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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes, all a kid needs is a block of wood and some tires to get the imagination wheels rolling.

    Brayden Pierce, a second grader at Pleasant Grove Elementary in Mount Washington, recently earned the top spot in his first ever pinewood derby.

    Pierce joined Cub Scout Pack #776, who meets at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Mount Washington, last fall. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council presented its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to local businessman Kenny Hester.

    Beginning with a small transmission business off Velva Drive in the county’s north end, Hester developed the business into Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts. He went on to found Hester’s Family Fitness, and in recent years the facility moved into the new Hester Building located on W. Hebron Lane.

  •  HILLVIEW — There is no doubt there’s an opioid crisis throughout the country.

    The question is what can the various stakeholders do to improve that deadly situation?

    Recently, Centerstone sponsored a forum to discuss how the community can get involved in addressing the situation.

    Around two dozen individuals gathered at the Hillview Government Center.

    Sarah Smith, safe schools coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System, led the discussion.

  •  Five generations recently gathered.

    Seated is Elizabeth Riggle (93) who is holding Kamdyn Cutno (5 months).

    Standing (left to right) are Nyssa Warner Cutno, Glenda Riggle Zimmerman and Elizabeth (Jeanie) Zimmerman Warner.

  •   One of the many projects of the Mount Washington Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses for use in other parts of the country and the world.

    Recently, the club gathered 236 pairs of glasses from its collection boxes around town.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — It isn’t spring without new spring fashions.

    Each year, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club kicks off spring with their annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    Held on Saint Patrick’s Day, this year’s theme was “Everything Under the Rainbow.”

    For 47 years, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club has hosted the lunch, silent auction and fashion show to raise money for seniors at the local high schools.

  •  Gatton Academy Class of 2018 Senior Maggie Lewis put her Arabic skills to use during a recent trip to Qatar, a sovereign country in Western Asia.

    “I have been learning Arabic for two years now and am currently enrolled in both Arabic 499 and Arabic 202 at Western Kentucky University,” she said.

    As a Bullitt Central High School sophomore in 2015, the 17 year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis prepared applications to both the Carol Martin Gatton Academy at WKU and The Craft Academy at Morehead State University.

  •  HILLVIEW — A diary never meant to be read has been turned into a two-person show and visitors to the Bullitt County Public Libraries got to see it first hand.

    The Bright Star Touring Theatre presented “The Story of Anne Frank” to patrons of all ages at the Hillview Public Library in preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12.

  •  This week, the Bullitt County Public Library (BCPL) joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs, and expertise they offer. April 8th–14th is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians, and library workers. 

  •  PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - A golden opportunity that turned into a missed opportunity became a special opportunity for one Bullitt Countian.

    Amanda Mattingly, a licensed massage therapist and co-owner of The Radiant Touch, visited South Korea during the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

    Mattingly, a Bullitt County native and Bullitt Central graduate, signed up to volunteer at the Olympics as a massage therapist for athletes. Her long-term goal is to become a massage therapist for Team USA.