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Today's Features

  •   Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in February.

    The contest runs from 12 a.m. on Feb. 1 through 12 a.m. on March 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the “Giveaway” tab on the left side of the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college.

  •  It is the time of year, HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, to get scholarship applications to fill out for college opportunities.

    Bullitt County Farm Bureau gives 4 $2,000 scholarships.  The requirements are  

    *Have either a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a minimum score of 19 on the ACT

    *be the child of a Bullitt County Farm Bureau member and remain such while the scholarship is in force

    *finish high school within the year they apply for the scholarship.

  •     The Shepherdsville Lions Club has been serving our community since 1945.  That’s a seventy-two-year tradition of civic volunteerism.  Unfortunately, like many public service organizations in this day, the Shepherdsville Lions Club is now struggling to survive.  After 72 years, the club needs your help, your active membership, if it is to continue.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—The building may be new but the memories were still present during the Mount Washington Elementary Community Open House on Sunday.

    Former teachers, administration, students and neighbors made their way out to the newly renovated school to walk through the new hallways and remember how far the school has come.

    Major changes to the school includes the new hardwood floor gym with bleachers, an expanded cafeteria, a more secluded library and computer lab, an office suite and, most noticeable, four walls and a door for every classroom.

  •  CLERMONT – Bernheim Middle School is hosting a reformation of sorts for its students.

    The BMS Renaissance Rally is a school-wide celebration focusing on student success.

    “It is all about the culture and climate of our school and getting our students excited about being successful at school,” said BMS Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

    The event is similar to a school pep rally but with the emphasis on recognizing academic achievements and good character.

  •  Through grant funds the CASA Program for Bullitt County has hired two additional staff members to work as Volunteers Coordinators. 

    We welcome Laurie Dye and Victoria (Tori) Wildt, who will be working to assist in serving additional abused and neglected children in the court system, who are without an advocate.  

    There are approximately 500 children in the Bullitt County Family Court System due to abuse and neglect.  CASA is currently serving on cases involving 140 of these children. 

  •  Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury handed out awards to the winners for best floats in this year’s Shepherdsville Christmas Parade.

    Pastor Ron Lasley accepted for Beech Grove Baptist Church for having the best float among the churches.

    Jimmy Lawson and Hardy-Close Funeral Home accepted the honor for the best small business.

    Vicki Downing accepted for Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, which won the best float for the larger business division.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — For the fifth year in a row, Crossroads Elementary hosted the Bullitt County Chess Championships.

    The unrated competition was open to grades kindergarten through 12 and all but three schools in the district were represented by approximately 110 total students.

    Mount Washington Elementary student Connor Edmonson won the K-1 and K-3 title. According to Bullitt County Public Schools Chess Director Dennis Minnis, he is the first kindergartner to ever win the BCPS K-3 individual title.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—In the land of milk and honey, there are students who go home with a little something extra in their backpacks on Friday: food for the weekend.

    The Blessings in a Backpack program works to provide breakfast and lunch for the weekend to students whose families need a little more help in the grocery department.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”