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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Sherry Russell doesn’t live her life being defined by her breasts but rather by her scars.

    “Your scars kind of make you who you are,” said the Mount Washington resident.

    In January, Russell will be in remission from breast cancer for five years.

    She had been regularly going to get mammograms done every year, but she missed one in 2007. It wasn’t until after a co-worker at Papa Johns was diagnosed with breast cancer that it sparked her memory to go.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a routine check at the mobile wellness unit about 14 years ago that alerted Shepherdsville resident Georgia Noe.

    She had a mammogram done and later received the call that they found something.

    Shortly after, she went to the James Graham Brown Cancer center to have some more extensive tests done. 

    She was lucky they caught it early.

    Noe said she was surprised because her family does not have a history of cancer.

  •  You may not know this, but the week of October 21 through 27 has been designated Retired Teachers Week.  Never heard of it?  That’s possible since this is only the second year time has been set aside to recognize the continuing contributions of retired educators.  However, given the already crowded number of weeks, days, and months set aside for some group or cause, why create another?

  •  Bullitt East High School is taking extra steps to ensure its student population creates lasting bonds before exiting the school halls forever.

    The school recently instituted a new structure called Houses, which has divided the students into ten homerooms or their “house” with all four grade levels mixed in.

     Fortis (courage), Muneris (responsibility), Spero (hope), Bonitas (goodness), Episteme (knowledge), Tharrhountes (courage), Koinonia (community), Augmentum (growth), Somnium (dream) and Pisti (loyalty) are the ten houses.

  •  The Shepherdsville High School Class of 1945 held its 68th class reunion recently at Cattleman’s Roadhouse Restaurant.

    It was the 19th straight year that the classmates have gathered together for a reunion.

    Of the 32 original class members, 15 are still living.

    Classmate Richard Hines has hosted the event every year since the 50th reunion.

  •  BROOKS - A little bit of rain didn’t dampen the spirits at of Brooks Elementary students who were hoping to get soaked anyway.

    The school hosted a Bubble Blast, an after-school outdoor activity for students and their families to promote physical activity.

    An obstacle course was placed behind the school, where participants ran up and down hills through bubbles, sprinklers and other designated water traps.

  •  CLERMONT - While foliage and pumpkins are celebrated just down the road at Bernheim Forest, another event will be celebrating grapes.

    The Bullitt County Wine Fest, presented by the Kentucky WInery Association, will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    KWA treasurer and founder Eddie ODaniel said 15 state wineries will participate this year.

    “That makes us the largest Kentucky Wine Association festival in the state,” he said.

  •  CLERMONT -- Recently,  Michael Rice completed his fifth Ironman competition in Louisville. 

    But this time he had more on the line besides just worrying about beating his personal record, even though he did.

    This was the first Ironman competition he was able to complete since his accident in August 2011.

    Three weeks before the 2011 IronMan competition, Rice was doing his last long training ride on his bike on the IronManh course in La Grange when he was hit by a truck.

  •  CLERMONT - Halloween decorations may show up earlier each year, but the annual autumn shades at Bernheim Forest continue to be celebrated every mid-October.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center's 2013 version of ColorFest will take place Oct. 19-20.

    "It's our biggest event at the forest each year," said ColorFest spokesperson Beth Avey. "The colors should be magnificent this year."

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION -- It was a typical Wednesday in Lebanon Junction, aside for the people rolling down the street on barrels.

    The town was recently chosen by an Austrailian production company, Guilty, as the location for a new commerical about Australian Bourbon called Woodstock, which coincidentally is produced in Kentucky at Heaven Hill Distilleries. Guilty is working with the Louisville production company Videobred to create the commercial.