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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Taking on extra responsibility in the workplace can be a difficult transition for anyone but, when that extra responsibility is 18 extra students, a teacher has to be on top of her game.

    Luckily for students at Old Mill Elementary, Rachel Ellis was ready for the challenge when she moved from her previous Jefferson County position of working one-on-one with six special education students to being a teacher to a full classroom of first grade and kindergarten students last September.

  •  Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Summer Reading Party for all students and their families, including incoming sixth graders.

    The event included fun and games and a free cookout meal, along with an opportunity to collect new t-shirts and meet members of the BLMS staff.

    Fun activities were provided courtesy of the Bullitt County YMCA and Games 2U Mobile Entertainment.

    The Bullitt County Public Library and the Dream Express mobile library also attended, promoting summertime reading and education.

  •  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. 

  •  HEBRON ESTATES— The students aren’t the only ones that learn something each school year. Teachers are constantly learning, especially in their first year.

    Like North Bullitt High art teacher Kayla Greene, who spent her first year as a teacher experimenting with new techniques and learning just as much about herself as her students learned about art.

  •  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.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — In an ever-changing world, preserving history is becoming more and more important.

    For one group of local high schoolers, their effort in saving a piece of Mount Washington history earned them statewide recognition by the Kentucky Heritage Commission.

    Named for the first executive director of the commission, the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Grassroots Award honors those who take on the challenge of preserving local historic resources using their personal time and resources.

  •  The Tampa Bay Area was our choice for a family vacation this summer. Lots of factors weighed in to that decision. 

    The first being that Allegiant Airlines just started flying from Louisville to Florida, and they offer some amazing bargains. Four of us flew round trip for $700. Allegiant may be an economy airline but their customer service is first class!

  • Frank E. Simon Park in Shepherdsville turned into an inflatable village as part of the 2017 Bullitt Blast celebration!

    Zip lines, water slides and hamster balls brought entertainment to those of all ages.

    Also available was the rock climbing wall, numerous booths and games and the traditional 25-cent ice cream cones presented by Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Multiple bands played through the weekend including Junction Creek, Jeni Carr, Ray Glenn and The Josh Goodlett Band.

  • The weather was perfect and the crowd was large for the annual Bullitt Blast fireworks display. The show was again over the Salt River as part of the Shepherdsville City Fair festivities at the First Street Park.

     

    For more photos from the event, click here.

  •  HILLVIEW - The Alternative Adult Day Center in Hillview hosted a Red, White and Bluegrass party to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

    Patrons wore the proper colors for the celebration and danced to live bluegrass music provided by members of the Hillview Thursday night bluegrass shows.

    Special guests included State Rep. Russell Webber and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, along with Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens, council member Kim Whitlock and representatives of the city’s police department.