Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - KidsFest 2018 may have hosted more kids this year than any other in the event’s history.

    A full crowd gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for the free event hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce with contributing sponsor Kosair Charities.

    Bike safety riding, train riding, cow milking, game playing, book reading, arts and craft doing, bounce house bouncing, dancing and overall merriment was had by all.

    For more information on that annual event, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 543-6727.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—The road to recovery is a long one that many former addicts will tell you they couldn’t have walked alone.

    Three recent graduates of the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program are among those who relied on the love and support of others to get them clean. However, it was belief in themselves that got them where they are today.

    “You have to learn to be the person you deserve to be,” graduate Samantha Morgan said. “It’s a road of isolations and loneliness.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - A special memorial service was held locally at the Schoppenhorst, Underwood & Brooks Funeral Home in Mount Washington in loving memory of the Rev. Billy Graham, who passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 99.

    (Above) The clergy included guest speaker Dr. Adam Greenway, Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at the Southern Baptist Seminary.

    Introducing Dr. Greenway was another special guest, Vivian Adams, a friend of the Graham Family who were responsible for the two meeting each other.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone with property along the Salt River tends to see their location as a curse during floods.

    A local church has taken what could be considered a curse and turned it into a blessing.

    Mercy Hill Church in Shepherdsville received substantial water damage to its building infrastructure during the recent high water event. The church moved into the old Troutman Dry Goods store located on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Residents of all ages gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Center recently to learn how to keep those hearts healthy.

    Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire opened the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon by saying the health department’s county assessment continues to show the county’s largest areas of concern are heart problems and strokes.

    “Our mission is prevention,” she said.

  •  These photographs were taken by “Ms. Allen,” a neighbor, as she captured William E. Armstrong riding his horse with a cup of coffee through the flood waters of 1997.  These were made from the front porch of her residence at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1494 (Beech Grove Road), Lebanon Junction.  

    Mr. Armstrong recalls that, when he woke up on this particular morning, the flood waters had backed up to the back of his barn and surrounded his property. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — So easy a dog can do it.

    That’s the premise behind the Kasey Fire Protection Program.

    Retired firefighter and paramedic of 31 years Jeff Owens started the Kasey Program over 25 years ago with his trusty black lab, Kasey, to teach elementary aged students how to react in case they’re ever in a fiery situation.

    An Indiana native, Owens recently visited Mount Washington, Roby and Maryville Elementary with Kasey and his rescuer-in-training, Kali.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Though it has evolved greatly over the past thousands of years, ancient Greek culture still plays a large part in today’s society. Students at Eastside Middle were given the opportunity to learn about it first hand: creating a museum for their classmates to visit.

    “When talking with the students, we realized many of them had never been to a museum before,” seventh grade social studies teacher Lauren Burress said.

  •  The Bullitt Central Beta Club recently competed at the state convention in Lexington.

    The students competed in various competitions, including academic, literary displays, arts and crafts, on-site public speaking and creative writing and talent.

    Those students honored include:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- first place in fiber arts and third place in ninth grade science testing

    *Ian Rock -- first place in ninth grade social studies testing

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - 1SG Gene Siler knows that working in a school building is not much different than working in the military.

    “There are many parallels of teaching a student and training a soldier,” he said.

    The retired Army veteran has done both, and his instructional skills led to his selection as the 2018 Bullitt County High School Teacher of the Year.

    Siler has worked with the North Bullitt JROTC program for three years. He is the first Bullitt County JROTC teacher to receive the award.