held at the Lions Camp Crescendo near Lebanon Junction.

    Camp dates are July 3-7.

    For more information, email

Shepherdsville Farmers Market

    The Shepherdsville Farmers Market will be held each Saturday from June 3 through Sept. 23.

    Vendors will be at the market from 9 a.m. until 1 p..

    The farmers market is located on Joe B. Hall Avenue just west of South Buckman Street.

Cruzin’ for Cancer June 10

    The annual Cruzin’ for Cancer will be held on Saturday, June 10, at the Hillview Community Center on Prairie Drive.

    The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., rain or shine.

    All proceeds will go to the J. Graham Brown Cancer Center.

    Cars, trucks and motorcycles are invited to be part of this fund-raiser. There will be crafts, vendors, silent auction and food.

    Everyone is invited. Go to for more information.

Hillview City Fair June 1-3

    The annual Hillview City Fair will be held June 1-3 at the government center.

    Festivities will begin each day at 4 p.m.

    It will be bike night on Thursday. Pageants and live music will be the highlight on Friday. More live music on Saturday.

    There will be rides and food each day, as well as vendor booths.

    The entire community is invited to attend.

Bullitt County Cattlemen’s 2023 Speaker Lineup Announced:

    Mark your calendars and join local beef producers every second Tuesday of the month to learn new techniques in herd management.

    Guests and non-members are always welcome to attend. Each meeting is free and approved for CAIP education requirements too! They will be located at BC Extension Office, 384 Halls Lane, Shepherdsville, from 7-9 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Call 502-543-2257 for details.

    June 13: Dr. Darrh Bullock on Improving Cattle Herd Genetics

    July 11: Dr. Greg Halich on Managing Healthy Pastures

    August 8: Dr. Les Anderson on Managing Cattle Herds for Reproductive Success, Efficiency, and Health

    Sept 12: Dr. Amanda Gumbert on Cow Pond Bank Maintenance, Riparian Buffers, and Water Quality

    Oct 10: Dr. Katie VanValin on Cattle Nutrition and Feeding Distillery Waste Products

    Nov 14: Dr. Steve Higgins on Providing Water for Beef Cattle in Rotational Grazing Systems

Celebrate Recovery

    Faith Assembly of God will host Celebrate Recovery every Friday evening.

    Everyone is invited. The sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

    The church is located at 6811 S. Preston Highway in Lebanon Junction.

    For more information, call 543-1457.

Journey Church hosts ESL classes

    Need to learn English as a Second Language?

    Free ESL classes will be held each Monday from March 13 through the end of the school year.

    Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Church in Shepherdsville. Refreshments provided.

    Contact the church for more information.

Cedar Grove Community Church

    Cedar Grove United Methodist Church has now become Cedar Grove Community Church, a Global Methodist Church.

    Anyone looking for a loving, Biblical church home, services are each Sunday at 10 a.m.

    The church is located at 5023 Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.

Democratic Party to meet

    The Bullitt County Democratic Party will meet on Tuesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the First Harrison Innovation Hub on Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

    The public is invited to attend.

First Baptist Monday meals

    The First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville has resumed its Monday meals.

    The community is invited for a free meal each Monday at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:50 p.m.

    You can enter at the back or side doors.

    The church is located on South Buckman Street next to the county courthouse.

Bullitt Ministerial group to meet

    The Bullitt County Ministerial Association will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at Mr. Gattis.

    The meeting begins at 1 p.m. All pastors and representatives of Bullitt County ministries are invited.

    For more information, contact pastor Randy Pace at 543-4444.

Hillview Church Dare to Care

    The Hillview Community Christian Church food pantry and Dare to Care program will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

    It will be open from 5-6 p.m.

    The drive-thru food pantry will be located at the City of Hillview Annex Building at 1191 Hillview Boulevard.

    Only those in Hillview, Pioneer Village and Brooks are eligible for this site.


First Nazarene Dare to Care

    Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene is hosting a Dare to Care food distribution every Tuesday.

    The drive-thru food bank will be at the old Melton Food Mart every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m.

    Bring something with your address and a photo ID to receive assistance.

    This is for the 40165 and 40177 zip codes only. Bring boxes, bags or other containers to carry your food.

    The drive-thru pickup is located on North Maple Street off Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

Ray of Hope Dare to Care

    Ray of Hope Christian Fellowship’s food pantry is partnering with Dare to Care to serve those in need of food assistance with 40165, 40177, 40109 and 40229 zip codes.

    The food pantry is located at 384 Raymond Road in Shepherdsville and will be open from 9-11 a.m. each Saturday.

    Each client may receive a food box once each month.

    Bring a photo ID and a recent piece of mail to be served.

Turnaround Center activities

    The Turnaround Pantry will be open at the main location on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

    Food boxes are available at 12:30 p.m.

    The center is  located at 11980 S. Preston Highway in Lebanon Junction.

    Every Monday, Thursday and Friday at Noon, there is a hot meal provided at the Turnaround Center 2 Kitchen at 191 S. Poplar Street in Lebanon Junction.

    Produce is also available.

    And the Turnaround Market, located at 11491 S. Preston Highway in Lebanon Junction, is open by appointment only.

    New items only. Call 502-488-1628 for an appointment.

HANDS program helps expectant parents

    Having a baby or have a new baby?

    Check out the HANDS program. It is free and voluntary.

    A highly-skilled HANDS worker will provide fun, interactive activities to teach you and your baby to be the best you can be.

    For more information, call the Bullitt County Health Department at 955-5355.

MW Lions Club fish fry Fridays

    The Mount Washington Lions Club will host a fish fry on the second Friday of each month.

    The fish will start frying at 4 p.m. and goes until everything is sold, which is normally 5:30-6 p.m.

    Everyone is invited. The fish fry will be at 810 N. Bardstown Road in Mount Washington.

    Proceeds help to benefit projects in the community.

Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes

    The Bullitt County Health Department is hosting the Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes.

    The free class will be  held on May 16 from 5-6:30 p.m.

    This is geared toward those who are pre-diabetic or has been recently diagnosed.

    To register, call 955-7837 ext. 2121 or email to

Bluegrass music in Hillview

    The Hillview Government Center is again hosting Bluegrass Music and fish fry each Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

    The public is invited to the free singing and the chance to purchase fish dinners.

    The government center is located on Crestwood Lane in Hillview.


Masonic Lodge breakfast June 3

    Bullitt Masonic Lodge 155 all-you-can-eat breakfast will be  held on Saturday, May 6.

    From 7-10 a.m., the public is invited to breakfast. The buffet cost is $9 a person.

    The breakfast will be held the first Saturday of each month.The next will be on Saturday, June 3.

    The lodge is located on High School Drive next to Bullitt Central High School. Everyone is invited to attend. Dine-in or carryout available.

Bullitt GOP meets June 1

    The Bullitt County GOP will meet on Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    The Republican Party meets on the first Thursday of each month in January.

    Everyone is invited.

BCHS Youth Services food pantry

    The Bullitt Central Youth Services Center has a food pantry available to families in all Bullitt Central feeder schools.

    For more information or to make a donation, call Christy Hardin at 869-6013 or

Hillview CERT seeks volunteers

    Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community?

    Join the Hillview Community Emergency Response Team.

    Training is provided. You must be at least 18 to join the team. However, those 15-17 can join the junior program.

    Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the community center at 298 Prairie Drive.

NB Lions Club to meet

    The North Bullitt Lions Club will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

    The Jack Taylor Lions Building is at 200 Cathy Way in Hillview. Guests are always invited.

McNeil Lodge hosts breakfast

    McNeil Lodge 586  hosts its all-you-can-eat breakfast on the second Saturday of each month.

    The next breakfast will be on June 10.

    It will be held from 7-10 a.m. Donation is $8.

    The lodge is located at 145 Ash Street in Lebanon Junction.

    Everyone is invited.


Genealogical Society to meet

    The Bullitt County Genealogical Society has returned to its regular meetings.

    The next meeting will be on Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m.

    Geraldine Sutton Smith will speak on the Kelly Green Men.

    The meeting will be in the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    All are invited.

    Future meetings will be on June 17 (author Erv Klien); July 15, (local historian David Strange); Aug. 19, field trip to Smithville Mill in Mount Washington; Sept. 16, (author Gwinn Thompson); Oct. 21, (Show and Tell); Nov. 18 (Reggie Van Stockum Jr.); and Dec. 9, Christmas Social in the history museum.