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Today's Features

  •     HEBRON ESTATES - Gardner McKay spent three years on national television starring in the show, “Adventures in Paradise.”

        The actor eventually found eternal paradise in Bullitt County, having his remains interred at Hebron Cemetery under a flat stone with one of his own poems inscribed upon it.

        Why would a one-time famous celebrity that never lived in Bullitt be buried here? Local researchers have uncovered a few reasons.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Growing up in New Hampshire Linny Kenney loved horses.

        “My first words were “go go horse,” Linny said smiling.

        She got her first horse when she was a young child and she began to dream of one day riding across the United States.

        Linny couldn’t say when or how this lofty goal popped in her head, but it stuck with her.

        Two years ago Linny told her mom and step dad that she was going to go through with it.

  •     BOWLING GREEN - The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University is regarded as one of the nation’s premier high school institutions.

        Featured in Newsweek’s list of 16 “Public Elite” American high schools, the Gatton Academy selects 120 gifted Kentucky juniors and seniors to participate in the program each year.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Educational opportunities have come full circle for a mother and daughter thanks to Riverview Alternative Center.

    Erica Bright began classes at Riverview this fall. She plans on graduating within the year.

    Erica first learned of the alternative school through her mother, Shelia Newton Vires, a former Riverview student.

    In fact, Shelia was one of the inaugural members of Riverview’s Teenage Parenting Program (TAPP). She attended while Bright was still a baby.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Mount Washington Elementary fifth grader Tony Polichetti was just a year old, doctors found that he had an enlarged spleen.

        After Anthony Polichetti took his son to an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York for a bone marrow test he received some devastating news.

        He was told that baby Tony had a rare form of blood cancer known as juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.

  •        SHEPHERDSVILLE - This year’s Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Dinner was a resounding success with over 200 in attendance.

            Local movers and shakers had the opportunity to network and show their support for the chamber as they gathered in Salt River Hall for the annual dinner held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

            During the event, two exceptional individuals were recognized for their contributions to the chamber and the county.

  •     BROOKS - School volunteers created a new rain garden at Brooks Elementary.

        A depression area between the school building and parking lot was transformed with the addition of native wildflowers, plants and trees.

        Bernheim Forest helped out with a number of donated native plants and seedlings.

        More plants were donated courtesy of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort. Action Landscaping of Louisville also donated numerous flower beds.

  •     ZONETON - Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control show that Kentucky may need to shed a few pounds.

        In 2009 Kentucky had the fourth highest obesity rate in America with 31.5 percent of Kentuckians overweight, according to the CDC. Only Mississippi, Louisiana  and Tennessee had higher obesity rates.

  •     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.