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Today's Features

  •     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.

     

  •     Despite falling on a Sunday, trick-or-treating in Bullitt County will take place the evening of October 31.

        In recent years some Bullitt cities made decisions to change trick-or-treat night to Saturday to avoid the traditional church day.

        Due to past confusion with the changing of the event, the county and all local cities have determined to allow trick-or-treating on its regular calender day in 2010.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mariann Berkedal may be from Norway, but the former Bullitt East exchange student called Mount Washington her second home and if you asked she would tell you just how much it has meant to her.

        Besides giving her a second family and lifelong friends, Berkedal said her stint in Mount Washington helped her become more confident and independent.

  •     LEBANON JUNCTION - Main Street was the scene of celebration and remembrance on Saturday afternoon as dozens gathered to dedicate the new home of the Lebanon Junction Police Department.

         In honor of those who have served the city, two particular Lebanon Junction families were recognized for their contributions to LJPD.

  • Source:  Deana Reed, extension specialist for 4-H youth development

     

        Free candy, superheroes, princesses, ghouls and goblins, what’s not to like about Halloween?  Children look forward to it from planning that special outfit to vying to get the most candy.

        Creating a costume can be the most fun.  But safety and comfort should be the first two considerations.

  •     FRANKFORT – Before you know it ghosts and goblins will be running in the streets to trick-or-treat and Kentucky State Police want to make sure your kids stay safe this Halloween.

     

        Lt. David Jude, Spokesperson for KSP, says the agency wants the children to have a fun but safe trick or treating experience.

     

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Center for Women and Families Bullitt County branch continues toward its community education goals by hosting a candlelight vigil to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    Fifty participants gathered in the courtyard of the Bullitt County Courthouse to show their respect to the state’s domestic violence victims.

    Founded in 1912 as part of the Louisville YWCA, CWF provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services to victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fifty years ago, if a man wanted a haircut he went to his local barbershop.

        There he could get a trim or a shave from his trusted barber and spend hours hanging out with the guys, catching up on the news of the day.

        Today, if a man wants a haircut he usually goes to a franchise salon where he can get in and out.

        Though franchise operations now dominate the haircutting scene, the old fashioned barbershop is far from extinct.