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Today's Features

  •             HILLVIEW - At eight years old, Braedyn Luttrell has already driven a top speed of 58 MPG in his junior dragster.
        Braedyn faced a different kind of drag earlier this year, when he spent more than a week at Kosair Children’s Hospital, being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
        After a few months of education and effort, Braedyn is doing well. He will soon use his love of drag racing to help raise funds for Kosair and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

  •  HILLVIEW - To increase the recent Red Cross blood drive collection, Jim Eadens sweetened the pot.

    The Hillview mayor donated supplies for free ice cream sundaes to all donors who attended a recent drive hosted at the Hillview Government Center.

    Eadens said the center has hosted many drives in the past. He was looking for an incentive to persuade more donors to the event.

    In the past Eadens and members of the Hillview City Council have made other generous donations, including a Thanksgiving-style meal.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Eastside Middle is on a mission to teach students that you don’t have to look far to help the world. Sometimes, you just have to go to your closet.

    For the past month, the school has been collecting shoes of all shapes, sizes and stages of life in order to provide water to those without.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — One Bullitt East band member is marching his way to the U. S. Army All-American Bowl.

    Bullitt East senior Adam Moore was chosen to join the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in January.

    Moore will play snare drum next to the 124 other students also selected to perform in the halftime show of the football game in San Antonio.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Frank Smith has won numerous local, state and national archery awards.

    Winning on the big stage is nothing unusual for the Shepherdsville resident.

    But the retired employee of General Electric and former state representative is tackling a brand new arena this month.

    Smith has been invited and will participate as a member of the United States team in the World Outdoor Field Archery Championship in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - A pair of local brothers have decided to let others in need know they have their back.

    Brandon Elder and Shawn Mix have organized Backpacks Giving Back, an attempt to raise funds for the purchase of backpacks full of much-needed necessities for homeless individuals.

    “My brother and I talked about wanting to make a difference,” said Elder. “We’re just so blessed with material things.”

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They are from the greatest generation, they’ve taken care of the rest of us for many years, and now they need some assistance.
        A local group was established in hopes of helping to meet the needs of elderly Bullitt County residents.
        The Bullitt County Providers Coalition now meets each month to discuss elderly issues and situations, along with brainstorming ideas to provide necessary assistance.

  •   CLERMONT - A vintage festival hit the five-year mark.

    The Kentucky Wineries Association hosted its fifth annual Wine Fest at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    KWA-member wineries displayed their wares by the taste, as well as by glass or bottle, with various food vendors complimenting the taste buds and live music to complete the party.

    For more information on the Kentucky Wineries Association visit www.bestkywineries.com.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Shoes aren’t just for wearing anymore.

    Sneaker Expos are popping up all over the country, including Bullitt County.

    Mount Washington resident and FlipnKicks creator Allan Blair hosted the “Kentucky Fried Kicks” expo at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre over the summer, welcoming over 1,000 “sneakerheads” to buy, sell, trade and show off their favorite shoes.

  •  After well over five years of planning and dreaming, the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse was relocated next to the Bullitt County Board of Education office.

    Recently, a marker was unveiled outside the schoolhouse.

    This project has been funded by various individuals and companies both inside and outsidet the county.