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Today's Features

  •  Dakota Holbrook wants those receiving her hand-made knitted scarves to feel hope for a brighter future in addition to the warmth they provide during the cold.

    The 18 year-old daughter of Melanie and Tim Holbrook has knitted 30 scarves as part of a required senior project for North Bullitt High School.

    Inspired by a friend’s suggestion, Dakota is donating all of her scarves to Shepherd’s Shelter, an agency who advocates for the homeless in Bullitt County.

  • Recently, Old Mill Elementary third grade teacher Jodi Osborne was up to her elbows in applesauce with 75 third graders when she got the call.

    She had won Gen X Radio’s Teacher of the Month contest. One of her awards was a spa day at  Joseph’s Salon & Spa, Osborne jokingly asked the station if she could take her spa day now.

    On Friday she was recognized by the station and Class Act at school. In addition to the spa day, she also received $100 to purchase school supplies for her classroom and a pizza party for her class.

  •  FRANKFORT – Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita A. Keith participated in the 2013 Circuit Court clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 24-26 in Lexington.  The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks.

  •  If there’s one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it’s the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion.

  •  SANTA MONICA, California - It’s official: Bullitt Central graduate Dr. Jason McNabb is the official owner of one of the hottest records in the Guinness Book.

    McNabb officially established his new record for eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes. The record was set on the TruTV show, “Guinness World Records Unleashed.”

    The dentist consumed 66 grams of ghost peppers, or 2.33 ounces, or the equivalent of about 12 to 15 peppers. And he survived.

  •  Sean Woods spent two hours answering 128 questions on the EXPLORE exam.

         His test results place him in rare company. He is one of only two students in the last six years in Bullitt County to achieve a perfect score of 25 in all four subject areas (although many have come close).

         “When taking the test last spring, I knew I was getting a lot of the answers right but I was not sure if it was going to be a perfect score,” Sean said in a recent interview at Mt. Washington Middle School.

  •  HILLVIEW - In her big moment Norma Whitehead thought about her family more than herself.

    Her shopping list included fries, tater tots and ketchup for her son, and some coffee for her husband.

    The list was actually a plan of attack for her two-minute "Supermarket Sweep" at the Hillview Kroger presented by Forcht Bank.

    Whitehead, a Hillview resident, was drawn from 1,100 entries to participate in the event, according to Forcht Bank market president Jason Stuecker.

    "I only signed up one time," Whitehead said.

  •  Recently, 36 students with the Mount Washington Middle School Band, under the direction of David Bretz, were selected to attend the Tri-State Middle School Honor Band, located at Morehead State University, on Nov. 23..

    Students from Kentucky were joined by those from Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. 

    Nine students were selected for the top ensemble.

  •  HILLVIEW - The Guru Market in Hillview is giving thanks to the community with a special Thanksgiving meal.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the store will feature free holiday meals to the community. 

    This is the third year for the event.

    Store owner Ishwar Patel said the annual celebration was created to provide a meal for people having a hard time during the holiday season.

    “This way everyone gets a holiday,” he said. “Everyone is invited and welcome.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Prior to the age of technological advancements for individuals, there was no cell phone, nor laptop computer, to store thousands of personal images.

    It was just a generation ago where another artistic form of expression was implemented. Images were actually photographs, and they were printed on film and collected in a book called a photo album.

    Mount Washington resident Norma Jean “Jeanie” Roederer Compton fondly remembers her high school days. She loved taking photographs and always had her camera around.