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Today's Features

  •  In what has become almost an annual event, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

    The discussion centered on the happenings in Washington.

    The Senate leader said he enjoyed being the offensive coordinator now in Washington as he is able to call the plays and that gives him a better chance to help the GOP to score in Congress.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary Music Department, in association with the school’s Family Resource Center and the Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center, hosted a West African Drum and Dance summer camp.

    Instructors Greg Acker and Hamidou Koivogui, assisted by high school student volunteers, led campers through a glimpse of drum history as well as African culture and the continent’s musical importance.

    Students provided a live performance at the end of the camp.

  •  Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge recently hosted a lunch for police officers from all the local agencies.

    The goal was to allow the officers to see the various attorneys in Wooldridge’s office.

    Also, it was an opportunity to outline some of the new procedures underway in the county attorney’s office and to answer questions from the officers.

  •  Bullitt Alternative Center science teacher Kristin Humphrey has been selected the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC).

    Humphrey will be recognized at a July 29 awards luncheon during the 14th Annual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.

  •  HURRICANE HILLS, TENN. -- Hillview’s Devin Sale recently made his dream come true.

    The 15-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Sale took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,482 qualifying positions. This will be his fourth year to qualify.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools is again hosting unique opportunities for local singers and actors, no matter how blonde they might be.

    The BCPS Summer Musical production of the Broadway show “Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.” will appear July 23-26 at the Bullitt Central High School auditorium.

    The musical is unique for the county in that it includes students from all three high schools and most of the area’s middle schools, with students ranging from sixth grade to seniors.

  •  We had debated on going to Busch Garden in Tampa this summer. 

    But we couldn’t seem to get past the 14 hour drive (two days lost driving) and the cost of a vacation in the Sunshine State. 

    After much exploring we decided to spend three nights (four days) in Columbus, Ohio. I know what you’re probably thinking…a family vacation in the Buckeye State? 

    Yep and not only did we vacation in Ohio, but we had a surprisingly great vacation full of family fun and at a fraction of the cost! 

  •  CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Seeking employment? Need access to community resources?

    They’re all at the Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

    Meet employers in a variety of business sectors at the Kentucky Career Center’s Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Dr., in Shepherdsville.

  •  LOUISVILLE – Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.