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Today's Features

  •  Due to the low spending of LIHEAP funds through the state of Kentucky, the crisis phase has been extended to April 30, unless funds run out prior to that time.

    This program is administered through the Community Action Agencies in Kentucky.

    During the crisis phase, a low-income household must bring a copy of a disconnect or past due notice on heating bills.

    Applicants whose rent includes their heating costs must bring an eviction notice.

    For more information, contact the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency at 543-4077.

  •  FRANKFORT -- A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

    1) What my aspiration for my generation is.

  •  FRANKFORT -- Surviving College, a guide that helps college freshmen succeed during their first year on campus, is available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes sections about:

    *Majors and class schedules.

    *Staying healthy and safe on campus.

    *Learning styles and study tips.

    *Campus life.

    *Financial basics.

    KHEAA also provides Surviving College for Adults, geared toward nontraditional students.

  •  The Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout organization held its annual fund-raising dinner at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Organizers were John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs was the guest speaker.

    This is a major fund-raiser each year for the Boy Scouts.

  •  Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.

  •  CLERMONT - It’s the greatest show on earth, or in this case, of the earth.

    Cirque Mundial (or Worldwide Circus) made its first visit to the area, featuring amazing talent from around the world.

    The traveling troupe featured four shows at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Some of the traditional circus acts were included, from trapeze artists and jugglers to Woo Woo the Clown.

    Other unusual acts included unicycle riding, cylindric balancing acts and poodle acrobatics.

  •   NICHOLS— It’s rare to find a place where guns are openly welcome these days but, at the biannual gun show at Knob Creek Gun Range, guns are the center of attention.

    Travelers from around the country journeyed to the range to experience America’s largest machine gun shoot and military gun show.

    Every hour, participants lined up for the opportunity to shoot a variety of machine guns at barrels and old cars. Shooters raced the clock to finish obstacle courses involving rolling targets, flying objects and odd spaces.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes to teaching elementary students about agriculture, Erica Robards knows how to get their goat.

    The local farmer presented a special agricultural educational program, sponsored by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, at Freedom Elementary.

    Robards visited Freedom students with her niece, North Bullitt sophomore Miranda Barker, and Hope, Barker’s juvenile Nubian milk goat.

  •  U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited local schools and brought his discussion on the U.S. government.

    Among the schools he visited on the latest trip was Zoneton and Eastside Middle and Cedar Grove Elementary.

    Normally Guthrie visits elementary classes but he had a special invitation to visit the middle school.

    Cierra Williams, an eighth grader at Zoneton, wrote to Guthrie several months ago and asked him to share his experience as a congressman. Students were able to listen and then ask questions.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will not be a problem that law enforcement officials can solve.

    And it won’t be a situation that medication is the answer.

    Most certainly, counseling alone will not alleviate the country of this growing cause of death.

    However, a multi-faceted approach has begun in Bullitt County to combat the issue of heroin abuse.

    Officials with Seven Counties Services unveiled a new comprehensive recovery approach before a standing-room only crowd on Thursday.