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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A new club has come to Bullitt East High School. One that agriculture teacher Dustin Gosser will help students to invest in their future.

    “Agriculture is one of the main things our nation’s built on,” said Gosser. “It’s important to everyday life even though it is often overlooked.”

    This year Bullitt East started a local chapter of the national FFA organization.

  •  CLERMONT - Jim Beam Brands has been very successful in its line of business.

    And Jim Morehead said it is an obligation to give back to the community.

    For the first time, Jim Beam Brands decided it was time to be a partner in the Metro United Way program.

    And thanks to the employee contribution program at Jim Beam, as well as many other businesses, the past year was a banner one for the service agency.

    As a result, over $108,000 in projects will be funded for Bullitt County agencies.

  •  FRANKFORT - Twenty-five students from Bullitt County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for outstanding academic performance in high school.

  •  Troy Yocum doesn’t remember much about his grandfather, Sgt. Joseph Leake.

    Leake served in the Army Air Guard for four years during World War II before returning to civilian life at home.

    When Yocum was only two years old, Leake died by suicide in 1981 after dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder for over 30 years.

    “He struggled with PTSD before it was a defined condition,” Yocum said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central students glimpsed into their college and career possibilities to take a major step toward closing the deal on their futures.

    The school's Youth Service Center sponsored "Close the Deal," a program allowing senior and junior students opportunities to meet and speak with representatives from various universities, businesses and military programs.

    Students received lunch during the event, sitting at tables with representatives from careers the students showed an interest in.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Linda Lear Shofner hopes that years shared with Bullitt County families will help draw interest to her new book.

    "Shared Years" is the title of Shofner's newly-published book by AuthorHouse in Northern Kentucky. It is her first published book, and it only took her 40 years to complete it.

    The reason for the length of process was primarily due to Shofner's educational career, 30 years primarily at Cedar Grove Elementary, minus two weeks at Overdale Elementary.

  •  We just celebrated the unofficial end to summer with Labor Day. 

    It is hard to believe, but next week will be Fall Break.

    Instead of taking the normal weekend trip to a state park or visiting the Smokies again, why not try something new?

    Make Atlanta, Ga., your family Fall Break destination. That’s right Atlanta, Ga., where the leaves are just as pretty and there is just as much for family adventure inside and outside.

  •  HILLVIEW - Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5 000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Overdale Elementary School in Hillview for renovation of their school playground.

    Overdale Elementary is one of more than 580 schools cross the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for school improvement projects during the 2012-2013 school year.

    Old wooden mulch was removed, and colorful new rubber mulch was installed in the playground. The project was completed in July 2013.