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Today's Features

  •   The cost of food in America remains affordable.  According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.

    According to Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau President, that means the average household will have earned enough disposable income—that portion of your income available for spending or saving—to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks.

  •   CLERMONT - When it comes to reading, Bernheim Middle School students can…and box, and bag, too.

    BMS students collected over 1,300 food items for the Dare to Care program as part of a school-wide event in conjunction with the annual Book Fair.

    Library/Media Specialist Karla Elliott decided on this year's Book Fair theme, Reading Oasis, as a way to get students involved in challenging students to care about helping others.

  • Bullitt Central High School sophomore Caity Forgey is one of 60 students selected to attend the prestigious Carol Martin Gatton Math and Science Academy at Western Kentucky University.

                “Surprised, then excited, and it’s all still sinking in,” Caity said. She is the first Bullitt Central student accepted into the academy and it quite proud of that accomplishment.

  •  The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  •  With funding from Metro United Way, the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates recently hired Stan Bowling as its part-time Volunteer Coordinator. 

    Stan will be working to recruit, train and support volunteers to serve additional children who are in the court system as a result of dependency, abuse or neglect.  

    Stan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and recently moved to Bullitt County.  

  • Employing a combination of basic materials and advanced technology, Mt. Washington and Old Mill Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students created a prosthetic device for a student whose left arm ends at the elbow joint.

                (Parents of the student requested the youth recipient and school not be identified).

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Spring is right around the corner which means so is the second annual ARTfest.

    The theme for this year’s art showcase is “Reimagined Favorites.”

    The library staff is asking patrons to recreate the cover of one of their favorite books. 

    Any Bullitt County Public Library card holder may participate and this year it’s open to all ages: kindergarten through fifth grade; middle school; high school and adults.

    Submissions will be displayed at the Ridgway Memorial Library in April.

  •  The Bullitt County Woman’s Club hosted its 44th annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s theme was Spring into Education and Christy Coulter was the guest speaker.

  •  A sold out crowd scrambled to the back of the Bullitt County Fairgrounds to watch an egg-citing display like no other.

    The third annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop brought more than 1,000 visitors to the Fairgrounds to see thousands of plastic Easter eggs dropped from the sky.

    Once the helicopter is done dropping the eggs into the field, the kids are let loose to hunt them down. They later trade the eggs for Easter candy.

  • Bullitt County Public Schools Technology Integration Specialist Susan Vincentz was elected Vice President of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) at its annual conference in Louisville earlier this month.

                She will assume her new leadership duties July 1st.