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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  The streets were shut down and the people gathered for another successful Street Dance in the heart of Lebanon Junction.

    Street Dances in the city began last year and are something mayor Larry Dangerfield said he can see continuing for a long while.

    “It’s a no-fuss way for members of the community to come together and have a god time,” he said.

    The event featured live music by local band “Smart Alex” in front of the caboose and food sold by the parks committee.

  •  FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2017 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. 

  •  The Zoneton Middle School eighth-grade band took first place in the Kings Island Music in the Parks competition earlier this summer.

    The band competed in the competed in the middle school concert division and received a superior rating.

    They also took home the trophy for best overall for middle scool concert bands.

    The band is under the direction of Eve Witt.

  •  Several Bullitt County Public School administrators from each grade level have been selected to participate in the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Matthew Treadway of Freedom Elementary School, Annemarie Landry of Nichols Elementary School, Katie Stephens of Bernheim Middle School and Chris Mason of Bullitt East High School are four of only 48 Kentucky principals picked to attend an executive-level training session in July at The BB&T Leadership Institute in High Point, North Carolina.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fourth of July celebrations aren’t just fireworks and hot dogs.

    For one Midway couple, this Independence Day was about celebrating the completion of a bucket list item the size of Kentucky.

    Ambrose and Karen Wilson ran in their 120th 5K in their 120th Kentucky county.

    Inspired by Lexington-based friend Liam McNealon, Ambrose, 66, and Karen, 59, teamed with their runner friends to complete the same task.

    “After he did it, we all just thought we should do it, too,” Debbie Biddle, 58, said.

  •  Ella Witt and Hunter Trammell were accepted into the 2017 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

    From mid-June through early July, Ella studied musical theater while Hunter focused on drama at Centre College in Danville. They were among 256 Kentucky students chosen for this summer’s GSA.

    Ella is the 15 year-old daughter of Eve and Mark Witt and a senior at North Bullitt High School. She performed the lead in the 2015 summer musical Legally Blonde Jr. 

  •  HILLVIEW - The Hillview Recreation Department’s latest project is a big splash.

    Many interested kids and their families turned out for the ribbon cutting at the city’s new splash park located next to the Recreation Center.

    The park contains a dunk bucket, a giant mushroom and animals that squirt water, along with a shower head. Patrons push a large tube to start the waterworks.