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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Kicking off their focus of the “service” virtue, Eastside Middle issued a challenge for students to raise $2,000 to donate to St. Baldricks, a non-profit organization which funds childhood cancer research. Assistant principal Kyle Buege agreed to shave his head for St. Baldrick’s if the students met the goal during the two-day challenge. The students replied by raising $3,500.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— All teachers may teach but it’s the special ones who put their heart into their work that stand out.

    And it’s tough to find someone with more focus on the heart than Jodi Grant-Jones, Eastside Middle’s physical education teacher and the Bullitt County Middle School Teacher of the Year.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - There are no friars at St. Benedict Catholic Church, but there are plenty of fish fryers in the old school cafeteria.

    The church began its annual fish fry Fridays, held during the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday.

    Fish sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp and oysters are all available, along with side items ranging from onion rings and hushpuppies to green beans and slaw. Homemade desserts are also available.

  •  Roby Elementary School was drawn as the first week winner in the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey.

    The school received $500 when Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt randomly drew the name from a hat.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Education, every school that reaches a 50 percent response rate is entered into a drawing for a $500 cash award for the school’s use.

  •  HILLVIEW — She came looking for assistance.

    A problem she never imagined that would enter her family had happened.

    Now, she was hoping that several agencies attending a community forum on substance abuse providers could lend some assistance.

    Recently, a community forum was held with providers, such as Our Lady of Peace, Centerstone, The Brooke, Reach, Boys and Girls Haven and 180 Degree Counseling, present to give some advice and information.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Things both great and small come out during Read Across America Week at the Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Many schools, especially at the elementary level, celebrate the week, which takes place annually during the week of March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.

    Many Roby Elementary students and staff celebrated by dressing as some of their favorite Seuss characters. There were many Thing 1’s and many Thing 2’s

    There was a Lorax and a Tree, Cats in Hats, and even a Grinch sighting.

  •  NICHOLS - A small-town girl who attended small-town schools knows instinctively how to be a small-town teacher.

    In her fourth year at Nichols Elementary, Brittany Joiner combines updated teaching methods with a sensitivity that allows special relationships with her fourth and fifth grade students.

    Her efforts were recently recognized throughout the district as Joiner was selected the 2017 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Stitches and patterns and fabric, oh my!

    The annual Quilter’s Day Out brought together sewers from across Kentuckiana to show off their work, share tips and shop for their next projects.

    Held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, the show featured booths from 14 guilds and 24 vendors.

    Throughout the day, participants were able to listen to presentations by Kentucky State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor Nancy Cann and local instructor Pam Shartzer.

  •  BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  •  Local Family Court Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour learned more about how drug addiction is affecting Kentucky families at the Judicial Symposium on Addiction & Child Welfare in Louisville Jan. 26-27.

    The intensive two-day conference was for the state’s Family Court judges and District Court judges in counties that don’t have Family Court. Some Circuit Court judges also attended.