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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—The 10th annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon showed just how far it has grown with another sold out event.

    Mended Hearts Inc. National President Donnette Smith told the audience her own heart story and explained what Mended Hearts does throughout the world. Donations totaling $2,374.49 were collected at the end of the event for the local Mended Hearts Chapter 11.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He loved going to Florida three times in the past eight months.

    He loved spending time with the grandchildren.

    And he loved being away from the 24/7 stress and strain of running a law enforcement agency.

    But, eight months after he resigned from the Bardstown Police Department as its chief, Rick McCubbin knew that he was too young to retire.

    “This is my passion. This is my life,” McCubbin said of his love for law enforcement. “It’s a calling.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE – Roby Elementary students have a better appreciation for what it means to be a Kentuckian.

    Fourth graders participated in a Living History Museum consisting of figures associated with the Commonwealth.

    “We developed our history museum as a way to tie together research writing and Kentucky history, which is the focus for fourth grade Social Studies, as well as technology, speaking and listening standards,” said teacher Emily Forgey.

  •  Phoenix is a large, young male Domestic Short Hair cat that was turned in by a previous owner.

    He has mostly white fur, with gray spots, including one over his right eye and another small one below his nose.

    Phoenix has already been neutered and litter-trained, and he is very playful and gentle.

    To adopt Phoenix or another animal, call the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, 543-8686, email mark.williams@wcbc.com, or search www.petfinder.com.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—It’s the annual dance that makes everyone over the age of 13 feel welcome.

    The 9th annual Otaku Ball, hosted by the Bullitt County Public Library, brought together over 50 anime fans for a pre-Valentine’s party.

    Participants were encouraged to cosplay (dressing up as a character) and awards were given out for the favorites. William Huey and Kirsten Kirchner were awarded the coveted Emperor and Empress titles.

    For founding-member Dalton Fell, returning to the event 

  •  FRANKFORT – The Spring Forest Fire Season is now in effect through April 30 in every Kentucky county. 

    This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) urges residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during this season.

    The KDF has responded to 78 wildland fires since January and nearly 40 percent have been attributed to debris burning.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the disbanding of The Shepherd’s Shelter, Bullitt County’s primary resource in the struggle against homelessness, other organizations have attempted to step up and meet the needs.

    Those local organizations have been working together, with assistance from Metro United Way, to develop the Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, attempting to combine all local efforts toward a common goal.

  •  The Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, dedicated to ending homelessness in the community, is raising funds for a new county homeless shelter facility as well as for short-term homeless-related needs.

    The group is hosting its first fund-raising event, known as the Dollar Sunday Initiative, through all area churches.

    Every church is asked to designate one Sunday service through March 26 to ask each member to donate $1 toward the coalition.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — With a new president in office, talk of presidents past is high.

    For fifth graders at Old Mill and Mount Washington Elementary, the chance to talk to one of the most well-known presidents became real as Abraham Lincoln visited the schools.

    Sort of.

    Funded by the Family Resource Center, Kentucky Chautauqua performers presented the 16th president’s life and lessons to the students.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Kingston Davis got the experience of a lifetime when he was chosen to train with some of the world’s best soccer coaches in Barcelona last November.

    Davis attended a week-long camp last summer and received his invitation to join the FC Barcelona Camp  a few weeks later.

    According to Davis’ dad, Brian, only about 7 percent of the kids who try-out get the invitation.