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Today's Features

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON -  It’s been 20 years since Green Meadows Healthcare Center opened its doors as a rehabilitation and long-term care facility.

        To celebrate the momentous anniversary, the folks at Green Meadows recently hosted a public event complete with a pig roast, live music, fun activities for kids and plenty of anniversary cake.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts was on hand to present the staff with a proclamation decreeing Oct. 21 “Green Meadows Day.”

  •     HILLVIEW - Since she was three months old Danielle Dafler has competed in hundreds of pageants and she has won nearly every title imaginable.

        That is, every title except Miss Kentucky USA.

        The 22-year-old Hillview native is hoping to change that this weekend when she will compete with women from across the commonwealth for the chance to realize her lifelong dream of taking home the coveted Miss Kentucky crown.

  •     LOUISVILLE - The Metro United Way’s Bullitt County Advisory Board has announced a funding opportunity for local 501 c-3 health and human service organizations providing services within Bullitt County. 

        Recognizing the importance of meeting the needs of today while reducing the needs of tomorrow, the Bullitt County Advisory Board selected two priorities and will consider proposals that focus on one or both of the following areas:

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service has extended an invitation to its newest agent.

        Samantha Jeffries takes over as the county’s new cooperative extension agent for 4-H youth development.

        Jeffries brings three years of experience to the position, the previous two as an extension agent in Franklin County.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - After retiring from 25 years of service with the state in February, Michael Freeman, 53, finally had the opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    Few have completed the 2,179 mile trek from Georgia to Maine, however, Danny McGeorge, said that wasn’t about to deter his stepson from accomplishing his lofty goal.

    “He talked about it since he was a scout,” McGeorge said.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Third grade Shepherdsville students offered a little warmth to patients at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

        Students created quilt tops and tile blankets for donation to Kosair as part of the program’s Cuddle Care Quilt Program, supplying comfort quilts to hospital patients.

        Student teacher Paula Kimball, working with Shepherdsville instructor Stephanie Warner, organized the donation as part of the overall SES third grade social studies unit on communities.

  •     CEDAR GROVE - A Bullitt Countian may have the recipe for a $5,000 pie.

        Robin Mann, a homemaker from Cedar Grove, won a blue ribbon during the Kentucky State Fair for her Harvest Pie. Mann created the recipe including Pillsbury baking products as part of the Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship.

        Mann’s Harvest Pie is one of 21 state fair winners to earn a spot in Pillsbury’s national contest, with a $5,000 prize to the winner.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It might be the first time in Bullitt County Public Schools’ history where a live mascot has been permanently displayed on campus.

        Shepherdsville Elementary, home of the Stingrays, now hosts two live teacup stingrays.

        Principal David Pate purchased the new school pets through Feeders Supply.

    The stingrays will swim in their own private aquarium located in the school’s front office. Pate said the aquarium was donated via craigslist.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - A Maryville Elementary student was praised by local police officers for his honesty.

    Mark Wright received a congratulatory visit at school from Hillview Police Chief Glenn Caple after returning a police camera.

    Wright discovered the camera near a wooded area by the school. He was practicing golf at the time with an after-school Boys Club program offered by PE instructor Dennis Minnis.

    “I hit a golf ball and I went to get it and it was next to a camera,” Wright said.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Stefanie Walls of Zappos Fulfillment Centers will tell you, a comfortable, stylish, new pair of shoes is essential for looking and feeling your best.

        Unfortunately, during these tough economic times, it’s difficult for many families to put food on the table and pay the mortgage, much less spend $50 on a pair of shoes.