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Today's Features

  •  The annual Lebanon Junction Veterans Day parade and ceremony was held over the weekend to honor all veterans, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

    Among the many veterans in attendance who were honored during the event was K.C. Fell, the Post's Quartermaster for 19 years and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

    Members of the Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter rode motorcycles in the parade, then raised a new POW/MIA flag at the city park.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may have been Ruth Chowning’s alter ego, “Ruthie Toothie” the clown, that helped secure her the Distinguished Service Award recently at the National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences Conference.

    As part of the Carol White grant awarded to Brooks Elementary in 2011, she was asked to come in to teach classes about nutrition during family fun nights, but she also did a physical activity promotion.

    And that’s where “Ruthie” came into play.

  •  Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from several scout units across Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food on Saturday, November 16 and/or Saturday, November 23.

    Scouts will be walking neighborhoods to place informational flyers on doors the week before so that residents will know which Saturday the collection will be conducted in their area.  Some units may also place signs along main roads or subdivisions streets as additional reminders and to increase public awareness about the food drive.

  •  HILLVIEW - Two Bullitt County elementary schools are once again receiving substantial family resources thanks to the hiring of a new coordinator.

    Tiffani Utterback was selected as the new Family Resource Center coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary.

    A Mount Washington resident, Utterback is a self-proclaimed "military brat" with family originally from the Louisville area.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - The celebration of local veterans began earlier this year with two school events designed to honor and educate.

    Cedar Grove and Lebanon Junction Elementary hosted Veterans Day programs with local veterans invited to participate. The programs were sponsored by the schools’ Family Resource Centers.

    Each event included training for 5th grade students provided by Rick Dickerson of Fort Knox, who is also a veteran of the Gulf War and the Cold War.

  •  Thirty members of the Eastside Middle cheerleading team and seven parents volunteered to clean up the streets of Mount Washington during their fall break.

    They collected 12 bags of trash.

    This is the second year the team has participated.

    They also do community service at the Home of the Innocents in Louisville.

  •  HILLVIEW - Gold star mother Theresa Dawn Bowles-Schweizer and her husband John Schweizer have joined Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity to create the “Heroes to Rest” endowment fund to help military families who have occurred funeral costs. 

    Active Heroes will match up to $12,500 into the fund by Nov. 11, 2014.

    Unless a veteran has served at least 7 years of active duty service, they are not qualified for any funeral compensation/coverage. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Recovery is a life-long process. And it’s a lesson inmates enrolled in Bullitt County’s first substance abuse program have been learning since April at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Melissa Gordon, program director, said they were fortunate to secure this program.

    “A majority of convicted felons have drug or alcohol addition,” she said.

    Inmates can apply for this six month-long program in which they learn about parenting, how to live a health life, and good work ethic and social skills.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - For victims of domestic violence, there is always a flicker of hope that life can be better.

    Light is continuously shed by the Center for Women and Families, an organization dedicated to eradicating domestic violence and abuse situations through assistance and educational programs.

    Every year CWF hosts a candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence victims at the Bullitt County Courthouse. The vigil takes place in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education, and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) would like to thank all those who participated with the recent C.R.E.W. Weight Loss Competition.

    Each person who registered with this program received a weight loss toolkit that included passes to local fitness centers, information on healthy weight loss strategies, and sample meal plans.

    Over the course of the eight week competition, Bullitt County community members were collectively able to lose a total of 283 pounds.