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Today's Features

  •  HILLVIEW -- Kentucky has the seventh worst health status in the nation, according to United Health Foundation. While diabetes and disabilities have risen throughout the state, physical exercise and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption have declined.

    The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is hoping to change those staggering statistics, Bullitt County Community Organizer Megan Ray said.

  •  The Bullitt Alternative Center has achieved Program of Distinction status in Kentucky for the second consecutive year.

    School districts nominated their programs for recognition based on criteria developed by KDE and the Innovative Pathways for Success Cadre. A four-member panel screened the applications and the finalists received site visits from a four-member team.

  •  CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,”  Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Forest will be the site of one of two free lectures on Saturday, July 16 as part of A Day with Richard Louv.

    The lecture takes place from 7-8 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheater.

    Louv is a New York Times best-selling author and expert on the importance of spending time in nature.

  •     When an opportunity came about to share her love for animals with her own medical practice, Dr. Melissa Hendricks gladly took hold of the reins.
        Hendricks began working at the Hillview Animal Hospital and Clinic with Dr. B.J. Cash as a technician, before going to Tuskegee University in Alabama for her veterinary degree.
        In 2006, Hendricks was working for another doctor when she received a call from Cash telling her he was selling the practice and wondered if she would be interested in taking it over.

  •     LOS ANGELES - Amy McCorkle has come a long way - from rock bottom to success - and has experienced various accolades telling her story.
        The Bullitt County resident, who has battled bipolar disorder, is appearing in the limelight thanks to her work, which includes her own personal trek from breakdown to recovery.

  •  HILLVIEW - The summer solstice annually brings the most daylight to the Earth.

    The Bullitt County Health Department recognizes that opportunity as the most time each year to go outside and play.

    The 2016 Longest Day of Play event was hosted at the Little Flock Community Center.

    Patrons had an opportunity to participate in many outdoor activities and sports, such as soccer, Frisbee, nine-square, cornhole and more.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON-- After eight years, Vivian Adams is stepping down as president of the Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613. According to Adams, her doctors made the recommendation for her health and it was not an easy decision to make.

    The Mount Washington AARP is the largest in the state, with an average of 76 members in attendance at the monthly meetings. The organization donates thousands a year to help the community.

    At this moment, there is no new president lined up.

  •  FORT KNOX—What should have been a day celebrating her son’s 32nd birthday was instead a day spent by Becky Johnson dedicated to helping Gold Star Mothers continue their lives after losing a loved one to war.

    Staff sergeant Gary “Lee” Woods, Jr. was 24 years old when his Humvee was hit by a truck loaded with explosives in Iraq in 2008.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Fay Anderson has always lived a life of inclusion.

    A South Carolinian Duke-lover, Anderson grew up in a community where inclusion was the social norm. The eldest daughter of a military man, Anderson and her family lived in a community with other military families. Her childhood was controlled, yet comfortable, she said.

    With the dream to coach girls basketball, Anderson went on to Newberry College and the University of South Carolina to obtain a business degree and masters in Business Education.