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Today's Features

  •  This has been Laura Terry’s year.

    The 22-year-old Mount Washington resident was named one of the 2013 Bullitt County Vocalists of the Year at the Bullitt County Fair and recently the winner of Mike Linnig’s Southern Starlet singing contest at the Kentucky State Fair. The Southern Starlet contest focuses on country music.

    The contest lasted a whole day. Terry said tryouts were in the morning and they crowned the winners that same night.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - The new voice of Bullitt County comes in the form of a 12-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Fair judges.

    Emma Denise Martin was selected as the winner of the "So You Think You Can Sing" karaoke competition, hosted annually in the Mike Linnig's tent at the fair. She earned top honors in the 12 and under age division.

    The seventh grader at St. Athanasius Catholic School in Louisville earned $50 and two tickets to Kings Island Amusement Park, along with a ribbon and a trophy half her size.

  • Students at Cedar Grove and Mount Washington Elementary schools were recently visited by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Mobile Science Center. The program travels to more than 50 schools a year with the target on fourth graders, although it is also presented to students throughout the eighth grade.

  •  Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 21.

    Take part in an insect safari, join the bug parade and even sample a chocolate-covered cricket at the Nitty Gritty Café.  It’s all part of a day full of activities for children of all ages beginning at 10:00am through 4:00pm.  Click here for a full schedule of BugFest activities.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beth Vachon has been around education for a long time. 

    Thirty-two years to be exact. And in that time, she’s seen many trends in teaching and learned some lessons of her own, but one thing has always stayed the same: her love for children.

    “Laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh, you got to laugh,” she said. “You’re around kids they’re funny, enjoy it. It’s one of the perks (of the job).”

  •  UPDATE (Sep. 23): The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) has postponed its inaugural Zombie Chase scheduled for Oct. 5.

    C.R.E.W. director Daniel Crum said a low sign-up tally led organizers to hold off for now and schedule another time when more participants may be able to attend, possibly next spring.

  •  CLARKSVILLE -- We spent a Sunday traveling to the “land of OZ” at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. The play based on MGM’s hit television production follows the typical story line, but delighted fans of The Wizard of Oz. 

    While Oz ended its run on Aug.  18, The Main Stage series for adults is well under way. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It’s that time of year again. 

    The Mount Washington Family Fest will be Sept. 20-21 on Main Street.

    New this year, there will be inflatables for children to play on, said Bill Breeden, chairman for the Mount Washington Lions Club.  The club is sponsoring the event for the third year.

    Breeden said this is a special time for MW residents because it is also the last get together before winter sets in and it is something for  kids to enjoy.

    On Friday, activities begin at 4 p.m. and end at dusk.

  •  CLERMONT - The woods near Bernheim Forest aren't always in the form of trees.

    Local resident John Beckner uses his imagination, along with his hand and a savvy for engineering and construction, to turn wood into creative wooden models.

    Beckner's latest piece is among his all-time favorites, and it earned a Best of Show in the wooden models competition at the 2013 Kentucky State Fair.

    The model, based on a Lattice Boom Crane, earned Beckner his fifth Best of Show ribbon since he began competing in 1999.

  •  HILLVIEW - North Bullitt Christian Church kicked off its 2013-14 AWANA Camp in blue ribbon fashion with a State Fair Night celebration.

    AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) is a weekly program created for children. Each event includes fun activities along with verse memorization to learn God's word.

    Children participate in overall youth activities and also separate into age groups for more specific lesson plans.