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Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Pleasant Grove Elementary students wore their PJs to school one day to support of their classmates. Third grade student Kaleb Cooper recently passed after battling cancer. PGES principal Melissa Whicker said it has been a sad time, but "we have seen an outpouring from families wanting to donate and help."

  •  The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates recently hired Lynn Martin as its part-time volunteer coordinator.

    He will be working to recruit, train and support volunteers to serve additional children who are in the court system as a result of abuse or neglect.

    As a father of two grown children and a long-time CASA volunteer, Lynn brings other especially relevant experiences to the job. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s going to be a blast. 

    The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission has voted to partner with the Zoneton Trowel Club to combine the Shepherdsville City Fair and Bullitt Blast into one event this summer.

    Zoneton board member Tony Thompson said he thought the arrangement could benefit both parties and bring the community together for a three-day event at the Shepherdsville city park.

    “We can showcase the county and we can showcase the river,” he said.

  •  FRANKFORT – Online registration for Kentucky’s hunter education programs is now statewide.

    The new system, which was tested in various regions of the state last fall, will help speed up the delivery of hunter education cards to participants.

    “This is part of an overall effort by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to improve services to the public,” said Jamie Cook, the agency’s mentor hunting coordinator. “Online registration makes the process much more efficient.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - What do you really see when you look into the mirror?

    Gracie Latkovski sees herself dancing ballet. Thanks to her sister, Quincy, so can everyone else.

    The sisters recently won at the JAMfest Super Nationals dance competition for their special performance, one that has gone worldwide through social media.

    The special dance shows a special bond between the sisters. It also shows that, despite Gracie’s physical condition, anyone can achieve anything if they believe it in their minds and hearts.

  • The Maryville/Overdale Family Resource Center hosted "Donuts with Dads" events at both elementary schools.

    FRC coordinator Tiffani Utterback said the "dads" consisted of fathers, grandfathers, uncles and even big brothers.

    A total of 96 "dads" showed at Overdale, with an additional 47 visiting Maryville.

    The participating "dads" have participated in, or encouraged to sign up for, the schools' Watch D.O.G.S. Programs (Dads of Great Students). 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE– The Bullitt County Family YMCA has launched its annual campaign to ensure that everyone in the Bullitt County area has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

     

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Band students from Hebron Middle participated in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival at East Oldham Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 22.

    The following students were recognized with distinguished ratings:

    *Elizabeth Hines

    *Tyler Self

    *Maiyuki Druen

    *Emily Grau

    *Abigail Mackin

    *Katie VanderEspt

    The following students earned Proficient ratings:

    *Abey Hicks

    *Amber Gore

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - In determining the county’s health in terms of family and community, the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey looks at four diverse areas.

    And, when those numbers are tallied, Bullitt County was 13th out of 120 counties in the state.

    One of the areas probed was the percentage of births to mothers who did not have a high school degree from 2009-11.

    In Bullitt County, it was determined that 12.3 percent of the births during that span was to mothers who had not earned their high school degrees.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Serving the past three-plus years as a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court, John Bradshaw realized something very important to the people of the county.

    “The more I weighed the issues and the condition of the current administration, I became convinced that Bullitt County could not survive another four years under our current judge-executive,” said Bradshaw.

    With that, the Fourth District magistrate threw his hat into the ring as a Republican contender for the county judge’s office.