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Today's Features

  •  FRANKFORT - Lt.  Gov. Crit Luallen and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Dinah Bevington praised the work and dedication of Kentucky’s public employees recently at a ceremony in the Capitol. The event celebrated Public Service Recognition Week, which was Oct. 4-10.

  •  The fourth annual Mount Washington Fall Festival is set to be a wild time involving a cowboy shoot-out and hayride for the kids.

    The “Cowboy Posse” will perform its Wild West Show at 12:30 and 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The show includes horse and carriages and a good ole fashioned shoot-out between cowboys. The posse is a Kentucky-based Christian group that strives to be historically accurate as well as entertaining.

    The group joined the Spring Festival earlier this year.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Shepherdsville resident Elizabeth Stone was in a tough spot.

    Her trailer home stairs needed replacing. One piece had broken off and fell through. The staircase itself wasn’t very sturdy. And, with several children in her home, she knew it was no longer safe.

    Then she heard about the Repair Affair at her church, Mercy Hill. The annual event gathers local churches dedicated to working together to give help in the community where help is needed.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- In a world where moms tend to get the praise for raising their children, dads around the country are stepping up their volunteer game.

    Watch Dads of Great Students, or Watch D.O.G.S., is a program designed to provide a positive male role model for students. The presence of the male role models in the schools demonstrate to the students that education is important. The program is also meant to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

  •  Ms. Easton’s independent study, creative writing, broadcasting, and advanced creative writing classes were very blessed to share the day with local children’s author and teacher, Mrs. Tytianna Smith, on Monday, Sept. 21.

    Smith’s visit was, in her own words, “a transformative teaching and learning experience!”

  •  CLERMONT - Sometimes Mother Nature graces us with perfect timing and a bouquet of fall foliage.

    Bernheim Arbortetum and Research Forest always tries to celebrate with good timing, hosting the annual ColorFest event.

    This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18, free to Bernheim members and a $5 environmental fee for non-members.

    The two-day celebration will center around the Visitor Center and Edible Garden, though the entire forest will be open and on display for everyone to soak in the seasonal backdrop.

  • FRANKFORT -- Fall has arrived, and with it the 2015 edition of the ColorFall program promoting travel to peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events around Kentucky. ColorFall is designed to aid the public’s enjoyment and media’s coverage of autumn in the Bluegrass State.

    Coordinated by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks, ColorFall is available at this website: www.kentuckytourism.com/seasons.

  • It was another sellout crowd this year for the Bullitt County Arts Council's annual "Dancing for the Arts" fundraiser as the group took a trip back to the '50s with its "Grease" theme at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Eighteen dancers trained for only a few hours each with teachers Donna Caudill and Steve Davis from “Dance with Steve and Donna” in Shepherdsville before taking the stage.

  •  On Sept. 11, 2015, Thomas Waller was inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Fame.

    On the morning of the induction, Waller joined the other inductees. They had the opportunity to speak to the current students at Valley High School. They talked about how the school had an impact on their lives.

    All inductees were then honored at a luncheon brunch on Saturday, Sept. 12.

    Each inductee received a plaque and there will also be a plaque displayed at the entrance hall at Valley.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When 17-year-old Leah Pugh felt the books her younger sister was reading were too depressing, she took matters into her own hands.

    “She always read history book like me and they were Anastasia or Henry the VIII’s wives and they always had a dismal ending,” the Mount Washington native said. “So I wrote a novel for her.”

    The “Diamond Caper” was published when Pugh was 21 years of age.