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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  It was another record year for the American Red Cross and its annual Valentine Gala.

    There was plenty of fun had by all as the dance floor was crowded all night in this major fund-raiser for the American Red Cross.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr by clicking here.

  •  Zack is a young, medium-sized Terrier Mix that is ready for adoption.

    He has black fur, with various amounts of white on each foot and his chest, and a cocked ear.

    Zack is very playful and would make a great family pet.

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

    Kittens are currently available at the shelter for a $10 adoption fee. An I.D. is all you need.

  •  It is the time of year, HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, to get scholarship applications to fill out for college opportunities.

    Bullitt County Farm Bureau gives 4 $2,000 scholarships.  The requirements are  

    *Have either a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a minimum score of 19 on the ACT

    *be the child of a Bullitt County Farm Bureau member and remain such while the scholarship is in force

    *finish high school within the year they apply for the scholarship.

  •   Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in February.

    The contest runs from 12 a.m. on Feb. 1 through 12 a.m. on March 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the “Giveaway” tab on the left side of the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college.

  •  Students at Lebanon Junction Elementary recently had fun while learning about overcoming obstacles and making good decisions.

    George Halitzka brought the GRIT game show from Drama by George to the school.

    Students were given opportunities to select occupations that they may want to pursue as a career.

    For more information on the program, go to www.dramabygeorge.com.

    See more photos from the event here.

  •  At the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 97th annual meeting the first of December 2016, George Henderman was honored as the winner of the Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau. 

    He has dedicated his life to his family, church, and farm while also serving on the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.  George has also served in many other capacities in the county.