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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three participants in the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program recently graduated.

    Katie Thornsberry, Jamie Gunter and Samantha Lunsford graduated after completing the four-phase program that generally takes 12 to 18 months to complete.

    At the graduation ceremony, Family Court Circuit Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour told those in attendance that the graduation was not only for those who went through the program, but also for those who have worked to help the graduates get to that point.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Summer is here and the weather is heating up, but a local agency hopes to help take out the worry for some homeowners needing a little more summertime assistance.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is offering its Weatherization program, designed to assist qualified families and seniors in paying utility bills and preparing their homes to be more energy-efficient.

    The program is offered annually with assistance from the Department of Energy and funded in part through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  •  Classic cars from the past again made Bullitt County their home during the National Street Rod convention, held in Louisville.

    The local hotels and restaurants were full of the classic vehicles.

    Many car owners were joined by local residents who stopped by to get a close-up look.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas here.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  •  FRANKFORT – If you live in Western Kentucky, or are headed that way later this month to view the total solar eclipse, make sure you pack more than a lunch and some lawn chairs.

    Eye safety will be critically important.

  •   A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

    Called the Take 5 initiative, the collaboration is designed to make sure that even if a parent or guardian cannot take their student to the library and sign them up for a card, the student will still have access to the materials they need to make their school year a success.

  •  FRANKFORT -- College students should take advantage of their meal plan.

    Many colleges require students to have a meal plan, especially if they live on campus. 

    Meal plans vary among colleges, but most will give students a certain number of dining hall meals per week. 

    Students may also be able to add flex dollars to use at the campus food court or other locations. 

  •  To prepare middle school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, BCPS students in grades 6-8 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and used mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

    District Technology Coordinator Jim Jackson described the value of adding more grades.

  •  Last night during the news at six, I saw a commercial spotlighting French Lick Resort as a great destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Without a doubt I concur (after our family visit) to French Lick, Indiana for the 4th of July weekend. The West Baden and the French Lick are both stunning examples of architecture that offer golfing, casino gaming, carriage rides, strolls through manicured gardens, spas, horseback riding and live music. However the cities of French Lick and West Baden are much more than just a getaway for couples. 

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - The hope is always raise more awareness and end the stigma of drug addiction within the community.

    The annual Big Purple Event was hosted at Zoneton Fire Department by Break the Chains of Addiction Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT).

    The event included many guest speakers, featuring experts and former addicts, who shared experiences and advice pertaining to ongoing drug abuse and prevention strategies. A Narcan distribution and training were also presented.