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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County residents get your junk ready.

    The annual spring clean up days, sponsored by Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be held on Saturday, April 26, and on Saturday, May 10.

    According to Larry Hatfield, director of the county’s solid waste program, the dumpsters will be at several locations from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Road department employees, as well as inmates with the Bullitt County Detention Center, will be on-hand to assist residents in placing the junk items into dumpsters.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle continues its efforts to rocket its way up to the hub of area schools.

    Two “crowdfunding” projects were launched to raise money toward advancing science, art and writing curriculum.

    The fundraising efforts are located on RocketHub, a website dedicated to hosting various fundraising proposal ideas.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having been a member while serving as a police officer in Tennessee, Charles McWhirter mentioned he had an interest in starting an Honor Guard in Bullitt County.

    The idea was bounced around among the police chiefs and sheriff in the county for several months.

    Recently, the first steps to putting a Bullitt County Honor Guard in place were taken as a group of 12 individuals went through a week’s training.

    While there is much to be done before the volunteer group of 12 law enforcement officials are on display, it is a start.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scott Prewitt gets it. He understands what it's like to have family members become addicted to drugs.

    The Shepherdsville resident has been through it all, and decided to find a way to share his experiences to help others going through similar situations.

    With assistance from Lynn Foster, Greg Troutt and D.J. Troutt, a local group was formed called Better Tomorrows, designed to offer numerous ways and means of support for everyone involved with the addiction of a loved one.

  • NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton doesn't speak with a forked tongue, but her new friend has one. 

    Hamilton challenged Nichols students to read 3,000 minutes for Read Across America Week. If they did it, she promised to wear a snake. The student body responded to the challenge with a total of over 10, minutes. 

    Maggie, 4-year-old ball python, was about four feet in length, just the right size to fit around the principal's neck and shoulders. 

  •  The FIRST Lego League Robotics team, Bullitt Blizzards, won the first-place research award for their project and placed fourth in robot table run at the FLL State Competition held at Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.

    The team advanced to state competition at the Engineers of Tomorrow regional tournament held in December. At that competition, the team won the mechanical design award for their robot BB3.

    Team members include Eli Dalton, Caryn Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Hannah Pyles, Lilly Mooney, Ethan Pyles and Ryan Dalton.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Spring Break can’t get here fast enough for students and teachers. But there are at least three students whose break that’s already begun on a high note.

    Mount Washington Middle students Jaydon Sanders, Cambren Joiner and Davis Kromenacker recently won second runner-up in cinematography for a video they entered in the 2014 REEL ACTION contest. 

    The video, titled “Party Gone Wrong” depicts the consquences of underage drinking. To view the video visit www.reelactionky.com/viewing.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - The month of September usually heralds the return of the annual Old Fashioned Days Festival.

    However, this year it will be nowhere in sight for patrons... for that month anyways.

    Last month, OFD committee president Terry Stovall resigned. 

    Lebanon Junction resident Paula Ballard replaced him as the new leader. She was previously on the OFD committee for three years before taking last year off.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s Bullitt County’s newest version of the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

    The second annual Helicopter Egg Drop lured about 6,000 egg seekers to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The helicopter dropped bags full of empty plastic Easter eggs onto a field for children to collect. The eggs were late redeemed for Easter candy.

    The family-friendly event included fun activities, food, and rides on a small scale working train.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students involved in Bullitt Central's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization had their wheels spinning for a creative awareness event.

    FCCLA students placed colorful pinwheels around the school's marquee sign as a visual symbol representing child abuse victims during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A total of 241 pinwheels were implemented, each representing a substantial report of child abuse in Bullitt County between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.