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Today's Features

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As he posed for a picture with his former players, Joe B. Hall turned to the crowd.

        To win with these guys, “maybe I was a better coach than I thought I was,” Hall said referring to his slightly older, slightly grayer and slightly heavier ball players.

        But the joke was one of love...a love that filled the Shepherdsville City Hall on Friday as the former University of Kentucky basketball coach was honored.

  •     BROOKS - Author Judy Blume is famous among many elementary school students throughout the country.

        For one hour Brooks Elementary students had an opportunity to meet her.

        Brooks hosted an online webcam interview with Blume from her home in Key West, Florida.

        Teacher Bill Stangel was able to set up the interview on thanks to a chance email he sent to the author.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - The words were, at times, a bit difficult to understand.

    But the message delivered by Brandon Silveria was crystal clear.

    “You have to take responsibility for the choices you make,” said Brandon Silveria.

    A star athlete who had a rowing scholarship to Boston College awaiting him made a decision close to his California home that would change his life, and the lives of others, forever.

    Instead of rowing, playing football or surfing, Brandon is taking his message to high school students across the country.

  •     CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest welcomes returning Grandmaster M. O. Serikali, Ph.D., for another 10 week course of Tai Chi Chuan beginning May 27.

        This practice is an ancient Chinese art that strengthens both body and spirit with physical movement and mental concentration, and is one of the many opportunities at Bernheim that expands Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While Bullitt County awaits finalization of current road improvements, Fiscal Court members caught a glimpse of long-term future projects.

        Brian Aldridge, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) planning manager, presented plans created in conjunction with Kentucky Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) research.

        Suggestions from two public input meetings and three steering committee meetings were factored into the plans, Aldridge said.

  • The largest crowd to attend the National Day of Prayer observance gathered Thursday at Shepherdsville City Park.

    A variety of local ministers talked to a crowd of over 350 people and led prayers for various groups.

    Ashley Bowman read her children’s prayer. Pastor Jim Bob Outland of Bullitt Lick Baptist blessed the Bible. Jeanette Allen got the day started with her ram’s horn.

    The National Day of Prayer takes place each year on May 6.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Matthew Hatfield found a positive from the recent flooding along the Salt River.

        A 68-pound positive.

        Hatfield caught a large catfish while fishing at the Shepherdsville City Park Monday evening. The fish was officially weighed at Fischer’s Sporting Goods.

        “I never would’ve dreamed something that big would come out of the Salt River,” Hatfield said.

  •     HILLVIEW - Corbin Huff loved Tae Kwon Do.  He started taking lessons as a child.  In 1993 he began teaching Tae Kwon Do to blind students at the University of Louisville and in May of 1993 Master Corbin and his students at U of L were featured in the magazine, Karate Profile.

  •     HILLVIEW - Mary Raidt’s homeroom was transfigured into the House of Wax.

        The Overdale Elementary teacher had her students become historical and popular figurines in a class project called “The Wax Museum.”

        Each student selected a character to portray in the museum.

        “It was the students’ choice,” said Raidt. “Either historical figures or current celebrities. I just let them choose someone they were interested in.”

  •      Five Bullitt county programs that provide services for children and youths have been selected by the Bullitt County Advisory Board to receive funding from the Metro United Way.

        These one-time grants, totaling $41,905, have been made available from funds raised by the 2008-09 Metro United Way Campaign in Bullitt County.