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Today's Features

  •     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.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Congratulations are in order for Bullitt County’s Alexandria Mills.

       Representing the United States in the Miss World pageant, Mills was crowned the 60th Miss World in Sanya, China on Saturday after competing with 115 women from every corner of the globe.

        As 2010 Miss World, Mills will travel the world as an ambassador of the Miss World organization, spreading the pageant’s message of “beauty with a purpose.”

  • FRANKFORT - With just a few days before the Nov. 2, 2010, election, Secretary of State Trey Grayson released, today, an election “Dos and Don’ts” list for Kentucky voters.

    The list is designed to help voters understand Kentucky’s election process and to inform them of helpful hints before they go to the polls on election day.

  •     Carving pumpkins can be a fall family tradition, but as Halloween approaches, hand surgeons from Kleinert Kutz and Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center are warning parents and children to use caution and the appropriate tools when carving pumpkins to avoid potentially serious hand injuries.