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Today's Features

  •  (StatePoint) Halloween comes but once a year. So make it extra spooky with ghosts, goblins and ghouls galore -- and don’t forget all the great treats. While all this fall fun does come at a price, you don’t have to spend a pirate’s booty if you plan carefully.

  •  FRANKFORT --  Frank Kros, president of the Upside Down Organization in Baltimore, will keynote at the opening session of the 56th annual conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville Nov. 5-7.

    UDO seeks to improve children’s behavior and learning by expanding the knowledge and transforming the thinking of the adults and organizations‚ that help children, according to the organization’s mission statement.

    Kros has written 25 UDO workshops and made presentations to some 50,000 people.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Work is underway to restore a former church in hopes of restoring broken lives.

    The Apostolic Church of Restoration has opened at 233 Fifth Avenue in Shepherdsville, a former day care facility that began originally as a church.

    Pastor David Mackowiak and church administrator Roy L. Darst are still in the process of renovating the facility, but they are ready to help community members now.

  •   The second annual Mount Washington BBQ festival was a major success.

    The benefactor of the fund-raiser was the CASA program of Bullitt County.

    From classic cars to pumpkins to BBQ to even a few politicians, the event held at ValuMarket was popular.

    Even Blake Shelton appeared, although he didn’t say anything.

  •  Thanks to contributions collected by volunteer fire departments in the county, the WHAS Crusade for Children was able to give back to the Bullitt County community.

    Crusade director Dawn Lee presented a $12,000 check to the Bullitt County CASA program.

    The funds will be used to operate the program, which provides assistance to help juveniles who are in the justice system for reasons that they have no control over.

  • CLERMONT – Southern Living Magazine has named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest among the South’s 10 best places to enjoy fall color ( http://www.southernliving.com/travel/souths-best-fall-colors/bernheim-aboretum-research-forest )and October is the perfect time to experience all of the forest’s beauty while enjoying some of Bernheim’s great programs and events.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum has found its own niche in the annals of Bullitt County history.

    The museum is ready to move into the future as well, with the hiring of Mary Margaret Trinkle as its new director.

    Trinkle replaces David Strange, who directed the museum since its inception at the front end of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Originally from Jeffersonville, Ind., Trinkle is proud that her grandmother’s house still stands. There are also concrete steps existing that led to a store her family owned.

  •  (StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Thursday night, various candidates will take center stage at the new Bullitt Central High School cafeteria.

    County and state candidates will have an opportunity to speak during the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates Night.

    Light refreshments will be available, as well as a time to meet the candidates, starting at 5:30 p.m.

    At 6 p.m., the candidates will be given an opportunity to speak.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The chilly weather already has some thinking about red-and-green.

    At a recent Mount Washington city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun announced the Light Up Mount Washington celebration will be expanded this year.

    Last year the event was canceled due to a prediction of bad weather.

    Scheduled to be the first Friday in December, Calhoun said the city has partnered with First Baptist Church Mount Washington to have a live nativity scene and other activities.