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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Between going to school and practicing four to five times a week, it's hard to imagine Eastside Middle School cheerleaders have time for anything else, much less community service. 

    But somehow these youngsters manage to balance it all and they recently stepped up their service efforts. 

    In light of National School Spirit Week and the Universal Cheerleaders Association's Community Service Week Eastside cheerleaders participated in a number of service initiatives. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students at Shepherdsville Elementary may have fresh ink all over themselves...but don’t you dare pick on them!

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The longer you can stay around and be healthy, the longer you can help donate to your local school.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - A central Kentucky band is shaking up the bluegrass music scene and one of its members calls Bullitt County home. 

  •  Bob Stinson of Hillview has been a previous participant in contests in the Kentucky State Fair.

    He won ribbons in the past. Thanks to his wife’s purchase of a lathe upon his retirement in 2005, the woodturner had equipment to use in his hobby.

    This year, Stinson captured his first blue ribbons at the Kentucky State Fair. He won blue for his free standing wooden decoration vase.

    He also won a second-place red ribbon for his bracelet and pendant made of wood.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Continuing a standard of excellence over the past five years, Bullitt County wineries dominated the 2012 Kentucky State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Adam Bland, a resident of Bullitt County and 1999 graduate of Bullitt Central High School, competed in the Ironman competition  held on Sunday, Aug.  26.

  •  HILLVIEW - It never hurts to add a little extra insurance in the event of an emergency.

    Community members feel that way about the Hillview Emergency Response Team, a collection of 26 official volunteer team members.

    HERT was first developed as a volunteer organization a few years ago to assist official Bullitt County emergency agencies whenever possible with extra manpower.

    HERT director Kenneth Bennett took over the program in January, with intentions of training members to assist in various tasks.

  •  The North Bullitt JROTC program again hosted an observance for the 9-11 tragedy.

    The senior cadets quickly organized the event as it came just a month after school started for the new year.

    The cadets raised the flag while a moment of silence was also held to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 11 years ago.

    The second annual Bullitt County 9-11 Remembrance was held on last Sunday in downtown Mount Washington.

  •  NICHOLS - Teachers expanding students' minds is a sincere form of cultivation - planting seeds into their young brains.

    Nichols Elementary instructor Cindi French took it a step further. French and her husband, Mackie, have developed a working vegetable garden on the school grounds over the summer.

    The garden's purpose is to provide first-hand educational opportunities for Nichols students while supplying the school cafeteria with home grown produce for healthier lunches.