Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- To celebrate the start of construction for the new 12,700-square-foot Mt. Washington Branch Library, a groundbreaking event will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the site of the new facility, located at 214 N. Bardstown Road. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A voice for the people.

    That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.

    Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He never applied for the position of school superintendent in 1966.

    But Frank R. Hatfield went on to not only be superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District but to also be one of the most influential educators in the state of Kentucky.

    Hatfield died on Sunday.

    A man who never sought publicity made Bullitt County his home and he would continue to be an active member in organizations like the Shepherdsville Lions Club and the American Cancer Society until his death.

  •  The Bullitt County CASA program recently gave a big shout out to eBay Enterprise as the company made a donation of $3,400 to the local organization. 

    These funds will go directly to help abused and neglected children of Bullitt County.

    Patricia Wells of eBay, located on Omega Parkway, presented the check to the CASA staff.

  • FRANKFORT -- Summer Gortney has been named the advisor to the Kentucky College Coaches Program by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    She will work with the college coach at North Bullitt High School.

    “The Kentucky College Coaches program has helped thousands of students prepare for and enter college,” Gortney said.

    “I look forward to working with the college coaches, the Kentucky Campus Compact and other program partners who have made it a highly regarded and credible program across the state.”

  •  Sarah Williams was both excited and nervous when she found out she had been nominated and accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum program over the summer.

    A seventh grader at Little Flock Christian Academy, Sarah attended a four-day STEM program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., this past June.

    Science has always been a favorite of Sarah’s subject in school so this opportunity seemed hard to pass up.

    Only 320 students were accepted into the STEM program at Emory.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the search for engineers to fill jobs at an all-time high, a local high school club is doing what they can to expose the area to the world of robots. 

    Bullitt East students Kyle Echsner, Andy Lutz, Rucker Gardiner and Judd Huff are part of the 46-member award-winning robotics team, led by Echsner’s dad David.

  •  LEXINGTON – A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 20-Dec. 31. More than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation.

  •  Every year Scouts from all over the country participate in Scouting for Food to feed the hungry and collectively gather around 2 million food items. Last year the Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA Scouting family collected 350,000 pounds of food for the needy. Saturday, November 21 is collection day for Scouting for Food. The LHC intends to top last year's result.

  •  HILLVIEW - In the city that boasts one of the longest-standing Christmastime traditions with the Operation Santa program, another event is becoming Bullitt County’s kickoff to the holiday season.

    The city of Hillview will host its ninth annual Winterfest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Hillview Government Center, sponsored by the city’s recreation department.

    The free event is designed to get the community officially into the holiday spirit.