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  • Rosario honored for his work to recognize LJ military hero

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Jose Rosario has spent more than two years collaborating with the Bullitt County History Museum to find out more about the local men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

    His goal is simple—to make sure these Bullitt Countians receive the honor and recognition they deserve.

    When he began his research in 2008 he stumbled across the name of Private Henry B. Mattingly.

  • Bernheim’s Smith selected naturalist of year in Kentucky

      CLERMONT -- Wren Smith, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s Interpretive Programs Manager, is the recipient of the Kentucky Society of Natural History 2010 Naturalist of the Year award.

  • Agent issues challenge to grow hair for donation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There’s method to the madness of Bullitt County’s self-proclaimed “hippie Ag agent.”

  • Burress, Ryan honored by Masons for their service

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Each December, the Bullitt County Masonic lodges come together to honor one of their own and a member of the community.

         Those honored are selected due to their dedication and giving to their organization and to the community.

         For 2010, Rodney Burress was surprised that the Mason of the Year had not been honored previously. And he couldn't say enough good things about the winner of the Citizen of the Year.

    Mason of the Year

  • Holt grows massive sweet potato at his MW home

     With the help of his grandson Jared, Irvin Holt dug this massive sweet potato from a garden near his home in Mount Washington.

  • First pageant memorable for local resident

         PIONEER VILLAGE - Sitting on a sofa in the living room of the Bullitt County home she has lived in since she was born, 18 year-old Alexandria Mills is braiding her best friend Rhiannon Jones’ hair as the television plays the evening news in the background; her parents stare proudly at her and her big brother glances at his phone on a loveseat next to his girlfriend.

  • Ozzie Maraman honored for service to LJES

       LEBANON JUNCTION - The Lebanon Junction Elementary community hosted a retirement party for longtime custodian Billy "Ozzie" Maraman.

        Ozzie attended LJES as a student prior to his 29 years serving the school as custodian.

  • National TV star had roots in Bullitt County

        HEBRON ESTATES - Gardner McKay spent three years on national television starring in the show, “Adventures in Paradise.”

        The actor eventually found eternal paradise in Bullitt County, having his remains interred at Hebron Cemetery under a flat stone with one of his own poems inscribed upon it.

        Why would a one-time famous celebrity that never lived in Bullitt be buried here? Local researchers have uncovered a few reasons.